- 14 November 1972
Goroka, Papua New Guinea
- Electorate officer, Lawyer and Parliamentarian
- Alternative Names
- Giddings, Lara (also known as)
A member of the Australian Labor Party, Lara Giddings was elected as the first woman Premier of the state of Tasmania on 24 January 2011 on the resignation of David Bartlett. She began her parliamentary career in 1996 when she was elected to the House of Assembly in the Parliament of Tasmania representing the electorate of Lyons, but was defeated in 1998. In 2002 she was elected to the seat of Franklin, was re-elected in 2006 and in 2010 and held the ministerial portfolios of Justice and Health, Attorney-General and was Deputy Premier. She assumed the role of Treasurer in December 2010 before taking on the role of premier.