Seventh Menzies Ministry

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The Seventh Menzies Ministry was the thirty-eighth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 11 January 1956 to 10 December 1958.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaAustralian Country Party Coalition

Cabinet[edit]

  • Rt Hon Robert Menzies, QC MP: Prime Minister
  • Rt Hon Arthur Fadden, MP: Treasurer (CP)
  • Rt Hon Eric Harrison, MP: Minister for Defence Production, Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 24 October 1956), Minister for the Army (to 28 February 1956)
  • Hon Harold Holt, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service. Minister for Immigration (to 24 October 1956)
  • Hon John McEwen, MP: Minister for Trade (CP)
  • Rt Hon Richard Casey, CH MP: Minister for External Affairs, Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Hon Philip McBride, MP: Minister for Defence
  • Senator Hon Neil O'Sullivan: Minister for the Navy (to 24 October 1956), Attorney-General (from 15 August 1956). Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 24 October 1956)
  • Senator Hon John Spicer, QC: Attorney-General (to 14 August 1956)
  • Senator Hon Bill Spooner: Minister for National Development
  • Hon Athol Townley, MP: Minister for Air, Minister for Civil Aviation (to 24 October 1956). Minister for Immigration (24 October 1956 to 19 March 1958). Minister for Defence Production (11 February 1958 to 23 April 1958). Minister for Supply (from 11 February 1958)
  • Hon Paul Hasluck, MP: Minister for Territories
  • Hon William McMahon, MP: Minister for Social Services (to 28 February 1956). Minister for Primary Industry (in Cabinet from 18 October 1956)
  • Hon Howard Beale, MP: Minister for Supply (to 10 February 1958), Minister for Defence Production (24 October 1956 to 10 February 1958) (in Cabinet from 24 October 1956)
  • Senator Hon Shane Paltridge: Minister for Shipping and Transport. Minister for Civil Aviation (from 24 October 1956) (in Cabinet from 11 February 1958)

Junior ministry[edit]

  • Senator Hon Walter Cooper: Minister for Repatriation (CP)
  • Hon Charles Davidson, MP: Postmaster-General. Minister for the Navy (from 24 October 1956) (CP)
  • Hon Dr Donald Cameron, MP: Minister for Health
  • Hon Allen Fairhall, MP: Minister for the Interior, Minister for Works
  • Hon Frederick Osborne, MP: Minister for Customs and Excise (to 24 October 1956), Minister for Air (from 24 October 1956)
  • Hon John Cramer, MP: Minister for the Army (from 28 February 1956)
  • Hon Hugh Roberton, MP: Minister for Social Services (from 28 February 1956) (CP)
  • Senator Hon Denham Henty: Minister for Customs and Excise (from 24 October 1956)
  • Hon Alec Downer, MP: Minister for Immigration (from 20 March 1958)

Notes[edit]

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