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The Premier

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Premier Denis NapthineDr Denis Napthine was sworn in as the 47th Premier of Victoria on 6 March 2013.

He is also Victoria’s Minister for Regional Cities and Racing.

Dr Napthine was born on 6 March 1952 and grew up on the family farm in Winchelsea.

He lives in Port Fairy, in Victoria’s west, with his wife Peggy and they have three adult sons.

Before entering Parliament, Dr Napthine attended Winchelsea State School and Chanel College in Geelong.

He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) and Masters of Veterinary Studies (MVS).

He also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University.

A qualified Vet, Dr Napthine held the positions of District Veterinary Officer, Regional Veterinary Officer and ultimately became Manager of the Hamilton complex of the Victorian Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

Dr Napthine has also been actively involved in community services assisting the intellectually disabled.  He and his wife Peggy spent several years as ‘house parents’ for intellectually disabled people during their time in Hamilton.

Dr Napthine was elected to the Parliament of Victoria in the October 1988 State Election, representing the seat of Portland in the Legislative Assembly.

A passionate supporter of the Geelong Football Club, Dr Napthine also enjoys watching the local football in his electorate of South West Coast. He is the number one ticket holder for the Tyrendarra Football and Netball Club.

The Premier’s vision is to lead a strong and decisive Victorian Coalition Government that delivers key infrastructure and better services for all Victorians, particularly those with special needs.

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