ID 0260

State Government of South Australia beginning 5 March 2002 - period in office of Premier Rann, Michael David ending on 4 December 2002

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

Rann, Michael David
Date of beginning of period in office
5 March 2002
Date of end of period in office
4 December 2002 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
Change of partisan support for premier/PM (see notes)
Number of days in office

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Australian Labor Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Coalition partner 2
Coalition partner 3
Coalition partner 4
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
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 premier
Number from coalition party 1
Number from coalition party 2
Number from upper house
Number who are women

Assembly elections contested as premier or after which became premier (see Glossary entry for 'after election')

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Election Premier at election Premier's party Premier after election Premier's party
SA 20 March 2010Michael David RannAustralian Labor PartyMichael David RannAustralian Labor Party
SA 18 March 2006Michael David RannAustralian Labor PartyMichael David RannAustralian Labor Party
SA 9 February 2002Robert Gerard KerinLiberal PartyMichael David RannAustralian Labor Party

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Minority government: First period in office for Rann: After the March 2002 general election, the Rann Australian Labor Party minority government was formed with the support of Independent Peter Lewis who became Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Change of partisan support for premier: On 4 December 2002, Independent member Rory McEwen was sworn in as a minister in a Rann Australian Labor Party and Independent coalition government. The willingness of McEwen to become part of the government while remaining an Independent transformed the government from a minority government relying on the casting vote of the Speaker to a coalition government with majority support on the floor of the Assembly. This change in the party composition of the parliamentary support for the premier meant that a second period in office had commenced for Rann; see next period in office for South Australia.