Third Deakin Ministry

The Third Deakin Ministry (Protectionist) was the 6th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 2nd Prime Minister, Alfred Deakin. The Third Deakin Ministry succeeded the Second Deakin Ministry, which dissolved on 24 January 1907 following the federal election that took place in December 1906. 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]

Third Deakin Ministry
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6th Ministry of Australia
Date formed24 January 1907
Date dissolved13 November 1908
People and organisations
MonarchEdward VII
Governor-GeneralLord Northcote
Lord Dudley
Prime MinisterAlfred Deakin
No. of ministers10
Member partyProtectionist
Status in legislatureMinority government (Labour support)
Opposition partyAnti-Socialist
Opposition leaderGeorge Reid
Legislature term(s)3rd
PredecessorSecond Deakin Ministry
SuccessorFirst Fisher Ministry


Minister Portrait Portfolio
  Hon Alfred Deakin MP AlfredDeakin.jpeg
  Rt Hon Sir John Forrest GCMG MP JohnForrest1909
  Hon Littleton Groom MP LittletonGroom1900s
  Hon Senator John Keating John Henry Keating
  Hon Sir William Lyne KCMG MP Williamlyne
  Hon Thomas Ewing MP Sir Thomas Ewing
  Hon Austin Chapman MP Austin chapman
  Hon Samuel Mauger MP Samuel Mauger 2
  Hon Senator Robert Best (in Ministry from 20 February 1907) Robert Best
  Hon James Hume Cook MP (in Ministry from 28 January 1908) James Hume Cook


  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin (3 August 1856 – 7 October 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Australia, in office for three separate terms – 1903 to 1904, 1905 to 1908, and 1909 to 1910. Before entering office, he was a leader of the movement for Australian federation.Deakin was born in Melbourne, and attended the University of Melbourne before training as a barrister. He was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1879, aged 22, and became a government minister in 1883. Deakin was a major contributor to the establishment of liberal reforms in the colony, including pro-worker industrial reforms. He also played a major part in developing irrigation in Australia.

Throughout the 1890s Deakin was a participant in conferences of representatives of the Australian colonies that were established to draft a constitution for the proposed federation. He played an important role in ensuring that the draft was liberal and democratic and in achieving compromises to enable its eventual success. Between conferences, he worked to popularise the concept of federation and campaigned for its acceptance in colonial referenda. He then fought hard to ensure acceptance of the proposed constitution by the Government of the United Kingdom. After Federation, Deakin was Attorney-General in the Barton Government from 1901 to 1903. He was one of the chief architects of the White Australia policy, overseeing the drafting of the Immigration Restriction Act 1901.

As Prime Minister, Deakin completed a significant legislative program that makes him, with Labor's Andrew Fisher, the founder of an effective Commonwealth government. He expanded the High Court, provided major funding for the purchase of ships, leading to the establishment of the Royal Australian Navy as a significant force under the Fisher government, and established Australian control of Papua. Confronted by the rising Australian Labor Party in 1909, he merged his Protectionist Party with Joseph Cook's Anti-Socialist Party to create the Commonwealth Liberal Party (known commonly as the Fusion), the main ancestor of the modern Liberal Party of Australia. The Deakin-led Liberal Party government lost to Fisher Labor at the 1910 election, which saw the first time a federal political party had been elected with a majority in either house in Federal Parliament. Deakin resigned from Parliament prior to the 1913 election, with Joseph Cook winning the Liberal Party leadership ballot.

Deakin Ministry

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Second Deakin Ministry

Third Deakin Ministry

Fourth Deakin Ministry

First Fisher Ministry

The First Fisher Ministry (Labour) was the 7th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 5th Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher. The First Fisher Ministry succeeded the Third Deakin Ministry, which dissolved on 13 November 1908 after Labour withdrew their support and Alfred Deakin was forced to resign. The ministry was replaced by the Fourth Deakin Ministry on 2 June 1909 after the Protectionist Party and the Anti-Socialist Party merged into the Commonwealth Liberal Party "fusion" and withdrew their support in order to form what became the first majority government in federal Australian history.

Justin Foxton

Justin Fox Greenlaw Foxton (24 September 1849 – 23 June 1916) was an Australian politician, barrister and soldier.

List of Australian ministries

This is a list of ministries of the Government of Australia since Federation in 1901.

Robert Best (politician)

Sir Robert Wallace Best, KCMG (18 June 1856 – 27 March 1946) was an Australian lawyer and politician who served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. He was a Senator for Victoria from 1901 to 1910, and then represented the Division of Kooyong in the House of Representatives from 1910 to 1922. Best served in cabinet in the second and third governments of Alfred Deakin. Before entering federal politics, he also served in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1889 to 1901, where he was a government minister.

Second Deakin 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 First 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 Third Deakin Ministry on 24 January 1907 following the 1906 federal election.

Third Deakin Cabinet (1906–08)
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