- Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
Chief Minister of Australian Capital Territory Ministry Territorial Incumbent
Style The Honourable Appointed by Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
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. 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.
List of Chief Ministers
# Name Party Term Start Term End Timespan Notes 1 Rosemary Follett Labor 11 May 1989 5 December 1989 0 years, 208 days 1 2 Trevor Kaine Liberal 5 December 1989 6 June 1991 1 year, 183 days 2 (1) Rosemary Follett Labor 6 June 1991 2 March 1995 3 years, 269 days 3 Kate Carnell Liberal 2 March 1995 18 October 2000 5 years, 230 days 3 4 Gary Humphries Liberal 18 October 2000 5 November 2001 1 year, 18 days 5 Jon Stanhope Labor 5 November 2001 12 May 2011 9 years, 188 days 4 6 Katy Gallagher Labor 16 May 2011 Incumbent 0 years, 184 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.
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.
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.
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. 
- States and territories of Australia (includes some information about the role of the Chief Minister)
- Deputy Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
- Australian Capital Territory ministries
- List of Chief Ministers of the Australian Capital Territory by time in office
- ^ "Assembly Debate - 11/05/1989". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1989-05-11. p. 4. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1989/pdfs/19890511.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- ^ "Minutes of Proceedings - Monday, 16 May 2011". Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory. 20110516. http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/downloads/minutes-of-proceedings/11MoP105.pdf. Retrieved 20110516.
- ^ "Assembly Debate - 5/12/1989". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1989-12-05. pp. 2987–2993. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1989/pdfs/19891205.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- ^ "Assembly Debate - 06/06/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-06-06. pp. 2167–236. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1991/pdfs/19910606.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- ^ "Assembly Debate - 10/10/2000". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2000-10-10. p. 3141. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2000/pdfs/20001010.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- ^ Australian Capital Territory, Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, 2011-05-16, page 2027, (Shane Rattenbury, Speaker).
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