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About Anna Bligh

Anna Bligh is Queensland Premier. She launched her election campaign on March 15, 2009 and promised 100,000 new jobs, 200,000 solar hot water systems, more doctors and teachers and several green initiatives. She visited Toowoomba on March 16, 2009 and said that 88,000 of the 100,000 jobs she announced are already forecast by Treasury.

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  • We're committing ourselves to an ambitious target and we will meet it., making her job promise during March 09 campaign

Anna Bligh in News

Oz politician told his wife should be behind him, not all over him
Australia's Liberal National Party leader Campbell Newman has been asked to go slow on public and physical displays of affection with his wife.

Gillard's decision to lift uranium sale ban on India rejected by Queenslanders: Poll
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's proposal to overturn a ban imposed on uranium sales to India has been rejected by a majority of voters in Queensland.

Most Australians believe gender equality is 'still a long way to go' in country
Nearly two-thirds of Australian women and almost half of the men believe the country is yet to achieve full gender equality, according to a new poll.

Cyclone Yasi worse than any in Queensland's recent history: Premier Bligh
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has described Cyclone Yasi as the most devastating storm to ever hit the state.

Tasmania creates history, elects first female premier
Tasmania's first female premier, a career politician, has revealed what it felt like to be the youngest woman to be elected to an Australian parliament as a 23-year-old in 1996.

Brisbane floods: Clean-up operations could take months, says Queensland premier
Queensland premier Anna Bligh has warned flood-besieged Brisbane residents to brace themselves for a long and arduous recovery that could take months, or even years, to complete.

Australia floods: Brisbane residents urged to evacuate
Authorities in Queensland are urging people to leave parts of Brisbane, the country's third largest city, Brisbane, in the wake of floods said to be one of the worst in decades.

Queensland flood toll to expected to rise "dramatically"
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has said the death toll from floods in the state might rise "quite dramatically" as rising waters and continuing heavy rain continue to hamper rescue efforts.

Bechtel to Hire 400 Adult Apprentices for LNG Construction
Bechtel announced today it will hire an unprecedented 400 adult apprentices for work on construction of the three LNG plants in Gladstone - Queensland Curtis LNG, GLNG, and Australia Pacific LNG

Oz city Gold Coast wins bid to host 2018 Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast has won the bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games in a secret ballot in St Kitts and Nevis.

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