Leader of the Opposition (Australian Capital Territory)

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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[edit]

# Opposition Leader Party Term Duration
1 Trevor Kaine[1] Liberal 11 May 1989 5 December 1989 208 days
2 Rosemary Follett[2] Labor 5 December 1989 6 June 1991 1 year, 183 days
(1) Trevor Kaine[3] Liberal 6 June 1991 21 June 1991 15 days
3 Craig Duby[4] Independents Group 21 June 1991 6.5 hours[5]
4 Gary Humphries[6] Liberal 21 June 1991 22 July 1991 31 days
(1) Trevor Kaine[7] Liberal 22 July 1991 21 April 1993 1 year, 273 days
5 Kate Carnell[8] Liberal 21 April 1993 9 March 1995 1 year, 322 days
(2) Rosemary Follett[9] Labor 9 March 1995 5 March 1996 362 days
6 Andrew Whitecross[10] Labor 5 March 1996 19 August 1997 532 days
7 Wayne Berry[11] Labor 19 August 1997 20 February 1998 185 days
8 Jon Stanhope[12] Labor 19 March 1998 19 October 2001 3 years, 265 days
(4) Gary Humphries[13] Liberal 12 November 2001 25 November 2002 1 year, 13 days
9 Brendan Smyth[14] Liberal 25 November 2002 16 May 2006 3 years, 172 days
10 Bill Stefaniak[15] Liberal 16 May 2006 13 December 2007 1 year, 211 days
11 Zed Seselja[16] Liberal 13 December 2007 11 January 2013 5 years, 60 days
12 Jeremy Hanson[17] Liberal 11 February 2013 present 1 year, 221 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11 May 1989". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 11. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "6 June 1991". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2238. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "21 June 1991". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2255. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "21 June 1991". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2374. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Duby out, Humphries in? Chaos over vote". The Canberra Times. 22 June 1991. p. 1. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "21 June 1991". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2343. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "6 August 1991". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2379. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "11 May 1993". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 1184. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "9 March 1995". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 7. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  10. ^ "26 March 1996". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 602. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  11. ^ "26 August 1997". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 2365. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "19 March 1998". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 9. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  13. ^ "12 November 2001". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 8. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "10 December 2002". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 4060. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  15. ^ "6 June 2006". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 1721. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  16. ^ "12 February 2008". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 1. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  17. ^ "12 February 2013". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) (Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly): 345. Retrieved 13 October 2013.