ID 0293

State Government of Queensland beginning 13 September 2007 - period in office of Premier Bligh, Anna Maria ending on 26 March 2012

Period in office of premier (see Glossary entry for 'period in office' and related terms)

Bligh, Anna Maria
Date of beginning of period in office
13 September 2007
Date of end of period in office
26 March 2012 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
Number of days in office

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Australian Labor Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Coalition partner 2
Coalition partner 3
Coalition partner 4
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
If change in parliamentary support during period
If further change during period

Number of ministers at beginning of period (this may vary during the period)

Total number of ministers
Number from party of premier
Number from coalition party 1
Number from coalition party 2
Number from upper house
Number who are women

Assembly elections contested as premier or after which became premier (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

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Election Premier at election Premier's party Premier after election Premier's party
QLD 24 March 2012Anna Maria BlighAustralian Labor PartyCampbell Kevin Thomas NewmanLiberal National Party
QLD 21 March 2009Anna Maria BlighAustralian Labor PartyAnna Maria BlighAustralian Labor Party

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Change of party leader: Beginning of Bligh's period in office: 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.

Anna Bligh was the first woman to be Premier of Queensland, and the third woman to be premier of an Australian state, see women heads of government.