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Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 7 October 1941 - period in office of Prime minister Curtin, John ending on 6 July 1945



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

Prime minister
Curtin, John
Date of beginning of period in office
7 October 1941
Date of end of period in office
6 July 1945 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Defeat in parliament 
Reason for end of this government
Death of prime minister
Number of days in office
1,368 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister 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
Minority
If change in parliamentary support during period
21 August 1943
Majority
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
19
Number from party of prime minister
19
Number from coalition party 1
0
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
5
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 21 August 1943John CurtinAustralian Labor PartyJohn CurtinAustralian Labor Party

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Notes

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

Sources

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

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