Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
|Chief Minister of Australian Capital Territory|
|First minister||Rosemary Follett|
|Formation||11 May 1989|
|Term length||At the Governor's pleasure|
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||2 years, 5 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.
Graphical timeline 
See also 
- 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
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- "Minutes of Proceedings - Monday, 16 May 2011". Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-16.
- "Assembly Debate - 5/12/1989". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1989-12-05. pp. 2987–2993. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- "Assembly Debate - 06/06/1991". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1991-06-06. pp. 2167–236. Retrieved 2010-08-14.
- "Assembly Debate - 10/10/2000". ACT Hansard. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2000-10-10. p. 3141. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- "2011-05-16". Shane Rattenbury, Speaker. Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2027. 2011-05-16