The Third Hawke Ministry (Labor) was the 56th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 23rd Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. The Third Hawke Ministry succeeded the Second Hawke Ministry, which dissolved on 24 July 1987 following the federal election that took place on 11 July. The ministry was replaced by the Fourth Hawke Ministry on 4 April 1990 following the 1990 federal election.[1]


Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Bob Hawke AC

MP for Wills

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  Hon Lionel Bowen

MP for Kingsford-Smith

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  Hon John Button

Senator for Victoria

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  Hon Gareth Evans QC

Senator for Victoria

  Hon Paul Keating

MP for Blaxland

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  Hon Mick Young

MP for Port Adelaide

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  Hon Peter Walsh

Senator for Western Australia

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  Hon Bill Hayden

MP for Oxley

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  Hon Ralph Willis

MP for Gellibrand

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  Hon John Dawkins

MP for Fremantle

  Hon Kim Beazley

MP for Swan

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  Hon John Kerin

MP for Werriwa

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  Hon Brian Howe

MP for Batman

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  Hon Stewart West

MP for Cunningham

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  Hon John Brown

MP for Parramatta

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  Hon Dr Neal Blewett

MP for Bonython

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  Hon Susan Ryan

Senator for Australian Capital Territory

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  Hon Michael Duffy

MP for Holt
(1980–1996) (in Cabinet from 19 January 1988)

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  Hon Graham Richardson

Senator for New South Wales
(1983–1994) (in Cabinet from 19 January 1988)

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  Hon Clyde Holding

MP for Melbourne Ports
(1977–1998) (in Cabinet from 15 February 1988)

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  Hon Peter Morris

MP for Shortland
(1972–1998) (in Cabinet from 2 September 1988)

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  Hon Robert Ray

Senator for Victoria
(1981–2008) (in Cabinet from 2 September 1988)

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Outer ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Peter Staples

MP for Jagajaga

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  Hon Dr Barry Jones

MP for Lalor

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  Hon Peter Duncan

MP for Makin

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  Hon Gerry Hand

MP for Melbourne

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  Hon Ben Humphreys

MP for Griffith

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  Hon Michael Tate

Senator for Tasmania

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  Hon Ros Kelly

MP for Canberra

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  Hon Margaret Reynolds

Senator for Queensland

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  Hon Peter Cook

Senator for Western Australia
(1983–2005) (in Ministry from 19 January 1988)

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  Hon Gary Punch

MP for Barton
(1983–1996) (in Ministry from 19 January 1988)

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  Hon Nick Bolkus

Senator for South Australia
(1981–2005) (in Ministry from 15 February 1988)

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  Hon Bob Brown

MP for Charlton
(1984–1998) (in Ministry from 2 September 1988)

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  Hon David Simmons

MP for Calare
(1983–1996) (in Ministry from 6 April 1989)

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See also


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