First Fraser Ministry

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First Fraser Ministry
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50th Ministry of Australia
Date formed11 November 1975
Date dissolved22 December 1975
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir John Kerr
Prime MinisterMalcolm Fraser
Deputy Prime MinisterDoug Anthony
No. of ministers15
Member partyLiberalNational Country coalition
Status in legislatureMinority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderGough Whitlam
History
Outgoing election13 December 1975
Legislature term(s)29th
PredecessorThird Whitlam Ministry
SuccessorSecond Fraser Ministry

The First Fraser Ministry (LiberalNational Country coalition) was the 50th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 22nd Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser. The First Fraser Ministry succeeded the Third Whitlam Ministry, which dissolved on 11 November following the dismissal of the Whitlam Government by Governor-General Sir John Kerr. As such, it was a caretaker ministry until a federal election could take place.[1] To date, it is the last ministry not to be split between a Cabinet and outer ministry. In the event, the Coalition was ultimately elected on 13 December 1975, and this ministry was replaced by the Second Fraser Ministry on 22 December 1975.[2]

As of 20 December 2020, Andrew Peacock and Tony Street are the last surviving Liberal members of the First Fraser Ministry, while Ian Sinclair and Peter Nixon are the last surviving NCP members.

Ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)

MP for Wannon
(1955–1983)

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National Country Rt Hon Doug Anthony
(1929–2020)

MP for Richmond
(1957–1984)

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Liberal Hon Phillip Lynch
(1933–1984)

MP for Flinders
(1966–1982)

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National Country Hon Ian Sinclair
(1929–)

MP for New England
(1963–1998)

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Liberal Hon Reg Withers
(1924–2014)

Senator for Western Australia
(1968–1987)

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Liberal Hon Ivor Greenwood QC
(1926-1976)

Senator for Victoria
(1968–1976)

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Liberal Hon Bob Cotton
(1915–2006)

Senator for New South Wales
(1965–1978)

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National Country Hon Peter Nixon
(1928–)

MP for Gippsland
(1961–1983)

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Liberal Hon Andrew Peacock
(1939-)

MP for Kooyong
(1966-1994)

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Liberal Hon Don Chipp
(1925–2006)

MP for Hotham
(1969–1977)

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Liberal Hon James Killen
(1925-2007)

MP for Moreton
(1955-1983)

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National Country Hon Tom Drake-Brockman DFC
(1919-1992)

Senator for Western Australia
(1959-1978)

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Liberal Hon John Carrick
(1918–2018)

Senator for New South Wales
(1971–1987)

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Liberal Hon Tony Street
(1926–)

MP for Corangamite
(1966–1984)

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Liberal Hon Margaret Guilfoyle
(1926–2020)

Senator for Victoria
(1971–1987)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cabinet records of the Fraser government, 1975–83 – Fact sheet 246". National Archives of Australia. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.