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Wednesday, 8 October 1941

Senator COLLINGS (Queensland) (Minister for the Interior) . -by leave - I formally announce to the Senate that on the 3rd October the Honorable A. W.

Fadden submitted the resignation of his Government to His Excellency the Governor-General. Subsequently His Excellency commissioned Mr. Curtin to form a Ministry. The Ministry, which was sworn in by His Excellency on the 7th October, is constituted as follows : -

Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Co-ordination - The Honorable J. Curtin.

Minister for the Army - The Honorable F. M. Forde.

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