Morris Iemma

Born: Jul 21, 1961 AD
Currently alive, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Politician

1961 - Was born in Sydney on the 21st of July.

1984-1986 - He was an official with the Commonwealth Bank Employees Union.

         - He then worked as an adviser to Senator Graham Richardson who held the portfolios of environment and social security in the Hawke and Keating federal governments.

1991 - Was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the seat of Hurstville, defeating a sitting Liberal member.

1999 - He won a tough pre-selection battle for the safe seat of Lakemba, which included part of the old seat of Hurstville. Iemma has held Lakemba since.

1999-2003 - He was Minister for Public Works and Services and Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship.

2001-2003 - Minister for Sport and Recreation.

2003-2005 - Minister for Health.

         - On the 3rd of August, he immediately announced his candidacy to succeed him as leader of the NSW Labor Party and thus as Premier.

         - He was formally appointed by Professor Marie Bashir, AC, the Governor of New South Wales, on the 3rd of August.

2007 - He maintained a comfortable lead in various opinion polls.

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