Trevor Kaine

Trevor Kaine

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order = 2nd
office = Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
term_start = 5 December 1989
term_end = 6 June 1991
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predecessor = Rosemary Follett
successor = Rosemary Follett
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birth_place = Penguin, Tasmania, Australia
death_date = death date and age|2008|6|3|1928|2|17|df=y
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birthname = Trevor Thomas Kaine
nationality = Australian
party = Liberal Party of Australia
otherparty = Independent
United Canberra Party
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branch = Royal Australian Air Force
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Trevor Thomas Kaine (17 February 1928 – 3 June 2008) was an Australian politician, best known as the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) from 5 December 1989 to 6 June 1991.

Kaine was born in the town of Penguin in Tasmania, and was educated in Victoria and Queensland. He moved to Canberra in the 1950s whilst stationed with the Royal Australian Air Force.McLennan, David: [ Political stalwart dead at 80] , "The Canberra Times", 4 June 2008.]

He was the first Opposition Leader of the ACT, leading the Liberal Opposition immediately after the creation of the Legislative Assemby. Kaine became Chief Minister just seven months after the Assembly's inception, but lost at the next election eighteen months later. He served as Opposition Leader for the second time, until Kate Carnell took over leadership of his party in 1993.

Kaine stayed on with the Liberal Party after losing the leadership, and was appointed Urban Services Minister when the party won the 1995 elections under Carnell. Following the 1998 elections, Kaine resigned from the Liberal Party and formed the United Canberra Party. The party was deregistered on 30 June 2001, and Kaine unsuccessfully contested the 2001 ACT election as an independent candidate.

Trevor Kaine died on 3 June 2008, aged 80, after a long illness following a stroke he had suffered four years earlier. He was the first ACT Chief Minister to die. [cite web
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title = Tributes flow for former chief minister Kaine
accessdate = 2008-06-04
author = ABC News
date = 2008-06-04


External links

* [ Parliamentary List of Chief Ministers and Leaders of the Opposition (PDF)] . Accessed 9 September, 2005.
* [ ACT Proportional Representation (Hare-Clark) Entrenchment Act 1994 ACT] . Accessed 9 September, 2005.
* [ ACT Electoral Commission – 1998 Election Results] . Accessed 9 September, 2005.
* [ Parliamentary Library Research Note 15 2001-02] . Accessed 9 September, 2005.
* [ Independents Analysis, ACT Election Guide 2004] . Accessed 9 September, 2005.

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