The next Labor Prime Minister is not even in parliament if history is a guideline.
That means that Kaila Murnain, the first woman to be Labor & # 39; s General Secretary in New South Wales, may be the one leading the ALP out of the electoral wilderness.
At the age of 32 she is nearly seven years younger than the prime minister of labor in New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.
Like & # 39; the world's youngest female leader, Mrs. Murnain grew up in regional areas that are normally conservative and a party activist since her teens.
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If history is a guideline, Labor & # 39; s next prime minister will not even be in parliament. That means that Kaila Murnain (pictured with her husband Tom Hollywood), the first woman to be Labor & # 39; s general secretary in New South Wales, could be the person who would lead the ALP out of the electoral wilderness.
When Labor lost the 1949, 1975 and 1996 elections, Australia's next Labor Prime Minister was not even in the House of Representatives, with Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Kevin Rudd still winning a lower house seat.
Former Labor Party bosses in NSW have become senators and Right Faction power brokers, with Graham Richardson and Mark Arbib serving as federal ministers, while Sam Dastyari was an opposition front bench.
On the conservative side of politics, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was the NSW director of the liberal party from 2000 to 2004, when he was in his thirties, before being elected Cook member in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney in 2007.
Veteran Labor strategist Bruce Hawker, who has worked for prime ministers and a prime minister, said Ms. Murnain & # 39; s role as Labor's first female occupational physician in NSW, since 2016, spoke volumes about her options.
& # 39; She is a very strong person and that is important as a leader & # 39 ;, he said to Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.
At the age of 32 she is six years younger than the prime minister of labor in New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern (depicted with fiance Clarke Gayford). As the youngest female leader in the world, Ms. Murnain grew up in regional areas that are normally conservative and have been a party activist since she was a teenager
& # 39; She has a tight show that is also important and very hands-on – she doesn't sit back and let everyone else do the thinking for her, she's in there with her sleeves rolled up on the agenda. They are all very positive things. & # 39;
Like Mrs. Ardern, who grew up in the towns of Morrinsville and Murrupara on the North Island, Murnain was also raised in the country, and spent part of her childhood in the cotton-growing town of Narrabri in the northwestern part of the NSW.
Both women moved to a big city to promote their political ambitions.
Just like two former Labor PM & # 39; s – Mr Whitlam and Paul Keating – Murnain comes from the powerful Right faction of Labor and is based in Sydney.
She is also a political insider, who significantly increases her chances of winning preselection for an eligible seat.
Rudd, the last Labor leader who became prime minister of the opposition, worked as chief of staff at Prime Minister Wayne Goss in Queensland before being elected federal member of parliament in 1998 as a member of Griffith on the south side of Brisbane.
Although party bosses and political insiders are not necessarily known names with voters, they have continued to win elections, as Mr Morrison also showed on Saturday night.
Veteran Labor strategist Bruce Hawker, who has worked for prime ministers and a prime minister, said Mrs. Murnain & # 39; s role as Labor's first female occupational physician in NSW spoke volumes about her assets (she is pictured with departing Labor leader Bill Shorten)
Anthony Albanese, the man who preferred to replace Bill Shorten as Labor leader, was himself the assistant secretary of the party in NSW of the left-wing minority faction
In Queensland and NSW, Peter Beattie and Barry O & Farrell achieved landslide election victories, one as Labor leader and the other as liberal prime minister.
Mr. Hawker said being a party secretary would be a good training for Ms. Murnain, a right-wing faction national convener, to enter the federal parliament while she chairs the NSW Labor vote to choose a new state leader.
& # 39; As a party secretary, she is very involved in the & # 39; nuts and bolts & # 39; problems, & # 39; he said.
The current assistant secretary of the party in NSW, Rose Jackson, is the daughter of the deceased Four Corners presenter Liz Jackson and also comes from the left
& # 39; I don't think Peter Beattie or Scott Morrison went around it to be larger than life-size people if they were party secretaries.
& # 39; They did the things that were needed from the party secretary to win elections. & # 39;
Labor's new federal leader, Anthony Albanese, was himself the assistant secretary of the party at NSW of the minority left faction before being elected to Grayndler in southwest Sydney in 1996.
When asked about her future perspective as Minister of Labor, Ms. Murnain supported her support for Mr. Albanese.
& # 39; Albo will be a strong and unifying force as party leader, and we are all excited and ready to compete with the liberals and subjects under his leadership & # 39 ;, she told Daily Mail Australia.
The current assistant secretary of the party in NSW, Rose Jackson, is the daughter of the late Four Corners presenter Liz Jackson and also comes from the left.
She, too, could be a future federal leader in Labor leadership if she entered Parliament.
Her husband Sam Crosby, from the Labor Right group, in vain Reid's Sydney-West seat in Saturday's elections.
Mr Morrison, as a liberal government leader, presided over an election loss at NSW in 2003, but played an important role in the re-election of former Prime Minister John Howard in 2001 and 2004.
Beattie himself presided over two election losses in the Labor Queensland election secretary, but that did not prevent him from winning four later elections as prime minister during his nine years in the Sunshine State. He also helped Mr. Hawke win three federal elections in 1983, 1984 and 1987.
Murnain presided over the NSW Labor election loss in March, while only one of her party's federal candidates in NSW won a seat from the liberal party in Saturday's elections.
Political setbacks did not deter previous residents of The Lodge.
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