Second Collier Ministry

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The Second Collier Ministry was the 18th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia and was led by Labor Premier Philip Collier. It succeeded the Second Mitchell Ministry on 24 April 1933, following the defeat of the Nationalist government at the 1933 election on 8 April.

The ministry was followed by the Willcock Ministry on 27 August 1936, a week after Collier resigned as Premier on the grounds of ill health and handed over to the Deputy Premier, John Willcock.

The following ministers served until the reconstitution of the ministry on 26 March 1935:

Office Minister

Premier
Colonial Treasurer
Minister for Forests

Philip Collier, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Public Works
Minister for Labour
Minister for Water Supplies

Alick McCallum, MLA
(until 16 March 1935)

Minister for Justice
Minister for Railways
Minister for Education (until 26 March 1935)

John Willcock, MLA

Chief Secretary

John Drew, MLC

Minister for Mines
Minister for Health

Selby Munsie, MLA

Minister for Lands
Minister for Immigration

Michael Troy, MLA

Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Police
Minister for the North-West

Harry Millington, MLA

Minister for Employment
Industrial Development

James Kenneally, MLA
Minister without portfolio William Kitson, MLC

On 16 March 1935, Deputy Premier Alick McCallum resigned from the Ministry and from Parliament. On 26 March, Frank Wise filled the vacancy in the Executive Council whilst a reshuffle took place amongst some of the lower-order ministers.

Office Minister

Premier
Colonial Treasurer
Minister for Forests

Philip Collier, MLA
(until 19 August 1936)[2]

Deputy Premier
Minister for Justice
Minister for Railways

John Willcock, MLA[2]

Chief Secretary

John Drew, MLC

Minister for Mines
Minister for Health

Selby Munsie, MLA

Minister for Lands
Minister for Immigration

Michael Troy, MLA

Minister for Public Works (from 13 May 1936)
Minister for Water Supplies
Minister for Education (until 13 May 1936)
Minister for Police (until 13 May 1936)

Harry Millington, MLA

Minister for Employment
Minister for Public Works
Minister for Labour

James Kenneally, MLA
(until 13 May 1936)[1]

Minister for Agriculture
Minister for the North-West (until 13 May 1936)
Minister for Education (from 13 May 1936)
Minister for Police (from 13 May 1936)

Frank Wise, MLA

Minister for Employment
Minister for Labour

Bert Hawke, MLA
(from 13 May 1936)[2]
Minister without portfolio William Kitson, MLC


1 At the state elections on 15 February 1936, James Kenneally lost his East Perth seat to an Independent Labor candidate, Thomas Hughes. Kenneally and another candidate contested the poll citing Hughes's status as an undischarged bankrupt at the time of the poll (meaning that he was not eligible to stand), and a fresh by-election was called for 9 May, which Hughes won. On 13 May, Kenneally resigned from the Collier Ministry. Bert Hawke replaced him in the Executive Council and in two of his portfolios, whilst Millington and Wise reshuffled portfolios, in part to unite Works and Water Supplies under one minister.
2 Willcock assumed all of Collier's portfolios from 20 August 1936 until 27 August 1936 whilst Caucus selected a new Cabinet.

References[edit]

  • Black, David and Bolton, Geoffrey (2001). Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930 (Revised Edition ed.). Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140. 
  • Hansard Indexes for 1933-1936, "Legislature of Western Australia"
  • "Special (No.19)". Western Australia Government Gazette. 24 April 1933. p. 1933:621.  Also 1935:727 (29 March 1935), 1936:684 (13 May 1936), 1936:1113 (23 July 1936) and 1936:1276 (20 August 1936).
Preceded by
Second Mitchell Ministry
Second Collier Ministry
1933–1936
Succeeded by
Willcock Ministry