Australia/Prime Minister

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(Prime Minister)
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Start1 January 1901
Leader ofAustralia
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of Australia
Leader of the AustraliaBoss of the Australia/Deputy Prime Minister.

The Australian Prime Minister, according to convention, is the leader of the majority party or largest coalition party of the Australian House of Representatives. However, there is no requirement that the prime minister sit in the House of Representatives, or even be a member of parliament.

War powers

The Prime Minster can send Australian troops overseas without parliamentary approval. There is no requirement to debate the decision before it is announced.[1] The power is part of the executive power laid out in section 61 of the Constitution.


Office Holders on Wikispooks

Anthony Albanese23 May 2022
Scott Morrison24 August 201823 May 2022
Malcolm Turnbull15 September 201524 August 2018
Tony Abbott18 September 201315 September 2015
Kevin Rudd27 June 201318 September 2013
Julia Gillard28 October 201127 June 2013
Kevin Rudd3 December 200724 June 2010
John Howard11 March 19963 December 2007
Paul Keating20 December 199111 March 1996
Bob Hawke11 March 198320 December 1991
Malcolm Fraser11 November 197511 March 1983
Gough Whitlam5 December 197211 November 1975Ousted by the CIA and MI6 in the Australian 1975 coup d'état
William McMahon10 March 19715 December 1972
John Gorton10 January 196810 March 1971
Harold Holt26 January 196617 December 1967
Robert Menzies19 December 194926 January 1966Backed by a US-backed campaign against his opponent Ben Chifley, whose government was considered "unsafe"
Ben Chifley13 July 194519 December 1949
Robert Menzies26 April 193929 August 1941
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