Dominic Perrottet

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The Honourable
Dominic Perrottet
MP
63rd Treasurer of New South Wales
Assumed office
30 January 2017
Premier Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Gladys Berejiklian
Minister for Industrial Relations
Assumed office
23 January 2017
Premier Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Gladys Berejiklian
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Hawkesbury
Assumed office
28 March 2015
Preceded by Ray Williams
Majority 10.4% (2015)
Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party
Assumed office
23 January 2017
Leader Gladys Berejiklian
Preceded by Gladys Berejiklian
Minister for Finance, Services and Property
In office
2 April 2015 – 30 January 2017
Premier Mike Baird
Preceded by Andrew Constance (as Minister for Finance and Services)
Succeeded by Victor Dominello
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Castle Hill
In office
26 March 2011 – 28 March 2015
Preceded by Michael Richardson
Succeeded by Ray Williams
Personal details
Born West Pennant Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Helen Perrottet
Children Four[1]
Alma mater University of Sydney
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism

Dominic Francis Perrottet, an Australian politician, is the New South Wales Treasurer and the Minister for Industrial Relations since January 2017 in the Berejiklian government.[2] Perrottet was elected as the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party also in January 2017.[3] He has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the seat of Hawkesbury for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2015.[4]

Perrottet has previously served as the Minister for Finance, Services and Property in the second Baird ministry;[5] the Minister for Finance and Services in the first Baird ministry[6] and has represented the seat of Castle Hill between 2011 and 2015.[4]

Early life and background[edit]

Perrottet was born in 1983, and raised in West Pennant Hills, Sydney.[7] He is the third eldest[8] 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 whilst studying commerce and law at Sydney University and campaigned for voluntary student unionism.[9] He went on to work as a commercial lawyer for Henry Davis York in the areas of banking restructuring and insolvency law.[7]

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[edit]

Perrottet won preselection in November 2010 with the backing of right wing powerbroker David Clarke.[10] Clarke battled against Alex Hawke, Federal Member for Mitchell, to gain control of preselections.[11][12]

He was elected to the very safe Liberal seat with a swing of 12.2 per cent and won the seat with 80.8 per cent of the vote on a two party preferred basis following the resignation of previous Liberal MP Michael Richardson.[13] His main opponent was Ryan Tracey, representing Labor.

Following a redistribution of electoral boundaries, Perrottet transferred to the equally safe seat of Hawkesbury at the 2015 state election, while handing Castle Hill to fellow Liberal Ray Williams.[14] He was elected with 68 per cent of the two-party preferred vote.[15]

Due to the resignation of Barry O'Farrell as Premier,[16] and the subsequent ministerial reshuffle by Mike Baird, the new Liberal Leader,[6] in April 2014 Perrottet was appointed as Minister for Finance and Services.[4][17][18] Following the 2015 state election, Perrottet was appointed as Minister for Finance, Services and Property in the Second Baird ministry.[5]

Following the resignation of Baird as Premier,[19] 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, Berejiklian and Perrottet were unanimously elected as leader and deputy leader of the NSW Liberal Party.[20]

Later that day, Berejiklian was sworn in as New South Wales' second female Premier.[21][22][23] When Berejiklian reshuffled her ministry, Perrottet took over Berejiklian's former ministerial roles as Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, with effect from 30 January 2017.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography - Dominic Perrottet". dominicperrottet.com.au. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Gladys Berejiklian to be Premier of New South Wales, replacing Mike Baird". ABC News. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mr Dominic Francis Perrottet, MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ a b Reece, Heloise (16 November 2010). "Castle Hill says hello to new Liberals' choice". Hills News. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "NSW Finance Minister Dominic Perrottet owes it all to his mother". afr.com. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Ireland, Judith (13 May 2005). "Members only". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Jordan, Bev (6 November 2010). "Perrottet wins Liberal Race for Castle Hill". The Hills Shire Times. NewsLocal. Retrieved 6 April 2011. 
  11. ^ Hall, Louise (27 November 2010). "Liberals finance man quits". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Bowe, William (2011). "Electorate: Castle Hill". Crikey. Private Media Pty Ltd. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 
  13. ^ Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Castle Hill". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ Green, Antony (25 March 2015). "Electorate: Hawkesbury". NSW Election 2015. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Barry O'Farrell quits as NSW Premier over memory fail". The Australian. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Mike Baird's NSW cabinet". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  18. ^ Bates, Stephanie (22 April 2014). "Castle Hill MP lands finance minister's job". Hills News. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  19. ^ Jacques, Owen (19 January 2017). "Baird resigns: NSW Premier to quit top job and Parliament". The Satellite. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  20. ^ 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
  21. ^ "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. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Ministers". www.parliament.nsw.gov.au. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  23. ^ Clennell, Andrew (26 January 2017). "Premier Gladys Berejiklian plans major reshuffle for cabinet". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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Michael Richardson
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