|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|TAS 15 March 2014||Larissa Tahireh (Lara) Giddings||Australian Labor Party||William Edward Felix (Will) Hodgman||Liberal Party|
Change of party leader: Beginning of Giddings's first period in office; Premier Bartlett resigned on 24 January 2011, stating that he wished to spend more time with his young children. Although political support for the Premier had declined, there had been no public discussion of a move to replace him as leader of the Labor Party; after a period as Attorney-General, he retired from the House of Assembly four months later in May 2011. The Labor Party caucus chose Lara Giddings to lead the party; she became Premier of an Australian Labor Party and Tasmanian Greens coalition government; for a summary of the context of this change of premier, see Megan Alessandrini, 'Tasmania', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, January-June 2011, 57 (4) December 2011: 651-655, at 651-652.
Change of partisan support for premier/PM: Policy differences between the Australian Labor Party and its coalition partner, the Tasmanian Greens, had led the Labor Party caucus to become increasingly dissatisfied with coalition government. The issue became more pressing with the approach of the House of Assembly elections scheduled for March 2014. Discussions within the Labor Party prompted the Premier to terminate the coalition arrangements with the Greens on 17 January 2014 by removing the two Tasmanian Greens ministers and replacing them with two new ministers from the Labor Party. At the same time, the Premier announced that she had requested an election for the House of Assembly on 15 March 2015.
This database regards a change in the partisan support for a premier in the lower house of parliament as marking the end of a premier's period in office. Accordingly, after the termination of the commissions of the Tasmanian Greens ministers, Giddings started her second periond in office as Premier of an Australian Labor Party minority government which faced a general election in two months.
Tasmanian Government Gazette, Monday 24 January 2011, No. 21124 (Vol. CCCXVI).