Brand–Nalder Ministry

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The Brand–Nalder Ministry was the 24th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia, led by Liberal Premier David Brand and his deputy, Country Party leader Crawford Nalder. It succeeded the Brand–Watts Ministry on 1 February 1962 following the Deputy Premier's retirement from politics. The ministry was followed by the Tonkin Ministry on 3 March 1971 after the Coalition lost government at the state election held on 23 February.

First Ministry[edit]

On 1 February 1962, the Governor, Sir Charles Gairdner, constituted the Ministry. He designated 10 principal executive offices of the Government and appointed the following ministers to their positions, who served until the reconstitution of the Ministry after the 1965 state election.[1][2]

The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index. Blue entries indicate members of the Liberal Party, whilst green entries indicate members of the National Country Party. The members of the Ministry were:

Office Minister

Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Tourism

David Brand, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Electricity (from 12 April 1962)

Crawford Nalder, MLA

Minister for Industrial Development
Minister for the North-West
Minister for Railways

Charles Court, OBE, MLA

Minister for Works
Minister for Water Supplies
Minister for Labour (from 12 April 1962)

Gerald Wild, MLA

Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Minister for Mines
Minister for Housing
Minister for Justice

Arthur Griffith, MLC

Minister for Lands
Minister for Forests
Minister for Immigration
Minister for Labour (until 12 April 1962)

William Bovell, MLA

Chief Secretary
Minister for Health
Minister for Fisheries

Ross Hutchinson, DPC, MLA

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Town Planning
Minister for Child Welfare

Leslie Logan, MLC

Minister for Transport
Minister for Police
Minister for Native Welfare

George Cornell, MLA
(until 12 April 1962)

Minister for Education
Minister for Electricity (until 12 April 1962)
Minister for Native Welfare (from 12 April 1962)

Edgar Lewis, MLA

Minister for Transport
Minister for Police

James Craig, MLA
(from 12 April 1962)

Second Ministry[edit]

On 16 March 1965, the Governor, Major-General Sir Douglas Kendrew, constituted the Ministry. He designated 10 principal executive offices of the Government and appointed the following ministers to their positions, who served until the end of the Ministry. Two honorary ministers were also appointed; following the passage of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1965 (No.2 of 1965) on 13 August 1965, the ministry grew to include 12 members and the two honorary ministers, Ray O'Connor and Graham MacKinnon, were brought into the Ministry.[3]

Office Minister

Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Tourism

David Brand, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Electricity

Crawford Nalder, MLA

Minister for Industrial Development
Minister for the North-West
Minister for Railways (until 16 February 1967)
Minister for Transport (until 17 August 1965)

Charles Court, OBE, MLA

Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Minister for Mines
Minister for Justice

Arthur Griffith, MLC

Minister for Lands
Minister for Forests
Minister for Immigration

William Bovell, MLA

Minister for Health (until 17 August 1965)
Minister for Fisheries and Fauna (until 17 August 1965)
Minister for Works
Minister for Water Supplies

Ross Hutchinson, DPC, MLA

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Town Planning
Minister for Child Welfare

Leslie Logan, MLC

Minister for Education
Minister for Native Welfare

Edgar Lewis, MLA

Chief Secretary
Minister for Police
Minister for Traffic

James Craig, MLA

Minister for Housing
Minister for Labour

Des O'Neil, DipEd, MLA

Minister for Transport
Minister for Railways (from 16 February 1967)

Ray O'Connor, MLA
(from 17 August 1965)

Minister for Health
Minister for Fisheries and Fauna
Minister for Environmental Protection (from 10 December 1970)

Graham MacKinnon, ED, JP, MLC
(from 17 August 1965)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansard Index for 1962–1964, "Legislature of Western Australia"
  2. ^ "Premier's Department". Western Australia Government Gazette. 1 February 1962. p. 1962:324. 
  3. ^ Hansard Index for 1965–1970, "Legislature of Western Australia"
Preceded by
Brand–Watts Ministry
Brand–Nalder Ministry
1962-1971
Succeeded by
Tonkin Ministry