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Wednesday, 4 August 1954


Mr MENZIES - I desire to announce to the House that the following changes have occurred in the Ministry: -

The honorable member for Richmond (Mr. Anthony) has ceased to be Minister for Civil Aviation.

The honorable member for Moreton (Mr. Francis) in addition to being Minister for the Army, has become Minister for the Navy.

The honorable member for Denison (Mr. Townley) has ceased to be Minister for Social Services and has become Minister for Air and Minister for Civil Aviation.

The honorable member for Lowe (Mr. McMahon) has ceased to be Minister for the Navy and Minister for Air and has become Minister for Social Services.

In this chamber the Minister for Shipping and Transport (Senator McLeay) will in future be represented by the Minister for Air and Minister for Civil Aviation (Mr. Townley).

It has become only too obvious over the last few years that the pressure of events requires the occupant of the Prime Minister's position to be free to concentrate on matters of major policy. It is my intention therefore that the VicePresident of the Executive Council (Sir Eric Harrison) will, on my behalf, assume full responsibility for many things in my department, to which I have in the past attended myself. I also mention that the Minister for Shipping and Transport will be associated with the Minister for Commerce and Agriculture (Mr. McEwen) in the work of the Commerce and Agriculture portfolio.







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