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Six kids and one more on the way: NSW premier Dominic Perrottet's family is his own personal cheer squad

''You get your happiness and joy in life from your family.''

By Faye Couros
Dominic Perrottet is the 46th premier of New South Wales, and while it's a career-defining achievement for the politician, it doesn't quite rival the demands of his home life.
That's because the 39-year-old is a father of six, and his large brood is only growing!
Dom and his wife Helen are parents to daughters Charlotte, Amelia, Annabelle, Harriet, and Beatrice, and son William. Oh, but the family didn't feel like their clan was quite complete.
On Sunday, October 17, Dom announced on his social media platforms that he and Helen are expecting their seventh child, another baby girl.
"Exciting family news," he began.
"Our family photo wall is going to need another frame! Helen and I are thrilled to announce we have a little girl due next year.
"With five sisters already, William is looking on the bright side - more bench depth on the family basketball team," he finished.
This may seem like a big deal for the average person, but the premier is used to the large brood dynamic as he comes from a family of 12.
During the devout Catholic's first day in the big office, a reporter asked how he intends to juggle family life and his duties as premier.
"I think what I might lose in time, I gain in perspective. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, and I am no different to that, but one thing I do know is that I have a very strong team around me," he replied to the reporter.
"I have a strong family, and I have a strong ministerial team who will ensure that our focus is on the people of NSW. Yes, I have family commitments, but that should not disqualify one from the job."
"Our family photo wall is going to need another frame!" Instagram
In 2019, Dom also spoke to Good Weekend magazine about his values.
"It's challenging to balance work and family life and make sure that when you're home, you're home, not somewhere else," he said. "It's something [father, John] instilled in me: you get your happiness and joy in life from your family."
Besides a clear love of big families, Dom and his wife Helen share a passion for the law.
Before becoming a politician, he was a lawyer, and Helen worked as an Australian Federal Police officer and then became a solicitor.
It's safe to assume that the Perrottets have a lot of hats they must wear during the day, but considering their success, they must be doing something right.
Take a glimpse inside the political families busy and incredible life below.

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