Members of the Australian Senate, 2016–2019

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Government (29)
Coalition
     Liberal (20)
     LNP (5)[i]
     National (3)
     CLP (1)[ii]

Opposition (26)
     Labor (26)

Crossbench (21)
     Greens (9)
     One Nation (4)
     Xenophon (3)
     Lambie (1)
     Hinch (1)
     Liberal Democrat (1)
     Conservatives (1)[iii]
     Independent (1)[iv]
 
  1. ^ 3 LNP Senators sit in the Liberal party room and 2 in the National party room
  2. ^ Sits in National party room
  3. ^ Cory Bernardi resigned from the Liberal Party on 7 February 2017 and founded the Australian Conservatives.
  4. ^ Lucy Gichuhi was a candidate on the Family First ticket at the 2016 election, but became independent before the party was disbanded to merge with the Australian Conservatives in April 2017.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate following the 2016 double dissolution election on 2 July 2016. All 76 senators were elected due to the election being the result of a double dissolution, and not an ordinary half-senate election. The terms of half of the senators representing each of the six states of Australia were allocated six-year terms ending on 30 June 2022 with the remainder allocated three-year terms ending on 30 June 2019. The terms of senators from the States can only be truncated if another double dissolution election is called. The terms of senators from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory end on the next dissolution of the House of Representatives.

In accordance with section 13 of the Constitution,[1] it was left to the Senate to decide which Senators were allocated the full six-year terms ending on 30 June 2022 and which Senators were allocated three-year terms ending on 30 June 2019. The senate resolved that the first elected six of twelve Senators in each state would serve six-year terms, while the last six elected in each state would serve three-year terms. This was the Senate practice on the seven previous occasions that have required allocation of long and short terms.[2] In 1983 the Joint Select Committee on Electoral Reform had unanimously recommended an alternative "recount" method to reflect proportional representation,[3] and section 282 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act was inserted to provide for a recount on that basis.[4] This alternative method had been supported by both Labor and the Coalition in bipartisan senate resolutions passed in 1998[5] and 2010.[6] [7][8][9] Despite this, an agreement between Liberal's Mathias Cormann and Labor's Penny Wong led the Senate to choose the method that awarded longer, six year terms to Labor's Deborah O'Neill and Liberal's Scott Ryan at the expense of The Greens' Lee Rhiannon and the Justice Party's Derryn Hinch being allocated shorter, three year terms.[10][11][12]

Senator Party State Term commenced Term ends
Hon. Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 1994 2022
Back, ChrisChris Back   Liberal Western Australia 2009 2019
Bernardi, CoryCory Bernardi   Liberal/Conservatives [a] South Australia 2006 2022
Bilyk, CatrynaCatryna Bilyk   Labor Tasmania 2008 2019
Hon. Simon Birmingham   Liberal South Australia 2007 2022
Hon. George Brandis   Liberal National [b] Queensland 2000 2022
Brown, CarolCarol Brown   Labor Tasmania 2005 2019
Burston, BrianBrian Burston   One Nation New South Wales 2016 2019
Bushby, DavidDavid Bushby   Liberal Tasmania 2007 2019
Hon. Doug Cameron   Labor New South Wales 2008 2019
Hon. Matthew Canavan   Liberal National [c] Queensland 2014 2022
Hon Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 1993 2022
Hon. Michaelia Cash   Liberal Western Australia 2008 2022
Chisholm, AnthonyAnthony Chisholm   Labor Queensland 2016 2022
Hon. Jacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 1995–2005, 2008 2019
Hon. Stephen Conroy [d]   Labor Victoria 1996 2016
Hon. Mathias Cormann   Liberal Western Australia 2007 2022
Culleton, RodRod Culleton [e]   One Nation/Independent [f] Western Australia 2016 2017
Dastyari, SamSam Dastyari   Labor New South Wales 2013 2022
Day, BobBob Day [g]   Family First South Australia 2014 2016
Di Natale, RichardRichard Di Natale   Greens Victoria 2011 2022
Dodson, PatPat Dodson   Labor Western Australia 2016 2019
Duniam, JonathonJonathon Duniam   Liberal Tasmania 2016 2019
Hon. Don Farrell   Labor South Australia 2008–2014, 2016 2022
Fawcett, DavidDavid Fawcett   Liberal South Australia 2011 2019
Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells   Liberal New South Wales 2005 2019
Hon. Mitch Fifield   Liberal Victoria 2004 2022
Gallacher, AlexAlex Gallacher   Labor South Australia 2011 2019
Gallagher, KatyKaty Gallagher   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2015 2019 [h]
Georgiou, PeterPeter Georgiou [e]   One Nation Western Australia 2017 2019
Gichuhi, LucyLucy Gichuhi [g]   Family First/Independent South Australia 2017 2019
Griff, StirlingStirling Griff   Xenophon South Australia 2016 2022
Hanson, PaulinePauline Hanson   One Nation Queensland 2016 2022
Hanson-Young, SarahSarah Hanson-Young   Greens South Australia 2008 2019
Hinch, DerrynDerryn Hinch   Justice Victoria 2016 2019
Hume, JaneJane Hume   Liberal Victoria 2016 2019
Kakoschke-Moore, SkyeSkye Kakoschke-Moore   Xenophon South Australia 2016 2019
Ketter, ChrisChris Ketter   Labor Queensland 2014 2019
Kitching, KimberleyKimberley Kitching [d]   Labor Victoria 2016 2022
Lambie, JacquiJacqui Lambie   Lambie Tasmania 2014 2022
Leyonhjelm, DavidDavid Leyonhjelm   Liberal Democrats New South Wales 2014 2019
Lines, SueSue Lines   Labor Western Australia 2013 2022
Ludlam, ScottScott Ludlam   Greens Western Australia 2008 2022
Jenny McAllister   Labor New South Wales 2015 2022
Malarndirri McCarthy   Labor Northern Territory 2016 2019 [h]
Hon. Ian Macdonald   Liberal National [b] Queensland 1990 2019
James McGrath   Liberal National [b] Queensland 2014 2022
Bridget McKenzie   National Victoria 2011 2022
Nick McKim   Greens Tasmania 2015 2019
Marshall, GavinGavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2002 2019
Moore, ClaireClaire Moore   Labor Queensland 2002 2019
Hon. Fiona Nash   National New South Wales 2005 2022
O'Neill, DeborahDeborah O'Neill   Labor New South Wales 2013 2022
O'Sullivan, BarryBarry O'Sullivan   Liberal National [c] Queensland 2014 2019
Hon. Stephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 2005 2022
Paterson, JamesJames Paterson   Liberal Victoria 2016 2019
Hon. Marise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 1997 2022
Polley, HelenHelen Polley   Labor Tasmania 2005 2022
Pratt, LouiseLouise Pratt   Labor Western Australia 2008–2014, 2016 2019
Reynolds, LindaLinda Reynolds   Liberal Western Australia 2014 2019
Rhiannon, LeeLee Rhiannon   Greens New South Wales 2011 2019
Rice, JanetJanet Rice   Greens Victoria 2014 2019
Roberts, MalcolmMalcolm Roberts   One Nation Queensland 2016 2019
Hon. Anne Ruston   Liberal South Australia 2012 2019
Hon. Scott Ryan   Liberal Victoria 2008 2022
Hon. Nigel Scullion   Country Liberal [i] Northern Territory 2001 2019 [h]
Seselja, ZedZed Seselja   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2013 2019 [h]
Siewert, RachelRachel Siewert   Greens Western Australia 2005 2019
Hon. Lisa Singh [j]   Labor Tasmania 2011 2019
Hon. Arthur Sinodinos   Liberal New South Wales 2011 2022
Smith, DeanDean Smith   Liberal Western Australia 2012 2022
Sterle, GlennGlenn Sterle   Labor Western Australia 2005 2022
Urquhart, AnneAnne Urquhart   Labor Tasmania 2011 2022
Waters, LarissaLarissa Waters   Greens Queensland 2011 2019
Watt, MurrayMurray Watt   Labor Queensland 2016 2022
Whish-Wilson, PeterPeter Whish-Wilson   Greens Tasmania 2012 2022
Williams, JohnJohn Williams   National New South Wales 2008 2019
Hon. Penny Wong   Labor South Australia 2002 2022
Xenophon, NickNick Xenophon   Xenophon South Australia 2008 2022

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On 7 February 2017, Senator for South Australia Cory Bernardi resigned from the Liberal Party and founded the Australian Conservatives.[21]
  2. ^ a b c These members of the Liberal National Party (Queensland) sit in the Liberal party room.
  3. ^ a b These members of the Liberal National Party (Queensland) sit in the National party room.
  4. ^ a b Victorian Labor Senator Stephen Conroy resigned on 30 September 2016. Kimberley Kitching was appointed as his replacement on 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b Western Australian Rod Culleton was declared bankrupt by the Federal Court of Australia on 11 January 2017, and as such was disqualified from being a Senator. The High Court subsequently held he was "incapable of being chosen" as a Senator as he was awaiting sentence on a criminal conviction.[13] The High Court had previously held that the presence of a person whose election was void did not invalidate the proceedings of the Senate.[14] Culleton's seat was filled by a recount, and on 10 March 2017 the High Court declared Peter Georgiou to be elected to the vacancy.
  6. ^ Culleton resigned from the One Nation party on 18 December 2016.[15]
  7. ^ a b South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day resigned on 1 November 2016. The High Court held on 5 April 2017 that Day was "incapable of being chosen" as a Senator as he had an indirect interest in an agreement with the Commonwealth.[16] The High Court had previously held that the presence of a person whose election was void did not invalidate the proceedings of the Senate.[14] Day's seat was filled by a recount, and Lucy Gichuhi was declared elected on 19 April 2017.[17] On 26 April 2017, Family First merged with the Australian Conservatives—with Gichuhi declining to join the new party, she became an independent.[18]
  8. ^ a b c d The terms of senators from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory end on the next dissolution of the House of Representatives.
  9. ^ Nigel Scullion, Senator for the Northern Territory, 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 leader in the Senate.
  10. ^ In 2016, Lisa Singh was demoted to the normally unwinnable sixth position on the Labor Party's Tasmanian Senate ticket behind Senator Catryna Bilyk and union secretary John Short.[19] A quota in Tasmania was 26,090 votes and Singh received 20,741 below-the-line votes which was enough to overturn the party's ticket order and she was elected as the 10th elected senator for Tasmania ahead of Catryna Bilyk who was elected 11th and John Short missed out.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constitution (Cth) s 13 Rotation of senators.
  2. ^ "Division of the Senate following simultaneous general elections". Odgers' Australian Senate Practice (14th ed.). Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Joint Select Committee on Electoral Reform (13 September 1983). "First report - electoral reform" (PDF). Parliament of Australia. pp. 66–7. 
  4. ^ Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) s 282 Re-count of Senate votes to determine order of election in other circumstances.
  5. ^ "Election of Senators" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 29 June 1998. pp. 4326–4327. 
  6. ^ "Double Dissolution". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 22 June 2010. p. 3912. 
  7. ^ Green, A (25 April 2016). "How long and short terms are allocated after a double dissolution". ABC.net.au. 
  8. ^ "Division of the Senate following simultaneous general elections". Odgers' Australian Senate Practice (14th ed.). Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Double dissolution election: implications for the Senate". Parliament of Australia. 29 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Senate terms: Derryn Hinch and Greens' Lee Rhiannon given three years". The Guardian. 12 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "ALP-LNP deal to force senators back to poll in three years". The Australian. 13 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Coalition and Labor team up to clear out crossbench senators in 2019". The Sydney Morning Herald. 12 August 2016. 
  13. ^ McIlroy, Tom (11 January 2017). "Former One Nation senator Rodney Culleton officially removed from Parliament". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Vardon v O'Loghlin [1907] HCA 69, (1907) 5 CLR 201.
  15. ^ Knott, Matthew (18 December 2016). "'I'm glad to see the back of him': Rod Culleton resigns from Pauline Hanson's One Nation party". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  16. ^ Re Day [No 2] [2017] HCA 14, "Judgment summary" (PDF). High Court of Australia. 
  17. ^ Doran, Matthew; Belot, Henry; Crothers, Joanna (19 April 2017). "Family First senator Lucy Gichuhi survives ALP challenge over citizenship concerns". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 
  18. ^ Belot, Henry (26 April 2017). "Cory Bernardi unwilling to wait for Lucy Gichuhi to 'get her head around' things". ABC News. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 
  19. ^ "Labor unveils Senate candidates with Lisa Singh relegated to unwinnable spot". ABC News. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "Lisa Singh’s success rewrites history as Greens Nick McKim snares final Tasmanian Senate seat". The Mercury. 27 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Senator Cory Bernardi". aph.gov.au. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 

 

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