Members of the Australian Senate, 1968–1971

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Senate composition at 1 July 1968
Government (29) - (2 seat minority)
     Liberal (23) [i]
     Country Party (6) [ii]

Opposition (26)
     Labor (26) [iii]

Crossbench (5)
     DLP (4)
     Independents (1)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ At the October 1969 House of Representatives election Liberal Senator Martin Cameron was defeated for a casual vacancy by Labor candidate Don Cameron.
  2. ^ At the November 1970 half Senate election Country Party Senator Douglas Scott was defeated for a casual vacancy by DLP candidate Jack Kane.
  3. ^ At the November 1970 half Senate election Labor Senator Bill Brown was defeated for a casual vacancy by Liberal candidate George Hannan.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1968 to 1971.[1] Half of its members were elected at the 5 December 1964 half Senate election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1971; the other half were elected at 25 November 1967 half Senate election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1974. The process for filling casual vacancies was complex. While senators were elected for a six year term, people appointed to a casual vacancy only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Anderson, KenKen Anderson   Liberal New South Wales 1971 1953–1975
Bishop, RegReg Bishop   Labor South Australia 1974 1961–1981
George Branson   Liberal Western Australia 1971 1958–1971
Brown, BillBill Brown [a]   Labor Victoria 1970 [b] 1969–1970, 1971–1978
Bull, TomTom Bull   Country New South Wales 1971 1965–1971
Buttfield, NancyNancy Buttfield   Liberal South Australia 1974 1955–1965, 1968–1974
Byrne, CondonCondon Byrne   DLP Queensland 1974 1951–1959, 1968–1974
Cameron, DonDon Cameron [c]   Labor South Australia 1971 1969–1978
Cameron, MartinMartin Cameron [c]   Liberal South Australia 1969 [b] 1969
Cant, HarryHarry Cant   Labor Western Australia 1971 1959–1974
Cavanagh, JimJim Cavanagh   Labor South Australia 1974 1961–1981
Cohen, SamSam Cohen [a]   Labor Victoria 1974 1962–1969
Hon. Sir Magnus Cormack   Liberal Victoria 1974 1951–1953, 1962–1978
Hon. Bob Cotton   Liberal New South Wales 1974 1965–1978
Davidson, GordonGordon Davidson   Liberal South Australia 1971 1961, 1962, 1965–1981
Devitt, DonDon Devitt   Labor Tasmania 1971 1965–1978
Dittmer, FelixFelix Dittmer   Labor Queensland 1971 1959–1971
Hon. Tom Drake-Brockman   Country Western Australia 1971 1958, 1959–1978
Drury, ArnoldArnold Drury   Labor South Australia 1971 1959–1975
Fitzgerald, JoeJoe Fitzgerald   Labor New South Wales 1974 1962–1974
Hon. Vince Gair   DLP Queensland 1971 1965–1974
Georges, GeorgeGeorge Georges   Labor Queensland 1974 1967–1987
Greenwood, IvorIvor Greenwood [d]   Liberal Victoria 1971 1968–1976
Hannan, GeorgeGeorge Hannan [a]   Liberal Victoria 1974 1956–1965, 1970–1974
Hendrickson, BertBert Hendrickson [e]   Labor Victoria 1971 1947–1971
Kane, JackJack Kane [f]   DLP New South Wales 1974 1970–1974
Keeffe, JimJim Keeffe   Labor Queensland 1971 1964–1983
Kennelly, PatPat Kennelly   Labor Victoria 1971 1953–1971
Lacey, BertBert Lacey   Labor Tasmania 1971 1965–1971
Laucke, CondorCondor Laucke   Liberal South Australia 1974 1967–1981
Laught, KeithKeith Laught [c]   Liberal South Australia 1971 1951–1969
Lawrie, EllisEllis Lawrie   Liberal Queensland 1971 1965–1975
Lillico, ElliotElliot Lillico   Liberal Tasmania 1971 1959–1974
Jack Little   DLP Victoria 1974 1968–1974
Doug McClelland   Labor New South Wales 1974 1961–1987
Jim McClelland [g]   Labor New South Wales 1971 [b] 1970–1978
Colin McKellar [f]   Country New South Wales 1974 1958–1970
Frank McManus   DLP Victoria 1971 1956–1962, 1965–1974
Hon. Alister McMullin   Liberal New South Wales 1971 1951–1971
Marriott, JohnJohn Marriott   Liberal Tasmania 1971 1953–1975
Maunsell, RonRon Maunsell   Country Queensland 1974 1967–1981
Milliner, BertieBertie Milliner   Labor Queensland 1974 1968–1975
Mulvihill, TonyTony Mulvihill   Labor New South Wales 1971 1964–1983
Hon. Lionel Murphy   Labor New South Wales 1974 1962–1975
Hon. Justin O'Byrne [e]   Labor Tasmania 1971 1947–1981
Ormonde, JamesJames Ormonde [g]   Labor New South Wales 1971 1958, 1959–1970
Poke, BobBob Poke   Labor Tasmania 1974 1956–1974
Poyser, GeorgeGeorge Poyser   Labor Victoria 1974 1966–1975
Prowse, EdgarEdgar Prowse   Country Western Australia 1974 1962–1973
Rae, PeterPeter Rae   Liberal Tasmania 1974 1968–1986
Rankin, AnnabelleDame Annabelle Rankin [e]   Liberal Queensland 1974 1947–1971
Ridley, ClemClem Ridley   Labor South Australia 1971 1959–1971
Scott, DouglasDouglas Scott [f]   Country New South Wales 1970 [b] 1970, 1974–1985
Hon. Malcolm Scott   Liberal Western Australia 1971 1950–1971
Sim, PeterPeter Sim   Liberal Western Australia 1974 1964–1981
Toohey, JimJim Toohey   Labor South Australia 1971 1953–1971
Turnbull, RegReg Turnbull   Independent Tasmania 1974 1962–1974
Webster, JamesJames Webster   Country Victoria 1974 1964–1981
Wedgwood, IvyDame Ivy Wedgwood   Liberal Victoria 1971 1950–1971
Wheeldon, JohnJohn Wheeldon   Labor Western Australia 1971 1964–1981
Wilkinson, LaurieLaurie Wilkinson   Labor Western Australia 1974 1966–1974
Willesee, DonDon Willesee   Labor Western Australia 1974 1950–1975
Withers, RegReg Withers   Liberal Western Australia 1974 1966, 1967–1987
Wood, IanIan Wood   Liberal Queensland 1971 1950–1978
Wriedt, KenKen Wriedt   Labor Tasmania 1974 1964–1980
Hon. Reg Wright   Liberal Tasmania 1974 1950–1978
Young, HaroldHarold Young   Liberal South Australia 1974 1968–1981

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Labor Senator Sam Cohen died on 7 October 1969; Labor member Bill Brown was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 19 November but he was defeated for the seat at the November 1970 half Senate election by Liberal candidate George Hannan to complete the term until 30 June 1974.
  2. ^ a b c d Appointed to a casual vacancy and only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]
  3. ^ a b c Liberal Senator Keith Laught died on 13 May 1969; Liberal member Martin Cameron was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 23 May but he was defeated for the seat at the October 1969 House of Representatives election by Labor candidate Don Cameron to complete the term until 30 June 1971.
  4. ^ Liberal Senator John Gorton resigned from the Senate on 1 February 1968. Liberal member Ivor Greenwood was appointed to fill the ensuing Senate vacancy on 21 February until a special election at the October 1969 House of Representatives election, when he was elected to complete the term until 30 June 1971.
  5. ^ a b c Father of the Senate
  6. ^ a b c Country Party Senator Colin McKellar died on 13 April 1970; Country Party member Douglas Scott was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 6 August but he was defeated for the seat at the November 1970 half Senate election by DLP candidate Jack Kane to complete the term until 30 June 1974.
  7. ^ a b Labor Senator James Ormonde died on 30 November 1970; Labor member Jim McClelland was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 16 March to complete the term until 30 June 1971. McClelland had been elected to the Senate at the 1970 election for a term from 1 July 1971 to 30 June 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1968". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 

 

Members of the Australian Parliament
House of Representatives

1966–1969  · 1969–1972  · 1972–1974

Senate

1965–1968  · 1968–1971  · 1971–1974