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.

Ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon Robert Menzies CH QC
(1894–1978)

MP for Kooyong
(1934–1966)

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Country Rt Hon Sir Arthur Fadden KCMG
(1894–1973)

MP for McPherson
(1949–1958)

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Liberal Rt Hon Sir Eric Harrison KCVO
(1892–1974)

MP for Wentworth
(1931–1956)

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Liberal Rt Hon Harold Holt
(1908–1967)

MP for Higgins
(1949–1967)

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Country Rt Hon John McEwen
(1900–1980)

MP for Murray
(1949–1971)

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Liberal Rt Hon Richard Casey CH DSO MC
(1890–1976)

MP for La Trobe
(1949–1960)

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Liberal Hon Philip McBride
(1892–1982)

MP for Wakefield
(1946–1958)

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Liberal Hon John Spicer QC
(1899–1978)

Senator for Victoria
(1950–1956)

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Liberal Hon Neil O'Sullivan
(1900–1968)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1962)

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Liberal Hon Howard Beale
(1898–1983)

MP for Parramatta
(1946–1958)

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Liberal Hon George McLeay
(1892–1955)

Senator for South Australia
(1950–1955)

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Country Hon Larry Anthony
(1897–1957)

MP for Richmond
(1937–1957)

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Country Rt Hon Sir Earle Page GCMG CH
(1880–1961)

MP for Cowper
(1919–1961)

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Liberal Hon Josiah Francis
(1890–1964)

MP for Moreton
(1922–1955)

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Liberal Hon Bill Spooner MM
(1897–1966)

Senator for New South Wales
(1950–1965)

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Country Hon Walter Cooper MBE
(1888–1973)

Senator for Queensland
(1935–1968)

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Liberal Hon Paul Hasluck
(1905–1993)

MP for Curtin
(1949–1969)

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Liberal Hon Wilfrid Kent Hughes MVO MC
(1895–1970)

MP for Chisholm
(1949–1970)

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Liberal Hon William McMahon
(1908–1988)

MP for Lowe
(1949–1982)

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Liberal Hon Athol Townley
(1905–1963)

MP for Denison
(1949–1963)

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Liberal Hon Shane Paltridge
(1910-1966)

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

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See also

Notes

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