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6.00 P.M., MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 1968

P.M. No. 25/1968

THE MINISTRY _

Statement by the Prime Minister, Mr. John Gorton

A new Ministry will be sworn at noon on Wednesday next, 28 February.

With the authority of His Excellency the Governor-General, I release the following details of the new Cabinet and Ministry.

1. PRIME MINISTER - The Hon. J.G. Gorton

2. DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY The Rt. Hon. J.. McEwen

3. TREASURER - The Rt. Hon. William McMahon

4. MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS - The Rt. Hon. Paul Hasluck

5. MINISTER FOR DEFENCE - The Hon. Allen Fairhall

6. MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY - The Hon. J.D. Anthony

7. POSTMASTER-GENERAL AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - The Hon. •.S. Hulme

8. MINISTER FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT - The Hon. David Fairbairn, D.F.C.

9. MINISTER FOR LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE - The Hon. L.H.E. Bury

10. MINISTER FOR SHIPPING AND TRANSPORT AND ASSISTING THE MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY - The Hon. Ian Sinclair

11. MINISTER FOR SUPPLY AND LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE - Senator the Hon. Ken Anderson

12. MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCE - The Hon. Malcolm Fraser

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13. MINISTER FOR AIR AND ASSISTING THE TREASURER - The Hon. Gordon Freeth

14. MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - The Hon. C.E. Barnes

15, MINISTER FOR CIVIL AVIATION - The Hon. R.W.C. Swartz, M.B.E., E.

16 MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION ANI) LEADER OF THE HOUSE - The Hon. .B.M. Sneddpn, Q.C.

17. MINISTEf FOR HEALTH -. -The Hon. A,J. Forbes, M.C.

18.' MINISTER FOR REPATRITION - Senator the Hon. G. Colin McKellar

19. MINISTER FOR HOUSING - Senator the Hon. Dame AnAgbelle Rankin, D.p.E.

20. ATTORNEY-GENERAL - The Hon. N.H. Bowen, Q.C

21. MINISTER FOR THE.NAVY - The Ikon. C.R. Kelly

22. MINISTE FOR THE INTPRIOR - The Hon. • Nixon

23. MINISTE FOR THE ARMY. - Tie Hon. P.R. Lynch

24. MINISTE .FOR CUSTOMS AND EXCISE - Senp,tor the Hon. Malcolm Scott

PERVICES 25. MINISTE FOR SOCIA AND MINISTER IN CiARGE pF ABORIGIN4 AFFAIRS - The Hop. W.C. }derrtworth

26. MINISTER ?OR WORKS A ND UNDW THE MINISTER FOR TRADE ANP INDUSTRY MINISTER ITT CIjARGE OF TOURIST ACTIVITIES Senator the Hon. Z.G. Wr}ght'

The first twelve M4.nisters named will comp'ise the Cabinet.

I have pxopgsed toijis Excel4ency that Mar.,Jynchl Senator $pott, Mr. Wentworth and nator Wr.ght be svor:p as. 4embers pf the Federal Executive Cquncil.`