Lara Giddings sworn in as new Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett remains in Cabinet

By on Jan 24, 2011 in Australia, International, Politics Comments

Tasmania, AustraliaLara Giddings sworn in as the new Tasmanian Premier, replacing David Bartlett who resigned earlier but remains as Cabinet member, according to Australian news sites on Monday.

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Giddings, 39, was reported to have sworn in as the 44th Premiere of Tasmania on Monday by Governor Peter Underwood at the Government House in Hobart.

Meanwhile, David Bartlett, who resigned over the weekend as Tasmanian Premier due to family reasons remains as Cabinet member as Attorney-General and Justice Minister.

On the other hand, Bryan Green was back on his former post as Deputy Premier as well as his other tasks at Primary Industries, Water, Energy, Planning, Local Government and Racing.

Mr. Green held the position five years ago, but resigned in 2006 after an alleged ‘secret business deal’ was charged to him. He faced the trial in 2007 but the case filed against him was dropped later.

Lara Giddings, aside for being the new and first female Tasmanian Premier, also retains her task as Treasurer, and was said to be the youngest woman in the history of Australian parliament, when she entered in 1996.

During the sworn, the family of Lara Giddings showed their support to her including her mother who told ABC News she knows her daughter as ‘someone with a keen sense of fairness and justice’.

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