Second Deakin Ministry
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Second Deakin Ministry

Second Deakin Ministry
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5th Ministry of Australia
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Group photo of the Second Deakin Ministry with Governor-General Lord Northcote.
Date formed5 July 1905
Date dissolved13 November 1908
People and organisations
MonarchEdward VII
Governor-GeneralLord Northcote
Lord Dudley
Prime MinisterAlfred Deakin
No. of ministers12
Member partyProtectionist
Status in legislatureMinority government (Labour support)
Opposition partyFree Trade/Anti-Socialist
Opposition leaderGeorge Reid
Election(s)12 December 1906
Legislature term(s)2nd
PredecessorReid Ministry
SuccessorFirst Fisher Ministry

The Second Deakin Ministry (Protectionist) was the 5th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 2nd Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. The Second Deakin Ministry succeeded the Reid Ministry, which dissolved on 5 July 1905 following the resignation of George Reid after the Protectionists withdrew their support and gained support from the Labour Party. The ministry was replaced by the First Fisher Ministry on 13 November 1908 after the Labour Party withdrew their support and formed their own minority government.[1]

Isaac Isaacs, who died in 1948, was the last surviving member of the Second Deakin Ministry.


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Alfred Deakin

for Ballaarat

  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest

for Swan

  Hon Isaac Isaacs

for Indi

  Hon Littleton Groom

for Darling Downs

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  Hon Sir William Lyne

for Hume

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  Hon Thomas Playford

Senator for South Australia

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  Hon Austin Chapman

for Eden-Monaro

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  Hon (Sir) Thomas Ewing

for Richmond

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  Hon John Keating

Senator for Tasmania

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  Hon Samuel Mauger

for Melbourne Ports

for Maribyrnong
(1906-1910) (in Ministry from 12 October 1906)

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  • Minister without Portfolio (from 12 October 1906 to 30 July 1907)
  • Postmaster-General (from 30 July 1907)
  Hon (Sir) Robert Best

Senator for Victoria
(1901-1910) (in Ministry from 20 February 1907)

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  Hon James Hume Cook

for Bourke
(1901-1910) (in Ministry from 28 January 1908)

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See also


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

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