|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 28 March 2015||Michael Bruce (Mike) Baird||Liberal Party||Michael Bruce (Mike) Baird||Liberal Party|
Resignation of Premier(O'Farrell): Beginning of Baird's period in office; O'Farrell resigned as Premier on 16 April 2014 when evidence was disclosed at a hearing of the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption that he had accepted a bottle of vintage wine (worth about $3,000) from a lobbyist in April 2011 without disclosing the gift, and after denying that he had received such a gift; for the context of the resignation, see Mark Coultan, 'One bottle topples Premier Barry O’Farrell', The Australian, 17 April 2014, on line at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/state-politics/one-bottle-topples-premier-barry-ofarrell/story-e6frgczx-1226887148555 [accessed 17 April 2014], and David Clune, 'New South Wales', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Political Chronicles, January to June 2014, 60(4) June 2014: 627-633.
Baird was elected leader of the Liberal Party unopposed by a meeting of the Parliamentary Party on 17 April, and was commissioned as Premier of a Liberal Party and National Party coalition government later in the day; the other members of the ministry were commissioned on 23 April 2014.
Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales, Number 38, Wednesday 23 April 2014; on line at: http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/maintop/epub [accessed 23 April 2014]