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Part 6 - Historical information on the Australian Parliament - Chronology of Parliaments

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Chronology of Parliaments

Parliament

Elected

Opened

Closed

Prorogued

Dissolved

First

29 - 30.3.1901

23.11.1903

First Session

9.5.1901

10.10.1902

10.10.1902a

14.11.1902b

15.12.1902b

21.1.1903b

20.2.1903b

31.3.1903b

Second Session

26.5.1903

22.10.1903

22.10.1903a

11.11.1903b

Second

16.12.1903

5.11.1906

First Session

2.3.1904

15.12.1904

15.12.1904a

20.1.1905b

3.2.1905b

29.3.1905b

28.4.1905b

22.5.1905b

Second Session

28.6.1905

21.12.1905

21.12.1905a

31.1.1906b

29.3.1906b

4.5.1906b

Third Session

7.6.1906

12.10.1906

12.10.1906a

26.10.1906b

Third

12.12.1906

19.2.1910

First Session

20.2.1907

21.2.1907

22.2.1907

(expired)

5.4.1907b

18.5.1907b

Second Session

3.7.1907

5.6.1908

11.6.1908

14.7.1908b

13.8.1908b

Third Session

16.9.1908

11.12.1908

15.12.1908

19.1.1909b

5.3.1909b

7.4.1909b

Fourth Session

26.5.1909

8.12.1909

13.12.1909

18.1.1910b

Fourth

13.4.1910

23.4.1913

First Session

1.7.1910

25.11.1910

29.11.1910

2.2.1911a

17.3.1911a

2.5.1911a

9.6.1911a

24.7.1911a

1.8.1911a

Second Session

5.9.1911

21.12.1911

22.12.1911c

1.2.1912c

13.3.1912c

19.4.1912c

22.5.1912c

Third Session

19.6.1912

21.12.1912

8.1.1913

Fifth

31.5.1913

30.7.1914

First Session

9.7.1913

19.12.1913

19.12.1913

29.1.1914c

11.3.1914c

Second Session

15.4.1914

26.6.1914

27.6.1914

Sixth

5.9.1914

26.3.1917

First Session

8.10.1914

17.3.1917

20.3.1917

Seventh

5.5.1917

3.11.1919

First Session

14.6.1917

14.6.1917

16.6.1917

Second Session

11.7.1917

24.10.1919

28.10.1919

Eighth

13.12.1919

6.11.1922

First Session

26.2.1920

10.12.1921

5.1.1922

10.3.1922c

11.5.1922c

Second Session

28.6.1922

14.10.1922

18.10.1922

Ninth

16.12.1922

3.10.1925

First Session

28.2.1923

15.3.1923

21.3.1923

16.5.1923c

Second Session

13.6.1923

10.10.1924

30.4.1925

Third Session

10.6.1925

25.9.1925

28.9.1925

Tenth

14.11.1925

9.10.1928

First Session

13.1.1926

22.9.1928

Eleventh

17.11.1928

16.9.1929

First Session

6.2.1929

12.9.1929

27.11.1931

Twelfth

12.10.1929

First Session

20.11.1929

26.11.1931

Thirteenth

19.12.1931

7.8.1934

First Session

17.2.1932

2.8.1934

Fourteenth

15.9.1934

21.9.1937

First Session

23.10.1934

11.12.1936

27.5.1937

Second Session

17.6.1937

15.9.1937

Fifteenth

23.10.1937

27.8.1940

First Session

30.11.1937

8.12.1939

14.3.1940

Second Session

17.4.1940

22.8.1940

Sixteenth

21.9.1940

7.7.1943

First Session

20.11.1940

1.7.1943

Seventeenth

21.8.1943

16.8.1946

First Session

23.9.1943

31.3.1944

5.7.1944

Second Session

17.7.1944

1.12.1944

8.2.1945

Third Session

21.2.1945

9.8.1946

Eighteenth

28.9.1946

31.10.1949

First Session

6.11.1946

18.6.1948

4.8.1948

Second Session

1.9.1948

27.10.1949

Nineteenth

10.12.1949

19.3.1951

First Session

22.2.1950

16.3.1951

Twentieth

28.4.1951

21.4.1954

First Session

12.6.1951

22.10.1953

30.10.1953

Second Session

10.11.1953

3.12.1953

4.2.1954

Third Session

15.2.1954

14.4.1954

Twenty-first

29.5.1954

4.11.1955

First Session

4.8.1954

28.10.1955

Twenty-second

10.12.1955

14.10.1958

First Session

15.2.1956

8.11.1956

7.3.1957

Second Session

19.3.1957

5.12.1957

11.2.1958

Third Session

25.2.1958

2.10.1958

Twenty-third

22.11.1958

2.11.1961

First Session

17.2.1959

3.12.1959

10.2.1960

Second Session

8.3.1960

9.12.1960

20.2.1961

Third Session

7.3.1961

27.10.1961

Twenty-fourth

9.12.1961

1.11.1963

First Session

20.2.1962

30.10.1963

Twenty-fifth

30.11.1963

31.10.1966

First Session

25.2.1964

28.10.1966

Twenty-sixth

26.11.1966

29.9.1969

First Session

21.2.1967

9.11.1967

9.2.1968

Second Session

12.3.1968

26.9.1969

Twenty-seventh

25.10.1969

2.11.1972

First Session

25.11.1969

26.11.1969

23.2.1970

Second Session

3.3.1970

31.10.1972

Twenty-eighth

2.12.1972

11.4.1974

First Session

27.2.1973

13.12.1973

14.2.1974

Second Session

28.2.1974

10.4.1974

Twenty-ninth

18.5.1974

11.11.1975

First Session

9.7.1974

11.11.1975

Thirtieth

13.12.1975

10.11.1977

First Session

17.2.1976

25.2.1977

28.2.1977

Second Session

8.3.1977

9.11.1977

Thirty-first

10.12.1977

19.9.1980

First Session

21.2.1978

18.9.1980

Thirty-second

18.10.1980

4.2.1983

First Session

25.11.1980

14.12.1982d

16.12.1982e

Thirty-third

5.3.1983

26.10.1984

First Session

21.4.1983

11.10.1984

24.10.1984e

Thirty-fourth

1.12.1984

5.6.1987

First Session

21.2.1985

4.6.1987d

5.6.1987e

Thirty-fifth

11.7.1987

19.2.1990

First Session

14.9.1987

22.12.1989

Thirty-sixth

24.3.1990

8.2.1993

First Session

8.5.1990

18.12.1992

8.2.1993f

Thirty-seventh

13.3.1993

29.1.1996

First Session

4.5.1993

30.11.1995

29.1.1996f

Thirty-eighth

2.3.1996

31.8.1998

First Session

30.4.1996

12.7.1998e

31.8.1998f

15.7.1998d

Thirty-ninth

3.10.1998

8.10.2001

First Session

10.11.1998

27.9.2001

8.10.2001f

Fortieth

10.11.2001

31.8.2004

First Session

12.2.2002

13.8.2004d

31.8.2004f

30.8.2004e

Forty-first

9.10.2004

17.10.2007

First Session

16.11.2004

20.9.2007

15.10.2007

Forty-second

24.11.2007

First Session

12.2.2008





a) Parliament prorogued by Governor-General in an address to members of both Houses in the Senate Chamber.

b) Parliament further prorogued.

c) Parliament further prorogued.

d) House of Representatives.

e) Senate.

f) Parliament was prorogued one minute before the House of Representatives was dissolved.