ID 0130

State Government of South Australia beginning 15 February 1979 - period in office of Premier Corcoran, James Desmond ending on 18 September 1979



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

Premier
Corcoran, James Desmond
Date of beginning of period in office
15 February 1979
Date of end of period in office
18 September 1979 
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
215 

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
--none--  
If further change during period
--none--  

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

Total number of ministers
15
Number from party of premier
15
Number from coalition party 1
0
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
5
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 15 September 1979James Desmond CorcoranAustralian Labor PartyDavid Oliver TonkinLiberal Party

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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 0 08 033038 X).

There are small discrepancies in calculating the total valid vote given by Hughes (1986), and differences between these figures and those given by Jaensch (1986).

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