Lara Giddings

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Larissa Tahireh Giddings
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44th Premier of Tasmania
In office
24 January 2011 – 31 March 2014
Preceded byDavid Bartlett
Succeeded byWill Hodgman
ConstituencyFranklin
Personal details
Born14 November 1972
Goroka, Papua New Guinea.
Political partyAustralian Labor Party

Larissa Tahireh Giddings (born 14 November 1972) was the 44th Premier of Tasmania.[1] She became premier on 24 January 2011[2] when David Bartlett resigned. She is the first woman to be Premier of Tasmania, as well as the youngest woman elected to an Australian parliament.[3]

On 15 March 2014, in the Tasmanian state election the Labor government led by Lara Giddings was defeated by the Liberals led by Will Hodgman.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856". parliament.tas.gov.au. 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. "Premiers of Tasmania". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. "Lara Giddings - Premier of Tasmania, Australia". premier.tas.gov.au. 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  4. The Australian 15 March 2014- Will Hodgman’s crushing win ends Labor’s 16-year rule in Tasmania