1992 in Australia

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1992 in Australia
Monarchy Elizabeth II
Governor-General Bill Hayden
Prime minister Paul Keating
Population 17,494,664
Elections TAS, ACT, QLD, VIC
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Governors and Administrators[edit]


  • 2 January – George H. W. Bush becomes the first President of the United States to address the Australian Parliament.
  • 18 January – The Labor Party won the crucial by-election in the central coast seat of The Entrance.
  • 22 January – The Queensland Criminal Justice Commission said that it won't release names of MPs who rort travel expenses.
  • 26 January- Prime Minister Paul Keating gave his Australia Day address in Canberra, saying that Australia must adapt to a changing world and look to Asia if it was to survive economically.
  • 29 January – Brisbane – Two men charged over their alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar tobacco scam appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday. The two men were Colin George White, and David Anthony Trimmer.

New South Wales Premier Nick Greiner called for a controversial sex education book, funded by the Federal Government, to be destroyed.

  • 1 February – A general election is held in Tasmania.
  • 1 February – One and two-cent coins begin to be withdrawn from circulation.
  • 9 February – Flooding in Sydney and other areas of New South Wales. Torrential rain also flooded the Sydney Harbour Tunnel with 500,000 litres of water.[1]
  • 20 February – Scores of people fled their homes as several coastal towns north of Brisbane were hit by flash floods tonight.
  • 21 February – Queensland- A State of Emergency was declared in Maryborough and Gympie due to major flooding.

Brisbane – Two people died and police were stretched to the limit after torrential rain caused traffic chaos on Brisbane roads yesterday. By 7pm, police had been called out to 67 accidents.

The Australian Cricket Board yesterday bowed to the wishes of the Queensland Cricket Association by allowing the washed-out one-day international at the Gabba between the Maroons and South Africa.

  • 22 February – after trialling Daylight Saving in Queensland for a total of three years, a referendum was held, with 54.5% of Queenslanders voting against daylight saving. Regional and rural areas strongly opposed daylight saving, while those in the metropolitan south-east voted in favour of it.

A state of emergency was declared in the whole of Noosa Shire this morning. Noosa Council chairman, Cr Noel Playford, said the flood was the worst since 1968.

The Federal Government rejects South African Government claims over the Ciskei massacre.

Sydney- Afghan Foreign Minister arrives to appeal for urgent assistance.

  • 19 September – A state election is held in Queensland. The Labor government of Wayne Goss is returned to power.
  • 3 October – A state election is held in Victoria. Joan Kirner's Labor government is defeated by Jeff Kennett's Liberal party.
  • 6 October – Perth – Rose Hancock-Porteous was fined $1,000 for forging prescriptions for drugs.
  • 19 October- One of the two men charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang pleads guilty.
  • 20 October- The trial of the second man accused of murdering Dr. Victor Chang begins.
  • 26 October – Sydney- One of the accused men in the Victor Change murder tells the court how the plan was almost abandoned.
  • 27 October- Canberra- Senator Bronwyn Bishop attacks the Tax Commissioner over alleged special treatment to the Labor Party.
  • 29 October- Phillip Lim charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang and the jury in considering its verdict.
  • 30 October – The second man charged with the murder of Dr. Victor Chang, Phillip Lim, has been found guilty.
  • 22 December – The men who murdered heart surgeon Victor Chang have each been sentenced to 20 years jail.
  • Adelaide receives it highest annual rainfall on record, totalling 883.2 millimetres (34.77 in).[2]

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