McMahon Ministry

The McMahon Ministry was the forty-seventh Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 10 March 1971 to 5 December 1972.[1] It consisted of members of the Liberal Party of Australia and Australian Country Party. The prime minister was William McMahon and the deputy prime minister was Doug Anthony.

McMahon Ministry

47th Ministry of Australia
Date formed10 March 1971
Date dissolved5 December 1972
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Paul Hasluck
Prime MinisterWilliam McMahon
Member partyCoalition (LiberalCountry)
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderGough Whitlam
History
Outgoing election2 December 1972
PredecessorSecond Gorton Ministry
SuccessorFirst Whitlam Ministry

Cabinet

Minister Portrait Portfolio
  William McMahon MP
  Doug Anthony MP
  John Gorton MP
  Ian Sinclair MP
  Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson
  Reginald Swartz MBE MP
  Billy Snedden QC MP
  Nigel Bowen QC MP
  Sir Alan Hulme KBE MP
  Les Bury MP
  Peter Nixon MP
  David Fairbairn MP
  • Minister for Education and Science (22 March 1971 – 20 August 1971)
  • Minister for Defence (from 20 August 1971)
  Malcolm Fraser MP
  • Minister for Education and Science (from 20 August 1971)
  Phillip Lynch MP
(in Cabinet from 22 March 1971)

Outer ministry

  • Hon Charles Barnes, MP: Minister for External Territories (to 25 January 1972) (CP)
  • Hon Dr James Forbes, MP: Minister for Health (to 22 March 1971). Minister for Immigration (from 22 March 1971)
  • Senator Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin, DBE: Minister for Housing (to 22 March 1971)
  • Hon Bill Wentworth, MP: Minister for Social Services. Minister in charge of Aboriginal Affairs under the Prime Minister (to 31 May 1971)
  • Senator Hon Reg Wright: Minister for Works. Minister in charge of Tourist Activities (to 31 May 1971)
  • Hon Don Chipp, MP: Minister for Customs and Excise. Minister assisting the Minister for National Development (from 27 May 1971)
  • Senator Hon Bob Cotton: Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Senator Hon Tom Drake-Brockman: Minister for Air (CP)
  • Hon Mac Holten, MP: Minister for Repatriation (CP)
  • Hon Tom Hughes, QC MP: Attorney-General (to 22 March 1971)
  • Hon James Killen: Minister for the Navy (to 22 March 1971)
  • Hon Andrew Peacock, MP: Minister for the Army (to 2 February 1972). Minister for External Territories (from 2 February 1972). Minister assisting the Prime Minister (to 25 May 1971). Minister assisting the Treasurer (25 May 1971 to 2 February 1972)
  • Hon Ralph Hunt, MP: Minister for the Interior (CP)
  • Hon Kevin Cairns, MP: Minister for Housing (from 22 March 1971)
  • Senator Hon Ivor Greenwood, QC: Minister for Health (22 March 1971 to 2 August 1971). Attorney-General (from 2 August 1971)
  • Hon Dr Malcolm Mackay, MP: Minister for the Navy (from 22 March 1971)
  • Hon Peter Howson, MP: Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts, Minister in charge of Tourist Activities (from 31 May 1971)
  • Hon Victor Garland, MP: Minister for Supply (from 2 August 1971). Minister assisting the Treasurer (from 21 March 1972)
  • Hon Robert Katter, MP: Minister for the Army (from 2 February 1972) (CP)

Assistant ministers

  • Hon Don Dobie, MP: Assistant Minister assisting the Prime Minister (from 20 August 1971)
  • Hon John McLeay, MP: Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Civil Aviation (from 20 August 1971)
  • Hon Ian Robinson, MP: Assistant Minister assisting the Postmaster-General (from 20 August 1971) (CP)
  • Hon Tony Street, MP: Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Labour and National Service (from 20 August 1971)
  • Senator Hon John Marriott: Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Health (from 14 September 1971)
  • Hon Robert King, MP: Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Primary Industry (from 5 October 1971) (CP)

References

  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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