The Wise Ministry was the 20th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia. It succeeded the Willcock Ministry on 3 August 1945 and was led by Labor Premier Frank Wise, who had previously been Minister for Lands and Agriculture. All of the Ministers continued from the previous Ministry, although in several cases with new or altered responsibilities. The Wise Ministry was succeeded by the McLarty–Watts Ministry on 1 April 1947 after Labor were defeated in the 1947 election.
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Frank Joseph Scott Wise AO was a Labor Party politician who was the 16th Premier of Western Australia. He took office on 31 July 1945 in the closing stages of the Second World War, following the resignation of his predecessor due to ill health. He lost the following election two years later to the Liberal Party after Labor had held office for fourteen years previously.
Frank Wise was sworn in as Premier and Treasurer four days before the change of Ministry. Until 3 August, he also held the portfolios of Lands and Agriculture.
The members of the Wise Ministry were:
|Premier and Treasurer||Frank Wise, MLA|
|Albert Hawke, MLA|
|Alexander Panton, MLA|
|William Kitson, MLC|
|Emil Nulsen, MLA|
|Aubrey Coverley, MLA|
|John Tonkin, Dip.Tchg., FAIA, MLA|
|William Marshall, MLA|
|Honorary Minister||Edmund Gray, MLC|
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