McEwen Ministry

The McEwen Ministry (CountryLiberal Coalition) was the 44th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 18th Prime Minister, John McEwen. The McEwen Ministry succeeded the Second Holt Ministry, which dissolved on 19 December 1967 following the disappearance of former Prime Minister Harold Holt. Since McEwen was the head of the Country Party, it was a caretaker ministry until the senior partner in the Coalition, the Liberal Party, could elect a new leader. John Gorton was ultimately elected on 9 January 1968, and he was sworn in as Prime Minister along with his ministry the following day.[1]

McEwen Ministry

44th Ministry of Australia
Governor-General Lord Casey with the newly sworn in McEwen Ministry
Date formed19 December 1967
Date dissolved10 January 1968
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralLord Casey
Prime MinisterJohn McEwen
No. of ministers25
Member partyCountryLiberal coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderGough Whitlam
History
Legislature term(s)26th
PredecessorSecond Holt Ministry
SuccessorFirst Gorton Ministry

Cabinet

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Country Rt Hon John McEwen
(1900–1980)

MP for Murray
(1949–1971)

Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon
(1908–1988)

MP for Lowe
(1949–1982)

Liberal Rt Hon Paul Hasluck
(1905–1993)

MP for Curtin
(1949–1969)

Liberal Hon Allen Fairhall
(1909–2006)

MP for Paterson
(1949–1969)

Liberal Hon Denham Henty
(1903–1978)

Senator for Tasmania
(1950–1968)

Liberal Hon Alan Hulme
(1907–1989)

MP for Petrie
(1963–1972)

Liberal Hon David Fairbairn
(1917–1994)

MP for Farrer
(1949–1975)

Liberal Hon John Gorton
(1911–2002)

Senator for Victoria
(1950–1968)

Liberal Hon Les Bury
(1913–1986)

MP for Wentworth
(1956–1974)

Country Hon Doug Anthony
(1929–)

MP for Richmond
(1957–1984)

Country Hon Ian Sinclair
(1929–)

MP for New England
(1963–1998)

Junior ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Country Hon Charles Barnes
(1901–1998)

MP for McPherson
(1958–1972)

Liberal Hon Gordon Freeth
(1914–2001)

MP for Forrest
(1949–1969)

Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE
(1911–2006)

MP for Darling Downs
(1949–1972)

Liberal Hon Billy Snedden QC
(1926–1987)

MP for Bruce
(1955–1983)

Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes
(1923–2019)

MP for Barker
(1956–1975)

Liberal Hon Peter Howson
(1919–2009)

MP for Fawkner
(1955–1969)

Liberal Hon Ken Anderson
(1909–1985)

Senator for New South Wales
(1953–1975)

Country Hon Colin McKellar
(1903–1970)

Senator for New South Wales
(1958–1970)

Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE
(1908–1986)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1971)

Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)

MP for Wannon
(1955–1983)

Liberal Hon Nigel Bowen QC
(1911–1994)

MP for Parramatta
(1964–1973)

Liberal Hon Don Chipp
(1925–2006)

MP for Higinbotham
(1960–1969)

Liberal Hon Bert Kelly
(1912–1997)

MP for Wakefield
(1958–1977)

Country Hon Peter Nixon
(1928–)

MP for Gippsland
(1961–1983)

Notes

  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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