Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has no plans to retire and says he's never met the author of an opinion piece suggesting he's lost his love for the job.
A claim he will step aside after the next state election is "complete and utter baloney", said Mr Newman, who added that the only way he will leave office is if the voters of Queensland told him it was time to go.
"I love this job and I'm totally committed to it and I'm here for as long as the people of Queensland want me here," he told reporters on the Gold Coast.
"Frankly, when people start making the presumptuous commentary about who is going to be where and what - that is just so arrogant of a commentator to suggest that's my call. It's not.
"It's the people of Queensland's call. I'm their servant and I'll serve them as long as they want me here."
The article by humanities lecturer Paul Williams claims Mr Newman is unhappy as premier and misses his family.
It says winning the next election, likely to be held in March 2015, was Mr Newman's only remaining goal as premier.
But Mr Newman said Dr Williams' views were totally wrong and hadn't been formed on any factual basis.
"The article today from Dr Williams is complete and utter baloney," he said.
"If you want to further underline it, he's never even met me or interviewed me. How would he even know his subject?"