|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|QLD 9 September 2006||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party|
|QLD 7 February 2004||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party|
|QLD 17 February 2001||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party|
|QLD 13 June 1998||Robert Edward Borbidge||National Party||Peter Douglas Beattie||Australian Labor Party|
Loss of general election: Beginning of Beattie's period in office: On the defeat of the Borbidge National Party and Liberal Party coalition minority government at the general election held on 13 June 1998, Beattie was commissioned as Premier of a minority Australian Labor Party government supported by the Independent Peter Wellington (electoral district of Nicklin).
Change in parliamentary support: A by-election was held on 2 December 1998 for the electoral district of Mulgrave which had become vacant as a consequence of the resignation of Charles Rappolt, the sitting One Nation member. The Labor candidate, Warren Pitt, won the seat, giving the Beattie government a majority of the floor of the Legislative Assembly; for details, see John Wanna, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, July December 1998, 45 (2) June 1999: 271-276 at pp 275-276.
Change of party leader: Beattie resigned as Premier, and Bligh was elected unopposed by the Labor caucus as leader. Bligh was then commissioned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party majority government. For a survey of the political context of this change of party leader, see Paul D Williams, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, July-December 2007, 54 (2) June 2008: 308-314.
References: For survey of Beattie's period in office published two years before his resignation as Premier, see John Wanna and Paul Williams, 'Peter Beattie: The "Boy from Atherton" Made Good', in John Wanna and Paul Williams (editors), Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories, pp 61-88 (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2005).
Queensland Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)