Members of the Australian Senate, 1981–1983

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Government (31) - (2 seat minority)
Coalition
     Liberal (27)
     National Country Party (3)
     CLP (1)

Opposition (27)
     Labor (27)

Crossbench (6)
     Democrat (5)
     Independent (Brian Harradine) (1)
 

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1 July 1981 to 5 February 1983.[1] Half of the state senators were elected at the December 1977 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1984; the other half of the state senators were elected at the October 1980 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1987. The territory senators were elected at the October 1980 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was March 1983. However, in fact, the Senate was dissolved on 4 February 1983 for a double dissolution election.

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Archer, BrianBrian Archer   Liberal Tasmania 1984 1975–1994
Hon. Peter Baume   Liberal New South Wales 1984 1974–1991
Bjelke-Petersen, FloFlo Bjelke-Petersen   National [a] Queensland 1987 1981–1993
Bolkus, NickNick Bolkus   Labor South Australia 1987 1981–2005
Bonner, NevilleNeville Bonner   Liberal Queensland 1987 1971–1983
Button, JohnJohn Button   Labor Victoria 1984 1974–1993
Hon. John Carrick   Liberal New South Wales 1987 1970–1987
Chaney, FredFred Chaney   Liberal Western Australia 1984 1974–1990
Childs, BruceBruce Childs   Labor New South Wales 1987 1981–1997
Hon. Don Chipp   Democrat Victoria 1984 1977–1986
Coates, JohnJohn Coates   Labor Tasmania 1987 1981–1996
Coleman, RuthRuth Coleman   Labor Western Australia 1984 1974–1987
Collard, StanStan Collard   National Queensland 1984 1975–1987
Colston, MalMal Colston   Labor Queensland 1984 1975–1999
Crichton-Browne, NoelNoel Crichton-Browne   Liberal Western Australia 1987 1981–1996
Hon. Peter Durack   Liberal Western Australia 1987 1970–1993
Elstob, RonRon Elstob   Labor South Australia 1984 1977–1987
Evans, GarethGareth Evans   Labor Victoria 1984 1977–1996
Foreman, DominicDominic Foreman   Labor South Australia 1987 1981–1997
Georges, GeorgeGeorge Georges   Labor Queensland 1984 1967–1987
Gietzelt, ArthurArthur Gietzelt   Labor New South Wales 1984 1970–1989
Giles, PatriciaPatricia Giles   Labor Western Australia 1987 1981–1993
Grimes, DonDon Grimes   Labor Tasmania 1984 1974–1987
Hon. Dame Margaret Guilfoyle   Liberal Victoria 1987 1970–1987
Haines, JanineJanine Haines   Democrat South Australia 1987 1977–1978, 1980–1990
Hamer, DavidDavid Hamer   Liberal Victoria 1984 1977–1990
Harradine, BrianBrian Harradine   Independent Tasmania 1987 1975–2005
Hearn, JeanJean Hearn   Labor Tasmania 1987 1981–1985
Hill, RobertRobert Hill   Liberal South Australia 1987 1981–2006
Jessop, DonDon Jessop   Liberal South Australia 1987 1970–1991
Jones, GerryGerry Jones   Labor Queensland 1987 1981–1996
Keeffe, JimJim Keeffe   Labor Queensland 1987 1964–1983
Kilgariff, BernieBernie Kilgariff   CLP Northern Territory 1983 [b] 1975–1987
Lajovic, MishaMisha Lajovic   Liberal New South Wales 1984 1975–1985
Lewis , AustinAustin Lewis   Liberal Victoria 1987 1976–1993
Hon. Doug McClelland [c]   Labor New South Wales 1987 1961–1987
MacGibbon, DavidDavid MacGibbon   Liberal Queensland 1984 1977–1999
Gordon McIntosh   Labor Western Australia 1987 1974–1987
Macklin, MichaelMichael Macklin   Democrat Queensland 1987 1981–1990
Geoff McLaren   Labor South Australia 1984 1970–1983
Martin, KathyKathy Martin   Liberal Queensland 1984 1974–1984
Martyr, JohnJohn Martyr   Liberal Western Australia 1984 1981–1983
Mason, ColinColin Mason   Democrat New South Wales 1984 1977–1987
Messner, TonyTony Messner   Liberal South Australia 1984 1975–1990
Missen, AlanAlan Missen   Liberal Victoria 1984 1974–1986
Mulvihill, TonyTony Mulvihill   Labor New South Wales 1984 1964–1983
Primmer, CyrilCyril Primmer   Labor Victoria 1987 1971–1985
Rae, PeterPeter Rae   Liberal Tasmania 1987 1967–1986
Ray, RobertRobert Ray   Labor Victoria 1987 1981–2008
Reid, MargaretMargaret Reid   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 1983 [b] 1981–2003
Robertson, TedTed Robertson   Labor Northern Territory 1983 [b] 1975–1987
Ryan, SusanSusan Ryan   Labor Australian Capital Territory 1983 [b] 1975–1988
Hon. Douglas Scott   National New South Wales 1987 1970, 1974–1985
Sibraa, KerryKerry Sibraa   Labor New South Wales 1987 1975–78, 1978–94
Siddons, JohnJohn Siddons   Democrat Victoria 1987 1981–1983, 1985–1987
Tate, MichaelMichael Tate   Labor Tasmania 1984 1977–1993
Teague, BadenBaden Teague   Liberal South Australia 1984 1977–1996
Thomas, AndrewAndrew Thomas   Liberal Western Australia 1984 1975–1983
Townley, MichaelMichael Townley   Liberal Tasmania 1987 1970–1987
Walsh, PeterPeter Walsh   Labor Western Australia 1984 1974–1993
Walters, ShirleyShirley Walters   Liberal Tasmania 1984 1975–1993
Watson, JohnJohn Watson   Liberal Tasmania 1984 1978–2008
Rt. Hon. Reg Withers   Liberal Western Australia 1987 1966, 1967–1987
Young, HaroldHarold Young   Liberal South Australia 1984 1967–1983

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The National Country Party changed its name to the National Party of Australia during 1982.
  2. ^ a b c d The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was March 1983.
  3. ^ Father of the Senate

References[edit]

 

Members of the Australian Parliament
House of Representatives

1980–1983  · 1983–1984  · 1984–1987

Senate

1978–1981  · 1981–1983  · 1983–1985