Leader of the Opposition (Australian Capital Territory)


Leader of the Opposition (Australian Capital Territory)

The Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory is an official role usually occupied by the leader of the second largest party or coalition in the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. The title is conferred under Standing Order 5A of the ACT Legislative Assembly, that the Leader of the Opposition shall be the leader of the largest non-Government party, with the consent of that member. In the event of an equal number of members of the second largest party, the Assembly shall vote and elect a Leader of the Opposition.

List of Opposition Leaders of the Australian Capital Territory

# Opposition Leader Party Dates in Opposition Timespan Notes
1 Trevor Kaine Liberal 11 May 1989 – 5 December 1989 &100000000000000000000000 years, &10000000000000208000000208 days [1]
2 Rosemary Follett Labor 5 December 1989 – 6 June 1991 &100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000183000000183 days [2]
(1) Trevor Kaine Liberal 6 June 1991 – 21 June 1991 &100000000000000000000000 years, &1000000000000001500000015 days [3]
3 Craig Duby Independents Group 21 June 1991 &100000000000000000000000 years, &100000000000000000000000 days [4]
4 Gary Humphries Liberal 21 June 1991 – 22 July 1991 &100000000000000000000000 years, &1000000000000003100000031 days [5]
(1) Trevor Kaine Liberal 22 July 1991 – 21 April 1993 &100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000273000000273 days [6]
5 Kate Carnell Liberal 21 April 1993 – 9 March 1995 &100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000322000000322 days [7]
(2) Rosemary Follett Labor 9 March 1995 – 5 March 1996 &100000000000000000000000 years, &10000000000000362000000362 days [8]
6 Andrew Whitecross Labor 5 March 1996 – 19 August 1997 &100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000167000000167 days [9]
7 Wayne Berry Labor 19 August 1997 – 20 February 1998 &100000000000000000000000 years, &10000000000000185000000185 days [10]
8 Jon Stanhope Labor 19 March 1998 – 19 October 2001 &100000000000000030000003 years, &10000000000000265000000265 days [11]
(4) Gary Humphries Liberal 12 November 2001 – 25 November 2002 &100000000000000010000001 year, &1000000000000001300000013 days [12]
9 Brendan Smyth Liberal 25 November 2002 – 16 May 2006 &100000000000000030000003 years, &10000000000000172000000172 days [13]
10 Bill Stefaniak Liberal 16 May 2006 – 13 December 2007 &100000000000000010000001 year, &10000000000000211000000211 days [14]
11 Zed Seselja Liberal 13 December 2007 – Incumbent &100000000000000030000003 years, &10000000000000346000000346 days [15]

References

  1. ^ "Assembly Debate – 11/05/1989". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1989-05-11. p. 11. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1989/pdfs/19890511.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Assembly Debate – 06/06/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-06-06. p. 2238. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1991/pdfs/19910606.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Debate – 21/06/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-06-21. p. 2255. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1991/pdfs/19910621.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Assembly Debate – 21/06/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-06-21. p. 2319. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1991/pdfs/19910621.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Assembly Debate – 21/06/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-06-21. p. 2343. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1991/pdfs/19910621.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  6. ^ "Assembly Debate – 06/08/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-08-06. p. 2379. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1991/pdfs/19910806.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  7. ^ "Assembly Debate – 11/05/1993". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1993-05-11. p. 1184. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1993/pdfs/19930511.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Assembly Debate – 09/03/1995". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1995-03-09. p. 7. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1995/pdfs/19950309.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Assembly Debate – 26/03/1996". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1996-03-26. p. 602. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1996/pdfs/19960326.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  10. ^ "Assembly Debate – 26/08/1997". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1997-08-26. p. 2365. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1997/pdfs/19970826.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  11. ^ "Assembly Debate – 19/03/1998". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1998-03-19. p. 9. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1998/pdfs/19980319.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  12. ^ "Assembly Debate – 12/11/2001". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2001-11-12. p. 8. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2002/pdfs/20011112.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  13. ^ "Assembly Debate – 10/12/2002". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2002-12-10. p. 4060. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2002/pdfs/20021210.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  14. ^ "Assembly Debate – 06/06/2006". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2006-06-06. p. 1721. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2006/pdfs/20060606.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  15. ^ "Assembly Debate – 12/02/2008". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2008-02-12. p. 1. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2008/pdfs/20080212.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 

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