Forde Ministry

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The Forde Ministry was the thirty-second Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 6 July 1945 to 13 July 1945.[1]

Australian Labor Party

  • Rt Hon Frank Forde, MP: Prime Minister, Minister for the Army
  • Rt Hon Ben Chifley, MP: Treasurer
  • Rt Hon Dr H.V. Evatt, KC MP: Attorney-General, Minister for External Affairs
  • Hon Jack Beasley, MP: Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister for Defence
  • Senator Hon Joe Collings: Minister for the Interior
  • Hon Norman Makin, MP: Minister for the Navy, Minister for Munitions, Minister for Aircraft Production
  • Hon Jack Holloway, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service
  • Senator Hon Richard Keane: Minister for Trade and Customs
  • Hon Arthur Drakeford, MP: Minister for Air, Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Hon William Scully, MP: Minister for Commerce and Agriculture
  • Senator Hon Bill Ashley: Minister for Supply and Shipping
  • Hon Eddie Ward, MP: Minister for Transport, Minister for External Territories
  • Hon Charles Frost, MP: Minister for Repatriation, Minister in charge of War Service Homes
  • Hon John Dedman, MP: Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Minister for Postwar Reconstruction
  • Hon Bert Lazzarini, MP: Minister for Home Security, Minister for Works
  • Senator Hon James Fraser: Minister for Health, Minister for Social Services
  • Senator Hon Don Cameron: Postmaster-General
  • Hon Arthur Calwell, MP: Minister for Information


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.