First Fisher Ministry

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First Fisher Ministry
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7th Ministry of Australia
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Group photo of the First Fisher Ministry with Governor-General Lord Dudley
Date formed13 November 1908
Date dissolved2 June 1909
People and organisations
MonarchEdward VII
Governor-GeneralLord Dudley
Prime MinisterAndrew Fisher
No. of ministers9
Member partyLabour
Status in legislatureMinority government (Protectionist support)
Opposition partyAnti-Socialist
Commonwealth Liberal
Opposition leaderGeorge Reid
Joseph Cook
Alfred Deakin
Legislature term(s)3rd
PredecessorThird Deakin Ministry
SuccessorFourth Deakin Ministry

The First Fisher Ministry (Labour) was the 7th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 5th Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher. The First Fisher Ministry succeeded the Third Deakin Ministry, which dissolved on 13 November 1908 after Labour withdrew their support and Alfred Deakin was forced to resign. The ministry was replaced by the Fourth Deakin Ministry on 2 June 1909 after the Protectionist Party and the Anti-Socialist Party merged into the Commonwealth Liberal Party "fusion" and withdrew their support in order to form what became the first majority government in federal Australian history.[1]


Minister Portrait Portfolio
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  Hon Hugh Mahon MP Hugh mahon.jpg
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  Hon Senator George Pearce George Pearce 1901.jpg
  Hon Frank Tudor MP Frank Tudor 1908.jpg
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  • Minister without Portfolio


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.