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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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The Government of Western Australia, formally referred to as Her Majesty's Government of Western Australia, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Western Australia. It is also commonly referred to as the WA Government or the Western Australian Government. The Government of Western Australia, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1890 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Western Australia has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Western Australia ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.

The Willcock Ministry was the 19th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia, and was led by Labor Premier John Willcock. It succeeded the Second Collier Ministry on 27 August 1936, upon the resignation of Philip Collier as Premier on ill health grounds. It became the longest-serving Labor ministry in Western Australia.

Frank Wise Australian politician

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:

OfficeMinister
Premier and Treasurer Frank Wise, MLA

Minister for Works
Minister for Water Supplies
Minister for Industrial Development

Albert Hawke, MLA

Minister for Lands
Minister for Labour

Alexander Panton, MLA

Chief Secretary
Minister for Police

William Kitson, MLC

Minister for Justice
Minister for Health

Emil Nulsen, MLA

Minister for the North-West
Minister for Forests

Aubrey Coverley, MLA

Minister for Education
Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Social Services

John Tonkin, Dip.Tchg., FAIA, MLA

Minister for Mines
Minister for Railways
Minister for Transport

William Marshall, MLA
Honorary Minister Edmund Gray, MLC

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Preceded by
Willcock Ministry
Wise Ministry
1945-1947
Succeeded by
McLarty–Watts Ministry