Cook Ministry

The Cook Ministry (Commonwealth Liberal) was the 10th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 6th Prime Minister, Joseph Cook. The Cook Ministry succeeded the Second Fisher Ministry, which dissolved on 24 June 1913 following the federal election that took place in May which saw the Commonwealth Liberals defeat Andrew Fisher's Labor Party - albeit with a one-seat majority. The ministry was replaced by the Third Fisher Ministry on 17 September 1914 following the federal election that took place on 5 September which saw Labor defeat the Commonwealth Liberals.[1]

Cook Ministry

10th Ministry of Australia
Group photo of the Cook Ministry
Date formed24 June 1913
Date dissolved17 September 1914
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralLord Denman
Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson
Prime MinisterJoseph Cook
No. of ministers10
Member partyCommonwealth Liberal
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderAndrew Fisher
Legislature term(s)5th
PredecessorSecond Fisher Ministry
SuccessorThird Fisher Ministry


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Rt Hon Joseph Cook MP
  Hon William Irvine KC MP
  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest GCMG MP
  Hon Paddy Glynn KC MP
  Hon Senator Edward Millen
  Hon Littleton Groom MP
  Hon Agar Wynne MP
  Hon Senator James McColl
  Hon Senator John Clemons
  • Minister without Portfolio
  Hon Willie Kelly MP
  • Minister without Portfolio


  1. "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
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