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First Gorton Ministry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

First Gorton Ministry
Flag of Australia.svg

44th Ministry of Australia
First Gorton Ministry.jpg
Governor-General Lord Casey with first arrangement of newly appointed ministers to the Gorton Ministry
Date formed10 January 1968
Date dissolved12 November 1969
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralLord Casey
Sir Paul Hasluck
Prime MinisterJohn Gorton
Deputy Prime MinisterJohn McEwen
No. of ministers30
Member partyLiberalCountry coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderGough Whitlam
History
Outgoing election25 October 1969
Legislature term(s)26th
PredecessorMcEwen Ministry
SuccessorSecond Gorton Ministry

The First Gorton Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 44th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 19th Prime Minister, John Gorton. The First Gorton Ministry succeeded the McEwen Ministry, which dissolved on 10 January 1968 following the election of Gorton as Liberal leader after the disappearance of former Prime Minister Harold Holt. The ministry was replaced by the Second Gorton Ministry on 12 November 1969 following the 1969 federal election.[1]

As of 20 December 2020, Ian Sinclair and Peter Nixon are the last surviving members of the First Gorton Ministry. James Forbes was the last surviving Liberal minister, and Malcolm Fraser was the last surviving Liberal Cabinet minister.

Cabinet

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

Senator for Victoria
(1950–1968)

MP for Higgins
(1968–1975)

JohnGorton1968.jpg
Country Rt Hon John McEwen (CH)
(1900–1980)

MP for Murray
(1949–1971)

Sir John McEwen.jpg
Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon
(1908–1988)

MP for Lowe
(1949–1982)

William McMahon 1966.jpg
Liberal Rt Hon Paul Hasluck
(1905–1993)

MP for Curtin
(1949–1969)

Paul Hasluck 1960.jpg
Liberal Hon Allen Fairhall
(1909–2006)

MP for Paterson
(1949–1969)

Allen Fairhall.jpg
Country Hon Doug Anthony
(1929–2020)

MP for Richmond
(1957–1984)

Doug Anthony 1970.png
Liberal Hon Denham Henty
(1903–1978)

Senator for Tasmania
(1950–1968)

DenhamHenty1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Alan Hulme
(1907–1989)

MP for Petrie
(1963–1972)

Alan Hulme 1960s.png
Liberal Hon David Fairbairn DFC
(1917–1994)

MP for Farrer
(1949–1975)

David Fairbairn 1969.jpg
Liberal Hon Les Bury
(1913–1986)

MP for Wentworth
(1956–1974)

Les Bury.jpg
Country Hon Ian Sinclair
(born 1929)

MP for New England
(1963–1998)

Ian Sinclair.jpg
Liberal Hon Ken Anderson
(1909–1985)

Senator for New South Wales
(1953–1975) (in Cabinet from 28 February 1968)

KenAnderson1962.jpg
Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)

MP for Wannon
(1955–1983) (in Cabinet from 28 February 1968)

Malcolm Fraser 1968.jpg
Liberal Hon Gordon Freeth
(1914–2001)

MP for Forrest
(1949–1969) (in Cabinet from 11 February 1969)

Gordon Freeth 1969.jpg

Outer ministry

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

MP for McPherson
(1958–1972)

CharlesBarnes1963.jpg
Liberal Hon Reginald Swartz MBE
(1911–2006)

MP for Darling Downs
(1949–1972)

ReginaldSwartz1962.jpg
Liberal Hon Billy Snedden QC
(1926–1987)

MP for Bruce
(1955–1983)

BillySnedden.jpeg
Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes MC
(1923–2019)

MP for Barker
(1956–1975)

JimForbes1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Peter Howson
(1919–2009)

MP for Fawkner
(1955–1969)

Peter Howson 1963 (cropped).jpg
Country Hon Colin McKellar
(1903–1970)

Senator for New South Wales
(1958–1970)

ColinMcKellar1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE
(1908–1986)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1971)

AnnabelleRankin1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Nigel Bowen QC
(1911–1994)

MP for Parramatta
(1964–1973)

Nigel Bowen 1968-02 (cropped).jpg
Liberal Hon Don Chipp
(1925–2006)

MP for Higinbotham
(1960–1969)

DonChipp1966.jpg
Liberal Hon Bert Kelly
(1912–1997)

MP for Wakefield
(1958–1977)

BertKelly1964.jpg
Country Hon Peter Nixon
(born 1928)

MP for Gippsland
(1961–1983)

Peter Nixon 1967.jpg
Liberal Hon Phillip Lynch
(1933–1984)

MP for Flinders
(1966–1982) (in Ministry from 28 February 1968)

PhillipLynch1968.jpg
Liberal Hon Malcolm Scott
(1911–1989)

Senator for Western Australia
(1950–1971) (in Ministry from 28 February 1968)

MalcolmScott1968.jpg
Liberal Hon Bill Wentworth
(1907–2003)

MP for Mackellar
(1949–1977) (in Ministry from 28 February 1968)

WilliamWentworth1968.jpg
Liberal Hon Reg Wright
(1905–1990)

Senator for Tasmania
(1950–1978) (in Ministry from 28 February 1968)

Reg Wright 1968 (cropped).jpg
Liberal Hon Dudley Erwin
(1917–1984)

MP for Ballaarat
(1955–1975) (in Ministry from 13 February 1969)

DudleyErwin1961.jpg

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
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