Former Qld premier appointed CEO of YWCA NSW

Anna Bligh

Former Queensland premier Anna Bligh has gone back to her roots by taking a job as chief executive of the Young Women's Christian Association in NSW, reports The Courier Mail.

The YWCA is one of Australia's oldest charities helping about 30,000 'vulnerable' Australians a year, in particular young people, the homeless and battered wives. It also runs education programs.

Ms Bligh will have a staff of 200 staff and run a business turning over $17 million a year.

As a social worker in Queensland before entering politics, Bligh counselled victims of domestic violence. She was raised in a staunch Catholic family but reportedly rejected her religion when her mother was told she could no longer take Holy Communion after her divorce.

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