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Morris Iemma

Born: 1961 AD
Currently alive, at 59 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.