He’s been Premier of New South Wales for just shy of two weeks and now Dominic Perrottet is adding dad of seven to his list of achievements.
The 39-year-old and his wife Helen took to social media to announce they’re expecting their seventh child next year, a little girl. “Exciting family news,” Mr Perrottet wrote. “Our family photo wall is going to need another frame! Helen and I are thrilled to announce we have a little girl due next year.
“With five sisters already, William is looking on the bright side — more bench depth on the family basketball team.”
Mr Perrottet became the youngest leader of NSW, after taking over from Gladys Berejiklian earlier this month. While he and his wife will no doubt have their hands full, Mr Perrottet is used to big families. He is the third of 12 children, previously saying, “I had the privilege of growing up in a large family. As you may imagine, my mother ran a very tight ship.
“But with so many of us around, she realised very quickly she could not get everything done by herself. I polished 12 pairs of shoes in summer. I packed 12 lunches in autumn. I changed 1200 nappies in winter and then changed them again in spring.”
He was also grilled about juggling family duties on his first day in the job. “I think what I might lose in time, I gain in perspective. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and I am no different to that, but one thing I do know is that I have a very strong team around me.
“I have a strong family and I have a strong ministerial team who will ensure that our focus is on the people of NSW. Yes I have family commitments, but that should not disqualify one from the job.”
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