|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|QLD 31 January 2015||Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman||Liberal National Party||Annastacia Palaszczuk||Australian Labor Party|
|QLD 24 March 2012||Anna Maria Bligh||Australian Labor Party||Campbell Kevin Thomas Newman||Liberal National Party|
Loss of general election: Beginning of Newman's period in office; Premier Bligh was first commissioned as Premier on 13 September 2007 and had been returned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party majority government at the Legislative Assembly election held in March 2009. At the March 2012 Assembly election, the Labor Party lost more than 80 percent of its seats in a landslide to the Liberal National Party. Premier Bligh was successful in retaining her electoral district of South Brisbane but, in the wake of the defeat of her government, chose to resign her seat.
Interim ministry: On the Monday after the Assembly election (26 March 2012) Premier Bligh resigned and Newman was commissioned as Premier of a Liberal National Party majority government with an interim ministry of three members. In addition to the Premier, the two other ministers were Jeffrey Seeney and Timothy Nicholls; eighteen ministries were divided between these three ministers (see Queensland Gazette 26 March in 'Sources', below). The interim ministry was terminated on 3 April 2012, and a new ministry of nineteen members was commissioned (see Queensland Gazette 3 April in 'Sources', below). The ministry of 3 April 2012 is the one used for the table above, even though the date of the change of government is listed as 26 March 2012.
Queensland Government Gazette, Extraordinary, Monday 26 March 2012, vol. 359 no. 72;
Queensland Government Gazette, Extraordinary, Tuesday 3 April 2012, vol. 359 no. 77.
For access online, see: https://www.bookshop.qld.gov.au/custompage.aspx?custompage=Gazette Back Issues - 2012 [accessed 6 April 2012]