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
History
Legislature term(s)27th
PredecessorFirst Gorton Ministry
SuccessorMcMahon Ministry

Cabinet

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon John Gorton
(1911–2002)

MP for Higgins
(1968–1975)

Country Rt Hon John McEwen CH
(1900–1980)

MP for Murray
(1949–1971)

Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon
(1908–1988)

MP for Lowe
(1949–1982)

Country Rt Hon Doug Anthony
(1929–)

MP for Richmond
(1957–1984)

Liberal Hon (Sir) Alan Hulme (KBE)
(1907–1989)

MP for Petrie
(1963–1972)

Liberal Hon Les Bury
(1913–1986)

MP for Wentworth
(1956–1974)

Country Hon Ian Sinclair
(1929–)

MP for New England
(1963–1998)

Liberal Hon (Sir) Ken Anderson
(1909–1985)

Senator for New South Wales
(1953–1975)

Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)

MP for Wannon
(1955–1983)

Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE
(1911–2006)

MP for Darling Downs
(1949–1972)

Liberal Hon Billy Snedden QC
(1926–1987)

MP for Bruce
(1955–1983)

Liberal Hon Nigel Bowen QC
(1911–1994)

MP for Parramatta
(1964–1973)

Country Hon Peter Nixon
(1928–)

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

Junior ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Country Hon Charles Barnes
(1901–1998)

MP for McPherson
(1958–1972)

Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes
(1923–2019)

MP for Barker
(1956–1975)

Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE
(1908–1986)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1971)

Liberal Hon Phillip Lynch
(1933–1984)

MP for Flinders
(1966–1983)

Liberal Hon Bill Wentworth
(1907–2003)

MP for Mackellar
(1949–1977)

Liberal Hon Reg Wright
(1905–1990)

Senator for Tasmania
(1950–1978)

Liberal Hon Don Chipp
(1925–2006)

MP for Hotham
(1969–1977)

Liberal Hon Bob Cotton
(1915–2006)

Senator for New South Wales
(1965–1978)

Country Hon Tom Drake-Brockman
(1919-1992)

Senator for Western Australia
(1959-1978)

Country Hon Mac Holten
(1922-1996)

MP for Indi
(1958-1977)

Liberal Hon Tom Hughes QC
(1923-)

MP for Berowra
(1969-1972)

Liberal Hon James Killen
(1925-2007)

MP for Moreton
(1955-1983)

Liberal Hon Andrew Peacock
(1939-)

MP for Kooyong
(1966-1994)

Country Hon Ralph Hunt
(1928-2011)

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

Notes

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