|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|VIC 27 November 2010||John Mansfield Brumby||Australian Labor Party||Edward Norman Baillieu||Liberal Party|
Change of party leader (Bracks): Beginning of Brumby's period in office; Premier Bracks resigned unexpectedly from both the premiership and the Legislative Assembly in July 1999. His resignation was widely attributed to the death of his son in a car accident and '... the intersection of his family life with the demands of politics.' Economou, p.303 (see, 'References', below). The Treasurer, Brumby, was elected by the Labor caucus unopposed as leader of the Labor Party on 29 July 1999, and commissioned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party majority government on 30 July 1999. A summary of the transition to the new government is provided by Economou, 2008, pp 303-305, (see 'References', below).
Loss of general election (Brumby): At the Legislative Assembly election held in November 2010, the Brumby government was only narrowly defeated even though its first preference vote share had fallen by almost 7 percent since the the previous Assembly general election in 2006. Brumby indicated his intention to resign from the leadership of the Australian Labor Party, and resigned from the Assembly later in the year.
References: The context of Bracks's resignation and Brumby's choice as leader are covered in Nick Economou, 'Victoria', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Political Chronicle, July to December 2007, 54 (2) June 2008: 302-308. For a detailed study of the election after which Bumby resigned, see Bella Lesman, Rachel Macreadie and Greg Gardiner, The 2010 Victorian State Election, Research Paper No.1, April 2011 (Melbourne: Research Services, Parliamentary Library, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of Victoria, 2011, ISSN 1836-7941 Print, 1836-795X). A briefer survey and analysis can be found in Nick Economou, 'Victoria', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, 57 (2) June 2011: 296-303.
The Australian Journal of Politics and History has given brief summaries of Victorian politics and government 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.