Dame Annette King given top diplomatic posting to Australia

New High Commissioner to Australia
Dame Annette King will be moving to Canberra to take up the post of High Commissioner to Australia. (Photo: Rosa Woods/Stuff)

14 November 2018

Stacey Kirk – Stuff

Dame Annette King has been officially appointed as New Zealand’s top diplomat to Australia.

The former Labour Party minister and MP will take up her posting as New Zealand High Commissioner to Canberra at the end of the year.

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Peters.

“As High Commissioner Dame Annette will be working on one of New Zealand’s most significant relationships. The Trans-Tasman bond is exceptionally strong however the relationship is not something we take for granted, and the new High Commissioner will be tasked with keeping the connections strong”.

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