List of the first LGBTI holders of political offices in Australia

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LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) holders of political offices in Australia.[1][2] Currently and historically there are no transgender or intersex parliamentarians.

Federal parliament[edit]

Current[edit]

  • House of Representatives
  • Senate
    • Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, South Australian Labor Senator since 2002
    • Louise Pratt, Western Australian Labor Senator from 2008-2014 and since 2016.
    • Dean Smith, Western Australian Liberal Senator since 2012
    • Janet Rice, Victorian Greens Senator since 2014

Former[edit]

  • House of Representatives
    • Neil Brown, Victorian Liberal MP from 1969 to 1972, 1975 to 1983, and 1984 to 1991 (came out 1996).
    • Neal Blewett. South Australian Labor MP from 1977 to 1994 (came out 2000).
  • Senate
    • Bob Brown, Tasmanian Greens Senator from 1996 to 2012
    • Brian Greig, Western Australian Democrats Senator from 1999 to 2005
    • Robert Simms, South Australian Greens Senator from 2015 to 2016

Historical firsts[edit]

  • Party leader: Bob Brown, Tasmanian Greens Senator who served as party leader from 2005 to 2012.
  • Cabinet member: Penny Wong, South Australian Labor Senator who served in cabinet from 2007 to 2013.

Tasmania[edit]

  • Former
    • Bob Brown (Independent Green) – 1983-1993
  • Historic firsts
    • Party leader: Bob Brown (Greens) – 1989-1993

New South Wales[edit]

Legislative Council[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Legislative Council[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

  • Current:
    • Lisa Baker (Labor) - 2008
    • John Carey (Labor) - 2017
  • Former:

Victoria[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Northern Territory[edit]

Local Government[edit]

Mayor or deputy mayor[edit]

    • Mayor: Ralph McLean (Fitzroy) – 1984–1985
    • Intersex Mayor: Tony Briffa (Hobsons Bay) – 2011–2012 (world's first out intersex Mayor)

By state[edit]

New South Wales[edit]
Randwick
Sydney
Wagga Wagga
Woollahra
  • Max Pearce – 1983 (first LGBTI candidate elected to public office in NSW)

References[edit]