Solid as a rock

IT can feel like a long time for readers between Money Management editions, but Outsider is just as shocked as anyone that we would have a new premier in that time.

Dominic Perrottet, whose surname’s linguistic lineage is derived from the Ancient Greek word for rock, is the man now leading New South Wales. Outsider hopes he will live up to this name and provide a strong, stable footing for the state as it navigates the latest COVID-19 recovery.

Although Outsider is aware of Perrottet’s tenure as Treasurer, particularly his role during the COVID-19 crisis, he knew little about him as a person. So, Outsider has taken on this change to do some more research on the new face of the state.

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In his maiden speech to New South Wales Parliament in 2011, he promoted his beliefs in individual freedoms. Although this freedom does not seem to be extended for women’s reproductive rights, marriage equality, or voluntary euthanasia.

Outsider has tried to gauge Perrottet’s hobbies which seem to include an ongoing passion for political and economic issues, preserving the “history and heritage” of New South Wales, and various sports.

As for departing Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro, one door closes and another pork-barrelled one may well open. Though Outsider wishes for such drama to cease.

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