Leader of the Opposition (Queensland)

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Leader of the Opposition
Incumbent
Annastacia Palaszczuk

since 28 March 2012
Term length While leader of the largest political party not in government
Inaugural holder Thomas Glassey
Formation 30 August 1898 (Official Designation)
Deputy Tim Mulherin


This is a list of Leaders of the Opposition in Queensland. Prior to 1898, opposition to the government of the day was less organised. Thus the Queensland Parliamentary Record does not designate Leaders of the Opposition before then. The Leader is responsible for managing the Opposition and has a role in administering the Legislative Assembly through the Committee of the Legislative Assembly.

List of Leaders of the Opposition[edit]

Name Party Period in office
Thomas Glassey Labor 30 August 1898 – 12 May 1899
Anderson Dawson Labor 12 May 1899 – 1 December 1899
Robert Philp Ministerialist 1 December 1899 – 7 December 1899
Anderson Dawson Labor 7 December 1899 – 16 July 1900
William Henry Browne Labor 16 July 1900 – 17 September 1903
Robert Philp Conservative 17 September 1903 – 28 June 1904
Arthur Rutledge Conservative 28 June 1904 – 27 August 1904
Robert Philp Conservative 19 September 1904 – 19 November 1907
William Kidston Kidston 19 November 1907 – 15 February 1908
Robert Philp Conservative 15 February 1908 – 29 October 1908
David Bowman Labor 16 November 1908 – 6 September 1912
T. J. Ryan Labor 6 September 1912 – 22 May 1915
Edward Macartney Qld. Liberal 24 June 1915 – 8 September 1915
James Tolmie Qld. Liberal 8 September 1915 – 27 June 1917
James Tolmie Nationalist 27 June 1917 – 15 February 1918
Edward Macartney Nationalist 15 February 1918 – 28 January 1920
William Vowles Nationalist 28 January 1920 – 28 July 1920
William Vowles Country 28 July 1920 – 11 July 1923
Charles Taylor United Party 11 July 1923 – 9 April 1924
Arthur Edward Moore Country 19 April 1924 – 12 May 1925
Arthur Edward Moore Country Progressive 12 May 1925 – 15 December 1925
Arthur Edward Moore CPNP 15 December 1925 – 11 May 1929
William Forgan Smith Labor 27 May 1929 – 11 June 1932
Arthur Edward Moore CPNP
Country
15 August 1932 – 15 July 1936
Ted Maher Country 15 July 1936 – 21 May 1941
Frank Nicklin Country 21 May 1941 – 3 August 1957
Leslie Wood Labor 15 August 1957 – 29 March 1958
Jim Donald Labor 14 April 1958 – 18 August 1958
John Duggan Labor 18 August 1958 – 11 October 1966
Jack Houston Labor 12 October 1966 – 1 July 1974
Perc Tucker Labor 1 July 1974 – 7 December 1974
Tom Burns Labor 19 December 1974 – 28 November 1978
Ed Casey Labor 28 November 1978 – 20 October 1982
Keith Wright Labor 20 October 1982 – 29 August 1984
Nev Warburton Labor 29 August 1984 – 2 March 1988
Wayne Goss Labor 2 March 1988 – 2 December 1989
Russell Cooper National 2 December 1989 – 9 December 1991
Rob Borbidge National 10 December 1991 – 19 February 1996
Peter Beattie Labor 19 February 1996 – 26 June 1998
Rob Borbidge National 29 June 1998 – 2 March 2001
Mike Horan National 2 March 2001 – 4 February 2003
Lawrence Springborg National 4 February 2003 – 18 September 2006
Jeff Seeney National 18 September 2006 – 29 January 2008
Lawrence Springborg National 29 January 2008 – 9 September 2008
Lawrence Springborg Liberal National 9 September 2008 – 2 April 2009
John-Paul Langbroek Liberal National 2 April 2009 – 22 March 2011
Jeff Seeney1 Liberal National 22 March 2011 – 26 March 2012
Annastacia Palaszczuk Labor 28 March 2012 – incumbent
Notes

1 On 2 April 2011, Campbell Newman was elected to lead the LNP into the 2012 Queensland state election, but was not recognised as the Leader of the Opposition as he was not a Member of Parliament during the 53rd Parliament.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speaker won't acknowledge Newman's role, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 April 2011.

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