Prime Minister of Australia

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The Prime Minister of Australia is the leader of the Australian government. He or she has the most powerful political office in the Commonwealth of Australia.

The current Prime Minister of Australia, since September 2013, is Tony Abbott.

Prime Ministerial Power & Roles[change | change source]

  • The prime minister can choose his or her own ministers;
  • Can choose election dates;
  • Represents the country;
  • Spokesperson for the government, both domestically and internationally;
  • Advisor to the Governor-General;
  • Create bills in parliament

List of Prime Ministers[change | change source]

No. Name Party Assumed office Left office
1 Edmund Barton Protectionist 1 January 1901 24 September 1903
2 Alfred Deakin Protectionist 24 September 1903 27 April 1904
3 Chris Watson Labor 27 April 1904 18 August 1904
4 Sir George Reid Free Trade 18 August 1904 5 July 1905
- Alfred Deakin (2nd time) Comwlth. Liberal 5 July 1905 13 November 1908
5 Andrew Fisher Labor 13 November 1908 2 June 1909
- Alfred Deakin (3rd time) Comwlth. Liberal 2 June 1909 29 April 1910
- Andrew Fisher (2nd time) Labor 29 April 1910 24 June 1913
6 Joseph Cook Comwlth. Liberal 24 June 1913 17 September 1914
- Andrew Fisher (3rd time) Labor 17 September 1914 27 October 1915
7 Billy Hughes Labor 27 October 1915 14 November 1916
- Billy Hughes (2nd time) National Labor 14 November 1916 17 February 1917
- Billy Hughes (3rd time) Nationalist 17 February 1917 9 February 1923
8 Stanley Bruce Nationalist 9 February 1923 22 October 1929
9 James Scullin Labor 22 October 1929 6 January 1932
10 Joseph Lyons United Australia 6 January 1932 7 April 1939
11 Sir Earle Page Country 7 April 1939 26 April 1939
12 Robert Menzies United Australia 26 April 1939 28 August 1941
13 Arthur Fadden Country 28 August 1941 7 October 1941
14 John Curtin Labor 7 October 1941 5 July 1945
15 Frank Forde Labor 6 July 1945 13 July 1945
16 Ben Chifley Labor 13 July 1945 19 December 1949
- Sir Robert Menzies (2nd time) Liberal 19 December 1949 26 January 1966
17 Harold Holt Liberal 26 January 1966 19 December 1967
18 John McEwen Country 19 December 1967 10 January 1968
19 John Gorton Liberal 10 January 1968 10 March 1971
20 William McMahon Liberal 10 March 1971 5 December 1972
21 Gough Whitlam Labor 5 December 1972 11 November 1975
22 Malcolm Fraser Liberal 11 November 1975 11 March 1983
23 Bob Hawke Labor 11 March 1983 20 December 1991
24 Paul Keating Labor 20 December 1991 11 March 1996
25 John Howard Liberal 11 March 1996 3 December 2007
26 Kevin Rudd Labor 3 December 2007 24 June 2010
27 Julia Gillard Labor 24 June 2010 27 June 2013
- Kevin Rudd (2nd time) Labor 27 June 2013 18 September 2013
28 Tony Abbott Liberal 18 September 2013 Incumbent

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