It’s Premier Who?

Sep 6th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald: A former garbage collector, Nathan Rees, was elected Premier of NSW yesterday after Morris Iemma’s once loyal backers turned on him and forced him to quit, leaving the little-known Mr Rees to declare: “I’ll have a red-hot go.”

Mr Rees, the 40-year-old water minister who has been in Parliament for nearly 18 months, was elected unanimously by MPs, in an unprecedented move in which both the Premier and Deputy Premier, Carmel Tebbutt, were drafted from Labor’s Left faction.

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