Second Curtin Ministry

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The Second Curtin Ministry was the thirty-first Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 21 September 1943 to 6 July 1945.[1]

Australian Labor Party

  • Rt Hon John Curtin, MP: Prime Minister, Minister for Defence
  • Rt Hon Frank Forde, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Army
  • Rt Hon Ben Chifley, MP: Treasurer. Minister for Postwar Reconstruction (to 2 February 1945)
  • Rt Hon Dr H.V. Evatt, KC MP: Attorney-General, Minister for External Affairs
  • Hon Jack Beasley, MP: Minister for Supply and Shipping (to 2 February 1945), Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 2 February 1945)
  • Hon Norman Makin, MP: Minister for the Navy, Minister for Munitions. Minister for Aircraft Production (from 2 February 1945)
  • Senator Hon Richard Keane: Minister for Trade and Customs
  • Hon Jack Holloway, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service
  • Hon Arthur Drakeford, MP: Minister for Air, Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Hon William Scully, MP: Minister for Commerce and Agriculture
  • Senator Hon Bill Ashley: Postmaster-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 2 February 1945), Minister for Supply and Shipping (from 2 February 1945)
  • Hon John Dedman, MP: Minister for War Organisation of Industry (to 19 February 1945), Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Minister for Postwar Reconstruction (from 2 February 1945)
  • Senator Hon Joe Collings: Minister for the Interior
  • Hon Eddie Ward, MP: Minister for Transport, Minister for External Territories
  • Senator Hon James Fraser: Minister for Health, Minister for Social Services
  • Hon Charles Frost, MP: Minister for Repatriation, Minister in charge of War Service Homes
  • Hon Bert Lazzarini, MP: Minister for Home Security. Minister for Works (from 2 February 1945)
  • Senator Hon Don Cameron: Minister for Aircraft Production (to 2 February 1945), Postmaster-General (from 2 February 1945)
  • Hon Arthur Calwell, MP: Minister for Information

References[edit]

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