Members of the Australian Senate, 1971–1974
This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1971 to 1974. 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|
|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|
- First Indigenous Australian to be a member of the Parliament of Australia
- 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.
- Appointed to a casual vacancy and only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.
- Father of the Senate
- 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.
- "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1971". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
- Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
- Journal of the Senate. Parliament of Australia. 1974.
- "Members of the Senate since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
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