Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 1975–1977

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This is a list of members of the Australian House of Representatives from 1975 to 1977.[1] The 13 December 1975 election was a double dissolution of both Houses, with all 127 seats in the House of Representatives, and all 64 seats in the Senate were up for election. Malcolm Fraser had been commissioned as prime minister following the dismissal of the Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s three-year-old Labor government by Governor-General Sir John Kerr, on 11 November 1975. The same day, Fraser advised the calling of the election, in accordance with Kerr’s stipulated conditions. Thus the Liberal Party of Australia, led by Fraser, with coalition partner the National Country Party, led by Doug Anthony, went to the election as a minority caretaker government. The election resulted in the Coalition securing government with a 30-seat swing in the House of Representatives away from Labor.

Member Party Electorate State Term in office
John Abel Liberal Evans NSW 1975–1977
Evan Adermann National Fisher Qld 1972–1990
Ken Aldred Liberal Henty Vic 1975–1980, 1983–1990
Rt Hon Doug Anthony National Richmond NSW 1957–1984
John Armitage Labor Chifley NSW 1961–1963, 1969–1983
Marshall Baillieu Liberal La Trobe Vic 1975–1980
Michael Baume Liberal Macarthur NSW 1975–1983
Hon Kim Beazley Labor Fremantle WA 1945–1977
Jack Birney Liberal Phillip NSW 1975–1983
Robert Bonnett Liberal Herbert Qld 1966–1977
John Bourchier Liberal Bendigo Vic 1972–1983
Hon Lionel Bowen Labor Kingsford-Smith NSW 1969–1990
Jim Bradfield Liberal Barton NSW 1975–1983
Ray Braithwaite National Dawson Qld 1975–1996
Neil Brown Liberal Diamond Valley Vic 1969–1972, 1975–1991
Hon Gordon Bryant Labor Wills Vic 1955–1980
Mel Bungey Liberal Canning WA 1974–1983
Max Burr Liberal Wilmot Tas 1975–1993
Alan Cadman Liberal Mitchell NSW 1974–2007
Hon Dr Jim Cairns Labor Lalor Vic 1955–1977
Hon Kevin Cairns Liberal Lilley Qld 1963–1972, 1974–1980
Sam Calder CLP Northern Territory NT 1966–1980
Hon Clyde Cameron Labor Hindmarsh SA 1949–1980
Don Cameron Liberal Griffith Qld 1966–1990
Colin Carige National Capricornia Qld 1975–1977
Hon Dr Moss Cass Labor Maribyrnong Vic 1969–1983
Grant Chapman Liberal Kingston SA 1975–1983
Hon Don Chipp Liberal Hotham Vic 1960–1977
Barry Cohen Labor Robertson NSW 1969–1990
David Connolly Liberal Bradfield NSW 1974–1996
Hon Rex Connor 1 Labor Cunningham NSW 1963–1977
James Corbett National Maranoa Qld 1966–1980
Mick Cotter Liberal Kalgoorlie WA 1975–1980
Hon Frank Crean Labor Melbourne Ports Vic 1951–1977
Hon Don Dobie Liberal Cook NSW 1966–1972, 1975–1996
Peter Drummond Liberal Forrest WA 1972–1987
Dr Harry Edwards Liberal Berowra NSW 1972–1993
Robert Ellicott Liberal Wentworth NSW 1974–1981
Peter Falconer Liberal Casey Vic 1975–1983
Hon Wal Fife Liberal Farrer NSW 1975–1993
Peter Fisher National Mallee Vic 1972–1993
John FitzPatrick Labor Darling NSW 1969–1980
Hon Malcolm Fraser Liberal Wannon Vic 1955–1984
Ken Fry Labor Fraser ACT 1974–1984
Hon Victor Garland Liberal Curtin WA 1969–1981
Horrie Garrick Labor Batman Vic 1969–1977
Geoffrey Giles Liberal Angas SA 1964–1983
Reg Gillard Liberal Macquarie NSW 1975–1980
Bruce Goodluck Liberal Franklin Tas 1975–1993
Bill Graham Liberal North Sydney NSW 1949–1954, 1955–1958, 1966–1980
Ray Groom Liberal Braddon Tas 1975–1984
David Hamer Liberal Isaacs Vic 1969–1974, 1975–1977
John Haslem Liberal Canberra ACT 1975–1980
Hon Bill Hayden Labor Oxley Qld 1961–1988
John Hodges Liberal Petrie Qld 1974–1983, 1984–1987
Michael Hodgman Liberal Denison Tas 1975–1987
Hon Mac Holten National Indi Vic 1958–1977
John Howard Liberal Bennelong NSW 1974–2007
Hon Ralph Hunt National Gwydir NSW 1969–1989
Chris Hurford Labor Adelaide SA 1969–1988
John Hyde Liberal Moore WA 1974–1983
Ted Innes Labor Melbourne Vic 1972–1983
Ralph Jacobi Labor Hawker SA 1969–1987
Bert James Labor Hunter NSW 1960–1980
Alan Jarman Liberal Deakin Vic 1966–1983
Dr Harry Jenkins, Sr. Labor Scullin Vic 1969–1985
Keith Johnson Labor Burke Vic 1969–1980
Hon Les Johnson Labor Hughes NSW 1955–1966, 1969–1984
Peter Johnson Liberal Brisbane Qld 1975–1980
Hon Charles Jones Labor Newcastle NSW 1958–1983
David Jull Liberal Bowman Qld 1975–1983, 1984–2007
Hon Bob Katter, Sr. National Kennedy Qld 1966–1990
Hon Paul Keating Labor Blaxland NSW 1969–1996
Hon Bert Kelly Liberal Wakefield SA 1958–1977
Hon Jim Killen Liberal Moreton Qld 1955–1983
Hon Robert King National Wimmera Vic 1958–1977
Dr Richard Klugman Labor Prospect NSW 1969–1990
Bruce Lloyd National Murray Vic 1971–1996
Philip Lucock Country Lyne NSW 1952–1980
Stephen Lusher Country Hume NSW 1974–1984
Hon Phillip Lynch Liberal Flinders Vic 1966–1982
Michael MacKellar Liberal Warringah NSW 1969–1994
Sandy Mackenzie National Calare NSW 1975–1983
Ian Macphee Liberal Balaclava Vic 1974–1990
Vince Martin Labor Banks NSW 1969–1980
John Martyr Liberal Swan WA 1975–1980
Ross McLean Liberal Perth WA 1975–1983
Hon John McLeay Liberal Boothby SA 1966–1981
Les McMahon Labor Sydney NSW 1975–1983
Rt Hon William McMahon Liberal Lowe NSW 1949–1981
Tom McVeigh National Darling Downs Qld 1972–1988
Clarrie Millar National Wide Bay Qld 1974–1990
John Moore Liberal Ryan Qld 1975–2001
Peter Morris Labor Shortland NSW 1972–1998
Maurice Neil Liberal St George NSW 1975–1980
Kevin Newman Liberal Bass Tas 1975–1984
Martin Nicholls Labor Bonython SA 1963–1977
Hon Peter Nixon National Gippsland Vic 1961–1983
Frank O'Keefe National Paterson NSW 1969–1984
Hon Andrew Peacock Liberal Kooyong Vic 1966–1994
James Porter Liberal Barker SA 1975–1990
Dr Peter Richardson Liberal Tangney WA 1975–1977
Eric Robinson Liberal McPherson Qld 1972–1990
Hon Ian Robinson National Cowper NSW 1963–1981
Philip Ruddock Liberal Parramatta NSW 1973–2016
Murray Sainsbury Liberal Eden-Monaro NSW 1975–1983
Hon Gordon Scholes Labor Corio Vic 1967–1993
Roger Shipton Liberal Higgins Vic 1975–1990
Jim Short Liberal Ballaarat Vic 1975–1980
Barry Simon Liberal McMillan Vic 1975–1980
Rt Hon Ian Sinclair National New England NSW 1963–1998
Rt Hon Sir Billy Snedden Liberal Bruce Vic 1955–1983
Tony Staley Liberal Chisholm Vic 1970–1980
Hon Frank Stewart Labor Lang NSW 1953–1979
Hon Tony Street Liberal Corangamite Vic 1966–1984
John Sullivan National Riverina NSW 1974–1977
David Thomson National Leichhardt Qld 1975–1983
Hon Tom Uren Labor Reid NSW 1958–1990
Ian Viner Liberal Stirling WA 1972–1983
Laurie Wallis Labor Grey SA 1969–1983
Hon Bill Wentworth Liberal Mackellar NSW 1949–1977
Stewart West 1 Labor Cunningham NSW 1977–1993
Hon Gough Whitlam Labor Werriwa NSW 1952–1978
Tony Whitlam Labor Grayndler NSW 1975–1977
Ralph Willis Labor Gellibrand Vic 1972–1998
Ian Wilson Liberal Sturt SA 1966–1969, 1972–1993
William Yates Liberal Holt Vic 1975–1980
Mick Young Labor Port Adelaide SA 1974–1988
1 Labor member Rex Connor died on 22 August 1977; Labor candidate Stewart West won the resulting by-election on 15 October.


  1. ^ "Historical information on the Australian Parliament" (PDF). Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 29 October 2016.