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The Fate of Governments: Comparing 1930 and 2020

The consequences of the COVID-19 crisis of 2020 are often compared to those of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The two crises are neatly set at 90 years from one another. The Wall Street Crash took place in October 1929. The first reports of the coronavirus now known as COVID-19 came in January 2020. This page compares the fate of Australian governments in January 1930 with those in January 2020.

Australian Governments – as of January 1, 1930
LAST
ELECTION
GOVT
ELECTED
PM/
PREMIER
NEXT
ELECTION
FATE OF
GOVT
NEW
GOVT
PM/
PREMIER
FATE OF
NEW GOVT
SA
26.05.1927
Lib Fed
(first term)
Butler
05.04.1930
Defeated
ALP
Hill
Defeated 1933
WA
26.03.1927
ALP
(second term)
Collier
12.04.1930
Defeated
NAT/CP
Mitchell
Defeated 1933
NSW
08.10.1927
NAT/CP
(first term)
Bavin
25.10.1930
Defeated
ALP
Lang
Defeated 1932
TAS
30.05.1928
NAT
(first term)
McPhee
09.05.1931
RE-ELECTED
NAT
McPhee
Defeated 1934
FEDERAL
12.10.1929
ALP
(first term)
Scullin
19.12.1931
Defeated
UAP
Lyons
Re-elected 1934
VIC
30.05.1929
ALP
(first term)
Hogan
14.05.1932
Defeated
UAP
Argyle
Defeated 1935
QLD
11.05.1929
CPNP
(first term)
Moore
11.06.1932
Defeated
ALP
Forgan Smith
Re-elected 1934

Australian Governments – as of January 1, 2020
LAST
ELECTION
GOVT
ELECTED
PM/
PREMIER
NEXT
ELECTION
FATE OF
GOVT
NEW
GOVT
PM/
PREMIER
NT
27.08.2016
ALP
(first term)
Gunner
22.08.2020
ACT
15.10.2016
ALP/GREENS
(fifth term)
Barr
17.10.2020
QLD
25.11.2017
ALP
(second term)
Palaszczuk
31.10.2020
WA
11.03.2017
ALP
(first term)
McGowan
13.03.2021
FEDERAL
18.05.2019
LIB/NP
(third term)
Morrison
Aug 2021-May 2022
TAS
03.03.2018
LIB
(second term)
Gutwein
Mar-May 2022
SA
17.03.2018
Lib
(first term)
Marshall
19.03.2022
VIC
24.11.2018
ALP
(second term)
Andrews
26.11.2022
NSW
23.03.2019
LIB/NP
(third term)
Berejiklian
25.03.2023

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