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Larissa Tahireh "Lara" Giddings is an Australian politician and the 44th and current Premier of Tasmania since January 2011. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Franklin since the 2002 election. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Tasmanian Government gives mixed signals on medical cannabis trials
2014-06-29
Opposition spokeswoman Lara Giddings said Labor supported the idea but getting through regulatory hurdles would be tough. "This has been a big frustration for us as a former government for many years," she said. Ms Giddings said the time had come for ...
(Yahoo!7 News)

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    Tasmanian Government considers medical cannabis trials
    2014-06-29
    Opposition spokeswoman Lara Giddings said Labor supported the idea but getting through regulatory hurdles would be tough. "This has been a big frustration for us as a former government for many years," she said. Ms Giddings said the time had come for ...
    (ABC Online)

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      Lara Giddings takes on shadow attorney-general role
      2014-04-03
      Lara, from the point of view of law reform, is passionate in a number of areas and I thought … it was important to give her the opportunity to continue that work.” Mr Green will take on state growth and continue as resources spokesman, which includes ...
      (Courier Mail)
      1. Giddings becomes Tasmania's shadow AG
      2. Significant portfolios for potential Labor leaders

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      Giddings becomes Tasmania's shadow AG
      2014-04-03
      Former premier Lara Giddings will be shadow attorney-general in Tasmania's new opposition. Ms Giddings, who was also formerly treasurer, takes on the new portfolio along with justice, the arts, planning and women in Labor's eight-member shadow cabinet.
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        Hodgman sacks top Tasmanian bureaucrats
        2014-04-02
        Premier Hodgman says predecessor Lara Giddings signed off on the pair's contracts despite him raising concerns that an incoming Liberal government would merge their departments. "Ms Giddings responded by saying the Liberal policy of merging the two ...
        (The West Australian)
        1. Tasmanian Liberal Government sacks agency heads, Premier lashes out over ...

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        Tasmanian Liberal Government sacks agency heads, Premier lashes out over ...
        2014-04-01
        Premier Will Hodgman claims his predecessor Lara Giddings renewed the five-year contracts for both Mr McIlfatrick and Mr Kelleher in January, the day before announcing the March state election. Mr Hodgman says that means the two sacked bureaucrats ...
        (ABC Online)
        1. Hodgman sacks top Tasmanian bureaucrats

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        Gunns pulp mill permit attracts bidders
        2014-04-01
        Many considered the proposal dead in the water when Gunns collapsed, but former Labor premier Lara Giddings revived it when she called an election in January. Ms Giddings cited the ALP's support for the mill when she ended a power-sharing deal with the ...
        (SBS)
        1. Gunns bidders 'confidential'

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        Bryan Green takes on Tasmanian Labor leadership after Lara Giddings resigns
        2014-03-31
        Bryan Green is the new Labor leader in Tasmania after gaining unanimous support from colleagues. Mr Green will lead the party in Opposition after former Premier Lara Giddings resigned her leadership and nominated the long-serving Braddon MP to ...
        (ABC Local)
        1. Bryan Green chosen to rebuild Labor in Tasmania
        2. Bryan Green named Tasmanian ALP leader
        3. Bryan Green takes on Tasmanian Labor leadership after Lara Giddings resigns

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        Tasmania's new government sworn in
        2014-03-31
        Earlier on Monday the state's first woman premier, Lara Giddings, tendered her resignation to the governor. 'Thank you for (the) privilege of serving as Premier for the past 3 yrs. Looking forward to the future,' Ms Giddings tweeted on her way to ...
        (Sky News Australia)
        1. Tasmanian govt, ALP leader made official
        2. Tasmania's new Government to be sworn in with nine first-time ministers

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