ID 0026

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 26 January 1966 - period in office of Prime minister Holt, Harold Edward ending on 19 December 1967



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

Prime minister
Holt, Harold Edward
Date of beginning of period in office
26 January 1966
Date of end of period in office
19 December 1967 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Death of prime minister
Number of days in office
692 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Liberal Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Country Party
Coalition partner 2
--none--
Coalition partner 3
--none--
Coalition partner 4
--none--
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Coalition
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
25
Number from party of prime minister
19
Number from coalition party 1
6
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
11
Number who are women
1

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 26 November 1966Harold Edward HoltLiberal PartyHarold Edward HoltLiberal 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

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400).

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