Members of the Australian Senate, 2011–2014
This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between 2011 and 2014. This includes senators elected at the 2007 federal election (whose terms are 2008–2014), and those elected at the 2010 federal election (whose terms are 2011–2017). The new Senate met in July 2011, with state senators elected in 2010 sworn in on 4 July 2011.
|Senator||Party||State||Years in office|
|Hon Eric Abetz||Liberal||Tasmania||1994–present|
|Judith Adams e||Liberal||Western Australia||2005–2012|
|Mark Arbib d||Labor||New South Wales||2008–2012|
|Dr Chris Back||Liberal||Western Australia||2009–present|
|Cory Bernardi||Liberal||South Australia||2006–present|
|Simon Birmingham||Liberal||South Australia||2007–present|
|Mark Bishop||Labor||Western Australia||1996–2014|
|Hon Ron Boswell||LNP b||Queensland||1983–2014|
|Sue Boyce||LNP b||Queensland||2007–2014|
|Hon George Brandis, SC||LNP b||Queensland||2000–present|
|Dr Bob Brown g||Greens||Tasmania||1996–2012|
|Doug Cameron||Labor||New South Wales||2008–present|
|Hon Bob Carr d l||Labor||New South Wales||2012–2013|
|Hon Kim Carr||Labor||Victoria||1993–present|
|Michaelia Cash||Liberal||Western Australia||2008–present|
|Hon Richard Colbeck||Liberal||Tasmania||2002–present|
|Jacinta Collins||Labor||Victoria||1995–2005, 2008–present|
|Hon Stephen Conroy||Labor||Victoria||1996–present|
|Hon Helen Coonan c||Liberal||New South Wales||1996–2011|
|Hon Mathias Cormann||Liberal||Western Australia||2008–present|
|Trish Crossink||Labor||Northern Territory||1998–2013|
|Sam Dastyari j||Labor||New South Wales||2013–present|
|Dr Richard Di Natale||Greens||Victoria||2011–present|
|Sean Edwards||Liberal||South Australia||2011–present|
|Dr Alan Eggleston||Liberal||Western Australia||1996–2014|
|Hon Chris Evans i||Labor||Western Australia||1993–2013|
|Don Farrell||Labor||South Australia||2008–2014|
|Hon John Faulkner||Labor||New South Wales||1989–present|
|David Fawcett||Liberal||South Australia||2011–present|
|David Feeney j||Labor||Victoria||2008–2013|
|Concetta Fierravanti-Wells||Liberal||New South Wales||2005–present|
|Mary Jo Fisher h||Liberal||South Australia||2007–2012|
|Alex Gallacher||Labor||South Australia||2011–present|
|Sarah Hanson-Young||Greens||South Australia||2008–present|
|Hon Bill Heffernan||Liberal||New South Wales||1996–present|
|Hon John Hogg||Labor||Queensland||1996–2014|
|Gary Humphriesk||Liberal||Australian Capital Territory||2003–2013|
|Hon David Johnston||Liberal||Western Australia||2002–present|
|Barnaby Joyce j||LNP b||Queensland||2005–2013|
|Sue Lines i||Labor||Western Australia||2013–present|
|Scott Ludlam||Greens||Western Australia||2008–present|
|Hon Joe Ludwig||Labor||Queensland||1999–present|
|Kate Lundy||Labor||Australian Capital Territory||1996–present|
|Hon Ian Macdonald||LNP b||Queensland||1990–present|
|Hon Brett Mason||LNP b||Queensland||1999–present|
|Anne McEwen||Labor||South Australia||2005–present|
|Hon Jan McLucas||Labor||Queensland||1999–present|
|Fiona Nash||National||New South Wales||2005–present|
|Deborah O'Neill l||Labor||New South Wales||2013–present|
|Barry O'Sullivan j||LNP b||Queensland||2014–present|
|Marise Payne||Liberal||New South Wales||1997–present|
|Nova Perisk||Labor||Northern Territory||2013–present|
|Louise Pratt||Labor||Western Australia||2008–2014|
|Lee Rhiannon||Greens||New South Wales||2011–present|
|Hon Michael Ronaldson||Liberal||Victoria||2005–present|
|Anne Ruston h||Liberal||South Australia||2012–present|
|Hon Nigel Scullion||CLP a||Northern Territory||2001–present|
|Zed Seseljak||Liberal||Australian Capital Territory||2013–present|
|Hon Nick Sherry f||Labor||Tasmania||1990–2012|
|Rachel Siewert||Greens||Western Australia||2005–present|
|Hon Lisa Singh||Labor||Tasmania||2011–present|
|Arthur Sinodinos c||Liberal||New South Wales||2011–present|
|Dean Smith e||Liberal||Western Australia||2012–present|
|Hon Ursula Stephens||Labor||New South Wales||2002–2014|
|Glenn Sterle||Labor||Western Australia||2005–present|
|Matt Thistlethwaite j||Labor||New South Wales||2011–2013|
|Hon Lin Thorp f||Labor||Tasmania||2012–2014|
|Mehmet Tillem j||Labor||Victoria||2013–2014|
|Peter Whish-Wilson g||Greens||Tasmania||2012–present|
|John Williams||National||New South Wales||2008–present|
|Hon Penny Wong||Labor||South Australia||2002–present|
|Penny Wright||Greens||South Australia||2011–present|
|Nick Xenophon||Independent||South Australia||2008–present|
- a ^ Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion sits as the sole representative of the Country Liberal Party, the local equivalent of both the National and Liberal parties. He sits in the National party room, and serves as the National Party deputy leader in the Senate.
- b ^ There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Boyce, Brandis, Mason and Macdonald sit in the Liberal party room, while Senators Boswell and O'Sullivan sit in the National party room, as did Senator Joyce.
- c ^ New South Wales Liberal Senator Helen Coonan resigned on 22 August 2011. Arthur Sinodinos was appointed as her replacement on 13 October 2011.
- d ^ On 27 February 2012, New South Wales Labor Senator Mark Arbib resigned on 5 March 2012. Former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr was appointed as his replacement on 6 March 2012. Carr resigned on 24 October 2013, after having been elected for a six-year term beginning in 2014. ABC election analyst Antony Green believes this has created two vacancies: one in the remainder of Carr's current term to 2014, and a second for the 2014 to 2020 term.
- e ^ Western Australian Senator Judith Adams died of breast cancer on 31 March 2012. The Parliament of Western Australia appointed Dean Smith as her replacement on 2 May 2012.
- f ^ Tasmanian Labor Senator Nick Sherry announced his resignation on 9 May 2012 and resigned on 1 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed former state MLC Lin Thorp as his replacement on 20 June 2012.
- g ^ Tasmanian Greens Senator Bob Brown announced his resignation on 13 April 2012 and resigned on 15 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed Peter Whish-Wilson as his replacement on 20 June 2012.
- h ^ South Australian Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher announced her resignation on 21 June 2012 and resigned on 14 August 2012. Anne Ruston was appointed as her replacement on 5 September 2012.
- i ^ Western Australian Labor Senator Chris Evans announced his resignation on 2 February 2013 and resigned on 12 April 2013. Sue Lines was appointed as his replacement on 15 May 2013.
- j ^ Three Senators resigned in August 2013 to contest seats in the House of Representatives at the 2013 federal election. Barnaby Joyce (LNP, Queensland) resigned on 8 August to contest New England. Matt Thistlethwaite (ALP, New South Wales) resigned on 9 August to contest Kingsford Smith. David Feeney (ALP, Victoria) resigned on 12 August to contest Batman. Sam Dastyari was appointed as Thistlethwaite's replacement on 21 August. Mehmet Tillem was appointed by the Victorian Parliament as Feeney's replacement on the same day. The LNP nominated Barry O'Sullivan to fill Joyce's vacancy, however his appointment was delayed until 11 February 2014 due to his involvement in an investigation by the Crime and Misconduct Commission.
- k ^ Northern Territory Labor Senator Trish Crossin and Australian Capital Territory Liberal Senator Gary Humphries were succeeded at the 2013 election by party colleagues Nova Peris and Zed Seselja respectively, who assumed their seats immediately under electoral law.
- l ^ New South Wales Labor Senator Bob Carr resigned on 24 October 2013. Deborah O'Neill, who had lost her House of Representatives seat at the 2013 federal election, was appointed to the vacancy on 13 November.
- Ireland, Judith; Wright, Jessica (27 February 2012). "Arbib resigns as minister and senator". The Sydney Morning Herald - National Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- "Bob Carr endorsed as NSW senator". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- Green, Antony (24 September 2013). "How Bob Carr Resigning Would Create Two Senate Vacancies". ABC. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- "Liberal senator loses battle with cancer". The Sydney Morning Herald - National Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- "Nick Sherry will resign from the Senate on 1 June 2012". Multimedia Gippsland Times - (Gippsland Times). 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "Ruston formally appointed to Senate". ABC News. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
- "List of Senators, 43rd Parliament". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
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