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Commonwealth Government of Australia beginning 11 March 1996 - period in office of Prime minister Howard, John Winston ending on 3 December 2007



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

Prime minister
Howard, John Winston
Date of beginning of period in office
11 March 1996
Date of end of period in office
3 December 2007 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Loss of general election 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
Number of days in office
4,284 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of prime minister at start of period
Liberal Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
National 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
28
Number from party of prime minister
23
Number from coalition party 1
5
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
7
Number who are women
4

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 24 November 2007John Winston HowardLiberal PartyKevin RuddAustralian Labor Party
COM 9 October 2004John Winston HowardLiberal PartyJohn Winston HowardLiberal Party
COM 10 November 2001John Winston HowardLiberal PartyJohn Winston HowardLiberal Party
COM 3 October 1998John Winston HowardLiberal PartyJohn Winston HowardLiberal Party
COM 2 March 1996Paul John KeatingAustralian Labor PartyJohn Winston HowardLiberal 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

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard)

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