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Transcript 2380

MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 10/03/1971

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2380

FOR PRESS: PM No. 28' 1971
MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Statement bythe Prime Minister, Mr. William McMahon
This afternoon, His Excellency the Governor-General
received Mr. John Gorton at Government House and accepted his
resignation as Prime Minister.
Mr. Gorton recommended that I should be appointed as
Prime Minister. Subsequently I was sworn in by His Excellency. On my
recommendation, Mr. Gorton was appointed as Minister for Defence.
Other Ministers retain their portfolios until . I have
decided on the new Ministry after the normal consultation with
Mr. Anthony.
CANBERRA March 1971

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