ID 0067

State Government of New South Wales beginning 24 June 1992 - period in office of Premier Fahey, John Joseph ending on 2 May 1995

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

Fahey, John Joseph
Date of beginning of period in office
24 June 1992
Date of end of period in office
2 May 1995 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Loss of general election
Number of days in office

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier at start of period
Liberal Party
If coalition government
Coalition partner 1
National Party
Coalition partner 2
Coalition partner 3
Coalition partner 4
Party support in parliament at beginning of period
Coalition Minority
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
NSW 25 March 1995John Joseph FaheyLiberal PartyRobert John CarrAustralian Labor Party

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Change of party leader (Greiner): Beginning of Fahey's period in office: Greiner resigned as Premier when it was clear that a motion of no confidence in his leadership of the Liberal Party and National Party coalition minority government was likely to be passed in the Legislative Assembly. For details of the events leading up to Greiner's resignation, see the entry for 'Greiner' in the 'Governments' section of this website.

Loss of election (Fahey): See Tony Smith, '1995', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 3 (1968-1999), pp. 323-368, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907412).

References: For an analysis of the role of Premier in New South Wales, see David Clune and Ken Turner, 'Introduction: The Changing Role of the Premier in the 20th Century', pp. 1-14, in Clune and Turner vol. 2 (see, 'Sources', below), and for a review of government policies under premiers Greiner and Fahey, see Martin Laffin and Martin Painter, Reform and Reversal: Lessons from the Coalition Government in New South Wales 1988-1995, (South Melbourne, Vic.: Macmillan, 1995, ISBN 0732931673).

For a survey of Fahey's political career, see Greg Melleuish, 'John Joseph Fahey', in Clune and Turner, vol. 2, pp. 465-477, (see 'Sources', below).


David Clune and Ken Turner (editors), The Premiers of New South Wales, vol. 2, (1901-2005), (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 186287551); Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, pp. 298-311, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2002, ISBN 1862874344); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 246-308, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999). In consulting these sources, note the difference between ministries and periods in office.