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Australian Commonwealth Political Parties

The history of each of todays main political parties in Australia.

Liberal Party of Australia 1944 – current www.liberal.org.au
Leaders and original Party Names

1889 Australian Free Trade and Liberal Association

      • 1889 – 1896 Henry Parkes
      • 1896 – 1909 George Reid

1901 Protectionist Party


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      • 1901 – 1903 Edmund Barton
      • 1903 – 1909 Alfred Deakin

1909 Commonwealth Liberal Party

      • 1909 – 1913 Alfred Deakin
      • 1913 – 1916 Joseph Cook

1917 Nationalist Party of Australia

      • 1917 – 1922 William Morris Hughes
      • 1922 – 1929 Stanley Bruce
      • 1929 – 1931 John Latham

1931 United Australia Party

      • 1931 – 1939 Joseph Lyons (Labor Premier of Tasmania: 25 October 1923 ?? 15 June 1928
      • 1939 – 1941 Robert Menzies
      • 1941 – 1943 Billy Hughes
      • 1943 – 1944 Robert Menzies

1944 Liberal Party of Australia

      • 1944 – 1966 Robert Menzies
      • 1966 – 1967 Harold Holt
      • 1967 – 1971 John Gorton
      • 1971 – 1972 William McMahon
      • 1972 – 1974 Billy Snedden
      • 1975 – 1983 Malcolm Fraser
      • 1983 – 1985 Andrew Peacock
      • 1985 – 1989 John Howard
      • 1989 – 1990 Andrew Peacock
      • 1990 – 1994 Dr. John Hewson
      • 1994 – 1995 Alexander Downer
      • 1995 – 2007 John Howard
      • 2007 – 2008 Dr. Brendan Nelson
      • 2008 – 2009 Malcolm Turnbull
      • 2009 – present Tony Abbott

Australian Labor Party 1901 – current www.alp.org.au
Leaders

      • 1891 – 1901 Only State based.
      • 1901 – 1907 Chris Watson
      • 1907 – 1915 Andrew Fisher
      • 1915 – 1916 Billy Hughes
      • 1916 – 1922 Frank Tudor
      • 1922 – 1928 Matthew Charlton
      • 1928 – 1935 James Scullin
      • 1935 – 1945 John Curtin
      • 1945 – 1951 Ben Chifley
      • 1945 – 1945 Frank Forde
      • 1951 – 1960 Herbert Evatt
      • 1960 – 1967 Arthur Calwell
      • 1967 – 1977 Gough Whitlam
      • 1977 – 1983 Bill Hayden
      • 1983 – 1991 Bob Hawke (elected unopposed after Hayden resigned)
      • 1991 – 1996 Paul Keating (Keating challenged Bob Hawke in 1991 and won)
      • 1996 – 2001 Kim Beazley (elected unopposed after Keating resigned)
      • 2001 – 2003 Simon Crean (elected unopposed after Beazley resigned)
      • 2003 – 2005 Mark Latham ( 47 votes to 45 : against Beazley on 2 December 2003.)
      • 2005 – 2006 Kim Beazley (elected on 28 January 2005 after Latham resigned)
      • 2006 – 2010 Kevin Rudd (49 votes to 39 against Beazley on 4 December 2006)
      • 2010 – 2013 Julia Gillard (challenged Kevin Rudd and won)
      • 2013 – 2013 Kevin Rudd (challenged Julia Gillard and won)
      • 2013 –

National Party of Australia 1920 – current www.nationals.org.au
Leaders and original Party Names

1920 Australian Country Party

      • 1920 – 1921 William James McWilliams
      • 1921 – 1939 Sir Earle Page
      • 1939 – 1940 Archie Cameron
      • 1940 – 1958 Sir Arthur Fadden
      • 1958 – 1971 Sir John McEwen
      • 1971 – 1984 Doug Anthony

1975 National Country Party

      • 1971 – 1984 Doug Anthony

1982 National Party of Australia

      • 1971 – 1984 Doug Anthony
      • 1984 – 1989 Ian Sinclair
      • 1989 – 1990 Charles Blunt
      • 1990 – 1999 Tim Fischer
      • 1999 – 2005 John Anderson
      • 2005 – 2007 Mark Vaile
      • 2007 – Warren Truss
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