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Minister for Defence (Australia)

Index Minister for Defence (Australia)

The Australian Minister for Defence is currently Senator Marise Payne, who took office on 21 September 2015 as a member of the Turnbull Government. [1]

152 relations: Albert Green (Australian politician), Alfred Deakin, Allen Fairhall, Anderson Dawson, Andrew Fisher, Andrew Peacock, Archdale Parkhill, Archie Cameron, Arthur Drakeford, Arthur Fadden, Athol Townley, Austin Chapman, Australian Army, Australian Defence Force, Australian Defence Organisation, Australian federal election, 1917, Australian Labor Party, Ben Chifley, Bert Kelly, Bill Morrison (politician), Bill Riordan, Billy Hughes, Bob Hawke, Bob Katter Sr., Brendan Nelson, Bruce Billson, Bruce Scott (Australian politician), Charles Davidson (politician), Chris Watson, Commonwealth Liberal Party, Cyril Chambers, Danna Vale, Darren Chester, David Fairbairn (politician), David Johnston (politician), De-Anne Kelly, Defence Science and Technology Group, Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group, Department of Air (Australia), Department of Defence (Australia), Department of the Army (Australia), Department of the Navy (Australia), Don Chipp, Dudley Erwin, Earle Page, Edmund Barton, Edward Millen, Eric Bowden, Eric Harrison, First Curtin Ministry, ..., First Menzies Ministry, Fran Bailey, Frank Forde, Fred Chaney Sr., Frederick Osborne, Frederick Stewart (Australian politician), Free Trade Party, Geoffrey Street, George Pearce, George Reid, Gordon Freeth, Gordon Scholes, Gough Whitlam, Governor-General of Australia, Granville Ryrie, Harold Holt, Harold Thorby, Harrie Wade, Ian McLachlan, Ian Sinclair, Jack Beasley, James Drake, James Fairbairn, James Killen, James Robert Dickson, James Scullin, James Whiteside McCay, Jens Jensen (politician), Jim Forbes (Australian politician), Joel Fitzgibbon, John Cramer (Australian politician), John Curtin, John Daly (Australian politician), John Dedman, John Faulkner, John Forrest, John Gorton, John Howard, John McEwen, John McLeay Jr., John Moore (Australian politician), Joseph Cook, Joseph Lyons, Josiah Francis, Julia Gillard, Kevin Andrews (politician), Kevin Newman (politician), Kevin Rudd, Kim Beazley, Lance Barnard, Les Bury, Liberal National Party of Queensland, Liberal Party of Australia, Mal Brough, Malcolm Fraser, Malcolm Mackay, Malcolm Turnbull, Marise Payne, Michael McCormack (Australian politician), Minister for Defence Industry, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Australia), National Labor Party, National Party of Australia, Nationalist Party (Australia), Neil O'Sullivan, Neville Howse, Norman Makin, Paul Hasluck, Paul Keating, Percy Spender, Peter Howson (politician), Peter Reith, Philip McBride, Phillip Lynch, Prime Minister of Australia, Protectionist Party, Reg Bishop, Robert Hill (Australian politician), Robert Menzies, Robert Ray (Australian politician), Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, Second Whitlam Ministry, Shane Paltridge, Stanley Bruce, Stephen Smith (Australian politician), Stuart Robert, The Honourable, Thomas Ewing (Australian politician), Thomas Playford II, Thomas White (Australian politician), Tom Drake-Brockman, Tony Abbott, Turnbull Government, United Australia Party, Walter Massy-Greene, William Glasgow (general), William Laird Smith, William McMahon, World War II. Expand index (102 more) »

Albert Green (Australian politician)

Albert Ernest Green (21 December 1869 – 2 October 1940) was an Australian politician.

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Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin (3 August 18567 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.

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Allen Fairhall

Sir Allen Fairhall KBE FRSA (24 November 19093 November 2006) was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1969, representing the Liberal Party.

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Anderson Dawson

Andrew Dawson (16 July 1863 – 20 July 1910), usually known as Anderson Dawson, was an Australian politician, the Premier of Queensland for one week (1–7 December) in 1899.

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Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher (29 August 186222 October 1928) was an Australian politician who served three separate terms as Prime Minister of Australia – from 1908 to 1909, from 1910 to 1913, and from 1914 to 1915.

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Andrew Peacock

Andrew Sharp Peacock AC GCL (born 13 February 1939) is a former Australian politician and diplomat.

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Archdale Parkhill

Sir Robert Archdale Parkhill Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (27 August 1878 – 2 October 1947) was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1927 to 1937.

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Archie Cameron

Archie Galbraith Cameron (22 March 18959 August 1956) was an Australian politician.

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Arthur Drakeford

Arthur Samuel Drakeford (26 April 1878 – 9 June 1957) was an Australian politician and was the minister responsible for the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II.

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Arthur Fadden

Sir Arthur William Fadden, (13 April 189421 April 1973) was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 29 August to 7 October 1941.

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Athol Townley

Athol Gordon Townley (3 October 190524 December 1963) was an Australian politician and Minister for Defence.

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Austin Chapman

Sir Austin Chapman Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (10 July 186412 January 1926), Australian politician, was a member of several early federal ministries.

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Australian Army

The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.

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Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Australia.

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Australian Defence Organisation

The Australian Defence Organisation (abbreviated as ADO) is an Australian Government organisation that consists of both the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the civilian Department of Defence personnel supporting the ADF.

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Australian federal election, 1917

Federal elections were held in Australia on 5 May 1917.

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Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.

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Ben Chifley

Joseph Benedict Chifley (22 September 1885 – 13 June 1951) was an Australian politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1945 to 1949.

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Bert Kelly

Charles Robert "Bert" Kelly CMG (22 December 1912 – 17 January 1997), was an Australian politician and government minister.

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Bill Morrison (politician)

William Lawrence "Bill" Morrison (3 November 1928 – 15 February 2013) was an Australian politician who was a member of the Australian House of Representatives and a Cabinet minister in the Whitlam government.

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Bill Riordan

William James Frederick Riordan CBE (8 February 1908 – 15 January 1973) was an Australian politician and Minister for the Navy.

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Billy Hughes

William Morris Hughes, (25 September 186228 October 1952) was an Australian politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1915 to 1923.

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Bob Hawke

Robert James Lee Hawke, (born 9 December 1929) is a former Australian politician who was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1983 to 1991.

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Bob Katter Sr.

Robert Cummin Katter (born Cummin Robert Katter, 5 September 191818 March 1990) was an Australian federal politician and Minister for the Army.

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Brendan Nelson

Brendan John Nelson (born 19 August 1958) is a former Australian politician who served as the federal Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2008.

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Bruce Billson

Bruce Frederick Billson (born 26 January 1966) is a former politician who was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the Division of Dunkley in Victoria from 1996 to 2016.

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Bruce Scott (Australian politician)

Bruce Craig Scott (born 20 October 1943), the former Australian politician, was Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2012 to 2016.

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Charles Davidson (politician)

Sir Charles William Davidson KBE (14 September 1897 – 29 November 1985) was an Australian politician.

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Chris Watson

John Christian Watson (born John Christian Tanck; 9 April 186718 November 1941), commonly known as Chris Watson, was an Australian politician who served as the third Prime Minister of Australia.

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Commonwealth Liberal Party

The Commonwealth Liberal Party (CLP, also known as the Deakin–Cook Party, The Fusion, or the Deakinite Liberal Party) was a political movement active in Australia from 1909 to 1917, shortly after Federation.

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Cyril Chambers

Cyril Chambers CBE (28 February 1898 – 3 October 1975) was an Australian politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1943 to 1958, representing the Labor Party.

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Danna Vale

Danna Sue Vale (née Ward; born 14 November 1944), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1996 to July 2010, representing the Division of Hughes, New South Wales.

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Darren Chester

Darren Jeffrey Chester (born 13 September 1967) is an Australian politician.

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David Fairbairn (politician)

Sir David Eric Fairbairn, (3 March 1917 – 1 June 1994) was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1975.

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David Johnston (politician)

David Albert Lloyd Johnston (born 14 February 1956) is an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate from 2002 to 2016, representing the state of Western Australia.

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De-Anne Kelly

De-Anne Margaret Kelly (born 21 March 1954) is an Australian former politician.

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Defence Science and Technology Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group (abbreviated as DST Group or DST) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia's defence and national security needs.

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Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group

The Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group (SP&I) of the Australian Government Department of Defence is responsible for defence diplomacy, strategic policy, international security, and military intelligence co-ordination and advice to the Prime Minister of Australia, Minister for Defence, Secretary of the Department of Defence, and Chief of the Defence Force.

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Department of Air (Australia)

The Department of Air is a former Australian federal government department.

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Department of Defence (Australia)

The Department of Defence is a department of the Government of Australia charged with the responsibility to defend Australia and its national interests.

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Department of the Army (Australia)

The Department of the Army was an Australian federal government department.

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Department of the Navy (Australia)

The Department of the Navy is a former Australian federal government department created on 13 November 1939 to replace the Navy Office within the Department of Defence, after the outbreak of the Second World War.

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Don Chipp

Donald Leslie Chipp, AO (21 August 192528 August 2006) was an Australian politician who was the first leader of the Australian Democrats.

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Dudley Erwin

George Dudley Erwin (20 August 191729 October 1984) was an Australian politician and briefly Minister for Air.

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Earle Page

Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, (8 August 188020 December 1961) was an Australian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Australia, holding office for 19 days after the death of Joseph Lyons in 1939.

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Edmund Barton

Sir Edmund "Toby" Barton, (18 January 18497 January 1920) was an Australian politician and judge who served as the first Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1901 to 1903.

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Edward Millen

Edward Davis Millen (7 November 1860 – 14 September 1923) was an Australian journalist and politician who served as the first Minister for Repatriation.

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Eric Bowden

Eric Kendall Bowden (30 September 1871 – 13 February 1931) was an Australian solicitor and politician.

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Eric Harrison

Sir Eric John Harrison (7 September 189226 September 1974) was an Australian politician and diplomat.

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First Curtin Ministry

The First Curtin Ministry was the thirtieth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and held office from 7 October 1941 to 21 September 1943.

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First Menzies Ministry

The First Menzies Ministry was the twenty-sixth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 26 April 1939 to 14 March 1940.

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Fran Bailey

Frances Esther Bailey (born 21 May 1946) is an Australian former politician.

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Frank Forde

Francis Michael Forde (18 July 189028 January 1983) was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 6 to 13 July 1945.

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Fred Chaney Sr.

Sir Frederick Charles Chaney (20 October 1914 – 17 December 2001) was an Australian politician.

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Frederick Osborne

Frederick Meares Osborne & Bar, VRD (20 January 1909 – 23 July 1996) was an Australian politician and government minister.

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Frederick Stewart (Australian politician)

Sir Frederick Harold Stewart (14 August 1884 – 30 June 1961) was an Australian businessman, politician and government minister. His continuing political commitment was to the establishment of a national insurance scheme and the shortening of working hours to improve social conditions during the Great Depression, despite the opposition of his own party. Stewart was born in Newcastle and educated in public schools in Newcastle and worked for 20 years as an administrative officer in the New South Wales Government Railways. In 1908 he married Lottie May Glover and they had six children. He was a prominent Methodist Lay Preacher. In 1919 Stewart developed the Sydney suburb of Chullora and owned the Metropolitan Omnibus Company that serviced the area. He also had an early interest in aviation and broadcasting. He established radio station 2CH and with Charles Kingsford-Smith and Charles Ulm established Australian National Airways.

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Free Trade Party

The Free Trade Party which was officially known as the Australian Free Trade and Liberal Association, also referred to as the Revenue Tariff Party in some states, was an Australian political party, formally organised in 1887 in New South Wales, in time for the 1887 colony election, which the party won.

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Geoffrey Street

Major Geoffrey Austin Street, (21 January 1894 – 13 August 1940) was an Australian politician who served as Minister of Defence at the outbreak of the Second World War and a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Division of Corangamite from 1934 until his death in the Canberra air disaster in 1940.

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George Pearce

Sir George Foster Pearce KCVO (14 January 1870 – 24 June 1952) was an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Western Australia from 1901 to 1938.

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George Reid

Sir George Houstoun Reid (25 February 1845 – 12 September 1918) was an Australian politician who led the Reid Government as the fourth Prime Minister of Australia from 1904 to 1905, having previously been Premier of New South Wales from 1894 to 1899.

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Gordon Freeth

Sir Gordon Freeth, KBE (6 August 191427 November 2001) was an Australian politician.

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Gordon Scholes

Gordon Glen Denton Scholes AO (born 7 June 1931) is a former Australian politician and Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.

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Gough Whitlam

Edward Gough Whitlam (11 July 191621 October 2014) was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975.

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Governor-General of Australia

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia is the representative of the Australian monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.

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Granville Ryrie

Major General Sir Granville de Laune Ryrie, (1 July 1865 – 2 October 1937) was an Australian soldier and politician who served in the Second Boer War and the First World War.

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Harold Holt

Harold Edward Holt, (5 August 190817 December 1967), was an Australian politician who served as the 17th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1966 until his presumed drowning death in 1967.

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Harold Thorby

Harold Victor Campbell Thorby (2 October 1888 – 1 January 1973) was an Australian politician who was a member of the House of Representatives from 1931 to 1940, representing the Division of Calare for the Country Party.

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Harrie Wade

Harrie Walter Wade OBE (10 January 1905 – 18 November 1964) was an Australian federal politician and minister.

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Ian McLachlan

Ian Murray McLachlan AO (born 2 October 1936) is an Australian landowner, former first-class cricketer, and former member of the Australian House of Representatives.

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Ian Sinclair

Ian McMahon Sinclair (born 10 June 1929) is a former Australian politician who served as leader of the National Party from 1984 to 1989.

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Jack Beasley

John Albert "Jack" Beasley (9 November 1895 – 2 September 1949) was an Australian politician.

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James Drake

James George Drake (26 April 1850 – 1 August 1941) was an Australian politician.

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James Fairbairn

James Valentine Fairbairn (28 July 1897 – 13 August 1940) was a pastoralist, aviator, Australian politician and cabinet minister who was killed in the Canberra air disaster.

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James Killen

Sir Denis James "Jim" Killen, (23 November 1925 – 12 January 2007) was an Australian politician and a Liberal Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from December 1955 to August 1983, representing the Division of Moreton in Queensland.

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James Robert Dickson

Sir James Robert Dickson, (30 November 183210 January 1901) was an Australian politician and businessman, the 13th Premier of Queensland and a member of the first federal ministry.

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James Scullin

James Henry "Jim" Scullin (18 September 1876 – 28 January 1953) was an Australian Labor Party politician and the ninth Prime Minister of Australia.

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James Whiteside McCay

Lieutenant General Sir James Whiteside McCay, (21 December 1864 – 1 October 1930), who often spelt his surname M’Cay, was an Australian general and politician.

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Jens Jensen (politician)

Jens August Jensen (2 May 1865 – 16 November 1936) was an Australian politician who served as Minister for the Navy during World War I.

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Jim Forbes (Australian politician)

Alexander James de Burgh Forbes, (born 16 December 1923) is a former Australian politician, one of four living Australian parliamentarians who served in the 1950s and the last remaining Liberal Party minister of the Menzies Government.

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Joel Fitzgibbon

Joel Andrew Fitzgibbon (born 16 January 1962) is an Australian politician and Australian Labor Party (ALP) member of the Australian House of Representatives since March 1996, representing the Division of Hunter in New South Wales.

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John Cramer (Australian politician)

Sir John Oscar Cramer (18 February 189618 May 1994) was an Australian politician, representing the Liberal Party of Australia, of which he was a founding member.

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John Curtin

John Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945) was an Australian politician who served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1941 to his death in 1945.

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John Daly (Australian politician)

John Joseph Daly (10 November 1891 – 13 April 1942) was an Australian politician.

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John Dedman

John Johnstone Dedman (2 June 1896 – 22 November 1973) was a Minister in the Australian Labor Party governments led by John Curtin and Ben Chifley.

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John Faulkner

John Philip Faulkner (born 12 April 1954) is an Australian former politician.

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John Forrest

John Forrest, 1st Baron Forrest of Bunbury GCMG (22 August 18472 SeptemberSome sources give the date as 3 September 1918 1918) was an Australian explorer, the first Premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament.

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John Gorton

Sir John Grey Gorton (9 September 1911 – 19 May 2002) was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1968 to 1971.

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John Howard

John Winston Howard, (born 26 July 1939) is a former Australian politician who served as the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1996 to 2007.

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John McEwen

Sir John McEwen, (29 March 190020 November 1980) was an Australian politician who served as the 18th Prime Minister of Australia, holding office from 19 December 1967 to 10 January 1968 in a caretaker capacity after the disappearance of Harold Holt.

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John McLeay Jr.

John Elden McLeay (30 March 1922 – 26 December 2000) was an Australian politician and government minister.

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John Moore (Australian politician)

John Colinton Moore (born 16 November 1936) is a former Australian politician.

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Joseph Cook

Sir Joseph Cook, (7 December 1860 – 30 July 1947) was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 1913 to 1914.

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Joseph Lyons

Joseph Aloysius Lyons (15 September 1879 – 7 April 1939) was the tenth Prime Minister of Australia, serving from January 1932 until his death.

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Josiah Francis

Sir Josiah Francis (28 March 1890 – 22 February 1964) was an Australian politician and Minister for the Army.

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Julia Gillard

Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is a retired Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Australian Labor Party from 2010 to 2013.

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Kevin Andrews (politician)

Kevin James Andrews (born 9 November 1955) is an Australian politician and member of the Liberal Party of Australia.

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Kevin Newman (politician)

Kevin Eugene Newman AO (10 October 193317 July 1999) was an Australian soldier and politician.

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Kevin Rudd

Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957) is a former Australian politician who was the 26th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from December 2007 to June 2010 and again from June to September 2013.

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Kim Beazley

Kim Christian Beazley, AC (born 14 December 1948), is the Governor of Western Australia and former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Opposition.

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Lance Barnard

Lance Herbert Barnard AO (1 May 19196 August 1997) was an Australian politician and diplomat.

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Les Bury

Leslie Harry Ernest Bury CMG (25 February 1913 – 7 September 1986) was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives between 1956 and 1974, representing the Liberal Party.

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Liberal National Party of Queensland

The Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP) is a political party in Queensland, Australia.

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Liberal Party of Australia

The Liberal Party of Australia is a major centre-right political party in Australia, one of the two major parties in Australian politics, along with the centre-left Australian Labor Party (ALP).

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Mal Brough

Malcolm Thomas Brough (born 29 December 1961) is a former Australian politician who was the Liberal National member for the Division of Fisher in the Australian House of Representatives.

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Malcolm Fraser

John Malcolm Fraser (21 May 1930 – 20 March 2015) was an Australian politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1975 to 1983 as leader of the Liberal Party.

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Malcolm Mackay

Malcolm George Mackay AM (29 December 1919 – 8 July 1999) was an Australian politician and Minister for the Navy.

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Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull (born 24 October 1954) is an Australian politician serving as the 29th and current Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party since 2015.

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Marise Payne

Marise Ann Payne (born 29 July 1964) is an Australian politician who is currently Minister for Defence in the Turnbull Government, in office since 2015.

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Michael McCormack (Australian politician)

Michael Francis McCormack (born 2 August 1964) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2010, representing the Division of Riverina for the National Party.

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Minister for Defence Industry

In the Government of Australia, the Minister for Defence Industry is the Hon. Christopher Pyne since 19 July 2016.

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Minister for Defence Personnel

In the Government of Australia, the Minister for Defence Personnel is the Hon. Darren Chester, in office since 5 March 2018.

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Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

The Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment is The Honourable Steven Ciobo, since 18 February 2016.

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Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Australia)

The Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs is The Hon. Darren Chester, since 5 March 2018.

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National Labor Party

The National Labor Party was formed by Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes in 1916 following the 1916 Labor split on the issue of World War I conscription in Australia.

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National Party of Australia

The National Party of Australia (also known as The Nationals or simply, The Nats) is an Australian political party.

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Nationalist Party (Australia)

The Nationalist Party was an Australian political party.

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Neil O'Sullivan

Sir Michael Neil O'Sullivan KBE (2 August 1900 – 4 July 1968) was an Australian politician and lawyer.

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Neville Howse

Major General Sir Neville Reginald Howse, (26 October 1863 – 19 September 1930) was a senior Australian Army officer, surgeon, politician, and a British-born Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

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Norman Makin

Norman John Oswald Makin AO (31 March 188920 July 1982) was an Australian politician and diplomat.

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Paul Hasluck

Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck (1 April 1905 – 9 January 1993) was an Australian statesman who served as the 17th Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1969 to 1974.

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Paul Keating

Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is a former Australian politician who served as the 24th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1991 to 1996 as leader of the Labor Party.

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Percy Spender

Sir Percy Claude Spender (5 October 18973 May 1985), was an Australian politician, diplomat and judge.

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Peter Howson (politician)

Peter Howson, CMG (22 May 1919 – 1 February 2009) was an Australian politician.

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Peter Reith

Peter Keaston Reith (born 15 July 1950) is a former Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1982 to 1983 and from 1984 to 2001, representing the Liberal Party.

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Philip McBride

Sir Philip Albert Martin McBride KCMG (18 June 1892 – 14 July 1982) was an Australian politician.

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Phillip Lynch

Sir Phillip Reginald Lynch KCMG (27 July 1933 – 19 June 1984) was an Australian politician who served in the House of Representatives from 1966 to 1982.

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Prime Minister of Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.

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Protectionist Party

The Protectionist Party was an Australian political party, formally organised from 1887 until 1909, with policies centred on protectionism.

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Reg Bishop

Reginald Bishop AO (4 February 1913 – 3 July 1999) was an Australian politician.

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Robert Hill (Australian politician)

Robert Murray Hill AC (born 25 September 1946) is a retired Australian politician.

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Robert Menzies

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, (20 December 189415 May 1978), was an Australian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966.

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Robert Ray (Australian politician)

Robert Francis Ray (born 8 April 1947) is a former Australian politician, who was an Labor Party Senator from 1981 to 2008, representing the state of Victoria.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.

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Second Whitlam Ministry

The Second Whitlam Ministry was the forty-ninth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 19 December 1972 to 12 June 1974.

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Shane Paltridge

Sir Shane Dunne Paltridge KBE (11 January 1910 – 21 January 1966) was an Australian politician.

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Stanley Bruce

Stanley Melbourne Bruce, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne, (15 April 1883 – 25 August 1967) was the eighth Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1923 to 1929.

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Stephen Smith (Australian politician)

Stephen Francis Smith (born 12 December 1955) is a former Australian politician who was a member of the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2013.

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Stuart Robert

Stuart Rowland Robert (born 11 December 1970) is an Australian politician.

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The Honourable

The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable (abbreviated to The Hon., Hon. or formerly The Hon'ble—the latter term is still used in South Asia) is a style that is used before the names of certain classes of people.

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Thomas Ewing (Australian politician)

Sir Thomas Thomson Ewing KCMG (9 October 185615 September 1920) was an Australian politician.

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Thomas Playford II

Thomas Playford (26 November 1837 – 19 April 1915) served as Premier of South Australia and Treasurer from 11 June 1887 to 26 June 1889 and 8 August 1890 to 20 June 1892, as well as serving as the Australian Federal Minister for Defence from 1905 to 1907.

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Thomas White (Australian politician)

Sir Thomas Walter White, (26 April 1888 – 13 October 1957) was an Australian politician and First World War pilot.

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Tom Drake-Brockman

Sir Thomas Charles Drake-Brockman DFC (15 May 1919 – 28 August 1992) was an Australian politician and Minister for Air.

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Tony Abbott

Anthony John Abbott (born 4 November 1957) is an Australian politician who served as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 2013 to 2015.

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Turnbull Government

The Turnbull Government is the federal executive government of Australia, led by the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull.

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United Australia Party

The United Australia Party (UAP) was an Australian political party that was founded in 1931 and dissolved in 1945.

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Walter Massy-Greene

Sir Walter Massy-Greene KCMG (6 November 187416 November 1952) was an Australian politician and businessman.

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William Glasgow (general)

Major General Sir Thomas William Glasgow (6 June 1876 – 4 July 1955) was a senior Australian Army officer and politician.

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William Laird Smith

William Henry Laird Smith (15 September 1869 – 21 October 1942), Australian politician and Minister for the Navy.

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William McMahon

Sir William McMahon, (23 February 190831 March 1988), was an Australian politician who served as the 20th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1971 to 1972 as leader of the Liberal Party.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_for_Defence_(Australia)

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