Chalk Ministry

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The Chalk Ministry was the 38th ministry of the Government of Queensland and was led by Liberal Party Premier Gordon Chalk. It succeeded the Pizzey Ministry on 1 August 1968 following Pizzey's unexpected death on 31 July, and was sworn in as a temporary measure until the Country Party, the dominant coalition partner, could elect a leader. It did so and on 8 August 1968, Joh Bjelke-Petersen became leader and Premier of Queensland, and the Bjelke-Petersen Ministry was constituted.

Blue entries indicate members of the Liberal Party, while the others were members of the Country Party.

Office Minister

Minister for State Development

Gordon Chalk

Deputy Premier
Minister for Works
Minister for Housing

Joh Bjelke-Petersen
Minister for Justice
Peter Delamothe

Minister for Education
Minister for Cultural Affairs

Alan Fletcher
Minister for Primary Industries John Row

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Conservation

Harold Richter

Minister for Health

Douglas Tooth

Minister for Labour
Minister for Tourism

John Herbert

Minister for Mines
Minister for Main Roads
Minister for Electricity

Ron Camm
Minister for Transport
William Knox
Minister for Industrial Development Fred Campbell

Minister for Lands

Vic Sullivan


  • Hughes, Colin A. (1977). A handbook of Australian government and politics, 1965-1974. ANU Press. p. 42. ISBN 0-7081-1340-0. 
Preceded by
Pizzey Ministry
Chalk Ministry
1968 (August)
Succeeded by
Bjelke-Petersen Ministry