Third Whitlam Ministry

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The Third Whitlam Ministry was the fiftieth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 12 June 1974 to 11 November 1975.[1] It was dismissed in the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.

Australian Labor Party

  • Hon Gough Whitlam, QC MP: Prime Minister. Minister for the Environment (2 July 1975 to 14 July 1975)
  • Hon Dr Jim Cairns, MP: Deputy Prime Minister (to 2 July 1975). Minister for Overseas Trade (to 11 December 1974). Treasurer (11 December 1974 to 6 June 1975). Minister for the Environment (6 June 1975 to 2 July 1975)
  • Hon Rex Connor, MP: Minister for Minerals and Energy (to 14 October 1975)
  • Hon Bill Hayden, MP: Minister for Social Security (to 6 June 1975). Treasurer (from 6 June 1975)
  • Senator Hon Lionel Murphy, QC: Attorney-General, Minister for Customs and Excise (to 10 February 1975)
  • Senator Hon Donald Willesee: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Hon Ken Wriedt: Minister for Agriculture (to 21 October 1975). Minister for Minerals and Energy (from 14 October 1975)
  • Hon Frank Crean, MP: Treasurer (to 11 December 1974). Minister for Overseas Trade (from 11 December 1974). Deputy Prime Minister (from 14 July 1975)
  • Hon Fred Daly, MP: Minister for Services and Property (to 7 October 1975). Minister for Administrative Services (from 7 October 1975)
  • Senator Hon Doug McClelland: Minister for the Media (to 6 June 1975). Special Minister of State (from 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Lance Barnard, MP: Minister for Defence (to 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Dr Rex Patterson, MP: Minister for Northern Development, Minister for the Northern Territory (to 6 June 1975). Minister for Northern Australia (6 June 1975 to 21 October 1975). Minister for Agriculture (from 21 October 1975).
  • Hon Clyde Cameron, MP: Minister for Labour and Immigration (to 6 June 1975). Minister for Science and Consumer Affairs (from 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Kim Beazley, MP: Minister for Education
  • Hon Lionel Bowen, MP: Special Minister of State (to 6 June 1975). Minister assisting the Prime Minister in matters relating to the Public Service (to 6 June 1975). Minister for Manufacturing Industry (from 6 June 1975)
  • Senator Hon John Wheeldon: Minister for Repatriation and Compensation. Minister for Social Security (from 6 June 1975).
  • Hon Tom Uren, MP: Minister for Urban and Regional Development
  • Senator Hon Reg Bishop: Postmaster-General
  • Hon Les Johnson, MP: Minister for Housing and Construction (to 6 June 1975). Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (from 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Charles Jones, MP: Minister for Transport
  • Hon Dr Doug Everingham, MP: Minister for Health
  • Hon Kep Enderby, QC MP: Minister for Manufacturing Industry (to 10 February 1975). Attorney-General (from 10 February 1975). Minister for Customs and Excise (from 10 February 1975 – 27 March 1975). Minister for Police and Customs (from 27 March 1975 – 6 June 1975).
  • Hon Gordon Bryant, MP: Minister for the Capital Territory
  • Hon Dr Moss Cass, MP: Minister for the Environment and Conservation (to 21 April 1975). Minister for Environment (21 April 1975 to 6 June 1975). Minister for the Media (from 6 June 1975)
  • Senator Hon Jim Cavanagh: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (to 6 June 1975). Minister for Police and Customs (from 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Bill Morrison, MP: Minister for Science, Minister assisting the Minister for Foreign Affairs in matters relating to Papua New Guinea (to 6 June 1975). Minister for Defence, Minister assisting the Minister for Foreign Affairs in matters relating to the Islands of the Pacific (from 6 June 1975), Minister for Science and Consumer Affairs (6 June 1975)
  • Hon Frank Stewart, MP: Minister for Tourism and Recreation, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister assisting the Treasurer
  • Senator Hon Jim McClelland: Minister for Manufacturing Industry (10 February 1975 to 6 June 1975). Minister for Labour and Immigration (from 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Joseph Riordan, MP: Minister for Housing and Construction (from 6 June 1975)
  • Hon Joe Berinson, MP: Minister for Environment (from 14 July 1975)
  • Hon Paul Keating, MP: Minister for Northern Australia (from 21 October 1975)

The order of seniority in the Whitlam Ministry was determined by the order in which members were elected to the Ministry by the Caucus on 10 June 1974, except for the four parliamentary leaders.

Notes[edit]

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