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The First Whitlam Ministry, often known as the "two-man Ministry" or the "Duumvirate", was the forty-eighth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 5-19 December 1972.

This Ministry, the smallest in Australian history, was sworn in pending the election of a full Ministry by the ALP Caucus.

Australian Labor Party

Portfolio Minister

Prime Minister
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Customs and Excise
Minister for Trade and Industry
Minister for Shipping and Transport
Minister for Education and Science
Minister for Civil Aviation
Minister for Housing
Minister for Works
Minister for External Territories
Minister for Environment, Aborigines and the Arts

Hon Gough Whitlam, QC MP

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Defence
Minister for Supply
Minister for the Army
Minister for the Navy
Minister for Air
Minister for Labour and National Service
Minister for Social Services
Minister for Immigration
Minister for the Interior
Minister for Primary Industry
Minister for Repatriation
Minister for Health
Minister for National Development

Hon Lance Barnard, MP


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