|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NT 25 August 2012||Paul Raymond Henderson||Australian Labor Party||Terrance Kennedy (Terry) Mills||Country Liberal Party|
Loss of election (Henderson): Beginning of Mills' period in office: At the Legislative Assembly election held on 25 August 2012, the Henderson Australian Labor Party government was defeated, and the Country Liberal Party won a majority of seats. On 29 August, Mills was commissioned as Chief Minister of a Country Liberal Party majority government together with Robyn Lambley, as deputy chief minister; these two ministers shared all existing portfolios between them. The full ministry of nine members was commission on 4 September 2012.
Change of party leader (Mills): While Premier Mills was on an overseas business trip for the Northern Territory, the Country Liberal Party parliamentary party removed him as leader of the party, and elected Giles in his place. Mills had 'lost the support of four Aboriginal Territory MPs, including factional powerbroker and Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson' (Aikman and Wallace, see 'Sources', below).
Amos Aikman and Rick Wallace, 'Territory coup delivers indigenous history', The Australian, 14 March 2013, online at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/territory-coup-delivers-indigenous-history/story-e6frgczx-1226596783919 [accessed 16 March 2013]