Members of the Australian Senate, 1990–1993

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Government (32)
     Labor (32) - (7 seat minority)

Opposition (34)
Coalition
     Liberal (28)
     National Party (5)
     CLP (1)

Crossbench (10)
     Democrat (8) [i]
     WA Greens (1)
     Independent (1)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ Janet Powell was elected as an Australian Democrats member, but resigned in July 1992 and served out the remainder of her term as an independent.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1990 to 1993.[1] Half of the state senators had been allocated a long term following the double dissolution election in 1987 and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1993; the other half of the state senators were elected at the March 1990 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1996. The territory senators were elected at the March 1990 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was March 1993.

The composition of the Senate was affected by the decision in 1987 as to which Senators received a long term, with Labor and the Democrats voting to reject the alternate "recount" method that had been unanimously recommended by the Joint Select Committee on Electoral Reform in 1983,[2] and facilitated by the Commonwealth Electoral Act.[3] Thus the Labor government, with only 32 seats, needed 7 additional votes to achieve the majority necessary to pass legislation.[4] Because the Democrats had got 2 additional long vacancies in 1987, in South Australia and New South Wales,[5][6] the Democrats had a total of 8 seats from 1990 and thus continued to hold the balance of power, even after Janet Powell resigned from the Democrats in 1992.

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Alston, RichardRichard Alston   Liberal Victoria 1996 1986–2004
Archer, BrianBrian Archer   Liberal Tasmania 1993 1975–1994
Aulich, TerryTerry Aulich   Labor Tasmania 1993 1984–1993
Baume, MichaelMichael Baume   Liberal New South Wales 1993 1984–1996
Hon. Peter Baume [a]   Liberal New South Wales 1993 1974–1991
Beahan, MichaelMichael Beahan   Labor Western Australia 1996 1987–1996
Bell, RobertRobert Bell   Democrat Tasmania 1996 1990–1996
Bishop, BronwynBronwyn Bishop   Liberal New South Wales 1996 1987–1994
Bjelke-Petersen, FloFlo Bjelke-Petersen   National Queensland 1993 1980–1993
Hon. Nick Bolkus   Labor South Australia 1993 1981–2005
Boswell, RonRon Boswell   National Queensland 1996 1983–2014
Bourne, VickiVicki Bourne   Democrat New South Wales 1996 1990–2002
Brownhill, DavidDavid Brownhill   National New South Wales 1996 1984–2000
Burns, BryantBryant Burns   Labor Queensland 1996 1987–1996
Hon. John Button [b]   Labor Victoria 1993 1974–1993
Calvert, PaulPaul Calvert   Liberal Tasmania 1996 1987–2007
Campbell, IanIan Campbell   Liberal Western Australia 1993 1990–2007
Carr, KimKim Carr [b]   Labor Victoria 1993 1993–present
Chamarette, ChristabelChristabel Chamarette [c]   WA Greens Western Australia 1996 1992–1996
Chapman, GrantGrant Chapman   Liberal South Australia 1996 1987–2008
Childs, BruceBruce Childs   Labor New South Wales 1996 1980–1997
Coates, JohnJohn Coates   Labor Tasmania 1993 1980–1996
Hon. Bob Collins   Labor Northern Territory 1993, 1996 [d] 1987–1998
Colston, MalMal Colston   Labor Queensland 1993 1975–1999
Hon. Peter Cook   Labor Western Australia 1993 1983–2005
Cooney, BarneyBarney Cooney   Labor Victoria 1996 1984–2002
Coulter, JohnJohn Coulter   Democrat South Australia 1996 1987–1995
Crane, WinstonWinston Crane   Liberal Western Australia 1996 1990–2002
Crichton-Browne, NoelNoel Crichton-Browne   Liberal Western Australia 1996 1980–1996
Crowley, RosemaryRosemary Crowley   Labor South Australia 1996 1983–2002
Devereux, JohnJohn Devereux   Labor Tasmania 1996 1987–1996
Hon. Peter Durack [e]   Liberal Western Australia 1993 1970–1993
Hon. Gareth Evans   Labor Victoria 1993 1977–1996
Faulkner, JohnJohn Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 1993 1989–2015
Ferguson, AlanAlan Ferguson [f]   Liberal South Australia 1993 1992–2011
Foreman, DominicDominic Foreman   Labor South Australia 1993 1980–1997
Giles, PatriciaPatricia Giles   Labor Western Australia 1993 1980–1993
Harradine, BrianBrian Harradine   Independent Tasmania 1993 1975–2005
Herron, JohnJohn Herron   Liberal Queensland 1996 1990–2002
Hill, RobertRobert Hill   Liberal South Australia 1996 1981–2006
Jones, GerryGerry Jones   Labor Queensland 1996 1980–1996
Kemp, RodRod Kemp   Liberal Victoria 1996 1990–2008
Kernot, CherylCheryl Kernot   Democrat Queensland 1996 1990–1997
Knowles, SusanSusan Knowles   Liberal Western Australia 1993 1984–2005
Lees, MegMeg Lees   Democrat South Australia 1993 1990–2005
Lewis, AustinAustin Lewis   Liberal Victoria 1993 1976–1993
Loosely, StephenStephen Loosely   Labor New South Wales 1996 1990–1995
Macdonald, IanIan Macdonald   Liberal Queensland 1996 1990–present
MacGibbon, DavidDavid MacGibbon   Liberal Queensland 1993 1977–1999
Jim McKiernan   Labor Western Australia 1996 1984–2002
Paul McLean [g]   Democrat New South Wales 1993 1987–1991
Hon. Bob McMullan   Labor Australian Capital Territory 1993, 1996 [d] 1988–1996
Maguire, GrahamGraham Maguire   Labor South Australia 1993 1983–1993
Newman, JocelynJocelyn Newman   Liberal Tasmania 1996 1986–2002
O'Chee, BillBill O'Chee   National Queensland 1993 1990–1999
Olsen, JohnJohn Olsen [f]   Liberal South Australia 1993 1990–1992
Panizza, JohnJohn Panizza   Liberal Western Australia 1996 1987–1997
Parer, WarwickWarwick Parer   Liberal Queensland 1993 1984–2000
Patterson, KayKay Patterson   Liberal Victoria 1996 1987–2008
Powell, JanetJanet Powell   Democrat/Ind [h] Victoria 1993 1986–1993
Hon. Robert Ray   Labor Victoria 1996 1981–2008
Reid, MargaretMargaret Reid   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 1993, 1996 [d] 1981–2003
Hon. Margaret Reynolds   Labor Queensland 1993 1983–1999
Hon. Graham Richardson   Labor New South Wales 1993 1983–1994
Schacht, ChrisChris Schacht   Labor South Australia 1996 1987–2002
Sherry, NickNick Sherry   Labor Tasmania 1996 1990–2012
Short, JimJim Short   Liberal Victoria 1993 1984–1997
Hon. Kerry Sibraa   Labor New South Wales 1993 1975–1978, 1978–1994
Sowada, KarinKarin Sowada [g]   Democrat New South Wales 1993 1991–1993
Spindler, SidSid Spindler   Democrat Victoria 1996 1990–1996
Tambling, GrantGrant Tambling   CLP Northern Territory 1993, 1996 [d] 1987–2001
Hon. Michael Tate   Labor Tasmania 1993 1977–1993
Teague, BadenBaden Teague   Liberal South Australia 1996 1977–1996
Tierney, JohnJohn Tierney [a]   Liberal New South Wales 1993 1991–2005
Vallentine, JoJo Vallentine [c]   WA Greens Western Australia 1996 1984–1992
Vanstone, AmandaAmanda Vanstone   Liberal South Australia 1993 1984–2007
Hon. Peter Walsh   Labor Western Australia 1993 1974–1993
Walters, ShirleyShirley Walters   Liberal Tasmania 1993 1975–1993
Watson, JohnJohn Watson   Liberal Tasmania 1996 1978–2008
West, SuzanneSuzanne West   Labor New South Wales 1996 1987, 1990–2002
Zakharov, OliveOlive Zakharov   Labor Victoria 1993 1983–1995

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b New South Wales Liberal Senator Dr Peter Baume resigned on 28 January 1991. John Tierney was appointed as his replacement on the same day.
  2. ^ a b Victorian Labor Senator John Button resigned on 31 March 1993. Kim Carr was appointed as his replacement on 28 April.
  3. ^ a b Western Australian Green Senator Jo Vallentine resigned on 31 January 1992. Christabel Chamarette was appointed as her replacement on 12 March.
  4. ^ a b c d The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was March 1993.
  5. ^ Father of the Senate
  6. ^ a b South Australian Liberal Senator John Olsen resigned on 4 May 1992. Alan Ferguson was appointed as his replacement on 26 May.
  7. ^ a b New South Wales Democrat Senator Paul McLean resigned on 23 August 1991. Karin Sowada was appointed as his replacement on 29 August.
  8. ^ Victorian Senator Janet Powell resigned from the Australian Democrats on 31 July 1992. She served out the remainder of her term as an independent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1990". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Joint Select Committee on Electoral Reform (13 September 1983). "First report - electoral reform" (PDF). Parliament of Australia. pp. 66–7. 
  3. ^ Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) s 282 Re-count of Senate votes to determine order of election in other circumstances.
  4. ^ The President of the Senate votes and if the votes are equal, the motion is defeated: Constitution (Cth) s 23 Voting in the Senate.
  5. ^ "Rotation of Senators" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 17 September 1987. pp. 194–213. 
  6. ^ "Division of the Senate following simultaneous general elections". Odgers' Australian Senate Practice (14th ed.). Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 

 

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