The McMahon Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 46th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 20th Prime Minister, William McMahon. The McMahon Ministry succeeded the Second Gorton Ministry, which dissolved on 10 March 1971 following the resignation of John Gorton as Prime Minister. The ministry was replaced by the First Whitlam Ministry on 5 December 1972 following the federal election that took place on 2 December which saw Labor defeat the Coalition.[1]

As of 10 August 2019, Tom Hughes, Andrew Peacock and Vic Garland are the last surviving Liberal members of the McMahon Ministry, while Doug Anthony, Ian Sinclair and Peter Nixon are the last surviving Country members. Tony Street is the last surviving assistant minister. Malcolm Fraser was the last surviving Liberal Cabinet minister.

Cabinet

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon William McMahon (CH)
(1908–1988)

MP for Lowe
(1949–1982)

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Country Rt Hon Doug Anthony
(1929–)

MP for Richmond
(1957–1984)

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Liberal Rt Hon John Gorton CH
(1911–2002)

MP for Higgins
(1968–1975)

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Country Hon Ian Sinclair
(1929–)

MP for New England
(1963–1998)

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Liberal Hon Sir Ken Anderson (KBE)
(1909–1985)

Senator for New South Wales
(1953–1975)

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Liberal Hon (Sir) Reginald Swartz (KBE)
(1911–2006)

MP for Darling Downs
(1949–1972)

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Liberal (Rt) Hon Billy Snedden QC
(1926–1987)

MP for Bruce
(1955–1983)

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Liberal Hon Nigel Bowen QC
(1911–1994)

MP for Parramatta
(1964–1973)

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Liberal Hon Sir Alan Hulme KBE
(1907–1989)

MP for Petrie
(1963–1972)

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Liberal Hon Les Bury
(1913–1986)

MP for Wentworth
(1956–1974)

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Country Hon Peter Nixon
(1928–)

MP for Gippsland
(1961–1983)

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Liberal Hon David Fairbairn DFC
(1917–1994)

MP for Farrer
(1949–1975) (in Cabinet from 22 March 1971)

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Liberal Hon Phillip Lynch
(1933–1984)

MP for Flinders
(1966–1982) (in Cabinet from 22 March 1971)

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Liberal Hon Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)

MP for Wannon
(1955–1983) (in Cabinet from 20 August 1971)

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Outer ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Country Hon Charles Barnes
(1901–1998)

MP for McPherson
(1958–1972)

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Liberal Hon Dr James Forbes MC
(1923–2019)

MP for Barker
(1956–1975)

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Liberal Hon Dame Annabelle Rankin DBE
(1908–1986)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1971)

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Liberal Hon Bill Wentworth
(1907–2003)

MP for Mackellar
(1949–1977)

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Liberal Hon Reg Wright
(1905–1990)

Senator for Tasmania
(1950–1978)

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Liberal Hon Don Chipp
(1925–2006)

MP for Hotham
(1969–1977)

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Liberal Hon Bob Cotton
(1915–2006)

Senator for New South Wales
(1965–1978)

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

Senator for Western Australia
(1959-1978)

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Country Hon Mac Holten
(1922-1996)

MP for Indi
(1958-1977)

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Liberal Hon Tom Hughes QC
(1923-)

MP for Berowra
(1969-1972)

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Liberal Hon James Killen
(1925-2007)

MP for Moreton
(1955-1983)

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Liberal Hon Andrew Peacock
(1939-)

MP for Kooyong
(1966-1994)

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Country Hon Ralph Hunt
(1928-2011)

MP for Gwydir
(1969-1989)

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Liberal Hon Kevin Cairns
(1929-1984)

MP for Lilley
(1963-1972) (in Ministry from 22 March 1971)

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Liberal Hon Ivor Greenwood QC
(1926-1976)

Senator for Victoria
(1968–1976) (in Ministry from 22 March 1971)

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Liberal Hon Dr Malcolm Mackay
(1919-1999)

MP for Evans
(1963-1972) (in Ministry from 22 March 1971)

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Liberal Hon Peter Howson
(1919–2009)

MP for Casey
(1969–1972) (in Ministry from 31 May 1971)

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Liberal Hon Vic Garland
(1934–)

MP for Curtin
(1969–1981) (in Ministry from 2 August 1971)

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Country Hon Bob Katter
(1918–1990)

MP for Kennedy
(1966–1990) (in Ministry from 2 February 1972)

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Assistant ministers

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Don Dobie
(1927–1996)

MP for Cook
(1969–1972)

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Liberal John McLeay
(1922–2000)

MP for Boothby
(1966–1981)

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Country Ian Robinson
(1925–2017)

MP for Cowper
(1963–1984)

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Liberal Tony Street
(1926–)

MP for Corangamite
(1966–1984)

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Liberal John Marriott
(1913–1994)

Senator for Tasmania
(1953–1975)

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Country Robert King OBE
(1920–1991)

MP for Wimmera
(1958–1977)

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References

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.