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Kristina Keneally Announces Resignation From Parliament

The former NSW Premier, Kristina Keneally, has announced her resignation from the NSW Parliament.

Kristina KeneallyKeneally who served as Premier for the final 16 months of the Labor government’s 15-year term, will vacate the seat of Heffron, necessitating a by-election.

Keneally is to take up a position as CEO of Basketball Australia.

American-born, Keneally was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly in 2003. She served as Disability Services minister and Planning Minister before being installed as Labor leader and Premier on December 3, 2009. She replaced Nathan Rees who had in turn replaced Morris Iemma.

Keneally led the NSW ALP to its biggest defeat ever. The party was reduced to 20 seats in the 93-member lower house.

Text of a statement from Basketball Australia.

Kristina Keneally named BA CEO

Former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has been named CEO of Basketball Australia.

Basketball Australia today announced former New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally will be appointed as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective 3 August 2012. [Read more…]