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Dominic Perrottet


Dominic Perrottet

63rd Treasurer of New South Wales
Assumed office
30 January 2017
PremierGladys Berejiklian
Preceded byGladys Berejiklian
Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party
Assumed office
23 January 2017
LeaderGladys Berejiklian
Preceded byGladys Berejiklian
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Epping
Assumed office
23 March 2019
Preceded byDamien Tudehope
Minister for Industrial Relations
In office
23 January 2017 – 23 March 2019
PremierGladys Berejiklian
Preceded byGladys Berejiklian
Succeeded byStuart Ayres (as Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney)
Minister for Finance, Services and Property
In office
2 April 2015 – 30 January 2017
PremierMike Baird
Preceded byhimself (as Minister for Finance and Services)
Succeeded byVictor Dominello
Minister for Finance and Services
In office
April 2014 – 2 April 2015
PremierMike Baird
Preceded byAndrew Constance
Succeeded byhimself (as Minister for Finance, Services and Property)
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Hawkesbury
In office
28 March 2015 – 22 March 2019
Preceded byRay Williams
Succeeded byRobyn Preston
Majority10.4% (2015)
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Castle Hill
In office
26 March 2011 – 28 March 2015
Preceded byMichael Richardson
Succeeded byRay Williams
Personal details
BornWest Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Helen Perrottet
ChildrenCharlotte, Amelia, Annabelle, William and Harriet [1][2]
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
OccupationLawyer

Dominic Francis Perrottet, an Australian politician, is the New South Wales Treasurer since January 2017 in the Berejiklian government.[3][4][5][6] Perrottet was elected as the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party also in January 2017.[7] He has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the seat of Epping for the Liberal Party since 2019, having previously represented Castle Hill from 2011 to 2015 and Hawkesbury from 2015 to 2019.[8]

Perrottet has previously served as the Minister for Industrial Relations in the first Berejiklian ministry;[3] the Minister for Finance, Services and Property in the second Baird ministry;[9] the Minister for Finance and Services in the first Baird ministry.[10]

Early life and background

Perrottet was born in 1983, and raised in West Pennant Hills, Sydney.[11] He is the third eldest[12] of 12 children. His father, John Perrottet, works for the World Bank as the Global Lead for Tourism at the International Finance Corporation, in Washington, DC.

Perrottet was educated at Redfield College in Dural and Oakhill College in Castle Hill. Perrottet was active in student politics while studying commerce and law at the University of Sydney and campaigned for voluntary student unionism.[13] He went on to work as a commercial lawyer for Henry Davis York in the areas of banking restructuring and insolvency law.[11]

Perrottet was the President of the NSW Young Liberals Movement in 2005 and served on the NSW State Executive of the Liberal Party from 2008–2011.

Political career

Following the resignation of sitting Liberal MP Michael Richardson, Perrottet won Liberal preselection for the very safe Liberal seat of Castle Hill in November 2010, with the backing of right-wing power broker David Clarke.[14] Clarke battled against Alex Hawke, Federal Member for Mitchell, to gain control of preselections.[15][16] At the 2011 state election, Perrottet was elected with a swing of 12.2 per cent, and won 80.8 per cent of the vote on a two party preferred basis.[17]

With the resignation of Barry O'Farrell as Premier,[18] and the subsequent ministerial reshuffle by Mike Baird, the new Liberal Leader,[10] Perrottet was appointed as Minister for Finance and Services in April 2014.[8][19][20]

Following a redistribution of electoral boundaries, Perrottet traded seats with fellow Liberal Ray Williams for the 2015 state election. Perrottet handed Castle Hill to Williams in order to run in Williams' equally safe seat of Hawkesbury.[21] Perrottet was elected with 68 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.[22]

After the resignation of Baird as Premier,[23] the main factions of the NSW Liberals agreed to support his deputy, Gladys Berejiklian, as his successor, with Perrottet as her deputy. Berejiklian is from the party's moderate wing, while Perrottet is from the conservative wing. Accordingly, on 23 January 2017, Berejiklian and Perrottet were unanimously elected as leader and deputy leader of the NSW Liberal Party.[24]

Later that day, Berejiklian was sworn in as New South Wales' second female Premier.[25][26][27] When Berejiklian reshuffled her ministry, Perrottet took over her former ministerial roles as Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, with effect from 30 January 2017.[3]

In the lead up to the 2019 state election, Perrottet attempted to wrest Castle Hill back from Williams, citing work-life balance as Hawkesbury was too far for him to travel. This was unsuccessful, with Williams retaining the Liberal preselection, and resulted in media reports of significant party infighting and Perrottet publicly apologising. Eventually, Perrottet abandoned the Hawkesbury preselection, and he settled on his second-choice, the equally safe seat of Epping.[28][29][30] At the 2019 state election Perrottet was elected as Member for Epping and reappointed as Treasurer in the second Berejiklian ministry.[31]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Biography - Dominic Perrottet". dominicperrottet.com.au. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  2. ^ [www.instagram.com]
  3. ^ a b c "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Premier announces new Cabinet" (Press release). Premier of New South Wales. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ Han, Sophie (2 April 2019). "Berejiklian's new massive cabinet sworn in amid peals of laughter". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Gladys Berejiklian to be Premier of New South Wales, replacing Mike Baird". ABC News. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  8. ^ a b "The Hon. Dominic Francis PERROTTET, LLB, BCOM MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales.
  9. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  10. ^ a b Nicholls, Sean (22 April 2014). "Mike Baird's cabinet reshuffle a preparation for next election". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  11. ^ a b Reece, Heloise (16 November 2010). "Castle Hill says hello to new Liberals' choice". Hills News. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  12. ^ "NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet owes it all to his mother". afr.com. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  13. ^ Ireland, Judith (13 May 2005). "Members only". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  14. ^ Jordan, Bev (6 November 2010). "Perrottet wins Liberal Race for Castle Hill". The Hills Shire Times. NewsLocal. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  15. ^ Hall, Louise (27 November 2010). "Liberals finance man quits". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  16. ^ Bowe, William (2011). "Electorate: Castle Hill". Crikey. Private Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  17. ^ Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Castle Hill". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  18. ^ "Barry O'Farrell quits as NSW Premier over memory fail". The Australian. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  19. ^ "Mike Baird's NSW cabinet". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  20. ^ Bates, Stephanie (22 April 2014). "Castle Hill MP lands finance minister's job". Hills News. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  21. ^ Bates, Stephanie (11 April 2014). "Castle Hill MP Dominic Perrottet to run for Hawkesbury seat; The Hills Cr Mark Taylor to run for Seven Hills". Hills News. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  22. ^ Green, Antony (25 March 2015). "Electorate: Hawkesbury". NSW Election 2015. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  23. ^ Jacques, Owen (19 January 2017). "Baird resigns: NSW Premier to quit top job and Parliament". The Satellite. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  24. ^ Clennell, Andrew. (19 January 2017). "Gladys Berejiklian to land top job as premier and leader of the NSW Liberal Party". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2017
  25. ^ "Swearing-In of The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, the 45th Premier of New South Wales, and The Honourable John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier". Vice Regal Program. Governor of New South Wales. 23 January 2017. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  26. ^ "Ministers". parliament.nsw.gov.au. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  27. ^ Clennell, Andrew (26 January 2017). "Premier Gladys Berejiklian plans major reshuffle for cabinet". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  28. ^ Mayers, Liz (10 November 2018). "NSW Liberals: Damien Tudehope loses promised Upper House spot in pre-selection battle". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  29. ^ Loussikian, Kylar (9 November 2018). "Nasty Liberal preselection battle enters new phase as Berejiklian peace deal rejected". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  30. ^ [www.9news.com.au]
  31. ^ Sas, Nick (31 March 2019). "Gladys Berejiklian says Liberal Party has no women problem as re-elected NSW Premier shuffles Cabinet". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Richardson
Member for Castle Hill
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Ray Williams
Preceded by
Ray Williams
Member for Hawkesbury
2015–2019
Succeeded by
Robyn Preston
Preceded by
Damien Tudehope
Member for Epping
2019–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Gladys Berejiklian
Treasurer
2017–present
Incumbent
Minister for Industrial Relations
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Stuart Ayres
as Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney
Preceded by
Andrew Constance
Minister for Finance and Services
2014–2015
Succeeded by
himself
as Minister for Finance, Services and Property
Preceded by
himself
as Minister for Finance and Services
Minister for Finance, Services and Property
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Victor Dominello
Party political offices
Preceded by
Gladys Berejiklian
Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party
2017-present
Incumbent