List of Australian Greens parliamentarians

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This is a list of Australian Greens Members of Parliament, past and present, for Federal, State and Territory Parliaments of Australia.

The Greens are currently represented in the Australian House of Representatives, the Australian Senate, the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, the New South Wales Legislative Council, the Victorian Legislative Council, the Western Australian Legislative Council, the South Australian Legislative Council, the Tasmanian House of Assembly, and the ACT Legislative Assembly. The Greens have previously been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, the South Australian House of Assembly and the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.

List by Parliament[edit]

Federal

Senate

House of Representatives

Australian Capital Territory

Legislative Assembly

New South Wales

Legislative Assembly

Legislative Council

Queensland

Legislative Assembly

South Australia

House of Assembly

Legislative Council

Tasmania

House of Assembly

Victoria

Legislative Council

Western Australia

Legislative Council

Legislative Assembly

List by length of term[edit]

Name Term Length of Term Chamber

Senator Bob Brown

July 1996 – June 2012 15 years 11 months Senate (Tasmania)
January 1983 - February 1993 10 years 1 month Tasmanian House of Assembly

Senator Christine Milne

May 1989 - August 1998 9 years 3 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
July 2005 – present 8 years 9 months Senate (Tasmania)
Ian Cohen MLC March 1995 – March 2011 16 years New South Wales Legislative Council
Giz Watson MLC May 1997 – May 2013 16 years Western Australian Legislative Council
Peg Putt MHA February 1993 - July 2008 15 years 5 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Senator Lee Rhiannon March 1999–July 2010 11 years 4 months NSW Legislative Council
July 2011 – present 2 years 9 months Senate (New South Wales)
Kim Booth MHA July 2002 – present 11 years 9 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Nick McKim MHA July 2002 – present 11 years 9 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Tim Morris MHA July 2002 – March 2014 11 years 8 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Jim Scott MLC May 1993 - January 2005 11 years 8 months Western Australian Legislative Council
Senator Dee Margetts July 1993 - July 1999 6 years Senate (Western Australia)
May 2001 - May 2005 4 years Western Australian Legislative Council
Kerrie Tucker MLA February 1995 - October 2004 9 years 7 months Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Di Hollister MHA May 1989 - August 1998 9 years 3 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Gerry Bates MHA February 1986 - May 1995 9 years 3 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Robin Chapple MLC May 2001 - May 2005 4 years Western Australian Legislative Council
May 2009 – present 4 years 11 months Western Australian Legislative Council
Senator Rachel Siewert July 2005 – present 8 years 9 months Senate (Western Australia)
Mark Parnell MLC March 2006 – present 8 years 1 month South Australian Legislative Council
Chrissy Sharp MLC May 1997 - May 2005 8 years Western Australian Legislative Council
Sylvia Hale MLC March 2003 – September 2010 7 years 6 months New South Wales Legislative Council
Greg Barber MLC November 2006 – present 7 years 5 months Victorian Legislative Council
Colleen Hartland MLC November 2006 – present 7 years 5 months Victorian Legislative Council
Sue Pennicuik MLC November 2006 – present 7 years 5 months Victorian Legislative Council
John Kaye MLC March 2007 – present 7 years 1 month New South Wales Legislative Council
Lance Armstrong MHA May 1989 - February 1996 6 years 9 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Senator Kerry Nettle July 2002 - July 2008 6 years Senate (New South Wales)
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young July 2008 – present 5 years 9 months Senate (South Australia)
Senator Scott Ludlam July 2008 – present 5 years 9 months Senate (Western Australia)
Cassy O'Connor MHA July 2008 – present 5 years 9 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Shane Rattenbury MLA October 2008 – present 5 years 6 months ACT Legislative Assembly
Lynn MacLaren MLC May 2009 – present 4 years 11 months Western Australian Legislative Council
February 2005 - May 2005 3 months Western Australian Legislative Council
Senator Christabel Chamarette March 1992 - June 1996 4 years 3 months Senate (Western Australia)
Tammy Franks MLC March 2010 – present 4 years 1 month South Australian Legislative Council
Deb Foskey MLA October 2004 - October 2008 4 years ACT Legislative Assembly
Paul Llewellyn MLC May 2005 - May 2009 4 years Western Australian Legislative Council
Amanda Bresnan MLA October 2008 – October 2012 4 years ACT Legislative Assembly
Meredith Hunter MLA October 2008 – October 2012 4 years ACT Legislative Assembly
Caroline Le Couteur MLA October 2008 – October 2012 4 years ACT Legislative Assembly
Alison Xamon MLC May 2009 – May 2013 4 years Western Australian Legislative Council
Paul O'Halloran MHA March 2010 – March 2014 4 years Tasmanian House of Assembly
Adam Bandt MHR September 2010 – Present 3 years 7 months House of Representatives (Melbourne, VIC)
David Shoebridge MLC September 2010 – present 3 years 7 months New South Wales Legislative Council
Michael Foley MHA May 1995 - August 1998 3 years 3 months Tasmanian House of Assembly
Jamie Parker MLA March 2011 – present 3 years 1 month New South Wales Legislative Assembly (Balmain)
Jan Barham MLC March 2011 – present 3 years 1 month New South Wales Legislative Council
Jeremy Buckingham MLC March 2011 – present 3 years 1 month New South Wales Legislative Council
Kris Hanna MHA February 2003 - February 2006 3 years South Australian House of Assembly (Mitchell)
Lucy Horodny MLA February 1995 - February 1998 3 years ACT Legislative Assembly
Senator Richard Di Natale July 2011 – present 2 years 9 months Senate (Victoria)
Senator Larissa Waters July 2011 – present 2 years 9 months Senate (Queensland)
Senator Penny Wright July 2011 – present 2 years 9 months Senate (South Australia)
Cate Faehrmann MLC September 2010 – June 2013 2 years 9 months New South Wales Legislative Council
Michael Organ MHR October 2002 - October 2004 2 years House of Representatives (Cunningham, NSW)
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson June 2012 – present 1 year 10 months Senate (Tasmania)
Senator Jo Vallentine July 1990 - March 1992 1 year 8 months Senate (Western Australia)
Adele Carles MP May 2009 - May 2010 1 year Western Australian Legislative Assembly (Fremantle)
Mehreen Faruqi MLC June 2013 – present 10 months New South Wales Legislative Council
Ronan Lee MLA October 2008 - March 2009 5 months Legislative Assembly of Queensland (Indooroopilly)

(up-to-date as to April 2014)

Greens Representation from Year to Year[edit]

The table below represents the parliamentary representation of Greens politicians from 1983 to the present. Bob Brown was the first elected Greens representative, initially elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 1983. He was joined by Gerry Bates in 1986. At the first half of 2014, the number of Greens representatives stands at 27.

The number of elected Greens from 1983 to 2013, is based upon the number of M.P's at 31 December of the respective year.

Parliamentary Representation of The Greens
Federal Tasmania Western Australia ACT New South Wales South Australia Victoria Queensland NT Total
1983 1 1
1986 2 2
1989 5 5
1990 1 5 6
1993 2 5 1 8
1995 2 5 1 2 1 11
1996 2 4 1 2 1 10
1997 2 4 3 2 1 12
1998 2 1 3 1 1 8
1999 1 1 3 1 2 8
2001 1 1 5 1 2 10
2002 3 4 5 1 2 15
2003 3 4 5 1 3 1 17
2004 2 4 5 1 3 1 16
2005 4 4 2 1 3 1 15
2006 4 4 2 1 3 1 3 18
2007 4 4 2 1 4 1 3 19
2008 5 4 2 4 4 1 3 1 24
2009 5 4 5 4 4 1 3 26
2010 6 5 4 4 4 2 3 28
2011 10 5 4 4 6 2 3 34
2012 10 5 4 1 6 2 3 31
2013 10 5 2 1 6 2 3 29
2014 10 3 2 1 6 2 3 27

Note: In 1998, the number of members per electorate in the Tasmanian House of Assembly was reduced from seven to five, reducing the Greens' representation from 4 to 1. The Greens' representation has since recovered.

Note: In 2001, the Western Australian Greens' representation spiked as a result of favourable preferences from other parties.

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