Deputy Premier of Queensland

The Deputy Premier of Queensland is a role in the Government of Queensland assigned to a responsible Minister in the Australian state of Queensland. It has second ranking behind the Premier of Queensland in Cabinet, and its holder serves as Acting Premier during absence or incapacity of the Premier. The Deputy Premier may either be appointed by the Premier during the cabinet formation process, or may be elected by caucus; during periods of Coalition government, the leader of the junior coalition partner is usually automatically selected for the role. Due to the contingent role of the Deputy Premier, they almost without exception always have additional ministerial portfolios.

Deputy Premier of Queensland
Incumbent
Jackie Trad

since 14 February 2015
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of Queensland
Term lengthAt the Governor's pleasure
Formation17 September 1903
First holderAndrew Henry Barlow

Until December 1974, although the role carried the same responsibilities (especially during the absence of the Premier) it was never formally recognised or titled as such; the first reference in Hansard to a Deputy Premier was during the Forgan Smith Ministry in 1936, but the term was in common use in newspapers from as early as 1892, when a minister in the First Griffith Ministry was criticised for his performance in the role.[1]

List of Deputy Premiers of Queensland

No. Name Portrait Term of Office Affiliation
1 Andrew Henry Barlow 17 September 1903 19 November 1907 Liberal/Kidston
2 Digby Denham 19 November 1907 19 February 1908 Conservative
(1) Andrew Henry Barlow 19 February 1908 22 June 1909 Kidston
(2) Digby Denham 22 June 1909 7 February 1911 Liberal
3 Thomas O'Sullivan 7 February 1911 1 June 1915 Liberal
4 Ted Theodore 1 June 1915 22 October 1919 Labor
5 John Fihelly 22 October 1919 8 February 1922 Labor
6 William Gillies 8 February 1922 26 February 1925 Labor
7 William McCormack 26 February 1925 22 October 1925 Labor
8 William Forgan Smith 22 October 1925 21 May 1929 Labor
9 Reginald King 21 May 1929 18 June 1932 CPNP
10 Percy Pease 18 June 1932 24 September 1940 Labor
11 Frank Cooper 24 September 1940 16 September 1942 Labor
12 Ned Hanlon 16 September 1942 7 March 1946 Labor
13 Ted Walsh 7 March 1946 15 May 1947 Labor
14 Vince Gair 15 May 1947 17 January 1952 Labor
15 Tom Foley 17 January 1952 16 March 1953 Labor
16 Jack Duggan 16 March 1953 7 June 1957 Labor
(13) Ted Walsh 7 June 1957 12 August 1957 Queensland Labor
17 Kenneth Morris 12 August 1957 26 September 1963 Liberal
18 Alan Munro 26 September 1963 23 December 1965 Liberal
19 Gordon Chalk 23 December 1965 1 August 1968 Liberal
20 Joh Bjelke-Petersen 1 August 1968 8 August 1968 Country
(19) Gordon Chalk 8 August 1968 13 August 1976 Liberal
22 William Knox 13 August 1976 9 October 1978 Liberal
23 Llewellyn Edwards 9 October 1978 19 August 1983 Liberal
24 Bill Gunn 19 August 1983 7 December 1989 National
25 Tom Burns 7 December 1989 19 February 1996 Labor
26 Joan Sheldon 19 February 1996 26 June 1998 Liberal
27 Jim Elder 26 June 1998 22 November 2000 Labor
28 Paul Braddy 22 November 2000 30 November 2000 Labor
29 Terry Mackenroth 30 November 2000 28 July 2005 Labor
30 Anna Bligh 28 July 2005 13 September 2007 Labor
31 Paul Lucas 13 September 2007 16 September 2011 Labor
32 Andrew Fraser 16 September 2011 26 March 2012 Labor
33 Jeff Seeney 26 March 2012 14 February 2015 Liberal National
34 Jackie Trad 14 February 2015 present Labor

Notes

  1. "(Editorial)". Brisbane Courier. 5 September 1892. Retrieved 17 March 2010.

See also

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