Hunter Bidens has been appointed to be the new NSW premier, with the Opposition calling for him to resign.
Hunter, who is the only NSW Premier to not be a Labor MP, was appointed as Premier of New South Wales by Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian in January.
He was appointed by former prime minister Paul Keating, who was the only Labor politician to be appointed to the top job in New South Zealand.
Ms Berejic has said she has no plans to resign, but she has said it is up to Mr Bidens to leave the job if he wants to.
Labor wants Ms Berejick to resign but Mr Biden has refused to quit.
In his statement on Friday, Mr Bidened said he had accepted the position of Premier because it was the right thing to do and because he believed he could make a significant contribution to the state.
“I have made my mind up to stand down,” he said.
It is time to turn our attention to the next job and I am determined to do it in the way that best serves New South Australians.””
I believe that there are better jobs out there than in the shadow cabinet and I intend to fight for the jobs of New Australians.”
It is time to turn our attention to the next job and I am determined to do it in the way that best serves New South Australians.
“Ms Berejeili’s position is currently held by Liberal MP Ian MacDonald.
The Opposition Leader said Mr Bidenson’s appointment would send a message that New South’s Labor Government is serious about securing jobs.”
The Premier will be a fantastic Minister for the people of NSW, and the people in NSW will be proud of their new premier,” Mr Keating said.
Liberal leader Mike Baird said he believed Ms Berejeiklians performance had been “failing” in the past few years.”
In recent years she’s been running NSW Labor’s job-creation program, but in the last two years her record is proving disastrous,” Mr Baird said.”[She] was supposed to lead the premier’s job creation program, not the jobs program, which was not a priority for the State.
“Mr Bidens also announced he was replacing Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has been in office since 2013.
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