From country paddock to top job

Premier Napthine in 2001

Premier Napthine in 2001

He won the seat of Portland in 1988, and was made community services minister by Kennett after the 1996 election.

Only days after being sworn in, there was the horrendous fire at Kew Cottages that claimed nine lives. Napthine’s handling of the tragedy was regarded as his making as a minister.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/from-country-paddock-to-top-job-20130307-2fohj.html#ixzz2tNHPdRvj

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