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Second Gorton Ministry

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Second Gorton Ministry
Flag of Australia.svg

45th Ministry of Australia
Second Gorton Ministry.jpg
Governor-General Sir Paul Hasluck with first arrangement of newly appointed ministers to the Second Gorton Ministry
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
Election(s)25 October 1969
Legislature term(s)27th
PredecessorFirst Gorton Ministry
SuccessorMcMahon Ministry

The Second Gorton Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 45th 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]

As of 16 April 2021, Tom Hughes is last surviving Liberal member of the Second Gorton Ministry, while Ian Sinclair and Peter Nixon are the last surviving Country members. Malcolm Fraser was the last surviving Liberal Cabinet minister.


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon John Gorton (CH)

MP for Higgins

Country Rt Hon John McEwen CH

MP for Murray

Sir John McEwen.jpg
Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon

MP for Lowe

William McMahon 1966.jpg
Country Hon Doug Anthony

MP for Richmond

Doug Anthony 1970.png
Liberal Hon (Sir) Alan Hulme (KBE)

MP for Petrie

Alan Hulme 1960s.png
Liberal Hon Les Bury

MP for Wentworth

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

MP for New England

Ian Sinclair.jpg
Liberal Hon (Sir) Ken Anderson

Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser

MP for Wannon

Malcolm Fraser 1968.jpg
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

Nigel Bowen 1968-02 (cropped).jpg
Country Hon Peter Nixon
(born 1928)

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

Peter Nixon 1967.jpg

Outer ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Country Hon Charles Barnes

MP for McPherson

Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes MC

MP for Barker

Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE

Senator for Queensland

Liberal Hon Phillip Lynch

MP for Flinders

Phillip Lynch 1969.jpg
Liberal Hon Bill Wentworth

MP for Mackellar

Liberal Hon Reg Wright

Senator for Tasmania

Reg Wright 1968 (cropped).jpg
Liberal Hon Don Chipp

MP for Hotham

Liberal Hon Bob Cotton

Senator for New South Wales

Bob Cotton 1969.jpg
Country Hon Tom Drake-Brockman DFC

Senator for Western Australia

Country Hon Mac Holten

MP for Indi

Liberal Hon Tom Hughes QC
(born 1923)

MP for Berowra

Tom Hughes 1969 Colour.jpg
Liberal Hon James Killen

MP for Moreton

Jim Killen 1969.jpg
Liberal Hon Andrew Peacock

MP for Kooyong

Country Hon Ralph Hunt

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

Ralph Hunt 1969.png

See also


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