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2022 – ALBANESE ASCENDANT AS MORRISON COLLAPSES
Anthony Albanese returns Labor to government as the Coalition is assailed by the ALP, Teals and Greens.

2019 – MORRISON REVIVES THE COALITION
Scott Morrison replaces Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister and nine months later leads the coalition to a surprise victory.

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 – KEVIN-07
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.

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