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 Assembly, 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 Assembly

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 - April 2012 15 years, 287 days Senate (Tasmania)
January 1983 – February 1993 10 years, 68 days Tasmanian House of Assembly

Senator Christine Milne

May 1989 – August 1998 9 years, 108 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
July 2005 – August 2015 10 years, 40 days Senate (Tasmania)
Senator Lee Rhiannon March 1999 – July 2010 11 years, 114 days New South Wales Legislative Council
July 2011 – present 5 years, 91 days Senate (New South Wales)
Giz Watson MLC May 1997 – May 2013 15 years, 364 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Ian Cohen MLC March 1995 - March 2011 15 years, 344 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Peg Putt MHA February 1993 – July 2008 15 years, 127 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Senator Nick McKim August 2015 – present 1 year, 42 days Senate (Tasmania)
July 2002 – August 2015 13 years, 15 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Kim Booth MHA July 2002 – June 2015 12 years, 304 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Jim Scott MLC May 1993 – January 2005 11 years, 249 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Tim Morris MHA July 2002 - March 2014 11 years, 238 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Robin Chapple MLC May 2001 - May 2005 3 years, 364 days Western Australian Legislative Council
May 2009 – present 7 years, 131 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Senator Rachel Siewert July 2005 - present 11 years, 91 days Senate (Western Australia)
Mark Parnell MLC March 2006 – present 10 years, 196 days South Australian Legislative Council
Senator Dee Margetts July 1993 – July 1999 5 years, 364 days Senate (Western Australia)
May 2001 – May 2005 3 years, 364 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Greg Barber MLC November 2006 – present 9 years, 310 days Victorian Legislative Council
Colleen Hartland MLC November 2006 - present 9 years, 310 days Victorian Legislative Council
Sue Pennicuik MLC November 2006 - present 9 years, 310 days Victorian Legislative Council
Kerrie Tucker MLA February 1995 – October 2004 9 years, 241 days Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Di Hollister MHA May 1989 – August 1998 9 years, 108 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Gerry Bates MHA February 1986 – May 1995 9 years, 85 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
John Kaye MLC March 2007 – May 2016 9 years, 39 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Senator Sarah Hanson-Young July 2008 – present 8 years, 91 days Senate (South Australia)
Senator Scott Ludlam July 2008 – present 8 years, 91 days Senate (Western Australia)
Cassy O'Connor MHA July 2008 – present 8 years, 85 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Chrissy Sharp MLC May 1997 – May 2005 7 years, 364 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Shane Rattenbury MLA October 2008 – present 7 years, 348 days ACT Legislative Assembly
Lynn MacLaren MLC May 2009 – present 7 years, 131 days Western Australian Legislative Council
February 2005 – May 2005 95 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Sylvia Hale MLC March 2003 – September 2010 7 years, 168 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Lance Armstrong MHA May 1989 – February 1996 7 years, 11 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Tammy Franks MLC March 2010 – present 6 years, 194 days South Australian Legislative Council
Adam Bandt MHR August 2010 – present 6 years, 40 days House of Representatives (Melbourne, VIC)
David Shoebridge MLC September 2010 – present 6 years, 23 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Senator Kerry Nettle July 2002 – July 2008 5 years, 365 days Senate (New South Wales)
Jamie Parker MLA March 2011 – present 5 years, 188 days New South Wales Legislative Assembly (Balmain)
Jan Barham MLC March 2011 – present 5 years, 188 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Jeremy Buckingham MLC March 2011 – present 5 years, 188 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Senator Richard Di Natale July 2011 - present 5 years, 91 days Senate (Victoria)
Senator Larissa Waters July 2011 - present 5 years, 91 days Senate (Queensland)
Senator Christabel Chamarette March 1992 – June 1996 4 years, 110 days Senate (Western Australia)
Senator Peter Whish-Wilson June 2012 – present 4 years, 102 days Senate (Tasmania)
Senator Penny Wright July 2011 - September 2015 4 years, 70 days Senate (South Australia)
Deb Foskey MLA October 2004 – October 2008 4 years, 4 days ACT Legislative Assembly
Amanda Bresnan MLA October 2008 – October 2012 4 years, 2 days ACT Legislative Assembly
Meredith Hunter MLA October 2008 – October 2012 4 years, 2 days ACT Legislative Assembly
Caroline Le Couteur MLA October 2008 – October 2012 4 years, 2 days ACT Legislative Assembly
Paul Llewellyn MLC May 2005 - May 2009 3 years, 364 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Alison Xamon MLC May 2009 – May 2013 3 years, 364 days Western Australian Legislative Council
Paul O'Halloran MHA March 2010 - March 2014 3 years, 360 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Michael Foley MHA May 1995 – August 1998 3 years, 115 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Mehreen Faruqi MLC June 2013 – present 3 years, 103 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Kris Hanna MHA February 2003 – February 2006 3 years, 6 days South Australian House of Assembly (Mitchell)
Lucy Horodny MLA February 1995 – February 1998 3 years ACT Legislative Assembly
Cate Faehrmann MLC September 2010 - June 2013 2 years, 284 days New South Wales Legislative Council
Senator Janet Rice July 2014 – present 2 years, 91 days Senate (Victoria)
Michael Organ MHR October 2002 – October 2004 1 year, 355 days House of Representatives (Cunningham, NSW)
Ellen Sandell MLA November 2014 – present 1 year, 306 days Legislative Assembly of Victoria (Melbourne)
Sam Hibbins MLA November 2014 – present 1 year, 306 days Legislative Assembly of Victoria (Prahran)
Nina Springle MLC November 2014 – present 1 year, 306 days Victorian Legislative Council
Samantha Dunn MLC November 2014 – present 1 year, 306 days Victorian Legislative Council
Senator Jo Vallentine July 1990 – January 1992 1 year, 214 days Senate (Western Australia)
Jenny Leong MLA March 2015 – present 1 year, 186 days New South Wales Legislative Assembly (Newtown)
Tamara Smith MLA March 2015 - present 1 year, 186 days New South Wales Legislative Assembly (Ballina)
Andrea Dawkins MHA June 2015 – present 1 year, 113 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Rosalie Woodruff MHA August 2015 - present 1 year, 44 days Tasmanian House of Assembly
Adele Carles MLA May 2009 – May 2010 355 days Western Australian Legislative Assembly (Fremantle)
Senator Robert Simms September 2015 – July 2016 284 days Senate (South Australia)
Ronan Lee MLA October 2008 – March 2009 166 days Legislative Assembly of Queensland (Indooroopilly)
Justin Field MLC TBD TBD New South Wales Legislative Council

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. From the second half of 2015, the number of Greens representatives stood at 34.

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 11 3 2 1 6 2 7 32
2015 11 3 2 1 8 2 7 34

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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