Second Gorton Ministry

The Second Gorton Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 46th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 19th Prime Minister, John Gorton. The Second Gorton Ministry succeeded the First Gorton Ministry, which dissolved on 12 November 1969 following the federal election that took place in October. The ministry was replaced by the McMahon Ministry on 10 March 1971 following the resignation of Gorton.[1]

Second Gorton Ministry

46th Ministry of Australia
Date formed12 November 1969
Date dissolved10 March 1971
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Paul Hasluck
Prime MinisterJohn Gorton
Deputy Prime MinisterJohn McEwen
Doug Anthony
No. of ministers27
Member partyLiberalCountry coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderGough Whitlam
Legislature term(s)27th
PredecessorFirst Gorton Ministry
SuccessorMcMahon Ministry


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon John Gorton

MP for Higgins

Country Rt Hon John McEwen CH

MP for Murray

Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon

MP for Lowe

Country Rt Hon Doug Anthony

MP for Richmond

Liberal Hon (Sir) Alan Hulme (KBE)

MP for Petrie

Liberal Hon Les Bury

MP for Wentworth

Country Hon Ian Sinclair

MP for New England

Liberal Hon (Sir) Ken Anderson

Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser

MP for Wannon

Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE

MP for Darling Downs

Liberal Hon Billy Snedden QC

MP for Bruce

Liberal Hon Nigel Bowen QC

MP for Parramatta

Country Hon Peter Nixon

MP for Gippsland
(1961–1983) (in Cabinet from 5 February 1971)

Junior ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Country Hon Charles Barnes

MP for McPherson

Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes

MP for Barker

Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE

Senator for Queensland

Liberal Hon Phillip Lynch

MP for Flinders

Liberal Hon Bill Wentworth

MP for Mackellar

Liberal Hon Reg Wright

Senator for Tasmania

Liberal Hon Don Chipp

MP for Hotham

Liberal Hon Bob Cotton

Senator for New South Wales

Country Hon Tom Drake-Brockman

Senator for Western Australia

Country Hon Mac Holten

MP for Indi

Liberal Hon Tom Hughes QC

MP for Berowra

Liberal Hon James Killen

MP for Moreton

Liberal Hon Andrew Peacock

MP for Kooyong

Country Hon Ralph Hunt

MP for Gwydir
(1969-1989) (in Ministry from 5 February 1971)


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