Deputy Premier of Tasmania

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Deputy Premier of Tasmania
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Coat of arms of Tasmania
Incumbent
Jeremy Rockliff
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of Tasmania
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Formation 26 August 1958
First holder John James Dwyer

The Deputy Premier of Tasmania is a role in the Government of Tasmania assigned to a responsible Minister in the Australian state of Tasmania. It has second ranking behind the Premier of Tasmania in Cabinet, and its holder serves as Acting Premier during absence or incapacity of the Premier. The Deputy Premier may either be appointed by the Premier during the cabinet formation process, or may be elected by caucus. Due to the contingent role of the Deputy Premier, they almost without exception have additional ministerial portfolios. The current Deputy Premier is Jeremy Rockliff.

List of Deputy Premiers in Tasmania[edit]

Name Party Term Start Term End
John James Dwyer Labor 26 August 1958 12 May 1959
Roy Fagan Labor 12 May 1959 26 May 1969
Kevin Lyons Centre 26 May 1969 14 March 1972
Merv Everett Labor 3 May 1972 1 August 1972
Merv Everett Labor 21 August 1972 12 April 1974
Bill Neilson Labor 17 April 1974 31 March 1975
Doug Lowe Labor 31 March 1975 1 December 1977
Neil Batt Labor 1 December 1977 18 December 1979
Neil Batt Labor 25 February 1980 29 August 1980
Michael Barnard Labor 29 August 1980 27 May 1982
Max Bingham Liberal 27 May 1982 13 June 1984
Geoff Pearsall Liberal 15 June 1984 1 November 1988
Ray Groom Liberal 1 November 1988 29 June 1989
Peter Patmore Labor 3 July 1989 17 February 1992
John Beswick Liberal 18 February 1992 18 March 1996
Sue Napier Liberal 18 March 1996 14 September 1998
Paul Lennon Labor 14 September 1998 21 March 2004
David Llewellyn Labor 22 March 2004 5 April 2006
Bryan Green Labor 5 April 2006 15 July 2006
Steve Kons Labor 30 October 2006 9 March 2008
David Bartlett Labor 10 April 2008 26 May 2008
Lara Giddings Labor 26 May 2008 24 January 2011
Bryan Green Labor 24 January 2011 31 March 2014
Jeremy Rockliff Liberal 31 March 2014 present

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