Second Deakin Ministry

The Second Deakin Ministry (Protectionist) was the 5th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 2nd Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. The Second Deakin Ministry succeeded the Reid Ministry, which dissolved on 5 July 1905 following the resignation of George Reid after the Protectionists withdrew their support and gained support from the Labour Party. The ministry was replaced by the Third Deakin Ministry on 24 January 1907 following the 1906 federal election.[1]

Second Deakin Ministry

5th Ministry of Australia
Group photo of the Second Deakin Ministry with Governor-General Lord Northcote.
Date formed5 July 1905
Date dissolved24 January 1907
People and organisations
MonarchEdward VII
Governor-GeneralLord Northcote
Prime MinisterAlfred Deakin
No. of ministers10
Member partyProtectionist
Status in legislatureMinority government (Labour support)
Opposition partyFree Trade/Anti-Socialist
Opposition leaderGeorge Reid
Legislature term(s)2nd
PredecessorReid Ministry
SuccessorThird Deakin Ministry


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Alfred Deakin MP
  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest GCMG MP
  Hon Isaac Isaacs KC MP
  Hon Littleton Groom MP
  Hon Sir William Lyne KCMG MP
  Hon Senator Thomas Playford
  Hon Austin Chapman MP
  Hon Thomas Ewing MP
  Hon Senator John Keating
  Hon Samuel Mauger MP (in Ministry from 12 October 1906)
  • Minister without Portfolio (from 12 October 1906)


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