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Leader of the Opposition (Australian Capital Territory)

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

No. Portrait Name Election Party Term Duration Chief Minister
1 Trevor Kaine[1] 1989 Liberal 11 May 1989 5 December 1989 208 days
Rosemary Follett
1989
2 Rosemary Follett[2] Labor 5 December 1989 6 June 1991 1 year, 183 days
Trevor Kaine
1989—1991
(1) Trevor Kaine[3] Liberal 6 June 1991 21 June 1991 15 days
Rosemary Follett
1991—1995
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] 1992 Liberal 22 July 1991 21 April 1993 1 year, 273 days
5 Kate Carnell[8] 1995 Liberal 21 April 1993 9 March 1995 1 year, 322 days
2 Rosemary Follett[9] Labor 9 March 1995 5 March 1996 362 days
Kate Carnell
1995—2000
6 Andrew Whitecross[10] Labor 5 March 1996 19 August 1997 1 year, 167 days
7 Wayne Berry[11] 1998 Labor 19 August 1997 20 February 1998 185 days
8 Jon Stanhope[12] Labor 19 March 1998 19 October 2001 3 years, 265 days
2001
Gary Humphries
2000—2001
(4) Gary Humphries[13] Liberal 12 November 2001 25 November 2002 1 year, 13 days
Jon Stanhope
2001—2011
9 Brendan Smyth[14] 2004 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] 2008 Liberal 13 December 2007 11 January 2013 5 years, 60 days
2012
Katy Gallagher
2011—2014
12 Jeremy Hanson[17] Liberal 11 February 2013 25 October 2016 3 years, 257 days
2016
Andrew Barr
2014—
13 Alistair Coe 2020 Liberal 25 October 2016 27 October 2020 4 years, 2 days
14 Elizabeth Lee Liberal 27 October 2020 Incumbent 3 years, 231 days

References

  1. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 11 May 1989. p. 11. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 6 June 1991. p. 2238. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 21 June 1991. p. 2255. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 21 June 1991. p. 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. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 21 June 1991. p. 2343. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 6 August 1991. p. 2379. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 11 May 1993. p. 1184. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 9 March 1995. p. 7. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 26 March 1996. p. 602. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  11. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 26 August 1997. p. 2365. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  12. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 19 March 1998. p. 9. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  13. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 12 November 2001. p. 8. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  14. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 10 December 2002. p. 4060. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  15. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 6 June 2006. p. 1721. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  16. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 12 February 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
  17. ^ "Debates of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Australian Capital Territory: Legislative Assembly. 12 February 2013. p. 345. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
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