|Edward Norman Baillieu|
|46th Premier of Victoria|
2 December 2010 – 6 March 2013
|Preceded by||John Brumby|
|Succeeded by||Denis Napthine|
|Born||31 July 1953|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Edward Norman "Ted" Baillieu MLA (born 31 July 1953) is an Australian politician. He was the Premier of Victoria from 2010-2013, and member for the Legislative Assembly seat of Hawthorn. He became the leader of the Victorian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since May 2006 and Premier of Victoria from 2 December 2010 after the Liberal/Nationals Coalition defeated the Brumby-led Australian Labor Party government with 45 seats to 43 in the Legislative Assembly. He resigned as Premier on 6 March 2013. There had been complaints about his ability to lead and there was a scandal involving his Chief of Staff. Earlier on 6 March, a member of the party, Geoff Shaw, resigned which meant Baillieu no longer had a workable majority in Parliament.
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- The Sydney Morning Herald Baillieu to recall Parliament to get policies moving fast (by Paul Austin, November 30, 2010) http://www.smh.com.au/national/baillieu-to-recall-parliament-to-get-policies-moving-fast-20101129-18e0v.html
- The Australian Ted Baillieu To Resist PM Julia Gillard's Reforms (by Patricia Karvelas and Milanda Rout, November 30, 2010) http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/victorian-election-2010/ted-baillieu-to-resist-pm-julia-gillards-reforms/story-fn6wlyrv-1225962988491
- "Baillieu stands down as Victorian Premier". abc.net.au. 6 March 2013. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-06/baillieu-set-to-stand-down-as-vic-premier/4557014. Retrieved 6 March 2013.