Manager of Government Business (Queensland)

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The Manager of Government Business, also known as the Leader of the House is responsible for managing and scheduling Government business in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. The office is held by a member of the Ministry; until 2009, the office was always held by a Cabinet minister, but Judy Spence held the office as parliamentary secretary. Under changes made in October 2011, the office was given a salary greater than its holder would otherwise earn by virtue of his or her other ministerial office.[1] The Leader of the House is the Chair of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly, which has responsibility for the way the body is run.[2]

List of Leaders[edit]

Leader Term began Term ended Party Premier
Max Hodges[3] 10 March 1975 13 August 1976 National Joh Bjelke-Petersen
Tom Newbery[4] 13 August 1976 8 August 1979 Country/National
Claude Wharton[5] August 1979 1 November 1986 National
Lin Powell[6] 19 February 1987[7] 1 December 1987 National
Brian Austin 8 March 1988[n 1] 25 September 1989 National Mike Ahern
Neville Harper[9] 26 September 1989[n 2] 2 December 1989[n 3] National Russell Cooper
Terry Mackenroth[10] 7 December 1989 10 December 1991 Labor Wayne Goss
Paul Braddy[11] 13 December 1991 25 August 1992 Labor
Terry Mackenroth[10] 5 November 1992 19 February 1996 Labor
Tony FitzGerald[12] 2 April 1996 19 May 1998 National Rob Borbidge
Terry Mackenroth[10] 29 June 1998 22 March 2001 Labor Peter Beattie
Anna Bligh[13] 22 March 2001 9 August 2005 Labor
Robert Schwarten[14] 9 August 2005 22 April 2009 Labor
Anna Bligh
Judy Spence[15][n 4] 22 April 2009 23 March 2012 Labor
Ray Stevens[16] 17 May 2012 6 January 2015 Liberal National Campbell Newman
Stirling Hinchliffe[17] 24 March 2015 Incumbent Labor Annastacia Palaszczuk
Notes
  1. ^ No biography of Austin is currently available from the Queensland Parliament, so his starting date is unclear. Austin was acting Leader of the House when the Legislative Assembly met on 2 December 1987, the day following Mike Ahern's toppling of Joh Bjeike-Petersen.[8] Parliament was then adjourned to 8 March 1988, and Ahern's full ministry was appointed on 9 December. When the Legislative Assembly returned on 8 March, Austin was announced as Leader of the House. Any day from 2 December (after the House met) up to and including 8 March could be the day he started. Because he was announced as Leader on 8 March 1988, that date is used here.
  2. ^ Cooper installed his ministry on 25 September 1989, a Sunday, so it is unclear whether Harper was made Leader of the House that day or next, when Parliament next met and was informed of the appointement.
  3. ^ The Coalition lost the 1989 state election on 2 December.
  4. ^ Spence is the first Leader of the House to have held that post as a Parliamentary Secretary rather than as a Minister. She is also the first to have received an additional salary for being Leader of the House.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, s 79A et seq.
  3. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Allen Maxwell Hodges". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Thomas Guy Newbery". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Claude Alfred Wharton". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Lionel William Powell". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Queensland, Legislative Assembly, Weekly Hansard, 19 February 1987 at 44.
  8. ^ Queensland, Legislative Assembly, Weekly Hansard, 2 December 1987 at 4784.
  9. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Neville John Harper". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c "Member biography: Hon. Terrence Michael Mackenroth". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Paul Joseph Braddy". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Member biography: Andrew Anthony Fitzgerald". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Member biography: Anna Maria Bligh". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Robert Evan Schwarten". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Member biography: Hon. Judith Caroline Spence". Re-Member. Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Member biography: Mr Raymond (Ray) Stevens". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  17. ^ "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.