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Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory

The Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory, in formal contexts also Attorney-General or Attorney General for the Australian Capital Territory, is the primary Law Officer of the Crown in the Australian Capital Territory. The Attorney General serves as the chief legal and constitutional adviser of the ACT Government and is the head of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate. Its constitutional role was established in 1989 with the enactment by the Federal Parliament of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988.[1]

Attorney-General of the Australian Capital Territory
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Incumbent
Gordon Ramsay
MLA

since 31 October 2016
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorChief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory
AppointerACT Legislative Assembly
Inaugural holderRosemary Follett
Formation18 May 1989
DeputyACT Government Solicitor
Websitewww.justice.act.gov.au

Gordon Ramsay, MLA, a representative of the Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch), became Attorney General on 31 October 2016.

List of Attorneys-GeneralEdit

#[2] Name Took Office Left Office Timespan Party
1 Rosemary Follett 18 May 1989 14 December 1989 210 days Labor
2 Bernard Collaery 14 December 1989 18 June 1991 1 year, 186 days Residents Rally
3 Terry Connolly 18 June 1991 17 March 1995 3 years, 272 days Labor
4 Gary Humphries 17 March 1995 15 December 2000 5 years, 273 days Liberal
5 Bill Stefaniak 15 December 2000 14 November 2001 334 days Liberal
6 Jon Stanhope 14 November 2001 18 April 2006 5 years, 158 days Labor
7 Simon Corbell 18 April 2006 31 October 2016 10 years, 196 days Labor
8 Gordon Ramsay 31 October 2016 incumbent currently 2 years, 344 days Labor

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Consolidated Acts - AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (SELF-GOVERNMENT) ACT 1988 - SECT 3". AustLII. Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ O'Neill, Patrick. "Australian Capital Territory Attorneys-General 1989+". List of Australian Attorneys-General. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 11 September 2015.