ID 0015

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 22 October 1929 - period in office of Prime minister Scullin, James Henry ending on 6 January 1932

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

Prime minister
Scullin, James Henry
Date of beginning of period in office
22 October 1929
Date of end of period in office
6 January 1932 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
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 19 December 1931James Henry ScullinFederal Labor PartyJoseph Aloysius Lyons [prime minister]United Australia Party
COM 12 October 1929Stanley Melbourne BruceNationalist PartyJames Henry ScullinAustralian Labor Party

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For details of all Commonwealth prime ministers, see Michelle Grattan (editor) Australian Prime Ministers (Sydney: New Holland, 2000).


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