Political families of Australia

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Anderson family[edit]

Anthony family[edit]

Barnard family[edit]

Beazley family[edit]

Bjelke-Petersen family[edit]

Bruxner family[edit]

Burke family[edit]

Cain family[edit]

Chaney family[edit]

Main article: Chaney family

Court family[edit]

Main article: Court family

Crean family[edit]

Douglas family[edit]

Downer family[edit]

Main article: Downer family

Ferguson family[edit]

Fraser family[edit]

Hawke family[edit]

Hodgman family[edit]

Name Australian House of Representatives Tasmanian House of Assembly Tasmanian Legislative Council
William Clark "Bill" Hodgman (1909–97) 1955–64: Member for Denison 1971–83: Member for Queenborough
1981–83: President of the Legislative Council
Michael Hodgman (1938–2013)
- son of Bill Hodgman
1975–87: Member for Denison
1980–83: Minister for the Capital Territory
in the Fraser Government
1992–98, 2001–10: Member for Denison 1966–74: Member for Huon
Peter Hodgman (born 1946)
- son of Bill Hodgman
2001: contested seat of Franklin 1986–2001: Member for Franklin 1974–86: Member for Huon
Will Hodgman (born 1969)
- son of Michael Hodgman
2002– : Member for Franklin
2006–2014 : Leader of the Opposition
Premier since 2014

Hughes family[edit]

The Hughes family has a long history in both New South Wales and Federal politics.

Katter family[edit]

Lyons family[edit]

McClelland family[edit]

Nalder family[edit]

  • Sir Crawford Nalder was Deputy Premier of Western Australia from 1962 to 1971. His son
  • Cambell Nalder, was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1986 to 1987. His son
  • Dean Nalder, has been a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2013 and a minister in the Western Australian Government.

Newman family[edit]

Palaszczuk family[edit]

Playford family[edit]

Main article: Playford family

The Playford family has played a significant role in the South Australian and Australian political and social sphere since the early days of European settlement.

Wilson family[edit]

Wriedt family[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Francis Baker was Member for Oxley 1931 to 1934 and Griffith 1934 to 1939. His father Francis Patrick Baker was Member for Maranoa
  • George Booth was a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1925–1960, while his son, Ken Booth was a member from 1960 to 1988.
  • Bert Cremean and his brother Jack Cremean were both Labor members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Clifton Hill. Jack replaced his brother in a by-election after Bert died of peritonitis following surgery. The family (on their mother's side) was very active in local government Labor politics in the City of Richmond.
  • Mary Delahunty was a Labor member for Northcote in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2006, and was Minister for Education (1999–2002); the Arts (1999 to 2006); Women's Affairs (2002–2006) and Planning (2002–2005). Her brother, Hugh Delahunty, is the current National Party member for Lowan (since 2002); and previously Wimmera (1999–2002) and was a minister in the Victorian Government.
  • Roger Goldsworthy was the Liberal member for Kavel in the South Australian House of Assembly 1970–1992 and Deputy Premier of South Australia 1979–1982. His son, Mark Goldsworthy has been the Liberal Member for Kavel in the House of Assembly since 2002.
  • Ray Groom was a Member of the House of Representatives 1975–1984, a Minister in the Fraser Government, a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly 1986–2001, then Premier of Tasmania 1992–1996; his son, Matthew Groom was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2010 and has been a minister in the Tasmanian Government since 2014.
  • James Guy was an ALP Senator for Tasmania from 1914 to 1920 and his son Allan Guy was ALP and later Nationalist Member for Bass and a Senator for Tasmania.
  • Eric Harrison was a Member of the House of Representatives seat of Wentworth from 1931 to 1956, the first Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (1944 to 1956) and held several major portfolios. His daughter Shirley Walters was Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania from 1975 to 1993.
  • Alan Hunt was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1961–1992. His son, Greg Hunt, is the federal member for Flinders and Minister for the Environment in the Australian Government.
  • John Lemmon was the Labor member for Williamstown in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1904 to 1955—at nearly 51 years, the longest term in the Victorian parliament's history. His son, Nelson Lemmon, was a federal Labor MP for the seats of Forrest (WA; 1943–1949) and St George (NSW; 1954–1955), and a minister in the Chifley government.
  • Justin O'Byrne was a member of the Senate for Tasmania 1947–81, President of the Senate 1974–75, and Father of the Senate 1971–75; his distant cousin Michelle O'Byrne was Member for Bass 1998–2004, and Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly since 2006; her brother, David O'Byrne, was Member for Franklin in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 2010 to 2014.
  • Eric Ogilvie was a Labour Member for Wilmot in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1928–1940, his brother Albert Ogilvie was Premier of Tasmania 1934–1939 and Labour member for Franklin 1919–1939. His granddaughter Madeleine Ogilvie was elected as a Labour member for Denison in the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2014
  • Noel Padgham-Purich was a member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for Tiwi 1977–1983; Koolpinyah 1983–1990; and Nelson 1990–1997. Her daughter, Kezia Purick, has been member for Goyder since 2008.
  • Sir Earle Page was Prime Minister of Australia in 1939 and a Country Party Member of the House of Representatives from 1919 to 1961. His grandson Donald Page has been a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly since 1988 and a minister in the NSW Government from 2011 to 2014.
  • Bess Price (Country Liberal Party) defeated her nephew, Labor MLA Karl Hampton, in the 2012 Northern Territory election and succeeded him as the member for Sturt in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. She is currently a minister in the NT Government. Karl held the seat from 2006 to 2012 and was also a minister in the NT Government.
  • Philip Ruddock has been MHR for Berowra since 1973, and was Immigration Minister 1996–2003 and Attorney-General 2003–2007 in the Howard Government. His father, Max Ruddock was Member of the New South Wales state parliament from 1962 to 1976 and a minister in the NSW Government.
  • Marie Tehan was a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1987 to 1992 and of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1992 to 1999. She was a minister in the Victorian Government. Her son Dan Tehan has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2010.
  • Lindsay Thompson was a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1955 to 1970 and of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1970 to 1982. He was the 40th Premier of Victoria. His son Murray Thompson has been a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 1992.
  • Kelvin Thomson was an MP in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1988–1995 and has been MHR for Wills in the Australian Parliament since 1996. His ex-wife Marsha Thomson was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council (1999–2006) and has represented Footscray in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006. She was the first Jewish woman to be a minister in any Australian Government serving in the Bracks and Brumby cabinets.
  • Michael Wooldridge was a Member of the House of Representatives, and Minister for Health 1996–2001 in the Howard Government. His sister, Mary Wooldridge, has been a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006 and a minister in the Victorian Government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Chaney, the Hon. Frederick Michael". ParlInfo Web. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  2. ^ "LNP veteran Ray Hopper resigns to join Katter's Australian Party". Courier Mail. 25 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Albert Redvers George Hawke (Labor)". The Constitutional Center of Western Australia. Retrieved 2006-03-31. 
  4. ^ Glover, Gareth – Ed (2006). A Life Guardsman in Spain, France and At Waterloo, the memoirs of Sergeant Major Thomas Playford 2nd Life Guards 1810–30. Ken Trotman Publishing. ISBN 1-905074-46-8.
  5. ^ Cockburn, Stewart (1991). Playford: Benevolent Despot. Axiom Publishing. ISBN 0-9594164-4-7
  6. ^ Mitchell, Alex (2005-08-21). "Carr can't vote on successor to seat he held for 22 years". The Sun-Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 

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