|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|TAS 18 March 2006||Paul Anthony Lennon||Australian Labor Party||Paul Anthony Lennon||Australian Labor Party|
Change of party leader (Bacon): Beginning of Lennon's period in office: Bacon resigned as Premier in March 2004 for health reasons, and Lennon was chosen by the Labor caucus to be leader of the party. Lennon was commissioned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party majority government. For a survey of this transition, see Richard Herr, 'Tasmania', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, January-June 2004, 50 (4) December 2004: 623-629.
Change of party leader (Lennon): Lennon resigned as Premier, and Bartlett was chosen by the Labor caucus as leader. Bartlett was commissioned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party majority government. For a survey of the political context of this change of party leader, see Richard Herr, 'Tasmania', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, January-June 2008, 54 (4) December 2008: 646-651.
References: For Lennon's period in office, note that the Australian Journal of Politics and History has provided brief surveys of Tasmanian politics since 1956 in the 'Political Chronicle' section of the journal in issues of each annual volume. This publication can be viewed online through Wiley-Blackwell Journals at subscribing libraries. See also Tony McCall and Peter Hay, 'Jim Bacon/Paul Lennon: The Changing of the Guard -- From "the Emperor" to "Big Red" ', in John Wanna and Paul Williams (editors), Yes Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories, pp 224-252, (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2005 ISBN 0868408409).
The website of the Parliament of Tasmania, http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/