ID 0094

State Government of Queensland beginning 8 August 1968 - period in office of Premier Bjelke-Peterson, Johannes ending on 18 August 1983



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

Premier
Bjelke-Peterson, Johannes
Date of beginning of period in office
8 August 1968
Date of end of period in office
18 August 1983 
Reason for end of preceding period in office
Change of coalition party leader 
Reason for end of this government
Change of partisan support for premier/PM
Number of days in office
5,488 

Parliamentary support during period

Party affiliation of premier 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
13
Number from party of premier
7
Number from coalition party 1
6
Number from coalition party 2
0
Number from upper house
0
Number who are women
0

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
QLD 1 November 1986Johannes Bjelke-PetersonNational PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonNational Party
QLD 22 October 1983Johannes Bjelke-PetersonNational PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonNational Party
QLD 29 November 1980Johannes Bjelke-PetersonNational PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonNational Party
QLD 12 November 1977Johannes Bjelke-PetersonNational PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonNational Party
QLD 7 December 1974Johannes Bjelke-PetersonNational PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonNational Party
QLD 27 May 1972Johannes Bjelke-PetersonCountry PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonCountry Party
QLD 17 May 1969Johannes Bjelke-PetersonCountry PartyJohannes Bjelke-PetersonCountry Party

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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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