Second Fisher Ministry

The Second Fisher Ministry (Australian Labor Party) was the 9th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 5th Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher. The Second Fisher Ministry succeeded the Fourth Deakin Ministry, which dissolved on 29 April 1910 following the federal election that took place on 13 April which saw Labor defeat the Alfred Deakin's Commonwealth Liberal Party. It is the first federal government in Australian history to be elected with a majority in the House of Representatives, as well as the first majority national Labor government in the world. The ministry was replaced by the Cook Ministry on 24 June 1913 following the federal election that took place in May which saw the Liberals defeat Labor.[1]

Second Fisher Ministry

9th Ministry of Australia
Photo of the Second Fisher Ministry
Date formed29 April 1910
Date dissolved24 June 1913
People and organisations
MonarchEdward VII
George V
Governor-GeneralLord Dudley
Lord Denman
Prime MinisterAndrew Fisher
No. of ministers11
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyCommonwealth Liberal
Opposition leaderAlfred Deakin
Joseph Cook
Legislature term(s)4th
PredecessorFourth Deakin Ministry
SuccessorCook Ministry


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Rt Hon Andrew Fisher MP
  Hon Billy Hughes KC MP
  Hon King O'Malley MP
  Hon Lee Batchelor MP
  Hon Senator George Pearce
  Hon Frank Tudor MP
  Hon Josiah Thomas MP
  Hon Senator Gregor McGregor
  Hon Senator Edward Findley
  • Minister without Portfolio
  Hon Charlie Frazer MP
  Hon Ernest Roberts MP
  • Minister without Portfolio (from 23 October 1911)


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