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New High Commissioner to Australia announced

Published: Wed 14 Nov 2018 10:34 AM
Rt Hon Winston Peters
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs
14 November 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
MEDIA STATEMENT
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced the appointment of Dame Annette King as High Commissioner to Australia.
“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters.
“As High Commissioner Dame Annette will be working on one of New Zealand’s most significant relationships. The Trans-Tasman bond is exceptionally strong however the relationship is not something we take for granted, and the new High Commissioner will be tasked with keeping the connections strong,” he said.
“The new appointment is notable because Dame Annette is a former MP on a diplomatic posting. In this sense she is an exception. Of the 25 Head of Mission appointments announced this year all have been career diplomats.”
Dame Annette is expected to start her High Commissioner duties at the end of the year.
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