Jay Weatherill

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<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->Jay Wilson Weatherill (born 10 April 1964) is an Australian politician who is the current South Australian Minister for Education and Minister for Early Childhood Development. He has represented the electoral district of Cheltenham in the South Australian House of Assembly as a member of the Australian Labor Party since 2002.

Early life and education

Born in the western suburbs of Adelaide, he is the son of 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 federal minister Penny Wong.

Working life

With fellow Adelaide lawyer Stephen Lieschke, he established industrial law firm Lieschke Weatherill in 1995 where he practiced law until his election to Parliament.

Political career

Prior to the 2002 state election he defeated the incumbent Labor MP Murray De Laine who had represented the electorate of Cheltenham for 17 years.

Weatherill is from the Labor Left faction.

South Australian Premier Mike Rann confirmed on 31 July 2011 that, after a transition...
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