In the year 1904, Chris Watson led the first Labour Party government as the Prime Minister of Australia.
Australia practice a parliamentary system of government whereby the head of state(Governor General) is different from the head of government who forms the government from the majority in the House of Representatives elected by the masses.
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In 1903,a federal election was conducted and the labour part had a upper hand but did not meet the requirements to form a government at the federal level, so after a little tussle for power they were able to form the first minority Labour Party government, first of it kind in the entire history but it didn’t last more than three months before it collapsed in July of the same year, it was initially a breakthrough for the Labour Party that year because few years later in 1910 federal election the Labour Party government won it’s first majority government in Australia and around the world.
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