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Appendix 15 - Chronology of Parliaments

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ParliamentGeneral electionsOpeningHouse’s last sitting dayProrogation (further prorogation)Dissolution
First Parliament29 & 30.3.1901
First Session9.5.190110.10.190210.10.1902
(14.11.1902)
(15.12.1902)
(21.1.1903)
(20.2.1903)
(31.3.1903)
Second Session26.5.190322.10.190322.10.1903
(11.11.1903)
23.11.1903
Second Parliament16.12.1903
First Session2.3.190415.12.190415.12.1904
(20.1.1905)
(3.2.1905)
(29.3.1905)
(28.4.1905)
(22.5.1905)
Second Session28.6.190521.12.190521.12.1905)
(31.1.1906)
(29.3.1906)
(4.5.1906)
Third Session7.6.190612.10.190612.10.1906
(26.10.1906)
5.11.1906
Third Parliament12.12.1906
First Session20.2.190721.2.190722.2.1907
(5.4.1907)
(18.5.1907)
Second Session3.7.19075.6.190811.6.1908
(14.7.1908)
(13.8.1908)
Third Session16.9.190811.12.190815.12.1908
(19.1.1909)
(5.3.1909)
(7.4.1909)
Fourth Session26.5.19098.12.190913.12.1909
(18.1.1910)
19.2.1910 (expired)
Fourth Parliament13.4.1910
First Session1.7.191025.11.191029.11.1910
(2.2.1911)
(17.3.1911)
(2.5.1911)
(9.6.1911)
(24.7.1911)
(1.8.1911)
Second Session5.9.191119–21.12.191122.12.1911
(1.2.1912)
(13.3.1912)
(19.4.1912)
(22.5.1912)
Third Session19.6.191220–21.12.19128.1.1913
(21.2.1913)
(4.4.1913)
23.4.1913
Fifth Parliament31.5.1913
First Session9.7.191318–19.12.191319.12.1913
(29.1.1914)
(11.3.1914)
Second Session15.4.191426.6.191427.6.1914
30.7.1914
Sixth Parliament5.9.1914
First Session8.10.191416–17.3.191720.3.1917
26.3.1917
Seventh Parliament5.5.1917
First Session14.6.191714.6.191716.6.1917
Second Session11.7.191724.10.191928.10.1919
3.11.1919
Eighth Parliament13.12.1919
First Session26.2.19209–10.12.19215.1.1922
(10.3.1922)
(11.5.1922)
Second Session28.6.192212–14.10.192218.10.1922
6.11.1922
Ninth Parliament16.12.1922
First Session28.2.19239.3.192321.3.1923
(16.5.1923)
Second Session13.6.19239–10.10.192430.4.1925
Third Session10.6.192523–25.9.192528.9.1925
3.10.1925
Tenth Parliament14.11.1925
First Session13.1.192621–22.9.1928
9.10.1928
Eleventh Parliament17.11.1928
First Session6.2.192912.9.1929
16.9.1929
Twelfth Parliament12.10.1929
First Session20.11.192926.11.1931
27.11.1931
Thirteenth Parliament19.12.1931
First Session17.2.19321–2.8.1934
7.8.1934
Fourteenth Parliament15.9.1934
First Session23.10.193411.12.193627.5.1937
Second Session17.6.193715.9.1937
21.9.1937
Fifteenth Parliament23.10.1937
First Session30.11.19377–8.12.193914.3.1940
Second Session17.4.194021–22.8.1940
27.8.1940
Sixteenth Parliament21.9.1940
First Session20.11.19401.7.1943
7.7.1943
Seventeenth Parliament21.8.1943
First Session23.9.194330–31.3.19445.7.1944
Second Session17.7.19441.12.19448.2.1945
Third Session21.2.19459.8.1946
16.8.1946
Eighteenth Parliament28.9.1946
First Session6.11.194617–18.6.19484.8.1948
Second Session1.9.194827.10.1949
31.10.1949
Nineteenth Parliament10.12.1949
First Session22.2.195016.3.1951
19.3.1951
Twentieth Parliament28.4.1951
First Session12.6.195122.10.195330.10.1953
Second Session10.11.19532–3.12.19534.2.1954
Third Session15.2.195414.4.1954
21.4.1954
Twenty-first Parliament29.5.1954
First Session4.8.195427–28.10.1955
4.11.1955
Twenty-second Parliament10.12.1955
First Session15.2.19568.11.19567.3.1957
Second Session19.3.19575.12.195711.2.1958
Third Session25.2.19581–2.10.1958
14.10.1958
Twenty-third Parliament22.11.1958
First Session17.2.19593.12.195910.2.1960
Second Session8.3.19608–9.12.196020.2.1961
Third Session7.3.196126–27.10.1961
2.11.1961
Twenty-fourth Parliament9.12.1961
First Session20.2.196230.10.1963
1.11.1963
Twenty-fifth Parliament30.11.1963
First Session25.2.196428.10.1966
31.10.1966
Twenty-sixth Parliament26.11.1966
First Session21.2.19678–9.11.19679.2.1968
Second Session12.3.196826.9.1969
29.9.1969
Twenty-seventh Parliament25.10.1969
First Session25.11.196925–26.11.196923.2.1970
Second Session3.3.197026.10.1972
2.11.1972
Twenty-eighth Parliament2.12.1972
First Session27.2.197313.12.197314.2.1974
Second Session28.2.197410.4.1974
11.4.1974
Twenty-ninth Parliament18.5.1974
First Session9.7.197411.11.197511.11.1975
Thirtieth Parliament13.12.1975
First Session17.2.197624.2.197728.2.1977
Second Session8.3.19778.11.1977
Thirty-first Parliament10.12.1977
First Session21.2.197818.9.1980
19.9.1980
Thirty-second Parliament18.10.1980
First Session25.11.198014–15.12.1982
4.2.1983
Thirty-third Parliament5.3.1983
First Session21.4.198311.10.1984
26.10.1984
Thirty-fourth Parliament1.12.1984
First Session21.2.19854.6.1987
5.6.1987
Thirty-fifth Parliament11.7.1987
First Session14.9.198722.12.1989
19.2.1990
Thirty-sixth Parliament24.3.1990
First Session8.5.199017–18.12.19928.2.19938.2.1993
Thirty-seventh Parliament13.3.1993
First Session4.5.199330.11–1.12.199529.1.199629.1.1996
Thirty-eighth Parliament2.3.1996
First Session30.4.199615.7.199831.8.199831.8.1998
Thirty-ninth Parliament3.10.1998
First Session10.11.199827.9.20018.10.20018.10.2001
Fortieth Parliament10.11.2001
First Session12.2.200212–13.8.200431.8.200431.8.2004
Forty-first Parliament9.10.2004
First Session16.11.200420.9.200715.10.200717.10.2007
Forty-second Parliament24.11.2007
First Session12.2.200824.6.201019.7.201019.7.2010
Forty-third Parliament21.08.2010
First session28.9.2010

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