Third Fisher ministry

The Third Fisher ministry (Labor) was the 10th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 5th Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher. The Third Fisher ministry succeeded the Cook ministry, which dissolved on 17 September 1914 following the federal election that took place on 5 September which saw Labor defeat Joseph Cook's Liberals. The ministry was replaced by the First Hughes ministry on 27 October 1915 following Fisher's retirement from Parliament to become the next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.[1]

Third Fisher ministry
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10th Ministry of Australia
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Photo of the Third Fisher ministry
Date formed17 September 1914
Date dissolved27 October 1915
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
Governor-GeneralSir Ronald Munro Ferguson
Prime MinisterAndrew Fisher
No. of ministers11
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLiberal
Opposition leaderJoseph Cook
History
Election(s)5 September 1914
Legislature term(s)6th
PredecessorCook ministry
SuccessorFirst Hughes ministry

Billy Hughes, who died in 1952, was the last surviving member of the Third Fisher ministry; Hughes was also the last surviving member of the Watson ministry, First Fisher ministry, Second Hughes ministry and Third Hughes ministry.

MinistryEdit

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Labor Rt Hon Andrew Fisher
(1862–1928)

MP for Wide Bay
(1901–1915)

 
  Hon Billy Hughes KC
(1862–1952)

MP for West Sydney
(1901–1917)

 
  Hon William Archibald
(1850–1926)

MP for Hindmarsh
(1910–1919)

 
  Hon John Arthur
(1875–1914)

MP for Bendigo
(1913–1914)

 
  Hon George Pearce
(1870–1952)

Senator for Western Australia
(1901–1938)

 
  Hon Frank Tudor
(1866–1922)

MP for Yarra
(1901–1922)

 
  Hon William Spence
(1846–1926)

MP for Darling
(1901–1917)

 
  Hon Albert Gardiner
(1867–1952)

Senator for New South Wales
(1910–1926)

 
  Hon Hugh Mahon
(1857–1931)

MP for Kalgoorlie
(1913–1917)

 
  Hon Jens Jensen
(1865–1936)

MP for Bass
(1910–1919)

 
  Hon Edward Russell
(1878–1925)

Senator for Victoria
(1907–1925)

 
  • Assistant Minister

ReferencesEdit

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