After serving in the Tasmanian Parliament and holding office as both Treasurer and Deputy Premier of Tasmania, this Australian Labor Party politician was elected Tasmania's forty-fourth and first female Premier.
Upon completing a law degree at the University of Tasmania, she served as an Australian Senate clerk and subsequently wrote political speeches for the then-Tasmanian Premier.
Her early-career political appointments include Minister for the Arts; Minister for Economic Development; and Minister for Health and Human Services.
A native of Goroka, Papua New Guinea, she relocated to Melbourne, Australia, during her adolescent years.
During Giddings' administration as Premier of Tasmania, Bryan Green served as Deputy Premier.