|Assumed office |
3 August 2005
|Preceded by||Bob Carr|
|Born||21 July 1961 |
Sydney, New South Wales
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Profession||Union official and adviser|
Morris Iemma (pronounced Yemma), born 21 July 1961, is an Australian politician and the Premier of New South Wales. See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. John Arthur Watkins (born December 7, 1955) is an Australian Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, presently holding Robert John Carr (born 28 September 1947 Australian politician was Premier of New South Wales from 25 March 1995 to 3 August 2005 Lakemba is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. See Premiers of the Australian states for a description and history of the office of Premier He became premier of New South Wales on the 3rd of August 2005, following the resignation of Bob Carr. Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Robert John Carr (born 28 September 1947 Australian politician was Premier of New South Wales from 25 March 1995 to 3 August 2005
Iemma was born in Sydney, the only child of Giuseppe and Maria Iemma, migrants from Calabria, Italy. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Calabria ( Latin: Brutium) is a region in southern Italy, south of Naples, located at the "toe" of Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Maria Iemma worked in the clothing trade, and Giuseppe Iemma, a Communist supporter in Italy, worked as a machine labourer. Communism is a Socioeconomic structure that promotes the establishment of an egalitarian, classless, stateless Society based Morris joined the Australian Labor Party when he was 16. He was educated at state schools in Sydney, including the now-closed Narwee Boys' High School, and has an economics degree from the University of Sydney and a law degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. Narwee High School (also known as the Narwee Boys High School) is a former High school in the southern Sydney suburb of Narwee, New South The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia The University of Technology Sydney ( UTS) is a University in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
In 1997 Iemma married Santina Raiti, with her he has had four young children.
Iemma is a member of the dominant right-wing faction of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party. The Labor Right, or Labor Unity is the organised faction of the Australian Labor Party (ALP that tends to be more economically liberal and socially conservative From 1984 to 1986 he was an official with the Commonwealth Bank Employees Union. Introduction The Finance Sector Union of Australia is an Australian white collar trade union formed from the amalgamation of various smaller unions drawn from the banking insurance He then worked as an adviser to Senator Graham Richardson who held the portfolios of environment and social security in the Bob Hawke and Paul Keating federal governments. Graham Frederick Richardson ( 27 September 1949) is a former Australian politician for the Australian Labor Party. Robert James Lee (Bob Hawke, AC (born 9 December 1929 was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia and longest serving Australian Labor Party Prime Minister Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944 was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, from 1991 to 1996
In 1991 Iemma was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the seat of Hurstville, defeating a sitting Liberal member, with the slogan "A local who listens". The Legislative Assembly, or lower house is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of New South Wales. Hurstville was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, named after and including the The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. When the seat of Hurstville was abolished in 1999, he won a tough pre-selection battle for the safe seat of Lakemba, which included part of the old seat of Hurstville. Lakemba is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. Iemma has held Lakemba since.
Iemma was Minister for Public Works and Services and Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship (1999 - 2003), and as Minister for Sport and Recreation (2001 - 2003), and was Minister for Health (2003 - 2005). His tenure as Health Minister was generally free of major controversy, although he has said of the Health portfolio: "it is one of the biggest and most difficult jobs in government".
When Bob Carr announced his intention to retire as New South Wales Premier on 3 August 2005, Iemma immediately announced his candidacy to succeed him as leader of the NSW Labor Party and thus as Premier. Liverpool Hospital is a 660-bed public hospital located in south western Sydney, Australia. Robert John Carr (born 28 September 1947 Australian politician was Premier of New South Wales from 25 March 1995 to 3 August 2005 Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Police Minister Carl Scully was also a candidate, but on 29 July he withdrew. Patrick Carl Scully (born 4 April 1957) is a former Australian politician and minister in the New South Wales state government until his forced Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Iemma was the only candidate when the Labor Caucus met on 2 August to elect a new leader. Events 338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the He was formally appointed by Professor Marie Bashir, AC, the Governor of New South Wales, on 3 August. Marie Roslyn Lady Shehadie, AC, CVO, DStJ (born 1930 known as Marie Bashir, is the current Governor of New South Wales and The Governor of New South Wales is the representative in the Australian state of New South Wales of Australia's monarch, Elizabeth II, Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
Iemma immediately faced a number of resignations. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Andrew Refshauge and senior minister Craig Knowles, once considered a potential leader himself, both declared they would leave politics. A Deputy Prime Minister or Vice Prime Minister is in some countries a government minister who can take the position of acting Prime Minister when the In many Governments a treasurer is the person responsible for running the Treasury. Andrew John Refshauge (born 16 January 1949 was an Australian politician and Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 1995 to 2005 Craig John Knowles (born 27 February 1959) is a former Australian politician and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly Iemma took the Treasury portfolio for himself. Among his first policy moves as new Premier, Iemma announced the immediate repealing of the vendor tax (a tax on investment property) that was introduced by the Carr government in 2003. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
Opinion polls in August showed that Labor under Iemma's leadership was maintaining the lead over the Liberal opposition it had enjoyed under Carr, despite Iemma's relatively low profile. His short-term position was improved by the sudden resignation of Liberal leader John Brogden. John Brogden may refer to John Brogden (politician (1969- Australian politician John Brogden (industrialist (1798–1869 This was seen in the results of the by-elections on 17 September caused by the resignation from Parliament of Carr, Refshauge and Knowles. Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec
Labor retained all three seats - Maroubra (Carr's seat) very easily, Macquarie Fields (Knowles's seat) comfortably, despite a substantial swing to the Liberals, and Marrickville (Refshauge's seat) despite a strong challenge from the Australian Greens. The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, is a Green Australian political party. In Marrickville, where the Labor candidate was Education Minister Carmel Tebbutt (switching from the Legislative Council), the Labor primary vote increased in the absence of a Liberal Party candidate. Carmel Mary Tebbutt (born 22 January 1964) is an Australian politician The New South Wales Legislative Council, or upper house is one of the two chambers of the parliament of New South Wales in Australia. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party.
Despite its relatively short term in office, the Iemma Government has faced significant service delivery problems in transport, health care and future water supplies. Sydney newspapers consistently asserted that his government is more interested in "spin" than policy development.  Other embarrassments had beset his premiership. For example, in February 2006, while awaiting the start of a COAG media conference in Canberra, while chatting to Victorian Premier Steve Bracks and not realising cameras were operating, Iemma was recorded as saying "Today? This fuckwit who's the new CEO of the Cross City Tunnel has . . . been saying what controversy? There is no controversy. " Nevertheless, in the months leading up to his first election as Labor leader, he maintained a comfortable lead in various opinion polls and was re-elected in the March 2007 election.  Labor was returned with 52 seats compared to 35 for the Coalition.
On 15 July, after several failures on the NSW rail system, Iemma claimed that the government was at war with rail unions. 
In November, 2007 the Iemma government lifted the ban on genetically modified canola production and started the process of privatising the state's electricity system.
On May 3, 2008 the New South Wales ALP's State Conference rejected the Iemma government's plans to privatise the state's electricity system by 702 to 107 votes. 
|Premier of New South Wales|
2005 - present
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Australian politician and Premier of New South Wales|
|DATE OF BIRTH||21 July 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Sydney|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|