Second Hawke Ministry

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Second Hawke Ministry
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55th Ministry of Australia
Date formed13 December 1984
Date dissolved24 July 1987
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Ninian Stephen
Prime MinisterBob Hawke
Deputy Prime MinisterLionel Bowen
No. of ministers28
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyLiberalNational coalition
Opposition leaderAndrew Peacock
John Howard
Election(s)1 December 1984
Outgoing election11 July 1987
Legislature term(s)34th
PredecessorFirst Hawke Ministry
SuccessorThird Hawke Ministry

The Second Hawke Ministry (Labor) was the 55th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 23rd Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. The Second Hawke Ministry succeeded the First Hawke Ministry, which dissolved on 13 December 1984 following the federal election that took place on 1 December. The ministry was replaced by the Third Hawke Ministry on 24 July 1987 following the 1987 federal election.[1]


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Bob Hawke AC

MP for Wills

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  Hon Lionel Bowen

MP for Kingsford-Smith

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  Hon John Button

Senator for Victoria

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  Hon Don Grimes

Senator for Tasmania

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  Hon Ralph Willis

MP for Gellibrand

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  Hon Paul Keating

MP for Blaxland

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  Hon Mick Young

MP for Port Adelaide

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  Hon Peter Walsh

Senator for Western Australia

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  Hon Bill Hayden

MP for Oxley

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  Hon Susan Ryan

Senator for Australian Capital Territory

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  Hon Gareth Evans QC

Senator for Victoria

  Hon John Dawkins

MP for Fremantle

  Hon John Kerin

MP for Werriwa

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  Hon Stewart West

MP for Cunningham

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  Hon Kim Beazley

MP for Swan

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  Hon Chris Hurford

MP for Adelaide

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  Hon Brian Howe

MP for Batman

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Outer ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Peter Morris

MP for Shortland

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  Hon John Brown

MP for Parramatta

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  Hon Dr Neal Blewett

MP for Bonython

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  Hon Dr Barry Jones

MP for Lalor

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  Hon Gordon Scholes

MP for Corio

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  Hon Michael Duffy

MP for Holt

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  Hon Barry Cohen

MP for Robertson

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  Hon Clyde Holding

MP for Melbourne Ports

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  Hon Arthur Gietzelt

Senator for New South Wales

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  Hon Tom Uren

MP for Reid

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  Hon Michael Tate

Senator for Tasmania
(1978–1993) (in Ministry from 16 February 1987)

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See also[edit]


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