Political families of Australia
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- 1 Anderson family
- 2 Anthony family
- 3 Archer family
- 4 Barnard family
- 5 Beazley family
- 6 Bjelke-Petersen family
- 7 Bruxner family
- 8 Burke family
- 9 Cain family
- 10 Chaney family
- 11 Court family
- 12 Crean family
- 13 Douglas family
- 14 Downer family
- 15 Ferguson family
- 16 Fraser family
- 17 Hawke family
- 18 Hodgman family
- 19 Hughes family
- 20 Katter family
- 21 Lyons family
- 22 McClelland family
- 23 Nalder family
- 24 Newman family
- 25 Palaszczuk family
- 26 Playford family
- 27 Wilson family
- 28 Wriedt family
- 29 Others
- 30 See also
- 31 References
- 32 External links
- Keith Anderson, member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1961–1962
- Kath Anderson, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council 1973–1981
- Peter Anderson, member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1978–1995
Main article: Anthony family (Australian politics)
- Larry Anthony, senior: MHR for Richmond 1937–57; minister in the Menzies Government 1941, 1949–56
- Doug Anthony: MHR for Richmond 1957–84; Deputy Prime Minister 1971–72, 1975–83; Leader of the National Party 1971–84
- Larry Anthony, junior: MHR for Richmond 1996–2004; minister in the Howard Government 1998–2004.
Main article: Archer family
- Thomas Archer, Legislative Council of Tasmania 1827-1844
- Joseph Archer, Legislative Council of Tasmania 1851-1853
- William Archer, Legislative Council & House of Assembly of Tasmania, 1851-1855(MLC)/1860-1862 & 1866-1868 (MHA)
- Robert Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania 1869-1871
- Basil Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania 1871-1872
- William Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania, 1882-1886
- Frank Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania, 1893-1902
- Claude Barnard: MHR for Bass 1934–49. His son:
- Lance Barnard: MHR for Bass 1954–75, Deputy Prime Minister 1972–74
- Eric Barnard: nephew of Claude Barnard; minister in Tasmanian governments.
- Michael Barnard: grandson of Claude Barnard and nephew of Lance; state MHA for Bass 1969–86; Deputy Premier of Tasmania
- Kim Edward Beazley (1917–2007): MHR for Fremantle 1945–1977; Minister for Education in the Whitlam Government. Son;
- Kim Christian Beazley (born 1948): MHR 1980–2007; Minister in the Hawke and Keating governments 1983–1996; Deputy Prime Minister 1995–96; Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition 1996–2001, 2005–2006; Australian Ambassador to the United States 2010–Present
Main article: Bjelke-Petersen family
- Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was premier of Queensland from 1968 to 1987
- Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen, his wife, was a Senator for Queensland from 1981 to 1993
- Sir Michael Bruxner, MLA 1920–1962, First Deputy Premier of New South Wales.
- Tim Bruxner, MLA 1962–1981, Cabinet Minister 1973–1976.
Main article: Burke family (Australian politics)
- Tom Burke (1910–1973) (MHR for Perth) 1943–55. Sons;
- Terry Burke (born 1942) (MP for Perth) 1968–87.
- Brian Burke (born 1947) (MP for Balga). Premier of Western Australia 1983–88.
- John Cain I (1882–1957) (MP for Northcote) 1927–1957. Premier of Victoria 1943, 1945–47, 1952–55. Son:
- John Cain II (born 1931) (MP for Bundoora) 1976–92. Premier of Victoria 1982–90.
Main article: Chaney family
- Sir Fred Chaney I (1914–2001) (MHR for Perth) 1955–69. and Lord Mayor of Perth 1978–82. Son;
- Fred Chaney II (born 1941) (Senator for WA) Leader of the Opposition in the Senate 1983–90. (MHR for Pearce) 1983–93. Senior Minister in the Fraser Government.
Main article: Court family
- Sir Charles Court (1911–2007) (MP for Nedlands) 1953–1982. Premier of Western Australia 1974–82. Son;
- Richard Court (born 1947), (MP for Nedlands)1982–2001. Premier of Western Australia from 1993 to 2001. Sister in law;
- Ken Court, Charles Court's son, state president of the Liberal Party in Western Australia and candidate for the seat of Curtin, losing to Allan Rocher
- Margaret Court (born 1942) Tennis player and political activist and wife of Barry Court, Sir Charles Court's eldest son.
- Frank Crean (1916–2008) (MHR for Melbourne Ports) 1951–77, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1972–75. Sons;
- Simon Crean (born 1949) (MHR for Hotham) 1990–present. Leader of the Australian Opposition 2001–2003. Leader of the Australian Labor Party 2001–2003. Minister in the Keating and Rudd Governments.
- David Crean (born 1950) (MP for Denison (TAS)) 1989–90. (MLC for Elwick (TAS)) 1999–2004.
- John Douglas – Premier of Queensland 1877–1879. Son;
- Henry Douglas – state member for Cook 1907–1915. Grandson;
- Alex Douglas – state member for Gaven 2006 and 2009–present. Alex Douglas is also a nephew of Bob Katter and cousin of Rob Katter (see Katter family below)
Main article: Downer family
- Sir John Downer (1843–1915), (MP for Barossa) 1878–1901. Premier of South Australia 1885–87 1892–93. (Senator for SA) 1901–03. (MLC for Southern District) 1905–15.
- Sir Alexander Russell Downer, "Alec" (1910–1981), (MHR for Angas) 1949–64. Senior Minister in the Menzies Ministry. Australian High Commissioner to London 1964–72.
- Alexander John Downer, (born 1951), (MHR for Mayo) 1984–2008. Leader of the Australian Opposition 1994–95. Senior Minister in the Howard Government.
- Jack Ferguson (1924–2002) (MP for Merrylands) 1959–62, 1968–84 and Fairfield 1962–68. Deputy Premier of New South Wales 1976–84. Sons;
- Laurie Ferguson (born 1952) (MHR for Reid) 1990–present.
- Martin Ferguson (born 1953) (MHR for Batman) 1996–2013. Minister in the Rudd Government
- Sir Simon Fraser (1832–1919) (Senator for VIC) 1901–06. Grandson;
- Malcolm Fraser (born 1930) (MHR for Wannon) 1955–83. Minister in the Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon Ministries. 22nd Prime Minister of Australia 1975–83.
- Albert Hawke (1900–86) (MP for Burra-Burra (S.A)) 1924–27. (MP for Northam (W.A)) 1933–68. Premier of Western Australia 1953–59. Nephew;
- Bob Hawke (born 1929) (MHR for Wills) 1980–92. 23rd Prime Minister of Australia 1983–91.
Main article: Hodgman family
|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
The Hughes family has a long history in both New South Wales and Federal politics.
- Sir Thomas Hughes was the first Lord Mayor of Sydney, and also an MLC from 1908 until 1930. His brother,
- John Francis Hughes, was also an MLC, serving from 1895 until 1912. He also served as NSW Minister for Justice and Vice-President of the Executive Council. Sir Thomas' grandson,
- Tom Hughes, was a Liberal MHR from 1963 until 1973, serving as Attorney-General during the Gorton Government. His daughter,
- Lucy Turnbull, was the first female Lord Mayor of Sydney, serving from 2003 until 2004. She is married to
- Malcolm Turnbull, former Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Liberal Party and current MHR for Wentworth. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment during the Howard Government, and currently serves as Minister for Communications in the Abbott Government.
- Bob Katter, Sr., federal member for Kennedy, Queensland, 1966–1990. Son;
- Bob Katter, state member for Flinders 1974–1992, federal member for Kennedy 1992–present. Son;
- Rob Katter, state member for Mount Isa, 2012–present
- Joseph Lyons (1879–1939) was Tasmanian Leader of the Opposition 1916–23, 1928–29; Premier of Tasmania 1923–28; federal Member for Wilmot 1929–39; Leader of the Opposition 1931–32; 10th Prime Minister of Australia 1932–39. Wife;
- Dame Enid Lyons (1897–1981) was MHR for Darwin 1943–51. First female member of the House of Representatives. Minister in the Menzies Government. Sons;
- Kevin Lyons (1923–2000): MP for Braddon (TAS) 1948–69. Deputy Premier of Tasmania 1969–72. Brother;
- Brendan Lyons: MP for Bass (TAS) 1982–86.
- Alfred McClelland, (dec.) (MP for Northern Tablelands) 1920–27, (Dubbo) 1930–32. Son;
- Doug McClelland (born 1926) (Senator for NSW) 1962–87. Minister in the Whitlam Government and President of the Australian Senate. Son;
- Robert McClelland (born 1958) (MHR for Barton) 1996–2013 and was a minister in the Rudd-Gillard Government.
- 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.
- Kevin Newman (1933–99) – (MP for Bass (TAS)) 1975–84. Minister in the Fraser Government. His wife
- Jocelyn Newman (born 1937) – (Senator for Tasmania) 1986–2002. She was a Minister in the Howard Government. Their son;
- Campbell Newman (born 1963) – Lord Mayor of Brisbane 2004–2011, Premier of Queensland since 2012.
- Henry Palaszczuk (born 1947) – state member for Archerfield 1984–1992 and Inala 1992–2006, and a Minister in the Beattie Government. Daughter;
- Annastacia Palaszczuk (born 1969) – state member for Inala 2006–present, a Minister in the Bligh Government and current state Leader of the Opposition
Main article: Playford family
- Thomas Playford Senior was a fiery Baptist minister who arrived in Adelaide in 1844 and established ‘The Christian Church’.
- Thomas Playford II (1837–1915) (MP for Onkaparinga (S.A)) Premier of South Australia 1887–89, 1890–92. (Senator for SA) Federal Minister for Defence 1905–07 and Vice President of the Executive Council 1903–04.
- Sir Thomas Playford IV Premier of South Australia 1938–65. (the longest serving elected national or regional leader in the Commonwealth of Nations.)
- Sir Keith Wilson was Senator for South Australia from 1938 to 1944 and MHR for Sturt from 1949–1954 and 1955–1966. His son
- Ian represented Sturt from 1966–1969 and 1972–1993 and was a minister in the Fraser government. Ian was also great-grandson of Sir John Langdon Bonython MHR for South Australia 1901–1906 and great-great grandson of Sir John Cox Bray, the first native born premier of South Australia
- Ken Wriedt (1927–2010) (Senator for TAS). Minister in the Whitlam Government. Daughter;
- Paula Wriedt (born 1968) (MP) 1996–2009. Minister in the Tasmanian Government.
- Anthony Albanese has been a Member of the House of Representatives since 1996, and Minister for Infrastructure since 2007. His wife, Carmel Tebbutt has been member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly since 2005, Education Minister 2005–2007, and Deputy Premier of the State of NSW from 2008–2011. They have been dubbed the "King and Queen of Marrickville".
- Jim Bacon was Premier of Tasmania 1998–2004, while his son, Scott Bacon was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2010.
- Francis Baker was Member for Oxley 1931 to 1934 and Griffith 1934 to 1939. His father Francis Patrick Baker was Member for Maranoa
- Wayne Berry was a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for Ginninderra from 1989–2008 and Leader of the Opposition from 1997–1998. His daughter, Yvette Berry, has been a member of the Legislative Assembly for Ginninderra since 2012.
- Jack Birney (1928–1995), was a Liberal member of the House of Representatives (representing the Sydney electorate of Phillip) from 1975 till his defeat in 1983. His son, Matthew John "Matt" Birney (born 1969) was Leader of the Opposition in Western Australia 2005–06.
- 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 James Allan Guy was ALP and later Nationalist Member for Bass and a Senator for Tasmania. George McElwee, Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1940 to 1946, was James Guy's brother-in-law.
- Sir Rupert Hamer, 39th Premier of Victoria 1972–1981, his younger brother, David Hamer served as a Liberal member of the House of Representatives representing Isaacs 1969–1974 and later as a Senator for Victoria 1978–1990.
- 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.
- Rowley James was the Member for Hunter, New South Wales 1924–1958, while his son, Bertie James was Member for the same seat 1960–1980.
- Harry Jenkins, Sr was Member of Parliament for Scullin, Victoria, 1969–1985, while his son, Harry Jenkins was the Member for the same seat from 1986 to 2013. They have both been Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Stan Knowles, Member for Macquarie Fields in the NSW Legislative Assembly 1981–1990; and his son, Craig Knowles, member for the same seat 1990–2005.
- Michael Lavarch was Member of Parliament 1987–1996 and Attorney-General in the Keating Government 1993–1996. His wife, Linda Lavarch, was Member for Kurwongbah in the Queensland Parliament, from 1997 to 2009, and was Attorney-General in the Beattie government 2005–2006.
- Dawn Lawrie, independent Member for Nightcliff in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, 1974–1983; her daughter, Delia Lawrie, Labor Member for Karama 2001–present and is currently Leader of the Opposition.
- 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.
- Jack Melloy was Queensland Labor deputy leader; his daughter, Elaine Darling was a federal MP; her daughter, Vicky Darling, is a current Queensland state MP.
- George Miles served in the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1916 to 1950, his great niece Jo Vallentine was an Independent / Greens senator for Western Australia from 1985 to 1992 and his great-granddaughter Mary Jo Fisher was a Liberal Party senator for South Australia from 2007 to 2012.
- 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.
- William and Richard Vale were brothers who both represented West Ballarat in the Victorian Legislative Assembly during the latter part of the 19th century. William's great-grandson, Monte Vale, was member of the Assembly for Greensborough (1967–70, 1973–77), while Monte's son Roger Vale was member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for Electoral division of Stuart, 1974–1994.
- Howard Venning was a Liberal member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1968 to 1979. His son Ivan Venning was a Liberal member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1990 to 2014.
- David Watkins was Member for Newcastle 1901–1935, while his son David O. Watkins was Member for the same seat 1935–1958.
- Sir Eric Willis was Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for Earlwood 1950–1978, and was Premier of New South Wales for a few months in 1976. His brother Max Willis, was Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council 1970–1999.
- Donald Robert "Don" Willesee (1916–2003) was a member of the Australian Senate for Western Australia 1950–1975, and a minister in the Whitlam Government. His brother, William Francis Willesee (1911–2000) was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for North Province 1954–1965.
- 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.
- Jack Wright was Deputy Premier of South Australia from 1982 to 1985 and a Labor Member for Adelaide in the South Australian House of Assembly from 1971 to 1985. His son Michael Wright was the Labor member for Lee in the South Australian House of Assembly from 1997 to 2014 and a minister in the South Australian Government.
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