Jay Weatherill

  Male      Australian      Politician

  Born : Apr 03, 1964  

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Jay Wilson Weatherill (born 3 April 1964) is an Australian politician who is the 45th and current Premier of South Australia, serving since 21 October 2011. Weatherill has represented the House of Assembly seat of Cheltenham as a member of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2002 election.

Labor has been in government since 2002, with Weatherill leading the Labor government since a 2011 leadership change from Mike Rann. During 2013 it became the longest-serving state Labor government in South Australian history, and in addition went on to win a fourth four-year term at the 2014 election.

Born in the western suburbs of Adelaide, he is the son of English-born former South Australian politician George Weatherill.

Weatherill attended Henley High School. He later studied at the University of Adelaide, graduating with degrees in law and economics. During his university days, he had a relationship with current Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Penny Wong.

Between 1987 and 1990, he worked for the Australian Workers' Union...

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