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Tuesday, 8 March 1966

Minister for Housing - Senator the Honorable Dame Annabelle Rankin, D.B.E.

Minister for the Army - Honorable J. M. Fraser.

The Minister for Works (Senator Gorton) will assist me in Commonwealth activities in relation to education and research which fall within the Prime Minister's Department. The first 12 Ministers I have mentioned will form the Cabinet, Mr. Fairbairn will be the Leader of the Government in this chamber, and Senator Henty, Leader in the Senate.

In the Senate, Senator Henty will be my representative in matters other than those relating to education and research and Senator Gorton in matters relating to education and research. Senator Henty will also represent the Minister for Trade and Industry, the Treasurer and the Minister for National Development. Senator Gorton will also represent the Minister for External Affairs, the Minister for Defence, the Minister for Territories, the Minister for Labour and National Service and the Attorney-General. The Postmaster-General and the Ministers for Shipping and Transport and Civil Aviation will be represented by Senator Anderson, the Ministers for Primary Industry, the Interior, the Navy, Air and the Army by Senator McKellar, and the Ministers for Immigration, Health, and Social Services by Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin.

Ministers in the Senate will be represented in this House as follows: The Minister for Supply by Mr. Fairhall, the Minister for Works by Mr. Freeth, the Minister for Customs and Excise by Mr. Howson, the Minister for Repatriation by Mr. Swartz, and the Minister for Housing by Mr, Bury.

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