Members of the Australian Senate, 1996–1999

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Government (37) - (2 seat minority)
     Liberal (31)
     National Party (5)
     CLP (1)

Opposition (29)
     Labor (29) [i]

Crossbench (10)
     Democrat (7)
     Greens (2)
     Independent (Harradine) (1)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ Mal Colston resigned from the Australian Labor Party on 20 August 1996, and served out the remainder of his term as an independent.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 1999.[1] Half of the state senators had been elected at the March 1993 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1999; the other half of the state senators were elected at the March 1996 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2002. The territory senators were elected at the March 1996 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was October 1998.

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Abetz, EricEric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 1999 1994–present
Allison, LynLyn Allison   Democrat Victoria 2002 1996–2008
Bartlett, AndrewAndrew Bartlett [a]   Democrat Queensland 2002 1997–2008
Baume, MichaelMichael Baume [b]   Liberal New South Wales 1999 1984–1996
Bishop, MarkMark Bishop   ALP Western Australia 2002 1996–2014
Boswell, RonRon Boswell   National Queensland 2002 1983–2014
Bourne, VickiVicki Bourne   Democrat New South Wales 2002 1990–2002
Brown, BobBob Brown   Greens Tasmania 2002 1996–2012
Brownhill, DavidDavid Brownhill   National New South Wales 2002 1984–2000
Calvert, PaulPaul Calvert   Liberal Tasmania 2002 1987–2007
Campbell, GeorgeGeorge Campbell [c]   ALP New South Wales 2002 1997–2008
Campbell, IanIan Campbell   Liberal Western Australia 1999 1990–2007
Carr, KimKim Carr   ALP Victoria 1999 1993–present
Chapman, GrantGrant Chapman   Liberal South Australia 2002 1987–2008
Childs, BruceBruce Childs [c]   ALP New South Wales 2002 1980–1997
Coates, JohnJohn Coates [d]   ALP Tasmania 1999 1980–1996
Collins, BobBob Collins [e]   ALP Northern Territory 1998 [f] 1987–1998
Collins, JacintaJacinta Collins   ALP Victoria 1999 1995–2005, 2008–present
Colston, MalMal Colston [g]   ALP/Independent[h] Queensland 1999 1975–1999
Conroy, StephenStephen Conroy   ALP Victoria 1999 1996–2016
Coonan, HelenHelen Coonan   Liberal New South Wales 2002 1996–2011
Cooney, BarneyBarney Cooney   ALP Victoria 2002 1984–2002
Crane, WinstonWinston Crane   Liberal Western Australia 2002 1990–2002
Crossin, TrishTrish Crossin [e]   ALP Northern Territory 1998, 2001 [f] 1998–2013
Denman, KayKay Denman   ALP Tasmania 1999 1993–2005
Eggleston, AlanAlan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2002 1996–2014
Ellison, ChrisChris Ellison   Liberal Western Australia 1999 1993–2009
Evans , ChrisChris Evans   ALP Western Australia 1999 1993–2013
Ferguson, AlanAlan Ferguson   Liberal South Australia 1999 1992–2011
Ferris, JeannieJeannie Ferris [i]   Liberal South Australia 2002 1996–2007
Foreman, DominicDominic Foreman [j]   ALP South Australia 1999 1980–1997
Forshaw, MichaelMichael Forshaw   ALP New South Wales 1999 1994–2011
Gibbs, BrendaBrenda Gibbs   ALP Queensland 2002 1996–2002
Gibson , BrianBrian Gibson   Liberal Tasmania 1999 1993–2002
Harradine, BrianBrian Harradine [g]   Independent Tasmania 1999 1975–2005
Heffernan, BillBill Heffernan [b]   Liberal New South Wales 1999 1996–2016
Herron, JohnJohn Herron   Liberal Queensland 2002 1990–2002
Hogg, JohnJohn Hogg   ALP Queensland 2002 1996–2014
Hutchins, SteveSteve Hutchins [k]   ALP New South Wales 1999 1998–2011
Kernot, CherylCheryl Kernot [a]   Democrat Queensland 2002 1990–1997
Knowles, SusanSusan Knowles   Liberal Western Australia 1999 1984–2005
Lees, MegMeg Lees   Democrat South Australia 1999 1990–2005
Lightfoot, RossRoss Lightfoot [l]   Liberal Western Australia 2002 1997–2008
Lundy, KateKate Lundy   ALP Australian Capital Territory 1998, 2001 [f] 1996–2015
Macdonald, IanIan Macdonald   Liberal Queensland 2002 1990–present
Macdonald, SandySandy Macdonald   National New South Wales 1999 1993–1999, 2000–2008
Julian McGauran   National Victoria 1999 1987–1990, 1993–2011
MacGibbon, DavidDavid MacGibbon   Liberal Queensland 1999 1977–1999
Mackay, SueSue Mackay   ALP Tasmania 2002 1996–2005
Jim McKiernan   ALP Western Australia 2002 1984–2002
Margetts, DeeDee Margetts   Greens Western Australia 1999 1993–1999
Minchin, NickNick Minchin   Liberal South Australia 1999 1993–2011
Murphy, ShayneShayne Murphy   ALP Tasmania 1999 1993–2005
Murray , AndrewAndrew Murray   Democrat Western Australia 2002 1996–2008
Neal, BelindaBelinda Neal [k]   ALP New South Wales 1999 1994–1998
O'Brien, KerryKerry O'Brien [d]   ALP Tasmania 1999 1996–2011
O'Chee, BillBill O'Chee   National Queensland 1999 1990–1999
Panizza, JohnJohn Panizza [l]   Liberal Western Australia 2002 1987–1997
Parer, WarwickWarwick Parer   Liberal Queensland 1999 1984–2000
Payne, MariseMarise Payne [m]   Liberal New South Wales 2002 1997–present
Quirke, JohnJohn Quirke [j]   ALP South Australia 1999 1997–2000
Reid , MargaretMargaret Reid   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 1998, 2001 [f] 1981–2003
Stott Despoja, NatashaNatasha Stott Despoja   Democrat South Australia 2002 1995–2008
Synon, KarenKaren Synon [n]   Liberal Victoria 1999 1997–1999
Tambling, GrantGrant Tambling   CLP Northern Territory 1998, 2001 [f] 1987–2001
Tierney, JohnJohn Tierney   Liberal New South Wales 1999 1991–2005
Troeth, JudithJudith Troeth   Liberal Victoria 1999 1993–2011
Vanstone, AmandaAmanda Vanstone   Liberal South Australia 1999 1984–2007
Watson, JohnJohn Watson   Liberal Tasmania 2002 1978–2008
West, SuzanneSuzanne West   ALP New South Wales 2002 1987, 1990–2002
Woodley, JohnJohn Woodley   Democrat Queensland 1999 1993–2001

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Queensland Democrat Senator Cheryl Kernot resigned in 1997, announcing that she would run as an ALP candidate for the House of Representatives. Democrat Andrew Bartlett was appointed as her replacement in the Senate.
  2. ^ a b New South Wales Liberal Senator Michael Baume resigned in 1996. Bill Heffernan was appointed as his replacement on 18 September.
  3. ^ a b New South Wales ALP Senator Bruce Childs resigned in 1997. George Campbell was appointed as his replacement on 17 September.
  4. ^ a b Tasmanian ALP Senator John Coates resigned in 1996. Kerry O'Brien was appointed as his replacement on 5 September.
  5. ^ a b Northern Territory ALP Senator Bob Collins resigned in March 1998, and Trish Crossin was appointed as his replacement.
  6. ^ a b c d e The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was October 1998.
  7. ^ a b Father of the Senate
  8. ^ Mal Colston resigned from the Australian Labor Party on 20 August 1996, and served out the remainder of his term as an independent.
  9. ^ South Australian Liberal Senator Jeannie Ferris was elected at the March 1996 election and had been working for Senator Nick Minchin in the period between the declaration of her election in March and taking her seat on 1 July . It had been suggested that this constituted holding an office of profit under the Crown. In order to avoid the risk of her election being overturned, she resigned and was subsequently reappointed to her own vacancy.
  10. ^ a b South Australian ALP Senator Dominic Foreman resigned in 1997. John Quirke was appointed as his replacement on 18 September.
  11. ^ a b New South Wales ALP Senator Belinda Neal resigned in 1998. Steve Hutchins was appointed as her replacement.
  12. ^ a b Western Australian Liberal Senator John Panizza died in 1997. Ross Lightfoot was appointed as his replacement on 19 May.
  13. ^ a b New South Wales Liberal Senator Bob Woods resigned in 1997. Marise Payne was appointed as his replacement on 8 April.
  14. ^ a b Victorian Liberal Senator Jim Short resigned in 1997. Karen Synon was appointed as his replacement on 13 May.

References[edit]


Members of the Australian Parliament
House of Representatives

1993–1996  · 1996–1998  · 1998–2001

Senate

1993–1996  · 1996–1999  · 1999–2002