First Curtin Ministry

The First Curtin Ministry was the thirtieth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 7 October 1941 to 21 September 1943.[1]

Curtin Ministry

30th Ministry of Australia
Date formed7 October 1941
Date dissolved23 September 1943
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge VI
Governor-GeneralThe Earl of Gowrie
Prime MinisterJohn Curtin
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMinority government
Opposition partyCountryUAP coalition
Opposition leaderArthur Fadden
Outgoing election21 August 1943
PredecessorFadden Ministry
SuccessorSecond Curtin Ministry


Minister Portrait Title
  John Curtin MP
  Frank Forde MP
  Ben Chifley MP
  Dr. H. V. Evatt KC MP
  Jack Beasley MP
  Norman Makin MP
  Jack Holloway MP
  Senator Richard Keane
  Arthur Drakeford MP
  William Scully MP
  Senator Bill Ashley
  Eddie Ward MP
  George Lawson MP
  Charles Frost MP
  John Dedman MP
  Bert Lazzarini MP
  Senator James Fraser
  Senator Don Cameron

Assistant ministers

Minister Portrait Title
  Senator James Fraser
  Bert Lazzarini MP
  Senator Don Cameron
  Jack Holloway MP
  George Lawson MP


  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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