ID 0021

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 29 August 1941 - period in office of Prime minister Fadden, Arthur William ending on 7 October 1941

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

Prime minister
Fadden, Arthur William
Date of beginning of period in office
29 August 1941
Date of end of period in office
7 October 1941 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of coalition party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Defeat in parliament
Number of days in office

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Country Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
United Australia Party
Coalition partner 2
Coalition partner 3
Coalition partner 4
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Coalition Minority
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')

This prime minister did not win office as the result of an election, and was not (or has not been) in office long enough to contest an election as prime minister; see 'Period in office' table above.

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Menzies resigned the Premiership but remained a member of the ministry. The Government becasme a Country-UAP coalition rather than a UAP-Country Coalition.


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