Second Holt Ministry

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The short-lived Second Holt Ministry

The Second Holt Ministry was the forty-third Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 14 December 1966 to 19 December 1967.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaAustralian Country Party Coalition


  • Rt Hon Harold Holt, CH MP: Prime Minister
  • Rt Hon John McEwen, MP: Minister for Trade and Industry (CP)
  • Rt Hon William McMahon, MP: Treasurer
  • Hon Paul Hasluck, MP: Minister for External Affairs
  • Rt Hon Charles Adermann, MP: Minister for Primary Industry (CP) (to 16 October 1967)
  • Hon Allen Fairhall, MP: Minister for Defence
  • Senator Hon Denham Henty: Minister for Supply
  • Hon Alan Hulme, MP: Postmaster-General, Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Hon David Fairbairn, MP: Minister for National Development
  • Senator Hon John Gorton: Minister for Works (to 28 February 1967). Minister for Education and Science
  • Hon Leslie Bury, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service
  • Hon Doug Anthony, MP: Minister for the Interior (to 16 October 1967). Minister for Primary Industry (from 16 October 1967) (CP)
  • Hon Ian Sinclair, MP: Minister for Social Services, Minister assisting the Minister for Trade and Industry (in Cabinet from 10 October 1967) (CP)

Junior ministry[edit]


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2010.