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 Mon, 11/20/2017 - 02:21

Karl: ‘Why would you back anyone so hopeless?’
The Today Show host has again unleashed, this time on former NSW premier Kristina Keneally.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 11/19/2017 - 12:40

Comment | No longer do hard-line religious conservatives run the show
Yes, yes, yes, it's a triumph for secular liberals, writes Peter FitzSimons.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 11/19/2017 - 05:39

'Come along with me': Red means go for Kristina Keneally at Labor's Bennelong launch
Kristina Keneally is not only recently surging in the polls, but her campaign had already knocked on 3000 doors, an extraordinary figure for one launched just five days go.
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Sky News Australia Sun, 11/19/2017 - 04:46

Keneally Closes Gap in Bennelong
A recent galaxy poll reveals Kristina Keneally and John Alexander are tied at 50-50 for the Bennelong seat.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 11/19/2017 - 03:40

'Yeah, nah': She's a top fighter but Kristina Keneally won't win Bennelong
Comment: Kristina Keneally is a great fighter, but John Alexander is a popular and hardworking local member. His citizenship travails are likely to engender sympathy, particularly in a heavily multicultural electorate.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:49

Rogue MP warns Malcolm Turnbull as the government fights to cling to majority
George Christensen has put Malcolm Turnbull on notice he will defy the government and cross the floor to vote for a bank inquiry and the reversal of cuts to penalty rates as soon as Barnaby Joyce's byelection battle is resolved.
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