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Liberal Party (Australia)

Australian political party

The Liberal Party of Australia (Liberals, or LIB for short), in coalition with the National Party of Australia (Nationals, or NAT for short), is one of the two main political groups in Australian politics (the other being the Social Democratic Australian Labor Party (ALP). The Liberals/Nationals are the more conservative of the two main parties. It was founded by Sir Robert Menzies in 1944. They lost government to the ALP in the Australian federal election held on 24 November 2007. This was after 11 years in government under the previous Liberal leader, John Howard. The current Liberal leader is Scott Morrison. The Liberal/National coalition is currently in control in the Federal Parliament of Australia after beating the ALP during an election on 7 September 2013.

Liberal Prime Ministers of AustraliaEdit

Federal Parliamentary Leaders of the Liberal Party of AustraliaEdit

Current Liberal leaders of States and TerritoriesEdit

²In Queensland the Liberal and National parties merged into the Liberal National Party of Queensland ³In the Northern Territory the party is called the Country Liberal Party.

Other notable LiberalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - Robert Menzies (26 April 1939 – 29 August 1941; 19 December 1949 – 26 January 1966) and Pattie Menzies". primeministers.naa.gov.au.
  2. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - Harold Holt (26 January 1966 – 19 December 1967) and Zara Holt". primeministers.naa.gov.au.
  3. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - John Gorton (10 January 1968 – 10 March 1971) and Bettina Gorton". primeministers.naa.gov.au.
  4. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - William McMahon (10 March 1971 – 5 December 1972) and Sonia McMahon". primeministers.naa.gov.au.
  5. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - Malcolm Fraser (11 November 1975 – 11 March 1983) and Tamie Fraser". primeministers.naa.gov.au.
  6. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - John Howard (11 March 1996 – 3 December 2007) and Janette Howard". primeministers.naa.gov.au.
  7. corporateName=National Archives of Australia; address=Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes. "About - Tony Abbott (September 2013 –) and Margaret Abbott". primeministers.naa.gov.au.