Third Deakin Ministry

The Third Deakin Ministry (Protectionist) was the 6th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 2nd Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. The Third Deakin Ministry succeeded the Second Deakin Ministry, which dissolved on 24 January 1907 following the federal election that took place in December 1906. The ministry was replaced by the First Fisher Ministry on 13 November 1908 after the Labour Party withdrew their support and formed their own minority government.[1]

Third Deakin Ministry

6th Ministry of Australia
Date formed24 January 1907
Date dissolved13 November 1908
People and organisations
MonarchEdward VII
Governor-GeneralLord Northcote
Lord Dudley
Prime MinisterAlfred Deakin
No. of ministers10
Member partyProtectionist
Status in legislatureMinority government (Labour support)
Opposition partyAnti-Socialist
Opposition leaderGeorge Reid
Legislature term(s)3rd
PredecessorSecond Deakin Ministry
SuccessorFirst Fisher Ministry


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Alfred Deakin MP
  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest GCMG MP
  Hon Littleton Groom MP
  Hon Senator John Keating
  Hon Sir William Lyne KCMG MP
  Hon Thomas Ewing MP
  Hon Austin Chapman MP
  Hon Samuel Mauger MP
  Hon Senator Robert Best (in Ministry from 20 February 1907)
  Hon James Hume Cook MP (in Ministry from 28 January 1908)


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