Appendix 12

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Appendix 12 General elections—significant dates from 19th to 43rd Parliaments


Dates
Number of days between
Parlia-
ment
Election announced in House (outside House)
House rising date
Dissolution
Writs issued
Nomin-ations closed
Date of poll
Date for return of writs (on or before)
Date of first sitting
House rising and polling day
polling day and first sitting
date for return of writs and first sitting

19 26.10.49 27.10.49 31.10.49 31.10.49 14.11.49 10.12.49 25.1.50 22.2.50
44
74
28
20 (17.3.51) i 16.3.51 19.3.51 28.3.51 6.4.51 28.4.51 13.6.51 12.6.51
43
45
-1 ii
21 6.4.54 iii 14.4.54 21.4.54 23.4.54 6.5.54 29.5.54 7.7.54 4.8.54
45
67
28
22 26.10.55 28.10.55 iv 4.11.55 7.11.55 16.11.55 10.12.55 25.1.56 15.2.56
43
67
21
23 20.8.58 v 2.10.58 iv 14.10.58 22.10.58 31.10.58 22.11.58 20.1.59 17.2.59
51
87
28
24 12.9.61 27.10.61 iv 2.11.61 3.11.61 14.11.61 9.12.61 1.2.62 20.2.62
43
73
19
25 15.10.63 30.10.63 1.11.63 1.11.63 8.11.63 30.11.63 30.1.64 25.2.64
31
87
26
26 12.10.66 28.10.66 31.10.66 31.10.66 7.11.66 26.11.66 26.1.67 21.2.67
29
87
26
27 20.8.69 26.9.69 29.9.69 29.9.69 7.10.69 25.10.69 24.11.69 25.11.69
29
31
1
28 10.10.72 26.10.72 2.11.72 2.11.72 10.11.72 2.12.72 31.1.73 27.2.73
37
87
27
29 10.4.74 10.4.74 11.4.74 20.4.74 29.4.74 18.5.74 29.6.74 9.7.74
38
52
10
30 11.11.75 11.11.75 11.11.75 17 & 21.11.75 vi 28.11.75 13.12.75 22.1.76 17.2.76
32
66
26
31 27.10.77 8.11.77 10.11.77 10.11.77 18.11.77 10.12.77 8.2.78 21.2.78
32
73
13
32 11.9.80 18.9.80 19.9.80 19.9.80 27.9.80 18.10.80 17.12.80 25.11.80
30
38
-22 ii
33 (3.2.83) 15.12.82 iv 4.2.83 4.2.83 19.2.83 5.3.83 5.5.83 21.4.83
80
47
-14 ii
34 8.10.84 11.10.84 26.10.84 26.10.84 6.11.84 1.12.84 24.1.85 21.2.85
51
82
28
35 27.5.87 4.6.87 5.6.87 5.6.87 18.6.87 11.7.87 3.9.87 14.9.87
37
65
11
36 (16.2.90) 22.12.89 19.2.90 19.2.90 2.3.90 24.3.90 30.5.90 8.5.90
92
45
-22 ii
37 (7.2.93) 18.12.92 iv 8.2.93 8.2.93 19.2.93 13.3.93 19.5.93 4.5.93
85
52
-15 ii
38 (27.1.96) 1.12.95 iv 29.1.96 29.1.96 9.2.96 2.3.96 8.5.96 30.4.96
92
59
-8 ii
39 (30.8.98) 15.7.98 31.8.98 31.8.98 10.9.98 3.10.98 9.12.98 10.11.98
80
38
-29 ii
40 (5.10.01) 27.9.01 8.10.01 8.10.01 18.10.01 10.11.01 16.1.02 12.2.02
44
94
27
41 (29.8.04) 13.8.04 iv 31.8.04 31.8.04 16.9.04 9.10.04 8.12.04 16.11.04
57
38
-22 ii
42 (14.10.07) 20.9.07 17.10.07 17.10.07 1.11.07 24.11.07 25.1.08 12.2.08
65
80
18
43 (17.7.10) 24.6.10 19.7.10 19.7.10 29.7.10 21.8.10 27.10.10 28.9.10
58
38
-29

i On 16 March 1951 the Prime Minister indicated he had tendered advice to the Governor-General but was not in a position to inform the House of the reply.
ii The first sitting day preceded the date fixed for the return of writs.
iii Dates for closing of nominations and issue of writs announced in answer to question without notice.
iv Continuation of previous day s sitting.
v Announced in answer to question without notice.
vi Writs issued for Northern Territory, ACT and all States except South Australia and Western Australia on 17 November; writs issued for South Australia and Western Australia on 21 November.

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