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Lang ministry (1925–1927)

Lang ministry
42nd Cabinet of the State of New South Wales
Premier Jack Lang
Date formed17 June 1925 (1925-06-17)
Date dissolved26 May 1927 (1927-05-26)
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge V
GovernorSir Dudley de Chair
Head of governmentJack Lang
No. of ministers16
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyNationalist
Opposition leaderThomas Bavin
Election(s)1925 New South Wales election
PredecessorSecond Fuller ministry
SuccessorLang ministry (1927)

The Lang ministry (1925–1927) or First Lang ministry was the 42nd ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 23rd Premier, Jack Lang. This ministry was the first of three ministries under Lang as Premier.

Lang was first elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1913 and served continuously until 1946. In 1923 Lang was elected NSW Parliamentary Leader of the Labor Party by the Labor caucus, and became Opposition Leader in 1923. At the 1925 state election, Lang led Labor to victory, defeating the Nationalist Party led by Sir George Fuller.

The ministry covers the period from 17 June 1925 until 26 May 1927[1] when Lang was confronted with extended cabinet strife, centred on Albert Willis. Lang gained the approval of the Governor to reconstruct the ministry subject to an early election, held in October 1927.[2]

Composition of ministry

The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Lang on 17 June 1925 and covers the period up to 26 May 1927.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Jack Lang   Labor     17 June 1925 26 May 1927 1 year, 343 days
Secretary for Lands
Minister for Forests
25 November 1926 182 days
Peter Loughlin[a] 17 June 1925 19 November 1926 1 year, 155 days
Secretary for Mines
Minister for Labour and Industry
Jack Baddeley[b] 26 May 1927 1 year, 343 days
Attorney General Edward McTiernan
Minister for Agriculture Bill Dunn
Assistant Secretary for Lands
Assistant Minister for Forests
25 November 1926 182 days
Minister of Justice
Assistant Treasurer
William McKell[b] 17 June 1925 1 year, 343 days
Minister for Education Thomas Mutch
Chief Secretary Carlo Lazzarini
Minister for Public Health George Cann[c]
Minister for Local Government 24 March 1926 280 days
Joseph Fitzgerald 25 March 1926 26 May 1927 1 year, 62 days
Assistant Minister for Local Government 17 June 1925 24 March 1926 280 days
Assistant Minister for Public Health
Secretary for Public Works
Minister for Railways
Martin Flannery 26 May 1927 1 year, 343 days
Minister without portfolio Joseph Coates, MLC
Vice-president of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
Albert Willis, MLC[b]
  1. ^ Resigned office.
  2. ^ a b c Kept same roles in the second Lang ministry.
  3. ^ Resigned as Minister for Local Government only.

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

See also


  1. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Lang, John Thomas (Jack) (1876–1975)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 2 November 2021.


Preceded byFuller ministry (1922–1925) Lang ministry 1925–1927 Succeeded byLang ministry (1927)
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Lang ministry (1925–1927)
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