Who was in power in Australia in 2007?

Brendan Nelson was elected leader by 45 votes to 42, and Julie Bishop was elected deputy leader.

What government was in power in Australia in 2008?

Kevin Rudd became Australia’s 26th prime minister when the Labor Party won office, replacing the Liberal-National Party government led by John Howard.

Who beat John Howard in his own seat?

Howard lost his seat of Bennelong to former journalist Maxine McKew by 44,685 votes (51.4 percent) to Howard’s 42,251 (48.6 percent). The latest redistribution placed Bennelong right on the edge of seats Labor needed to win in order to make Rudd prime minister.

Who was in Australia’s government in 2001?

The Howard government refers to the federal executive government of Australia led by Prime Minister John Howard between 11 March 1996 and 3 December 2007. It was made up of members of the Liberal–National Coalition, which won a majority of seats in the House of Representatives at four successive elections.

What party did Kevin Rudd represent?

Kevin Michael Rudd AC (born 21 September 1957) is an Australian former politician and diplomat who served as the 26th prime minister of Australia, from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June 2013 to September 2013. He held office as the leader of the Australian Labor Party.

What did Kevin Rudd Apologise for?

After the 2007 election of the Rudd Government, Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced on 11 December 2007 that the government would make an apology to Indigenous Australians, the wording of which would be decided in consultation with Aboriginal leaders.

What party was Kevin Rudd apart of?

Kevin Rudd

The Honourable Kevin Rudd AC
Born Kevin Michael Rudd 21 September 1957 Nambour, Queensland, Australia
Political party Labor
Spouse(s) Thérèse Rein ​ ( m. 1981)​
Children 3

Which prime minister lost their seat in a general election?

Prime Ministers who lost their seats at a federal election Stanley Bruce (NAT, Flinders, Vic.) lost his seat at the federal election on 12 October 1929. John Howard (LP, Bennelong, NSW) lost his seat at the federal election on 24 November 2007.

Who won 2001 election in Australia?

The House of Representatives result The Liberal Party won 68 seats, the National Party won 13 seats and the CLP won a single Northern Territory seat. This gave the Coalition a majority of 14 seats.