These links will take you to more detailed information, documents, audio and video files, and results of federal elections.
- Number of Elections Won By Each Australian Prime Minister – detailed breakdown of which elections each prime minister has won since 1901
- 2016 – TURNBULL SURVIVES, JUST
Following his overthrow of Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull confronts Bill Shorten in a double dissolution and returns with a majority of one and a more unruly Senate.
- 2013 – ABBOTT DISPATCHES RUDD
Six years of Rudd-Gillard-Rudd government is brought to an end.
- 2010 – THE REAL JULIA
The ALP dispatches Rudd and Julia Gillard stumbles into an election against Tony Abbott which results in a hung parliament.
- 2007 – KEVIN07
The ALP returns to government under Kevin Rudd and John Howard loses his seat.
- 2004 – THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT TRUST
Howard wins a fourth term against the ALP’s Mark Latham.
- 2001 – WE WILL DECIDE WHO COMES TO THIS COUNTRY
John Howard increases his majority in an election dominated by the terrorism of 9/11, the Tampa and war in Afghanistan.
- 1998 – THE GST ELECTION
Kim Beazley takes Howard to the brink of defeat but Howard clings on and the GST is introduced.
- 1996 – COMFORTABLE AND RELAXED
John Howard defeats Keating and the coalition returns to government in a landslide.
- 1993 – THE UNLOSABLE ELECTION
Paul Keating wipes the floor with John Hewson’s Fightback! and the GST.
- 1990 – HAWKE’S FOURTH AND FINAL VICTORY
The environment becomes an issue and third-party preferences save the ALP.
- 1987 – JOH FOR PM
Hawke calls a snap election to capitalise on coalition disunity and increases his majority against an opposition now led by John Howard.
- 1984 – PEACOCK SURPRISES
Another early election, a long campaign, and Hawke’s majority is reduced.
- 1983 – THE DROVER’S DOG
Fraser calls an early election, the ALP makes Bob Hawke leader and win a comfortable victory.
- 1980 – FRASER WEAKENED
Under the leadership of Bill Hayden, the ALP makes up ground against the coalition.
- 1977 – WHITLAM’S LAST HURRAH
Fraser’s coalition government is returned in a nearly identical result to 1975.
- 1975 – TURN ON THE LIGHTS
Following Whitlam’s dismissal, Malcolm Fraser leads the coalition to the biggest election victory in federal history.
- 1974 – A FAIR GO
Forced to an early election, Whitlam is returned to office but still without control of the Senate.
- 1972 – IT’S TIME
Gough Whitlam becomes the first Labor Prime Minister in 23 years.