|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|WA 10 February 2001||Richard Fairfax Court||Liberal Party||Geoffrey Ian Gallop||Australian Labor Party|
|WA 14 December 1996||Richard Fairfax Court||Liberal Party||Richard Fairfax Court||Liberal Party|
|WA 6 February 1993||Carmen Mary Lawrence||Australian Labor Party||Richard Fairfax Court||Liberal Party|
Loss of general election (Lawrence): Beginning of Richard Court's period in office: The Lawrence Australian Labor Party government was defeated at the general election for the Legislative Assembly on 6 February 1993; Lawrence resigned as Premier on 16 February 1993, and Richard Court was commissioned as Premier of a Liberal Party and National Party coalition government; '... Liberal Ministers were chosen by Richard Court and National Party Ministers were elected by their caucus', Hughes, p.153 (see 'Sources', below).
Loss of general election (Court): The Richard Court Liberal Party and National Party coalition government was defeated at the general election for the Legislative Assembly on 10 February 2001. Richard Court resigned as Premier on 16 February 2001.
References: The Australian Journal of Politics and History has provided brief surveys of Western Australian politics since 1956 in the 'Political Chronicle' section of the journal in issues of each annual volume. This publication can be viewed online through Wiley-Blackwell Journals at subscribing libraries.
Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2002); Government of Western Australia, Western Australian Government Gazette, Perth, Friday, 16 February 2001 No. 35 Special; online at: