Second Chifley Ministry

The Second Chifley Ministry was the thirty-fourth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 1 November 1946 to 19 December 1949.[1]

Australian Labor Party

  • Rt Hon Ben Chifley, MP: Prime Minister and Treasurer
  • Hon Dr H.V. Evatt, KC MP: Attorney-General, Minister for External Affairs
  • Hon Jack Holloway, MP: Minister for Labour and National Service
  • Senator Hon Bill Ashley: Minister for Supply and Shipping (to 6 April 1948), Minister for Shipping and Fuel (from 6 April 1948)
  • Hon Eddie Ward, MP: Minister for Transport, Minister for External Territories
  • Hon William Scully, MP: Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Hon John Dedman, MP: Minister for Defence, Minister for Postwar Reconstruction, Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Hon Arthur Drakeford, MP: Minister for Air, Minister for Civil Aviation
  • Senator Hon Don Cameron: Postmaster-General
  • Hon Arthur Calwell, MP: Minister for Information, Minister for Immigration
  • Hon Herbert Johnson, MP: Minister for the Interior
  • Senator Hon Nick McKenna: Minister for Health, Minister for Social Services
  • Senator Hon John Armstrong: Minister for Munitions (to 6 April 1948), Minister for Supply and Development (from 6 April 1948)
  • Hon Claude Barnard, MP: Minister for Repatriation
  • Hon Cyril Chambers, MP: Minister for the Army
  • Senator Hon Ben Courtice: Minister for Trade and Customs
  • Hon Nelson Lemmon, MP: Minister for Works and Housing
  • Hon Reg Pollard, MP: Minister for Commerce and Agriculture
  • Hon Bill Riordan, MP: Minister for the Navy


  1. "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
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