Third Hawke Ministry

The Third Hawke Ministry (Labor) was the 56th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 23rd Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. The Third Hawke Ministry succeeded the Second Hawke Ministry, which dissolved on 24 July 1987 following the federal election that took place on 11 July. The ministry was replaced by the Fourth Hawke Ministry on 4 April 1990 following the 1990 federal election.[1]

Third Hawke Ministry
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56th Ministry of Australia
Date formed24 July 1987
Date dissolved4 April 1990
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Ninian Stephen
Bill Hayden
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
Deputy Prime MinisterLionel Bowen
No. of ministers35
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLiberalNational coalition
Opposition leaderJohn Howard
Andrew Peacock
John Hewson
Election(s)11 July 1987
Outgoing election24 March 1990
Legislature term(s)35th
PredecessorSecond Hawke Ministry
SuccessorFourth Hawke Ministry


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Bob Hawke AC

MP for Wills

  Hon Lionel Bowen

MP for Kingsford-Smith

  Hon John Button

Senator for Victoria

  Hon Gareth Evans QC

Senator for Victoria

  Hon Paul Keating

MP for Blaxland

  Hon Mick Young

MP for Port Adelaide

  Hon Peter Walsh

Senator for Western Australia

  Hon Bill Hayden

MP for Oxley

  Hon Ralph Willis

MP for Gellibrand

  Hon John Dawkins

MP for Fremantle

  Hon Kim Beazley

MP for Swan

  Hon John Kerin

MP for Werriwa

  Hon Brian Howe

MP for Batman

  Hon Stewart West

MP for Cunningham

  Hon John Brown

MP for Parramatta

  Hon Dr Neal Blewett

MP for Bonython

  Hon Susan Ryan

Senator for Australian Capital Territory

  Hon Michael Duffy

MP for Holt
(1980–1996) (in Cabinet from 19 January 1988)

  Hon Graham Richardson

Senator for New South Wales
(1983–1994) (in Cabinet from 19 January 1988)

  Hon Clyde Holding

MP for Melbourne Ports
(1977–1998) (in Cabinet from 15 February 1988)

  Hon Peter Morris

MP for Shortland
(1972–1998) (in Cabinet from 2 September 1988)

  Hon Robert Ray

Senator for Victoria
(1981–2008) (in Cabinet from 2 September 1988)


Outer ministryEdit

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Peter Staples

MP for Jagajaga

  Hon Dr Barry Jones

MP for Lalor

  Hon Peter Duncan

MP for Makin

  Hon Gerry Hand

MP for Melbourne

  Hon Ben Humphreys

MP for Griffith

  Hon Michael Tate

Senator for Tasmania

  Hon Ros Kelly

MP for Canberra

  Hon Margaret Reynolds

Senator for Queensland

  Hon Peter Cook

Senator for Western Australia
(1983–2005) (in Ministry from 19 January 1988)

  Hon Gary Punch

MP for Barton
(1983–1996) (in Ministry from 19 January 1988)

  Hon Nick Bolkus

Senator for South Australia
(1981–2005) (in Ministry from 15 February 1988)

  Hon Bob Brown

MP for Charlton
(1984–1998) (in Ministry from 2 September 1988)

  Hon David Simmons

MP for Calare
(1983–1996) (in Ministry from 6 April 1989)


See alsoEdit


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