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First Howard Ministry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

First Howard Ministry
Flag of Australia.svg

60th Ministry of Australia
Date formed11 March 1996
Date dissolved21 October 1998
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir William Deane
Prime MinisterJohn Howard
Deputy Prime MinisterTim Fischer
No. of ministers35 (plus 13 Parliamentary Secretaries)
Member partyLiberalNational coalition
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderKim Beazley
Election(s)2 March 1996
Outgoing election3 October 1998
Legislature term(s)38th
PredecessorSecond Keating Ministry
SuccessorSecond Howard Ministry

The First Howard Ministry (LiberalNational coalition) was the 60th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 25th Prime Minister, John Howard. The First Howard Ministry succeeded the Second Keating Ministry, which dissolved on 11 March 1996 following the federal election that took place on 2 March which saw the Coalition defeat Paul Keating's Labor Party. The ministry was replaced by the Second Howard Ministry on 21 October 1998 following the 1998 federal election.[1]


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Hon John Howard

MP for Bennelong

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Nationals Hon Tim Fischer

MP for Farrer

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Liberal Hon Peter Costello

MP for Higgins

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Nationals Hon John Anderson

MP for Gwydir

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Liberal Hon Robert Hill

Senator for South Australia

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Liberal Hon Richard Alston

Senator for Victoria

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Liberal Hon Peter Reith

MP for Flinders

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Liberal Hon Jocelyn Newman

Senator for Tasmania

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Liberal Hon Alexander Downer

MP for Mayo

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Liberal Hon John Moore

MP for Ryan

John Moore 1999.jpg
Liberal Hon Ian McLachlan AO

MP for Barker

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Nationals Hon John Sharp

MP for Hume

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Liberal Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge

MP for Chisholm

MP for Casey

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Liberal Hon John Fahey

MP for Macarthur

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Liberal Hon Amanda Vanstone

Senator for South Australia
(1984–2007) (in Cabinet until 9 October 1997)

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Liberal Hon Dr David Kemp

MP for Goldstein
(1990–2004) (in Cabinet from 9 October 1997)

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Nationals Hon Mark Vaile

MP for Lyne
(1993–2008) (in Cabinet from 9 October 1997)

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Liberal Hon Daryl Williams QC

MP for Tangney
(1993–2004) (in Cabinet from 9 October 1997)

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Outer ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Hon Philip Ruddock

MP for Berowra

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Nationals Hon Peter McGauran

MP for Gippsland

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Liberal Hon Jim Short

Senator for Victoria

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Liberal Hon Warwick Parer

Senator for Queensland

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Liberal Hon Geoff Prosser

MP for Forrest

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Liberal Hon Judi Moylan

MP for Pearce

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Liberal Hon Bronwyn Bishop

MP for Mackellar

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Liberal Hon Warwick Smith

MP for Bass

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Nationals Hon Bruce Scott

MP for Maranoa

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Liberal Hon John Herron

Senator for Queensland

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Liberal Hon David Jull

MP for Fadden

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Liberal Hon Rod Kemp

Senator for Victoria
(1990–2008) (in Ministry from 14 October 1996)

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Liberal Hon Chris Ellison

Senator for Western Australia
(1993–2009) (in Ministry from 18 July 1997)

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Liberal Hon Andrew Thomson

MP for Wentworth
(1995–2001) (in Ministry from 9 October 1997)

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Liberal Hon Nick Minchin

Senator for South Australia
(1993–2011) (in Ministry from 9 October 1997)

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Liberal Hon Alex Somlyay

MP for Fairfax
(1990–2013) (in Ministry from 9 October 1997)

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Nationals Hon Warren Truss

MP for Wide Bay
(1990–2016) (in Ministry from 9 October 1997)

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Parliamentary Secretaries

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Tony Abbott

MP for Warringah

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Nationals Hon David Brownhill

Senator for New South Wales

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Liberal Ian Campbell

Senator for Western Australia

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Liberal Brian Gibson

Senator for Tasmania

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  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (to 15 October 1996)
Liberal Hon Chris Miles

MP for Braddon

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Country Liberal Grant Tambling

Senator for Northern Territory

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Liberal Hon Bob Woods

Senator for New South Wales

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Liberal Hon Michael Ronaldson

MP for Ballarat

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Liberal Hon Ian Macdonald

Senator for New South Wales

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Liberal Hon Alan Cadman

MP for Mitchell

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Liberal Hon Trish Worth

MP for Adelaide

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Liberal Hon Kathy Sullivan

MP for Moncrieff

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Liberal Hon Judith Troeth

Senator for Victoria

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See also


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
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