ID 0033

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 20 December 1991 - period in office of Prime minister Keating, Paul John ending on 11 March 1996

Period in office of prime minister (see Glossary entry for 'period in office' and related terms)

Prime minister
Keating, Paul John
Date of beginning of period in office
20 December 1991
Date of end of period in office
11 March 1996 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
Number of days in office

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Australian Labor Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Coalition partner 2
Coalition partner 3
Coalition partner 4
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
If change in parliamentary support during period
If further change during period

Number of ministers at beginning of period (this may vary during the period)

Total number of ministers
Number from party of prime minister
Number from coalition party 1
Number from coalition party 2
Number from upper house
Number who are women

House of Representatives elections contested as prime minister or after which became prime minister (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

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Election Prime minister at election Prime minister's party Prime minister after election Prime minister's party
COM 2 March 1996Paul John KeatingAustralian Labor PartyJohn Winston HowardLiberal Party
COM 13 March 1993Paul John KeatingAustralian Labor PartyPaul John KeatingAustralian Labor Party

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Government after election: The Carnell Liberal minority government became the Carnell Liberal Moore coalition minority government.


Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)