|Election||Premier at election||Premier's party||Premier after election||Premier's party|
|NSW 25 March 1995||John Joseph Fahey||Liberal Party||Robert John Carr||Australian Labor Party|
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.