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State Government of Queensland beginning 14 December 2015 - period in office of Premier Palaszczuk, Annastacia who was still in office at 31 Dec 2018

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

Palaszczuk, Annastacia
Date of beginning of period in office
14 December 2015
Date of end of period in office
--in office at 31 Dec 2018-- 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
--in office at 31 Dec 2018--
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
25 November 2017
Result of general election
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 25 November 2017Annastacia PalaszczukAustralian Labor PartyAnnastacia PalaszczukAustralian Labor Party
QLD 31 January 2015Campbell Kevin Thomas NewmanLiberal National PartyAnnastacia PalaszczukAustralian Labor Party

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Loss of general election: Beginning of Palaszczuk's period in office: At the general election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly held on 31 January 2015, the Liberal National Party government of Premier Newman was defeated, gaining only 42 seats in the 89 seat Assembly. The Australian Labor Party, led by Annastacia Palaszczuk, won 44 seats, one seat short of a majority. After a delay resulting from the close result of the election and uncertainty about the successful candidates in several seats, Palaszczuk was commissioned as Premier of an Australian Labor Party interim minority government with the support of Independent member Peter Wellington on 14 February 2015. The interim ministry of three included Jackie Trad as Deputy Premier and Curtis Pitt as Treasurer. After the selection of the remaining ministers by the Labor caucus, the full ministry of 14 was sworn in on 16 February 2015.

Change in parliamentary support: At the general election for the Queensland Legislative Assembly held on 25 November 2017, the Palaszczuk Labor minority government was returned with 48 seats in an enlarged Assembly of 93 seats making Premier Palaszczuk the head of an Australian Labor Party majority government.


Michael McKenna, 'Queensland election 2015: Premier Palaszczuk as poll doubts go', The Australian, 14 February, 2015, and Michael McKenna, 'Queensland election 2015: LNP folds on Ferny Grove fight', The Australian, 17 February, 2015