ID 0013

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 17 February 1917 - period in office of Prime minister Hughes, William Morris ending on 9 February 1923



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

Prime minister
Hughes, William Morris
Date of beginning of period in office
17 February 1917
Date of end of period in office
9 February 1923 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of partisan support for premier/PM 
Reason for end of this government
Change of party leader
Number of days in office
2,183 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Nationalist 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
13 December 1919
Minority
Result of general election
If further change during period
--none--  

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

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

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 16 December 1922William Morris HughesNationalist PartyStanley Melbourne BruceNationalist Party
COM 13 December 1919William Morris HughesNationalist PartyWilliam Morris HughesNationalist Party
COM 5 May 1917William Morris HughesNationalist PartyWilliam Morris HughesNationalist Party

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Notes

The Ministry of Nationalists was originally comprised of 5 ex-National Labor MPs and 6 ex-Liberal MPs.

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