Fourth Menzies Ministry

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The Fourth Menzies Ministry was the thirty-fifth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 19 December 1949 to 11 May 1951.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaAustralian Country Party Coalition[2]

  • Rt Hon Robert Menzies, KC MP: Prime Minister. Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 7 March 1951)
  • Rt Hon Arthur Fadden, MP: Treasurer (CP)
  • Hon Eric Harrison, MP: Minister for Defence (to 24 October 1950), Minister for Postwar Reconstruction (to 17 March 1950), Minister for the Interior (from 24 October 1950)
  • Hon Percy Spender, KC MP: Minister for External Affairs, Minister for External Territories (to 26 April 1951)
  • Hon Harold Holt, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service, Minister for Immigration
  • Hon John McEwen, MP: Minister for Commerce and Agriculture (CP)
  • Rt Hon Richard Casey, CH DSO MC MP: Minister for Works and Housing. Minister for Supply and Development (to 17 March 1950), Minister for National Development (from 17 March 1950), Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (from 23 March 1950), Minister for External Affairs, Minister for External Territories (from 26 April 1951)
  • Hon Philip McBride, MP: Minister for the Interior (to 24 October 1950), Minister for Defence (from 24 October 1950)
  • Senator Hon John Spicer, KC: Attorney-General
  • Senator Hon Neil O'Sullivan: Minister for Trade and Customs
  • Hon Howard Beale, MP: Minister for Information. Minister for Transport (to 17 March 1950), Minister for Supply (from 17 March 1950)
  • Senator Hon George McLeay: Minister for Shipping and Fuel (to 17 March 1950), Minister for Fuel, Shipping and Transport (from 17 March 1950)
  • Hon Larry Anthony, MP: Postmaster-General (CP)
  • Hon Dame Enid Lyons, GBE MP: Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 7 March 1951)
  • Rt Hon Sir Earle Page, GCMG CH MP: Minister for Health (CP)
  • Hon Thomas White, MP: Minister for Air, Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Hon Josiah Francis, MP: Minister for the Army, Minister for the Navy
  • (Senator) Hon Bill Spooner: Minister for Social Services (Note: Spooner was first elected at the December 1949 election and did not commence his senatorial term until 22 February 1950)
  • Senator Hon Walter Cooper: Minister for Repatriation (CP)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2010. 
  2. ^ The Canberra Times - 19 December 1949 Retrieved 2012-05-08