Quotes by: Lara Giddings

Lara Giddings
44th Premier of Tasmania
Elections: 2014
In office
24 January 2011 – 31 March 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Peter Underwood
Deputy Bryan Green
Preceded by David Bartlett
Succeeded by Will Hodgman
Deputy Premier of Tasmania
In office
26 May 2008 – 24 January 2011
Premier David Bartlett
Preceded by David Bartlett
Succeeded by Bryan Green
Treasurer of Tasmania
In office
6 December 2010 – 31 March 2014
Premier David Bartlett
Preceded by Michael Aird
Succeeded by Peter Gutwein
Member of the Tasmanian Parliament
for Franklin
Assumed office
20 July 2002
Member of the Tasmanian Parliament
for Lyons
In office
24 February 1996 – 29 August 1998
Personal details
Born Larissa Tahireh Giddings
(1972-11-14) 14 November 1972 (age 44)
Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Occupation Politician
Website laragiddings.com

There will always be excuses, arguments, and questions of timing when moving on difficult and controversial issues.
Lara Giddings
I am just as ordinary as anyone else, and I also have my problems, but I also am responsible for my own health. So I'll be on that exercise bike, I'll be out there walking and try to improve my health and diet as much as I'm expecting of other Tasmanians.
Lara Giddings
Labor has a proud history of tackling discrimination and introducing important social reform.
Lara Giddings
For some reason, men in politics seem to have a bunch of charisma, and women drop around their feet. I haven't noticed that so much for me and men.
Lara Giddings
I am hopeful that one day I will meet that right man and will have a very happy life partner.
Lara Giddings
The sad thing is that apparently if you want to become the next Premier or the leader, suddenly you've got to shut down your human side.
Lara Giddings
I'm an ordinary Tasmanian like everybody else, and I have weight issues; I have issues around finding the time to do the exercise and things, but in my role as Health Minister, and in my role as myself as well, I have to look after my own health.
Lara Giddings
At times I wonder whether or not your role as a member of Parliament... may in fact inhibit a relationship developing.
Lara Giddings
I don't have a steady relationship. That's something that women in politics deal with. For some reason, men in politics seem to have a larger charisma, and women drop around their feet. I haven't noticed that so much for me.
Lara Giddings
I'm human. I'm a person. I would love to be in a relationship with a man. I would love to find the right man; I think that's natural - that's what we all want.
Lara Giddings
The role of Premier is not one that should be taken lightly, nor is it a personal trophy.
Lara Giddings
Death is not something any one of us want to dwell on, but we must all confront it at some point.
Lara Giddings
Being Premier is a 24/7 job, so it doesn't create many spaces in order to be able to build relationships.
Lara Giddings

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