Eighth Menzies Ministry

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The Eighth Menzies Ministry was the thirty-ninth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 10 December 1958 to 22 December 1961.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaAustralian Country Party Coalition

Cabinet[edit]

  • Rt Hon Robert Menzies, CH QC MP: Prime Minister. Minister for External Affairs (from 4 February 1960)
  • Rt Hon John McEwen, MP: Minister for Trade (CP)
  • Rt Hon Harold Holt, MP: Treasurer
  • Rt Hon Richard Casey, CH DSO MC MP: Minister for External Affairs, Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (to 4 February 1960)
  • Senator Hon Bill Spooner: Minister for National Development, Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Hon Athol Townley, MP: Minister for Defence
  • Hon Paul Hasluck, MP: Minister for Territories
  • Hon William McMahon, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service
  • Senator Hon Shane Paltridge: Minister for Civil Aviation. Minister for Shipping and Transport (to 5 February 1960)
  • Hon Charles Davidson, MP: Postmaster-General (CP)
  • Hon Alec Downer, MP: Minister for Immigration
  • Hon Sir Garfield Barwick, QC MP: Attorney-General
  • Hon Charles Adermann, MP: Minister for Primary Industry (CP) (in Cabinet from 4 February 1960)

Junior ministry[edit]

  • Senator Hon Walter Cooper: Minister for Repatriation (to 29 December 1960) (CP)
  • Hon Dr Donald Cameron, MP: Minister for Health. Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (from 4 February 1960)
  • Hon Frederick Osborne, MP: Minister for Air (to 29 December 1960). Minister for Repatriation (from 29 December 1960)
  • Hon John Cramer, MP: Minister for the Army
  • Hon Hugh Roberton, MP: Minister for Social Services (CP)
  • Senator Hon Denham Henty: Minister for Customs and Excise
  • Hon Gordon Freeth, MP: Minister for the Interior, Minister for Works
  • Senator Hon John Gorton: Minister for the Navy. Minister assisting the Minister for External Affairs (from 23 February 1960)
  • Hon Alan Hulme, MP: Minister for Supply
  • Hon Hubert Opperman, MP: Minister for Shipping and Transport (from 5 February 1960)
  • Senator Hon Harrie Wade: Minister for Air (from 29 December 1960) (CP)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2010.