The Sixth Menzies Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 36th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 12th Prime Minister, Robert Menzies. The Sixth Menzies Ministry succeeded the Fifth Menzies Ministry, which dissolved on 9 July 1954 following the federal election that took place in May. The ministry was replaced by the Seventh Menzies Ministry on 11 January 1956 following the 1955 federal election.[1]

Paul Hasluck, who died in 1993, was the last surviving member of the Sixth Menzies Ministry; Hasluck was also the last surviving member of the Fifth Menzies Ministry. John McEwen was the last surviving Country minister.


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon Robert Menzies CH QC

MP for Kooyong

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Country Rt Hon Sir Arthur Fadden KCMG

MP for McPherson

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Liberal Rt Hon Sir Eric Harrison KCVO

MP for Wentworth

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Liberal Rt Hon Harold Holt

MP for Higgins

Country Rt Hon John McEwen

MP for Murray

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Liberal Rt Hon Richard Casey CH DSO MC

MP for La Trobe

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Liberal Hon Philip McBride

MP for Wakefield

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Liberal Hon John Spicer QC

Senator for Victoria

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Liberal Hon Neil O'Sullivan

Senator for Queensland

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Liberal Hon Howard Beale

MP for Parramatta

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Liberal Hon George McLeay

Senator for South Australia

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Country Hon Larry Anthony

MP for Richmond

Country Rt Hon Sir Earle Page GCMG CH

MP for Cowper

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Liberal Hon Josiah Francis

MP for Moreton

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Liberal Hon Bill Spooner MM

Senator for New South Wales

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Country Hon Walter Cooper MBE

Senator for Queensland

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Liberal Hon Paul Hasluck

MP for Curtin

Liberal Hon Wilfrid Kent Hughes MVO MC

MP for Chisholm

Liberal Hon William McMahon

MP for Lowe

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Liberal Hon Athol Townley

MP for Denison

Liberal Hon Shane Paltridge

Senator for Western Australia
(1951-1966) (in Ministry from 27 September 1955)

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See also


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