First Hawke Ministry

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The First Hawke Ministry was the fifty-fifth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 11 March 1983 to 13 December 1984.[1]

Australian Labor Party

Cabinet[edit]

  • Hon Bob Hawke, AC MP: Prime Minister
  • Hon Lionel Bowen, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Commonwealth-State Relations. Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 14 July 1983)
  • Senator Hon John Button: Minister for Industry and Commerce
  • Senator Hon Donald Grimes: Minister for Social Security
  • Hon Ralph Willis, MP: Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations. Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters (to 28 June 1983). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Industrial Matters (from 28 June 1983).
  • Hon Paul Keating, MP: Treasurer
  • Hon Mick Young, MP: Special Minister of State (to 14 July 1983 and from 21 January 1984). Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 14 July 1983)
  • Hon Stewart West, MP: Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (resigned from Cabinet 4 November 1983, reappointed to Cabinet 3 April 1984)
  • Senator Hon Peter Walsh: Minister for Resources and Energy
  • Hon Bill Hayden, MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Hon Susan Ryan: Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women
  • Senator Hon Gareth Evans, QC: Attorney-General
  • Hon Gordon Scholes, MP: Minister for Defence
  • Hon John Dawkins, MP: Minister for Finance. Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters (from 28 June 1983). (in Cabinet from 14 July 1983)
  • Hon John Kerin, MP: Minister for Primary Industry (in Cabinet from 4 November 1983)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • Hon Kim Beazley, MP: Minister for Aviation. Special Minister of State (14 July 1983 to 21 January 1984)
  • Hon Dr Neal Blewett, MP: Minister for Health
  • Hon John Brown, MP: Minister for Administrative Services, Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism
  • Hon Barry Cohen, MP: Minister for Home Affairs and Environment
  • Hon Michael Duffy, MP: Minister for Communications
  • Senator Hon Arthur Gietzelt: Minister for Veterans' Affairs
  • Hon Clyde Holding, MP: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
  • Hon Brian Howe, MP: Minister for Defence Support
  • Hon Chris Hurford, MP: Minister for Housing and Construction
  • Hon Barry Jones, MP: Minister for Science and Technology
  • Hon Peter Morris, MP: Minister for Transport
  • Hon Thomas Uren, MP: Minister for Territories and Local Government, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Community Development and Regional Affairs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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