The verdict on Clover Moore’s four decades in public office

The Sun Herald – 

On March 27, Clover Moore will have officially notched up 17 years as Sydney’s lord mayor. If – as expected – she is re-elected in September and serves a full term, she will have been in that office longer than Robert Menzies or Joh Bjelke-Petersen were in theirs.

Younger readers would struggle to recall, but by the time she became mayor in 2004, Moore had already been in politics for two-and-a-half decades – initially on South Sydney Council and then from 1988 as a state MP, a job she held alongside the mayoralty until 2012 when the O’Farrell state government forced her to choose between them. September marked her 40th year in public office.

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