Manager of Opposition Business in the House (Queensland)

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The Manager of Opposition Business in the House, also known as the Leader of Opposition Business in the House, is a member of the Shadow Cabinet of Queensland responsible for working with the Leader of the House on the management and scheduling of business in the Legislative Assembly. The holder of the post is ex officio a member of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly unless he or she delegates the position to another Opposition member. The Committee has responsibility for the way the body is run.[1] The Leader of Opposition Business is one of the few Opposition members to receive a government salary in addition to that earned as a member of Parliament.[2]

List of officeholders[edit]

Name Term began Term ended Party Leader of the Opposition
Keith Wright[3] 1978 1980 Labor Tom Burns
Ed Casey
Bill Prest[4] 5 March 1981 20 October 1982[n 1] Labor
Brian Davis[5] 20 October 1982[n 1] 29 August 1984 Labor Keith Wright
Bill Prest[4] 29 August 1984[n 2] 2 December 1989[n 3] Labor Nev Warburton
Wayne Goss
Kev Lingard[7] 1 March 1990[8] 19 September 1992 National Russell Cooper
Rob Borbidge
Tony Fitzgerald[9] 5 November 1992[10] 19 February 1996[n 4] National
Terry Mackenroth[11] 27 February 1996 19 May 1998 Labor Peter Beattie
Denver Beanland[12] 30 July 1998 17 February 2001 Liberal Rob Borbidge
Kev Lingard[7] 12 March 2001 29 January 2007 National Mike Horan
Lawrence Springborg
Jeff Seeney[n 5]
Stuart Copeland[13] 29 January 2007 30 September 2008 National
Lawrence Springborg
John-Paul Langbroek[14][n 5] 30 September 2008 21 March 2009 Liberal National
Jeff Seeney[15][n 5] 6 April 2009 23 March 2011 Liberal National John-Paul Langbroek
David Gibson[16][n 5] 23 March 2011 11 April 2011 Liberal National
Rosemary Menkens[17][n 5][n 6] 11 April 2011 19 February 2012 Liberal National Jeff Seeney (Opp)
Campbell Newman (LNP)[n 7]
Curtis Pitt[18] 18 May 2012 present Labor Annastacia Palaszczuk
Notes
  1. ^ a b Despite the references to July 1982 in the biographies of Prest and Davis, no change regarding the Leader of Opposition Business was announced in August when Parliament first sat after a four-month recess. In addition, Wright replaced Casey as Leader of the Opposition on 20 October and announced he had appointed Davis the following day.
  2. ^ Warburton replaced Wright as Leader of the Opposition on 29 August 1984 and announced Prest as Leader of Opposition Business the same day.[6]
  3. ^ Labor won the 1989 election on 2 December.
  4. ^ Following the Mundingburra by-election on 3 February 1996, the ALP and Coalition each had 44 members. On 19 February, Wayne Goss resigned as Premier and Borbide was sworn in his stead, following independent MP Liz Cunningham's decision to support the Coalition.
  5. ^ a b c d e Dates for Seeney, Langbroek, Gibson, and Menkens are taken from their parliamentary biographies, which are currently unavailable at the Parliamentary Library website because of the election.
  6. ^ Menkens is the first Leader of Opposition Business to have received an additional salary for holding that office.[2]
  7. ^ Newman as LNP leader appointed Menkens, but because Newman did not have a seat in Parliament, Seeney was Leader of the Opposition

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, s 79A et seq.
  2. ^ a b "Queensland MPs to receive 2.5% salary increase in line with Government's wage policy". Government of Queensland. 7 October 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Member biography: Keith Webb Wright". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Member biography: William George Prest". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Member biography: Brian John Davis". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Queensland, Legislative Assembly, Weekly Hansard, 29 August 1984 at 274.
  7. ^ a b "Member biography: Kevin Rowson Lingard". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Queensland, Legislative Assembly, Weekly Hansard, 1 March 1990 at 31.
  9. ^ "Member biography: Andrew Anthony Fitzgerald". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Queensland, Legislative Assembly, Weekly Hansard, 5 November 1992 at 29.
  11. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Terrence Michael Mackenroth". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Member biography: Denver Edward Beanland". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Member biography: Stuart William Copeland". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Current Member biography: John-Paul Langroek". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Current Member biography: Jeffrey (Jeff) Seeney". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Current Member biography: David Gibson". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  17. ^ "Current Member biography: Rosemary Menkens". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  18. ^ "Current Member biography: Curtis Pitt". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 2 May 2012.