kristina keneally

Kristina Kerscher Keneally (born 19 December 1968) is a journalist and former Australian politician who served as the 42nd Premier of New South Wales. She was elected leader of the Australian Labor Party in New South Wales and thus Premier in 2009, but went on to lose government to the Liberal/National Coalition at the March 2011 state election. On 29 June 2012, Keneally resigned from parliament. Keneally was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Heffron at the 2003 state election, succeeding Deirdre Grusovin after a controversial preselection. After being re-elected to parliament at the 2007 state election, she became the Minister for Ageing and Disability Services and was subsequently appointed Minister for Planning by Premier Nathan Rees in 2008. She held the position of the NSW Government's Spokesperson for World Youth Day 2008. By December 2009, Keneally had emerged as the preferred leadership candidate of the Labor right faction, and defeated incumbent Premier Nathan Rees in a party room ballot by 47 votes to 21. The Keneally Government went on to suffer a 17% swing statewide - the biggest swing in Australian political history. She was replaced as Leader by John Robertson, who was elected unopposed, on 31 March 2011. She is currently a political commentator on Sky News Live and co-host of To The Point. On 14 November 2017, she was announced as the Labor candidate for the Bennelong by-election, challenging John Alexander who was forced to resign due to his dual citizenship. Wikipedia
The Sydney Morning Herald Wed, 01/17/2018 - 07:43

Last woman standing: Kristina Keneally to take Senate spot vacated by Sam Dastyari
The former NSW Premier's two main rivals for the coveted job dropped away, in what one Labor insider called a "shitfight".
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The Australian Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:03

Keneally lands Dastyari Senate seat
Kristina Keneally will take up the Senate seat vacated by Sam Dastyari.
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:10

The year in Australian politics: Coalition struggles, but Labor fears it has peaked in polls | Katharine Murphy
“Weary Liberals worried about the negative poll trend, the grinding year just elapsed, and those Nationals roaring unpredictably at one another, like a bunch of bulls in a paddock.”
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The Sydney Morning Herald Thu, 12/28/2017 - 08:15

Tough choice for NSW voters while Gladys Berejiklian can't win back trust
Comment: The Coalition will be punished, most likely, for failing to restore the trust of many voters, as advertised back in 2011.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 12/24/2017 - 02:44

A great victory ends the year that began with a furious phone call
Political paradox abounded in Australia this year. But has love ultimately won the day?
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The Australian Tue, 12/19/2017 - 06:19

Who will replace Dastyari?
Labor MPs have refused to say who they’ll back in the contest for Sam Dastyari’s senate seat, with Tony Sheldon to challenge Kristina Keneally.
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The Australian Mon, 12/18/2017 - 22:25

Kristina’s Bill sale fell through
If there is a case for making Bill Shorten prime minister, Kristina Keneally didn’t make it in one of the lowest-rent Labor campaigns it has been our misfortune to ­endure, Nick Cater writes.
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Brisbane Times Sun, 12/17/2017 - 15:43

Labor facing as many as four byelections in 2018 after Bennelong win restores Turnbull majority
Labor may have to fight as many as four more byelections in early 2018, including Susan Lamb's Queensland seat of Longman.
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Don't blame me I didn't vote Liberal Sun, 12/17/2017 - 02:49