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.


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  (Rt) Hon Andrew Fisher

MP for Wide Bay

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  Hon Billy Hughes KC

MP for West Sydney

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  Hon King O'Malley

MP for Darwin

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  Hon Lee Batchelor

MP for Boothby

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  Hon George Pearce

Senator for Western Australia

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  Hon Frank Tudor

MP for Yarra

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  Hon Josiah Thomas

MP for Barrier

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  Hon Gregor McGregor

Senator for South Australia

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  Hon Edward Findley

Senator for Victoria

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  • Minister without Portfolio
  Hon Charlie Frazer

MP for Kalgoorlie

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  Hon Ernest Roberts

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

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  • Minister without Portfolio (from 23 October 1911)

See also


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