Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory


Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
Chief Minister of Australian Capital Territory
Ministry
Territorial

Incumbent
Katy Gallagher


Style The Honourable
Appointed by Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
as
First Rosemary Follett
Formation 11 May 1989

The Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory is the head of government of the Australian Capital Territory. The leader of party with the largest representation of seats in the unicameral Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly usually takes on the role. Unlike in other states and territories, the Chief Minister of the ACT is not nominally appointed by an Administrator or Vice-Regal, but elected directly by the Assembly.[1] The role of the Chief Minister is roughly equivalent to that of the Premiers of the states of Australia or the mayor of a local council.

The current Chief Minister is Katy Gallagher, who was elected by the Assembly on 16 May 2011 following the resignation of Jon Stanhope on 12 May 2011.[2]

List of Chief Ministers

# Name Party Term Start Term End Timespan Notes
1 Rosemary Follett Labor 11 May 1989 5 December 1989 &100000000000000000000000 years, &10000000000000208000000208 days 1
2 Trevor Kaine Liberal 5 December 1989 6 June 1991 &100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000183000000183 days 2
(1) Rosemary Follett Labor 6 June 1991 2 March 1995 &100000000000000030000003 years, &10000000000000269000000269 days
3 Kate Carnell Liberal 2 March 1995 18 October 2000 &100000000000000050000005 years, &10000000000000230000000230 days 3
4 Gary Humphries Liberal 18 October 2000 5 November 2001 &100000000000000010000001 year, &1000000000000001800000018 days
5 Jon Stanhope Labor 5 November 2001 12 May 2011 &100000000000000090000009 years, &10000000000000188000000188 days 4
6 Katy Gallagher Labor 16 May 2011 Incumbent &100000000000000000000000 years, &10000000000000184000000184 days

1 Lost a no confidence vote in the Assembly originating from allegations made on a television program that the Follett led Labor Government had sought to secure by persuasion the vote of David Prowse, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, for the Business Franchise ("X" Videos) Bill.[3]
2 Lost a no confidence vote in the Assembly following unpopular decisions to close schools, close the Royal Canberra Hospital and amend planning laws that led to the collapse of the Kaine led Liberal Alliance Government with Residents Rally.[4]
3 Resigned when faced with a no confidence vote due to the high costs of the Bruce Stadium renovations; and was replaced by Gary Humphries without the motion being put to the Assembly.[5]
4 Resigned on 12 May 2011 for personal reasons; was replaced by his deputy Katy Gallagher on 16 May 2011 by vote of the Assembly. [6]

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