ID 0027

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 19 December 1967 - period in office of Prime minister McEwen, John ending on 10 January 1968



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

Prime minister
McEwen, John
Date of beginning of period in office
19 December 1967
Date of end of period in office
10 January 1968 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Death of prime minister 
Reason for end of this government
Change of coalition party leader
Number of days in office
22 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Country Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
Liberal 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
6
Number from coalition party 1
19
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
5
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')

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

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

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