Premier of Tasmania

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Premier of Tasmania
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Incumbent
Will Hodgman

since 31 March 2014
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of Tasmania
Term lengthAt the Governor's pleasure
Inaugural holderWilliam Champ
Formation1 November 1856

The Premier of Tasmania is the head of the government in the Australian state of Tasmania. The political party which has the most support in the House of Assembly will nominate its leader to be Premier. The leader is then asked by the Governor of Tasmania to act as their principal adviser.[1] The current premier is Will Hodgman of the Liberal Party of Australia, who was sworn in on 31 March 2014.

Before the 1890s, there was no political party system in Tasmania. Before 1920 premiers were often appointed from the Legislative Council.[1]

List of Premiers of Tasmania[change | change source]

No.NamePartyAssumed officeLeft office
1 William Champ1 November 185626 February 1857
2 Thomas Gregson26 February 185725 April 1857
3 William Weston25 April 185712 May 1857
4 Francis Smith12 May 18571 November 1860
William Weston1 November 18602 August 1861
5 Thomas Chapman2 August 186120 January 1863
6 James Whyte20 January 186324 November 1866
7 Sir Richard Dry24 November 18664 August 1869
8 James Wilson4 August 18694 November 1872
9 Frederick Innes4 November 18724 August 1873
10 Alfred Kennerley4 August 187320 July 1876
11 Thomas Reibey20 July 18769 August 1877
12 Philip Fysh9 August 18775 March 1878
13 William Giblin5 March 187820 December 1878
14 William Crowther20 December 187830 October 1879
William Giblin30 October 187915 August 1884
15 Adye Douglas15 August 18848 March 1886
16 James Agnew8 March 188629 March 1887
Philip FyshLiberal29 March 188717 August 1892
17 Henry DobsonConservative17 August 189214 April 1894
18 Sir Edward BraddonLiberal /
Free Trade
14 April 189412 October 1899
19 Elliott LewisConservative12 October 18999 April 1903
20 William PropstingLiberal9 April 190312 July 1904
21 John EvansConservative12 July 190419 June 1909
Sir Elliott LewisLiberal19 June 190920 October 1909
22 John EarleLabor20 October 190927 October 1909
Sir Elliott LewisCommonwealth Liberal27 October 190914 June 1912
23 Albert SolomonCommonwealth Liberal14 June 19126 April 1914
John EarleLabor6 April 191415 April 1916
24 Walter LeeCommonwealth Liberal,
Nationalist
15 April 191612 August 1922
25 John HayesNationalist12 August 192214 August 1923
Sir Walter LeeNationalist14 August 192325 October 1923
26Joseph LyonsLabor25 October 192315 June 1928
27 John McPheeNationalist15 June 192815 March 1934
Sir Walter LeeNationalist15 March 193422 June 1934
28 Albert OgilvieLabor22 June 193411 June 1939
29 Edmund Dwyer-GrayLabor11 June 193918 December 1939
30 Robert CosgroveLabor18 December 193918 December 1947
31 Edward BrookerLabor18 December 194725 February 1948
Robert CosgroveLabor25 February 194826 August 1958
32 Eric ReeceLabor26 August 195826 May 1969
33 Angus BethuneLiberal26 May 19693 May 1972
Eric ReeceLabor3 May 197231 March 1975
34 Bill NeilsonLabor31 March 19751 December 1977
35 Doug LoweLabor1 December 197711 November 1981
36 Harry HolgateLabor11 November 198126 May 1982
37 Robin GrayLiberal26 May 198229 June 1989
38Michael FieldLabor29 June 198917 February 1992
39 Ray GroomLiberal17 February 199218 March 1996
40 Tony RundleLiberal18 March 199614 September 1998
41 Jim BaconLabor14 September 199821 March 2004
42 Paul LennonLabor21 March 200426 May 2008
43 David BartlettLabor26 May 200824 January 2011
44 Lara GiddingsLabor24 January 201131 March 2014
45 Will HodgmanLiberal31 March 2014present

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Premier and Leader of the Opposition, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.