The First Curtin ministry (Labor) was the 29th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 14th Prime Minister, John Curtin. The First Curtin ministry succeeded the Fadden ministry, which dissolved on 7 October 1941 after the independent crossbenchers Alexander Wilson and Arthur Coles withdrew their support for the Fadden government. The ministry was replaced by the Second Curtin ministry on 21 September 1943 following the 1943 federal election.
First Curtin ministry
29th Ministry of Australia
|Date formed||7 October 1941|
|Date dissolved||21 September 1943|
|People and organisations|
|Prime Minister||John Curtin|
|No. of ministers||19|
|Status in legislature||Minority government|
|Opposition party||Country–United Australia coalition|
|Opposition leader||Arthur Fadden|
|Outgoing election||21 August 1943|
|Successor||Second Curtin ministry|
Frank Forde, who died in 1983, was the last surviving member of the First Curtin ministry; Forde was also the last surviving minister of the Scullin government, Second Curtin ministry, Forde government, and the First Chifley ministry.
- ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.