NSW Premier pledges to promote more women to Cabinet

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During his National Press Club address on Wednesday, the NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, promised to promote more women in his cabinet reshuffle.

Among those tipped for a potential promotion are Member for Miranda, Eleni Petinos, Member for North Shore, Felicity Wilson, and National MP, Steph Cook.

In his address, Mr Perrottet said the Liberal Party had not “done a great job” of encouraging women to run for parliament so far, but more female representation would improve diversity and result in better public policy development.

Among those tipped for a potential promotion are Member for Miranda, Eleni Petinos.

“We’ve been led previously by the first elected female premier of our state, so it’s not all bad. But there is more to do,” he said.

“I’ve committed to increasing female representation in the cabinet. I won’t put a figure on it, but we will see an increase.”

Dominic Perrottet addresses the National Press Club on Wednesday. Picture: AAP Image/Mick Tsikas.

Currently there are only two Liberal women in the Cabinet – Sports Minister Natalie Ward and Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock.

There are also three female National party members – Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor and Water and Housing Minister Melinda Pavey.

The Premier is expected to name his new cabinet within weeks, more than two months after his promotion to the top job.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald.

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