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
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
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.


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Labor Rt Hon Andrew Fisher

MP for Wide Bay

  Hon Billy Hughes KC

MP for West Sydney

  Hon William Archibald

MP for Hindmarsh

  Hon John Arthur

MP for Bendigo

  Hon George Pearce

Senator for Western Australia

  Hon Frank Tudor

MP for Yarra

  Hon William Spence

MP for Darling

  Hon Albert Gardiner

Senator for New South Wales

  Hon Hugh Mahon

MP for Kalgoorlie

  Hon Jens Jensen

MP for Bass

  Hon Edward Russell

Senator for Victoria

  • Assistant Minister


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