ID 0023

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 6 July 1945 - period in office of Prime minister Forde, Francis Michael ending on 13 July 1945



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

Prime minister
Forde, Francis Michael
Date of beginning of period in office
6 July 1945
Date of end of period in office
13 July 1945 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Death of prime minister 
Reason for end of this government
Change of party leader
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
--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
18
Number from party of prime minister
18
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')

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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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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