Second Whitlam Ministry

The Second Whitlam Ministry (Labor) was the 48th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 21st Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. The Second Whitlam Ministry succeeded the First Whitlam Ministry, which dissolved on 19 December 1972 after the final results of the federal election that took place on 2 December became known and the full ministry was able to be sworn in. The ministry was replaced by the Third Whitlam Ministry on 12 June 1974 following the 1974 federal election.[1]

Second Whitlam Ministry
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48th Ministry of Australia
Date formed19 December 1972
Date dissolved12 June 1974
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Paul Hasluck
Prime MinisterGough Whitlam
Deputy Prime MinisterLance Barnard
No. of ministers27
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLiberal
Opposition leaderBilly Snedden
History
Outgoing election18 May 1974
Legislature term(s)28th
PredecessorFirst Whitlam Ministry
SuccessorThird Whitlam Ministry

The order of seniority in the Second Whitlam Ministry was determined by the order in which members were elected to the Ministry by the Caucus on 18 December 1972, except for the four parliamentary leaders, who were elected separately.

As of 24 August 2017, Bill Hayden, Doug McClelland and Moss Cass are the last surviving members of the Second Whitlam Ministry.

MinistryEdit

Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Gough Whitlam QC
(1916–2014)

MP for Werriwa
(1952–1978)

 
  Hon Lance Barnard
(1919–1997)

MP for Bass
(1954–1975)

 
  Hon Dr Jim Cairns
(1914–2003)

MP for Lalor
(1969–1977)

 
  Hon Bill Hayden
(1933–)

MP for Oxley
(1961–1988)

 
  Hon Frank Crean
(1916–2008)

MP for Melbourne Ports
(1951–1977)

 
  Hon Lionel Murphy QC
(1922–1986)

Senator for New South Wales
(1962–1975)

 
  Hon Don Willesee
(1916–2003)

Senator for Western Australia
(1950–1975)

 
  Hon Doug McClelland
(1926–)

Senator for New South Wales
(1962–1987)

 
  Hon Dr Rex Patterson
(1927–2016)

MP for Dawson
(1966–1975)

 
  Hon Reg Bishop
(1913–1999)

Senator for South Australia
(1962–1981)

 
  Hon Fred Daly
(1912–1995)

MP for Grayndler
(1949–1975)

 
  Hon Clyde Cameron
(1913–2008)

MP for Hindmarsh
(1949–1980)

 
  Hon Tom Uren
(1921–2015)

MP for Reid
(1958–1990)

 
  Hon Charles Jones
(1917–2003)

MP for Newcastle
(1958–1983)

 
  Hon Kim Beazley
(1917–2007)

MP for Fremantle
(1945–1977)

 
  Hon Frank Stewart
(1923–1979)

MP for Lang
(1953–1977)

 
  Hon Jim Cavanagh
(1913–1990)

Senator for South Australia
(1962–1981)

 
  Hon Ken Wriedt
(1927–2010)

Senator for Tasmania
(1968–1980)

 
  Hon Gordon Bryant
(1914–1991)

MP for Wills
(1955–1980)

 
  Hon Rex Connor
(1907–1977)

MP for Cunningham
(1963–1977)

 
  Hon Al Grassby
(1926–2005)

MP for Riverina
(1969–1974)

 
  Hon Les Johnson
(1924–2015)

MP for Hughes
(1969–1983)

 
  Hon Kep Enderby (QC)
(1926–2015)

MP for Australian Capital Territory
(1970–1974)

MP for Canberra
(1974–1975)

 
  Hon Lionel Bowen
(1922–2012)

MP for Kingsford-Smith
(1969–1990)

 
  Hon Dr Doug Everingham
(1923–2017)

MP for Capricornia
(1967–1975)

 
  Hon Dr Moss Cass
(1927–)

MP for Maribyrnong
(1969–1983)

 
  Hon Bill Morrison
(1928–2013)

MP for St George
(1969–1975)

 

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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