/ 06 October 2021

Perrottet takes NSW’s top job

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

NSW has entered “a new chapter”, according to newly-minted Premier Dominic Perrottet. He was sworn in as the state’s 46th Premier yesterday after beating Planning Minister Rob Stokes 39 votes to 5. And at 39yo, he’s also the state’s youngest on record… In a rush of endorphins new political leaders sometimes get, Perrottet said politics will take a backseat as he cracks on with the state’s economic recovery, infrastructure and support for families. A cabinet reshuffle has been postponed until later in the year, and Perrottet says he wants a “diverse” cabinet with more women. But first to the senior blokes: Jobs Minister Stuart Ayres was sworn in as deputy leader, and Environment Minister Matt Kean has been promoted to Treasurer. And the thrills and spills aren’t over: after the resignation of Deputy Premier John Barilaro on Monday, the Nationals will vote on his replacement today.

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