Fifth Menzies Ministry

The Fifth Menzies Ministry was the thirty-sixth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 11 May 1951 to 9 July 1954.[1]

Liberal Party of AustraliaAustralian Country Party Coalition

  • Rt Hon Robert Menzies, QC MP: Prime Minister
  • Rt Hon Arthur Fadden, MP: Treasurer (CP)
  • Hon Eric Harrison, MP: Minister for Defence Production, Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Hon Harold Holt, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service, Minister for Immigration
  • Hon John McEwen, MP: Minister for Commerce and Agriculture (CP)
  • Rt Hon Richard Casey, CH DSO MC MP: Minister for External Affairs, Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • Hon Philip McBride, MP: Minister for Defence. Minister for Air (to 17 July 1951), Minister for the Navy (to 17 July 1951)
  • Senator Hon John Spicer, QC: Attorney-General
  • Senator Hon Neil O'Sullivan: Minister for Trade and Customs
  • Hon Howard Beale, MP: Minister for Supply
  • Senator Hon George McLeay: Minister for Shipping and Transport
  • Hon Larry Anthony, MP: Postmaster-General, Minister for Civil Aviation (CP)
  • Rt Hon Sir Earle Page, GCMG CH MP: Minister for Health (CP)
  • Hon Josiah Francis, MP: Minister for the Army
  • Senator Hon Bill Spooner: Minister for National Development
  • Senator Hon Walter Cooper: Minister for Repatriation (CP)
  • Hon Paul Hasluck, MP: Minister for Territories
  • Hon Wilfrid Kent Hughes: Minister for the Interior. Minister for Works and Housing (to 4 June 1952), Minister for Works (from 4 June 1952)
  • Hon Athol Townley, MP: Minister for Social Services
  • Hon William McMahon, MP: Minister for Air (from 17 July 1951), Minister for the Navy (from 17 July 1951)


  1. "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
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