Premier of Tasmania facts for kids
|Premier of Tasmania|
|Appointer||Governor of Tasmania|
|Term length||At the Governor's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||William Champ|
|Formation||1 November 1856|
The Premier of Tasmania is the head of the executive government in the Australian state of Tasmania. By convention, the party or political grouping which has majority support in the House of Assembly will nominate its leader to be Premier. The nominated politician is then invited by the Governor of Tasmania to act as their principal adviser.
Before the 1890s, there was no formal party system in Tasmania. Party labels before that time indicate a general tendency only. The current convention of appointing the Premier from the House of Assembly was not generally applied prior to 1920, with Premiers often appointed from the Legislative Council.
The incumbent Premier of Tasmania since the 2014 election is Will Hodgman of the Liberal Party of Australia.
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