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Appendix 4 - Leaders of the Opposition

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NamePartyDates
REID, Rt Hon. George Houstoun, KCFree TradeMay 1901 to 18.8.1904[1]
WATSON, Hon. John ChristianALP18.8.1904 to 5.7.1905
REID, Rt Hon. George Houstoun, KCFree Trade, Anti-Socialist from 19067.7.1905 to 16.11.1908
COOK, Hon. JosephAnti-Socialist17.11.1908 to 26.5.1909
DEAKIN, Hon. AlfredFusion26.5.1909 to 2.6.1909[1]
FISHER, Hon. AndrewALP2.6.1909 to 29.4.1910[1]
DEAKIN, Hon. AlfredLiberal1.7.1910 to 20.1.1913
COOK, Hon. JosephLiberal20.1.1913 to 24.6.1913[1]
FISHER, Rt Hon. AndrewALP8.7.1913 to 17.9.1914[1]
COOK, Rt Hon. JosephLiberal8.10.1914 to 17.2.1917
TUDOR, Hon. Frank GwynneALP17.2.1917 to 10.1.1922[2]
CHARLTON, MatthewALP16.5.1922 to 29.3.1928
SCULLIN, James HenryALP26.4.1928 to 22.10.1929[1]
LATHAM, Hon. John Greig, CMG, KCNationalist20.11.1929 to 7.5.1931
LYONS, Hon. Joseph AloysiusUAP7.5.1931 to 6.1.1932[1]
SCULLIN, Rt Hon. James HenryALP7.1.1932 to 1.10.1935
CURTIN, JohnALP1.10.1935 to 7.10.1941[1]
FADDEN, Rt Hon. Arthur WilliamCP8.10.1941 to 23.9.1943
MENZIES, Rt Hon. Robert Gordon, KCUAP Liberal from 194523.9.1943 to 19.12.1949[1]
CHIFLEY, Rt Hon. Joseph BenedictALP21.2.1950 to 13.6.1951[2]
EVATT, Rt Hon. Herbert Vere, QCALP20.6.1951 to 9.2.1960
CALWELL, Hon. Arthur AugustusALP7.3.1960 to 8.2.1967
WHITLAM, Edward Gough, QCALP8.2.1967 to 5.12.1972[1]
SNEDDEN, Rt Hon. Billy Mackie, QCLiberal20.12.1972 to 21.3.1975
FRASER, Hon. John MalcolmLiberal21.3.1975 to 11.11.1975[1]
WHITLAM, Hon. Edward Gough, QCALP27.1.1976 to 22.12.1977
HAYDEN, Hon. William GeorgeALP22.12.1977 to 3.2.1983
HAWKE, Robert James Lee, ACALP8.2.1983 to 11.3.1983[1]
PEACOCK, Hon. Andrew SharpLiberal11.3.1983 to 5.9.1985
HOWARD, Hon. John WinstonLiberal5.9.1985 to 9.5.1989
PEACOCK, Hon. Andrew SharpLiberal9.5.1989 to 3.4.1990
HEWSON, John RobertLiberal3.4.1990 to 23.5.1994
DOWNER, Alexander John GosseLiberal23.5.1994 to 30.1.1995
HOWARD, Hon. John WinstonLiberal30.1.1995 to 11.3.1996[1]
BEAZLEY, Hon. Kim ChristianALP19.3.1996 to 22.11.2001
CREAN, Hon. Simon FindlayALP22.11.2001 to 2.12.2003
LATHAM, Mark WilliamALP2.12.2003 to 18.1.2005
BEAZLEY, Hon. Kim ChristianALP28.1.2005 to 4.12.2006
RUDD, Kevin MichaelALP4.12.2006 to 3.12.2007[1]
NELSON, Hon. Brendan JohnLiberal3.12.2007 to 16.9.2008
TURNBULL, Hon. Malcolm BlighLiberal16.9.2008 to 1.12.2009
ABBOTT, Hon. Tony JohnLiberal1.12.2009 –

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