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Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 9 February 1923 - period in office of Prime minister Bruce, Stanley Melbourne ending on 22 October 1929



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

Prime minister
Bruce, Stanley Melbourne
Date of beginning of period in office
9 February 1923
Date of end of period in office
22 October 1929 
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
2,447 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Nationalist Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Country Party
Coalition partner 2
--none--
Coalition partner 3
--none--
Coalition partner 4
--none--
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Coalition
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
11
Number from party of prime minister
6
Number from coalition party 1
5
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
3
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 12 October 1929Stanley Melbourne BruceNationalist PartyJames Henry ScullinAustralian Labor Party
COM 17 November 1928Stanley Melbourne BruceNationalist PartyStanley Melbourne BruceNationalist Party
COM 14 November 1925Stanley Melbourne BruceNationalist PartyStanley Melbourne BruceNationalist Party
COM 16 December 1922William Morris HughesNationalist PartyStanley Melbourne BruceNationalist Party

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Notes

Became a coaltion ministry under Bruce because Country Party members refused to be led by Hughes.

Sources

Hughes and Graham, (1968) A Handbook of Ausralian Government and Politics 1890-1964.

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