Members of the Australian Senate, 1971–1974

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Coalition (26) - (5 seat minority) [i]
     Liberal (22)
     Country Party (4)

     Labor (26) - (5 seat minority) [i]

Crossbench (8)
     DLP (5)
     Independents (3)
 
Notes

  1. ^ a b The Coalition government was defeated by Labor at the December 1972 House of Representatives election

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1971 to 1974.[1] Half of its members were elected at the 25 November 1967 half Senate election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1974; the other half were elected at the 21 November 1970 half Senate election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1977. In fact, the term for all of them was terminated by the double dissolution for the 18 May 1974 election.

The government changed during the Senate term as the election cycles of the Senate and the House of Representatives had been out of synchronisation since 1963 and the Coalition government, led by Prime Minister William McMahon, was defeated by the Labor Party, led by Gough Whitlam, at the December 1972 House of Representatives election.

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Hon. Ken Anderson   Liberal New South Wales 1977 1953–1975
Hon. Reg Bishop   Labor South Australia 1974 1961–1981
Bonner, NevilleNeville Bonner [a][b]   Liberal Queensland 1972,[c] 1974 1971–1983
Brown, BillBill Brown   Labor Victoria 1977 1969–1970, 1971–1978
Buttfield, NancyNancy Buttfield   Liberal South Australia 1974 1955–1965, 1968–1974
Byrne, CondonCondon Byrne   DLP Queensland 1974 1951–1959, 1968–1974
Cameron, DonDon Cameron   Labor South Australia 1977 1969–1978
Cant, HarryHarry Cant   Labor Western Australia 1977 1959–1974
Hon. John Carrick   Liberal New South Wales 1977 1971–1987
Cavanagh, JimJim Cavanagh   Labor South Australia 1974 1961–1981
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 1977 1961, 1962, 1965–1981
Devitt, DonDon Devitt   Labor Tasmania 1977 1965–1978
Hon. Tom Drake-Brockman   Country Western Australia 1977 1958, 1959–1978
Drury, ArnoldArnold Drury   Labor South Australia 1977 1959–1975
Durack, PeterPeter Durack   Liberal Western Australia 1977 1971–1993
Fitzgerald, JoeJoe Fitzgerald   Labor New South Wales 1974 1962–1974
Hon. Vince Gair   DLP Queensland 1977 1965–1974
Georges, GeorgeGeorge Georges   Labor Queensland 1974 1967–1987
Gietzelt, ArthurArthur Gietzelt   Labor New South Wales 1977 1971–1989
Hon. Ivor Greenwood   Liberal Victoria 1977 1968–1976
Guilfoyle, MargaretMargaret Guilfoyle   Liberal Victoria 1977 1971–1987
Hannan, GeorgeGeorge Hannan   Liberal/National Liberal Victoria 1974 1956–1965, 1970–1974
Jessop, DonDon Jessop   Liberal South Australia 1977 1971–1991
Kane, JackJack Kane   DLP New South Wales 1974 1970–1974
Keeffe, JimJim Keeffe   Labor Queensland 1977 1964–1983
Sir Condor Laucke   Liberal South Australia 1974 1967–1981
Lawrie, EllisEllis Lawrie   Liberal Queensland 1977 1965–1975
Lillico, ElliotElliot Lillico   Liberal Tasmania 1977 1959–1974
Jack Little   DLP Victoria 1974 1968–1974
Ron McAuliffe   Labor Queensland 1977 1971–1981
Hon. Doug McClelland   Labor New South Wales 1974 1961–1987
Hon. Jim McClelland   Labor New South Wales 1977 1971–1978
Geoff McLaren   Labor South Australia 1977 1971–1983
Frank McManus   DLP Victoria 1977 1956–1962, 1965–1974
Marriott, JohnJohn Marriott   Liberal Tasmania 1977 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 1977 1964–1983
Hon. Lionel Murphy   Labor New South Wales 1974 1962–1975
Negus, SydSyd Negus   Independent Western Australia 1977 1971–1974
Hon. Justin O'Byrne [d]   Labor Tasmania 1977 1947–1981
Poke, BobBob Poke   Labor Tasmania 1974 1956–1974
Poyser, GeorgeGeorge Poyser   Labor Victoria 1974 1966–1975
Primmer, CyrilCyril Primmer   Labor Victoria 1977 1971–1985
Prowse, EdgarEdgar Prowse [e]   Country Western Australia 1974 1962–1973
Rae, PeterPeter Rae   Liberal Tasmania 1974 1967–1986
Reid, DavidDavid Reid [e]   Country Western Australia 1974 [c] 1974
Sim, PeterPeter Sim   Liberal Western Australia 1974 1964–1981
Townely, MichaelMichael Townely   Independent Tasmania 1977 1971–1987
Turnbull, RegReg Turnbull   Independent Tasmania 1974 1962–1974
Webster, JamesJames Webster   Country Victoria 1974 1964–1981
Wheeldon, JohnJohn Wheeldon   Labor Western Australia 1977 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 1977 1950–1978
Hon. Ken 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. ^ First Indigenous Australian to be a member of the Parliament of Australia
  2. ^ Liberal Party Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin resigned on 24 May 1971; Liberal Party Neville Bonner was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 11 June 1971 until a special election at the December 1972 House of Representatives election, when he was elected to complete the term until 30 June 1974.
  3. ^ a b 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]
  4. ^ Father of the Senate
  5. ^ a b Country Party Senator Edgar Prowse resigned on 31 December 1973; Country Party member David Reid was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 16 January 1974 to complete the term until 30 June 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1971". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 

 

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