|42nd Premier of New South Wales|
4 December 2009 – 28 March 2011
|Preceded by||Nathan Rees|
|Succeeded by||Barry O'Farrell|
|3rd [[Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron]]|
4 December 2003 – 29 June 2012
|Preceded by||Deirdre Grusovin|
|Born||19 December 1968
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
|Political party||Australian Labor Party (2000-present)|
|US Democratic Party (before 2000)|
|Children||Daniel (born 1998)
Brendan (born 2000)
|Occupation||Primary school teacher|
Kristina Kerscher Keneally (born 19 December 1968) is an American-born Australian politician. She was the 42nd Premier of New South Wales. On 3 December 2009 the Australian Labor Party caucus elected Keneally to replace Nathan Rees as leader and she became the first woman premier of New South Wales. The Labor Party lost the 2011 state election, and Barry O'Farrell of the Liberal Party became the new premier on 28 March 2011. On 29 June 2012, Keneally resigned from Parliament as she started her job as CEO of Basketball Australia.
References[change | change source]
- "The Hon. Kristina Kerscher Keneally, MP, Heffron Electorate". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
- Clennell, Andrew (3 December 2009). "Keneally first female NSW Premier". Sydney Morning Herald. http://www.smh.com.au/national/keneally-first-female-nsw-premier-20091203-k8j0.html. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
- "Keneally 'secures key faction for vote'". Herald Sun. 3 December 2009. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/keneally-secures-key-faction-for-vote/story-e6frf7jx-1225806726572. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
- "The Hon. Barry Robert O'FARRELL, MP, Ku-ring-gai Electorate". Parliament of New South Wales. 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012.