ID 0028

Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 10 January 1968 - period in office of Prime minister Gorton, John Grey ending on 10 March 1971



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

Prime minister
Gorton, John Grey
Date of beginning of period in office
10 January 1968
Date of end of period in office
10 March 1971 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of coalition party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Change of party leader
Number of days in office
1,155 

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
4
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 25 October 1969John Grey GortonLiberal PartyJohn Grey GortonLiberal 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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