The Second Fisher Ministry (Australian Labor Party) was the 8th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 5th Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher. The Second Fisher Ministry succeeded the Third Deakin Ministry, which dissolved on 29 April 1910 following the federal election that took place on 13 April which saw Labor defeat the Alfred Deakin's Commonwealth Liberal Party. It is the first federal government in Australian history to be elected with a majority in the House of Representatives, as well as the first majority national Labor government in the world. The ministry was replaced by the Cook Ministry on 24 June 1913 following the federal election that took place in May which saw the Liberals defeat Labor.[1]

King O'Malley, who died in 1953, was the last surviving member of the Second Fisher Ministry; O'Malley was also the last surviving member of the First Hughes Ministry.

Ministry

Minister Portrait Portfolio
  (Rt) Hon Andrew Fisher
(1862–1928)

MP for Wide Bay
(1901–1915)

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  Hon Billy Hughes KC
(1862–1952)

MP for West Sydney
(1901–1917)

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  Hon King O'Malley
(1858–1953)

MP for Darwin
(1903–1917)

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  Hon Lee Batchelor
(1865–1911)

MP for Boothby
(1903–1911)

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  Hon George Pearce
(1870–1952)

Senator for Western Australia
(1901–1938)

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  Hon Frank Tudor
(1866–1922)

MP for Yarra
(1901–1922)

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  Hon Josiah Thomas
(1863–1933)

MP for Barrier
(1901–1917)

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  Hon Gregor McGregor
(1848–1914)

Senator for South Australia
(1901–1914)

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  Hon Edward Findley
(1864–1947)

Senator for Victoria
(1904–1917)

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  • Minister without Portfolio
  Hon Charlie Frazer
(1880–1913)

MP for Kalgoorlie
(1903–1913)

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  Hon Ernest Roberts
(1868–1913)

MP for Adelaide
(1908–1913) (in Ministry from 23 October 1911)

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  • Minister without Portfolio (from 23 October 1911)

See also

Notes

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