The Barton Ministry (Protectionist) was the 1st ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 1st Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton. The Barton Ministry was formed on 1 January 1901 when Federation took place and Australia became fully independent from the United Kingdom. The ministry was replaced by the First Deakin Ministry on 24 September 1903 following Barton's retirement from Parliament to enter the inaugural High Court.
1st Ministry of Australia
|Date formed||1 January 1901|
|Date dissolved||24 September 1903|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||Sir Edmund Barton|
|No. of ministers||11|
|Status in legislature||Minority government (Labour support)|
|Opposition party||Free Trade|
|Opposition leader||George Reid|
|Successor||First Deakin Ministry|
|Rt Hon Sir Edmund Barton|
|Hon Alfred Deakin|
|Hon Sir William Lyne|
|Rt Hon Charles Kingston|
|Rt Hon Sir George Turner|
|Hon Sir James Dickson||
|Rt Hon Sir John Forrest|
|Hon Senator Richard O'Connor|
|Hon Elliott Lewis||
|Hon Senator James Drake (in Ministry from 5 February 1901)|
|Hon Sir Philip Fysh (in Ministry from 23 April 1901)||
- "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- Dickson was Premier of Queensland 1898-99. He was intending to seek election to the Commonwealth Parliament but died on 10 January 1901.
- Lewis was Premier of Tasmania 1899-1903, 1909, 1909-12. He did not seek election to the Commonwealth Parliament.