Treasurer of Australia

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The Department of the Treasury, Canberra

The Australian Treasurer is the minister responsible for government expenditure and revenue raising. In some other countries the equivalent role is the Minister for Finance, although Australia has a separate office of that name responsible for regulating government spending. Each year in May, he presents the Federal Budget to the House of Representatives. The Treasurer is a very senior government post. Its holder is often Deputy Prime Minister or deputy leader of his party. The Treasurer is often seen by the press and the public as a necessary stepping-stone to the Prime Ministership, however, only six Prime Ministers have served as Treasurer before ascending to higher office.

List of Australian Treasurers

1. Sir George Turner Protectionist Party 19011904
2. Chris Watson Australian Labor Party 1904
3. Sir George Turner Protectionist Party 19041905
4. Sir John Forrest Protectionist Party 19051907
5. Sir William Lyne Protectionist Party 19071908
6. Andrew Fisher Australian Labor Party 19081909
7. Sir John Forrest Protectionist Party 19091910
8. Andrew Fisher Australian Labor Party 19101913
9. Sir John Forrest Commonwealth Liberal Party 19131914
10. Andrew Fisher Australian Labor Party 19141915
11. William Higgs Australian Labor Party 19151916
12. Alexander Poynton National Labor Party 19161917
13. Sir John Forrest Nationalist Party 19171918
14. William Watt Nationalist Party 19181920
15. Sir Joseph Cook Nationalist Party 19201921
16. Stanley Bruce Nationalist Party 19211923
17. Dr Earle Page Country Party 19231929
18. Ted Theodore Australian Labor Party 19291930
19. James Scullin Australian Labor Party 19301931
20. Ted Theodore Australian Labor Party 19311932
21. Joseph Lyons United Australia Party 19321935
22. Richard Casey United Australia Party 19351940
23. Robert Menzies United Australia Party 19401941
24. Percy Spender United Australia Party 1940
25. Arthur Fadden Country Party 19401941
26. Ben Chifley Australian Labor Party 19411949
27. Sir Arthur Fadden Country Party 19491958
28. Harold Holt Liberal Party of Australia 19581966
29. William McMahon Liberal Party of Australia 19661970
30. Leslie Bury Liberal Party of Australia 19701971
31. Billy Snedden Liberal Party of Australia 19711972
32. Gough Whitlam Australian Labor Party 1972
33. Frank Crean Australian Labor Party 19721974
34. Dr Jim Cairns Australian Labor Party 19741975
35. Bill Hayden Australian Labor Party 1975
36. Phillip Lynch Liberal Party of Australia 19751977
37. John Howard Liberal Party of Australia 19771983
38. Paul Keating Australian Labor Party 19831991
39. John Kerin Australian Labor Party 1991
40. Ralph Willis Australian Labor Party 1991
41. John Dawkins Australian Labor Party 19911993
44. Ralph Willis Australian Labor Party 19931996
45. Peter Costello Liberal Party of Australia 1996

Treasurers Watson, Fisher, Scullin, Lyons, Menzies, Chifley, Whitlam and Hawke were also Prime Minister during some or all of their period as Treasurer.

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