Nicklin Ministry

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The Nicklin Ministry was a ministry of the Government of Queensland and was led by Country Party Premier Frank Nicklin. It succeeded the Gair Ministry on 12 August 1957 following the defeat of both Labor and the QLP at the state election held nine days earlier. It was succeeded by the Pizzey Ministry on 17 January 1968 when Nicklin retired from politics.

First ministry[edit]

On 12 August 1957, the Administrator designated 11 principal executive offices of the Government and appointed the following Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland to the Ministry as follows.

Office Minister

Premier
Chief Minister

Frank Nicklin

Deputy Premier
Minister for Labour and Industry

Kenneth Morris
Minister for Education Jack Pizzey, BA, Dip. Ed.
Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Alan Munro

Treasurer
Minister for Housing

Thomas Hiley

Minister for Development
Minister for Mines
Minister for Main Roads

Ernie Evans
Minister for Public Lands and Irrigation Adolf Muller

Minister for Health
Minister for Home Affairs

Dr Winston Noble, MBBS
Minister for Agriculture and Stock Otto Madsen

Minister for Public Works
Minister for Local Government

James Heading, CMG
Minister for Transport Gordon Chalk

Second ministry[edit]

On 9 June 1960, following the 1960 state election, the Ministry was reconstituted. Adolf Muller and James Heading left the ministry, to be replaced by Lloyd Roberts and Alan Fletcher.

Third ministry[edit]

On 26 September 1963, following the introduction of a bill to increase the ministry from 11 to 13 members, the Ministry was reconstituted with two new ministers, Joh Bjelke-Petersen (Country) and Peter Delamothe (Liberal).

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for State Development

Frank Nicklin

Deputy Premier
Minister for Industrial Development

Alan Munro
Minister for Education Jack Pizzey, BA, Dip. Ed.
Treasurer
Thomas Hiley

Minister for Mines
Minister for Main Roads

Ernie Evans
Minister for Health Dr Winston Noble, MBBS
Minister for Transport Gordon Chalk
Minister for Public Lands and Irrigation Alan Fletcher

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Conservation

Harold Richter
Minister for Labour and Industry Alexander Dewar
Minister for Primary Industries John Row

Minister for Public Works
Minister for Housing

Joh Bjelke-Petersen

Attorney-General
Minister for Justice

Peter Delamothe

References[edit]

Preceded by
Gair Ministry
Nicklin Ministry
1957–1968
Succeeded by
Pizzey Ministry