First Gorton Ministry

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The First Gorton Ministry was the forty-fifth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 10 January 1968 to 12 November 1969.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaAustralian Country Party Coalition

Cabinet[edit]

  • Rt Hon John Gorton, MP: Prime Minister. Minister for Education and Science (to 28 February 1968)
  • Rt Hon John McEwen, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade and Industry (CP)
  • Rt Hon William McMahon, MP: Treasurer
  • Hon Paul Hasluck, MP: Minister for External Affairs (to 11 February 1969)
  • Hon Allen Fairhall, MP: Minister for Defence
  • Hon Doug Anthony, MP: Minister for Primary Industry (CP)
  • Senator Hon Denham Henty: Minister for Supply (to 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Alan Hulme, MP: Postmaster-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Hon David Fairbairn, MP: Minister for National Development
  • Hon Leslie Bury, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service
  • Hon Ian Sinclair, MP: Minister for Social Services (to 28 February 1968). Minister assisting the Minister for Trade and Industry. Minister for Shipping and Transport (from 28 February 1968) (CP)
  • Senator Hon Ken Anderson: Minister for Customs and Excise (to 28 February 1968). Minister for Supply (from 28 February 1968) (in Cabinet from 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Malcolm Fraser, MP: Minister for the Army (to 28 February 1968). Minister for Education and Science (from 28 February 1968) (in Cabinet from 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Gordon Freeth, MP: Minister for Shipping and Transport (to 28 February 1968). Minister for Air, Minister assisting the Treasurer (28 February 1968 to 13 February 1969). Minister for External Affairs (from 11 February 1969) (in Cabinet from 11 February 1969)

Junior ministry[edit]

  • Hon Charles Barnes, MP: Minister for Territories (to 28 February 1968). Minister for External Territories (from 28 February 1968) (CP)
  • Hon Reginald Swartz, MBE (Mil) MP: Minister for Civil Aviation. Minister assisting the Treasurer (from 13 February 1969)
  • Hon Billy Snedden, QC MP: Minister for Immigration
  • Hon Dr James Forbes, MP: Minister for Health
  • Hon Peter Howson, MP: Minister for Air, Minister assisting the Treasurer (to 28 February 1968)
  • Senator Hon Colin McKellar: Minister for Repatriation (CP)
  • Senator Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin, DBE: Minister for Housing
  • Hon Nigel Bowen, QC MP: Attorney-General
  • Hon Don Chipp, MP: Minister for the Navy, Minister in charge of Tourist Activities (to 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Bert Kelly, MP: Minister for Works (to 28 February 1968). Minister for the Navy (from 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Peter Nixon, MP: Minister for the Interior (CP)
  • Hon Phillip Lynch, MP: Minister for the Army (from 28 February 1968
  • Senator Hon Malcolm Scott: Minister for Customs and Excise (from 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Bill Wentworth, MP: Minister for Social Services, Minister in charge of Aboriginal Affairs under the Prime Minister (from 28 February 1968)
  • Senator Hon Reg Wright: Minister for Works, Minister in charge of Tourist Activities (from 28 February 1968)
  • Hon Dudley Erwin, MP: Minister for Air (from 13 February 1969)

Notes[edit]

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