The Reid Ministry was the fourth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 18 August 1904 to 5 July 1905. It is sometimes referred to as the Reid-McLean Ministry.
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|Prime Minister and Minister for External Affairs||Rt Hon George Reid, KC MP|
|Treasurer||Rt Hon Sir George Turner, KCMG|
|Attorney-General||Senator Hon Sir Josiah Symon, KCMG KC|
|Minister for Home Affairs||Hon Dugald Thomson, MP|
|Minister for Trade and Customs||Hon Allan McLean, MP|
|Minister for Defence||Hon James McCay, MP|
|Postmaster-General||Hon Sydney Smith, MP|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council||Senator Hon James Drake|
McLean, Turner, McCay and Drake were conservative Protectionist Party members. Their acceptance of office in Reid's ministry, although it had Alfred Deakin's tacit approval, effectively ended their connection with the Deakinite organisation.
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