Lang ministry (1930–32)
The Lang ministry (1930–1932) or Third Lang ministry was the 45th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 23rd Premier, the Honourable Jack Lang, MLA. This ministry was the third and final time of three occasions where Lang was Premier.
Lang was first elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1913 and served continuously until 1946. In 1923 Lang was elected NSW Parliamentary Leader of the Labor Party by Labor caucus, and became Opposition Leader. At the 1925 state election, Lang led Labor to victory, defeating the Nationalist Party led by Sir George Fuller.
Lang's initial ministry was confronted with extended cabinet strife, centred on the Hon. Albert Willis, MLC. Lang gained the approval of the Governor to reconstruct the ministry, his second as Lang Labor, subject to an early election, held in October 1927. Defeated by a Nationalist/Country coalition led by Thomas Bavin and Ernest Buttenshaw at the 1927 election, Lang again won government at the 1930 election, in the middle of the Great Depression.
This ministry covers the period from 4 November 1930 until 13 May 1932 when the Governor of New South Wales, Philip Game used the reserve power of The Crown to remove Lang as Premier (see Lang Dismissal Crisis), and appointed Bertram Stevens as Premier.
Composition of ministry
The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Lang on 4 November 1930 and covers the period up to 13 May 1932, unless the Minister retains the portfolio for the full term. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.
|Portfolio||Minister||Party||Term commence||Term end||Term of office|
|Hon. Jack Lang, MLA||Lang Labor||4 November 1930||13 May 1932||1 year, 191 days|
|Secretary for Mines
Minister for Labour and Industry
|Hon. Jack Baddeley, MLA|
|Colonial Secretary||Hon. Mark Gosling, MLA|
|Attorney General||Hon. Andrew Lysaght, MLA a||16 June 1931||224 days|
|Hon. Joseph Lamaro||17 June 1931||13 May 1932||331 days|
|Minister of Justice||4 November 1930||17 June 1931||225 days|
|Hon. William McKell, MLA||17 June 1931||13 May 1932||331 days|
|Minister for Local Government||4 November 1930||17 June 1931||225 days|
|Hon. James McGirr, MLA||17 June 1931||13 May 1932||331 days|
|Minister for Transport||22 March 1932||52 days|
|Minister for Health||4 November 1930||17 June 1931||225 days|
|Hon. Bill Ely, MLA||17 June 1931||13 May 1932||331 days|
|Assistant Minister for Labour and Industry||4 November 1930||17 June 1931||225 days|
|Minister of Public Instruction||Hon. Billy Davies, MLA||4 November 1930||13 May 1932||1 year, 191 days|
|Secretary for Lands||Hon. Jack Tully, MLA|
|Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Forests
|Hon. Captain Bill Dunn, MLA|
|Secretary for Public Works||Hon. Mat Davidson, MLA|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
|Hon. Albert Willis, MLC b||2 April 1931||149 days|
|Hon. James Concannon, MLC||3 April 1931||13 May 1932||1 year, 40 days|
|Honorary Minister||4 November 1930||2 April 1931||149 days|
- Jack Lang - 23rd Premier of New South Wales
- First Lang ministry
- Second Lang ministry
- Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1930-1932
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|Lang ministry (1930–1932)
Stevens-Bruxner ministry (1932–1935)