Third Fraser Ministry

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The Third Fraser Ministry was the fifty-third Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 20 December 1977 to 3 November 1980.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaNational Country Party Coalition

Cabinet[edit]

  • Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser, MP: Prime Minister
  • Rt Hon Doug Anthony, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade and Resources (NCP)
  • Rt Hon Phillip Lynch, MP: Minister for Industry and Commerce
  • Rt Hon Ian Sinclair, MP: Minister for Primary Industry (NCP) (to 27 September 1979). Minister for Special Trade Representations (from 19 August 1980)
  • Senator Rt Hon Reg Withers: Minister for Administrative Services, Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 7 August 1978)
  • Hon Tony Street, MP: Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations (to 5 December 1978). Minister for Industrial Relations (from 5 December 1978).
  • Hon Peter Nixon, MP: Minister for Transport (to 8 December 1979). Minister for Primary Industry (from 27 September 1979) (NCP)
  • Hon John Howard, MP: Treasurer. Minister for Finance (23 February 1979 to 27 February 1979)
  • Senator Hon John Carrick: Minister for Education (to 8 December 1979). Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 7 August 1978). Minister for National Development and Energy (from 8 December 1979). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Federal Affairs (to 25 August 1978)
  • Hon Andrew Peacock, MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Hon James Killen, MP: Minister for Defence
  • Senator Hon Margaret Guilfoyle: Minister for Social Security.
  • Hon Eric Robinson, MP: Minister for Finance (to 23 February 1979). Minister for Finance (from 27 February 1979)
  • Senator Hon Peter Durack, QC: Attorney-General. Minister for Administrative Services (7 August 1978 to 25 August 1978) (in Cabinet from 25 August 1978)
  • Hon Ralph Hunt, MP: Minister for Health (to 8 December 1979). Minister for Transport (from 8 December 1979) (in Cabinet from 8 December 1979) (NCP)
  • Hon Ian Viner, MP: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (to 5 December 1978). Minister assisting the Prime Minister (to 8 December 1979). Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs (from 5 December 1978)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • Hon Robert Ellicott, QC MP: Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for the Capital Territory
  • Hon Victor Garland, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs (to 4 July 1978). Minister for Special Trade Representations to 8 December 1979). Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs, Minister assisting the Minister for Industry and Commerce (from 8 December 1979)
  • Hon Michael MacKellar, MP: Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (to 8 December 1979). Minister assisting the Treasurer (25 August 1978 to 8 December 1979). Minister for Health, Minister assisting the Prime Minister (from 8 December 1979)
  • Hon Evan Adermann, MP: Minister assisting the Minister for Primary Industry. Minister for the Northern Territory (to 28 September 1978). Minister for Veterans' Affairs (from 4 July 1978) (NCP)
  • Hon John McLeay, MP: Minister assisting the Minister for Defence. Minister for Construction (to 5 December 1978). Minister for Administrative Services (from 5 December 1978)
  • Hon Kevin Newman, MP: Minister for National Development (to 8 December 1979). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Federal Affairs (from 8 December 1979). Minister for Productivity (from 8 December 1979)
  • Senator Hon James Webster: Minister for Science (to 5 December 1978). Minister for Science and the Environment (5 December 1978 to 8 December 1979) (NCP)
  • Hon Tony Staley, MP: Minister for Post and Telecommunications
  • Hon Ian Macphee, MP: Minister for Productivity (to 8 December 1979). Minister assisting the Minister for Industry and Commerce (5 December 1978 to 8 December 1979). Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Minister assisting the Treasurer (from 8 December 1979)
  • Hon Wal Fife, MP: Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs (to 8 December 1979). Minister for Education (from 8 December 1979). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Federal Affairs (from 25 August 1978 to 8 December 1979).
  • Hon Ray Groom, MP: Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development, Minister assisting the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations (to 5 December 1978). Minister for Housing and Construction (from 5 December 1978)
  • Senator Hon Fred Chaney: Minister for Administrative Services (25 August 1978 to 5 December 1978). Minister assisting the Minister for Education (25 August 1978 to 8 December 1979). Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (from 5 December 1978). Minister assisting the Minister for National Development and Energy (from 8 December 1979)
  • Senator Hon Douglas Scott: Minister for Special Trade Representations, Minister assisting the Minister for Trade and Resources (8 December 1979 to 19 August 1980) (NCP)
  • Hon David Thomson, MP: Minister for Science and the Environment (from 8 December 1979) (NCP)

Notes[edit]

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