ID 0129

State Government of South Australia beginning 2 June 1970 - period in office of Premier Dunstan, Donald Allan ending on 15 February 1979



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

Premier
Dunstan, Donald Allan
Date of beginning of period in office
2 June 1970
Date of end of period in office
15 February 1979 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
Change of party leader
Number of days in office
3,180 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Australian Labor Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
--none--
Coalition partner 2
--none--
Coalition partner 3
--none--
Coalition partner 4
--none--
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Majority
If change in parliamentary support during period
12 July 1975
Minority
Result of general election
If further change during period
17 September 1977
Majority
Result of general election

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

Total number of ministers
11
Number from party of premier
11
Number from coalition party 1
0
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
3
Number who are women
0

Assembly elections contested as premier or after which became premier (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

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Election Premier at election Premier's party Premier after election Premier's party
SA 17 September 1977Donald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor PartyDonald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor Party
SA 12 July 1975Donald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor PartyDonald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor Party
SA 10 March 1973Donald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor PartyDonald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor Party
SA 30 May 1970Raymond Steele HallLiberal and Country LeagueDonald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor Party
SA 2 March 1968Donald Allan DunstanAustralian Labor PartyRaymond Steele HallLiberal and Country League

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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400).

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