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Incumbents [ edit ]
Premiers and Chief Ministers [ edit ]
Governors and administrators [ edit ]
6 February – Elections in
Western Australia see the ALP government of Carmen Lawrence voted out and the Liberal Party voted in. Richard Court becomes the new premier. 7 March – Two prisoners,
Peter Gibb and Archie Butterley, escape from the Melbourne Remand Centre with the help of prison officer Heather Parker. [1 ] 13 March – Paul Keating and the ALP win the
federal 'unwinnable election' and are re-elected for a fifth term in power. 4 August –
Coles Myer announces a $4 billion expansion plan creating 100,000 new jobs & spanning five years. 28 August –
HMAS Collins (SSG 73), the first of the Collins Class submarine, becomes the first Australian-built and designed submarine to launch 23 September – The
IOC selects Sydney to be the site of the 2000 Summer Olympics 26 November – Construction begins on Brisbane’s new $250 million International Airport Terminal.
11 December – Dean Brown and the Liberal Party win the
South Australian elections, winning government from Lynn Arnold and the ALP.
Arts and literature [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
3 March – The "
birthday cake interview" with John Hewson takes place on . Hewson's confused explanation of the effect of a consumption tax in the A Current Affair Coalition's package is seen as a crucial factor in the surprise re-election of the ALP at the federal election. Fightback! 30 July –
is axed after 1,058 episodes by the Seven Network. The final episode aired on 22 November, Network Ten pick up the series the following year, but it is nowhere near as successful as the Channel Seven version and is axed soon after. A Country Practice 25 November –
Ray Martin presents his final episode of . He moves on to Midday in 1994 and is replaced in the A Current Affair Midday role by Derryn Hinch.
3 March –
Nicola Bolger, football (soccer) player 11 March –
Demi Harman, actress 8 May –
Pat Cummins, cricketer 16 May –
Steven Solomon, sprinter 9 June –
Jack Debreczeni, Australian rugby player 16 July –
Billy Ward, Olympic boxer (died 2013) 31 July –
Christian Byers, actor 11 August –
Luke Erceg, actor 4 September –
Mark Vincent, pop opera singer 9 September –
Tessa Wallace, swimmer 13 September –
Aisha Dee, actress 11 December –
Tyrone Gilks, motorbike stunt rider (died 2013) 13 December –
Shaun Edwards, rules footballer ( Greater Western Sydney)
References [ edit ]
^ Encel, Vivien (2003). "The Lovestruck Prison Officer". Murder! 25 true Australian crimes. Kingsclear Books. ISBN 0-908272-47-2.