Members of the Australian Senate, 1996–1999

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This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1996 to 1999:

Senator Party State Years in Office
Eric Abetz Liberal Tasmania 1994–present
Lyn Allison Democrat Victoria 1996–2008
Hon Richard Alston Liberal Victoria 1986–2004
Andrew Bartlett 10 Democrat Queensland 1997–2008
Michael Baume 4 Liberal New South Wales 1984–1996
Mark Bishop ALP Western Australia 1996–2014
Hon Nick Bolkus ALP South Australia 1981–2005
Vicki Bourne Democrat New South Wales 1990–2002
Ron Boswell National Queensland 1983–2014
Dr Bob Brown Australian Greens Tasmania 1996–2012
David Brownhill National New South Wales 1984–2000
Paul Calvert Liberal Tasmania 1987–2007
George Campbell 8 ALP New South Wales 1997–2008
Ian Campbell Liberal Western Australia 1990–2007
Kim Carr ALP Victoria 1993–present
Grant Chapman Liberal South Australia 1987–2008
Bruce Childs 8 ALP New South Wales 1980–1997
John Coates ³ ALP Tasmania 1980–1996
Bob Collins 11 ALP Northern Territory 1987–1998
Jacinta Collins ALP Victoria 1995–2005, 2008–present
Dr Mal Colston ALP/Independent ² Queensland 1975–1999
Stephen Conroy ALP Victoria 1996–2016
Hon Peter Cook ALP Western Australia 1983–2005
Helen Coonan Liberal New South Wales 1996–2011
Barney Cooney ALP Victoria 1984–2002
Winston Crane Liberal Western Australia 1990–2002
Trish Crossin 11 ALP Northern Territory 1998–2013
Hon Dr Rosemary Crowley ALP South Australia 1983–2002
Kay Denman ALP Tasmania 1993–2005
Alan Eggleston Liberal Western Australia 1996–2014
Chris Ellison Liberal Western Australia 1993–2009
Chris Evans ALP Western Australia 1993–2013
Hon John Faulkner ALP New South Wales 1989–2015
Alan Ferguson Liberal South Australia 1992–2011
Jeannie Ferris 1 Liberal South Australia 1996–2007
Dominic Foreman 9 ALP South Australia 1980–1997
Michael Forshaw ALP New South Wales 1994–2011
Brenda Gibbs ALP Queensland 1996–2002
Brian Gibson Liberal Tasmania 1993–2002
Brian Harradine Independent Tasmania 1975–2005
Bill Heffernan 4 Liberal New South Wales 1996–2016
Dr John Herron Liberal Queensland 1990–2002
Hon Robert Hill Liberal South Australia 1981–2006
John Hogg ALP Queensland 1996–2014
Steve Hutchins 12 ALP New South Wales 1998–2011
Hon Rod Kemp Liberal Victoria 1990–2008
Cheryl Kernot 10 Democrat Queensland 1990–1997
Susan Knowles Liberal Western Australia 1984–2005
Meg Lees Democrat South Australia 1990–2005
Ross Lightfoot 7 Liberal Western Australia 1997–2008
Kate Lundy ALP Australian Capital Territory 1996–2015
Ian Macdonald Liberal Queensland 1990–present
Sandy Macdonald National New South Wales 1993–1999, 2000–2008
David MacGibbon Liberal Queensland 1977–1999
Sue Mackay ALP Tasmania 1996–2005
Dee Margetts Greens (WA) Western Australia 1993–1999
Julian McGauran National Victoria 1987–1990, 1993–2011
Jim McKiernan ALP Western Australia 1984–2002
Nick Minchin Liberal South Australia 1993–2011
Shayne Murphy ALP Tasmania 1993–2005
Andrew Murray Democrat Western Australia 1996–2008
Belinda Neal 12 ALP New South Wales 1994–1998
Hon Jocelyn Newman Liberal Tasmania 1986–2002
Bill O'Chee National Queensland 1990–1999
Kerry O'Brien ³ ALP Tasmania 1996–2011
John Panizza 7 Liberal Western Australia 1987–1997
Hon Dr Kay Patterson Liberal Victoria 1987–2008
Warwick Parer Liberal Queensland 1984–2000
Marise Payne 5 Liberal New South Wales 1997–present
John Quirke 9 ALP South Australia 1997–2000
Margaret Reid Liberal Australian Capital Territory 1981–2003
Hon Robert Ray ALP Victoria 1981–2008
Hon Margaret Reynolds ALP Queensland 1983–1999
Hon Chris Schacht ALP South Australia 1987–2002
Hon Nick Sherry ALP Tasmania 1990–2012
Hon Jim Short 6 Liberal Victoria 1984–1997
Natasha Stott Despoja Democrat South Australia 1995–2008
Karen Synon 6 Liberal Victoria 1997–1999
Grant Tambling CLP Northern Territory 1987–2001
John Tierney Liberal New South Wales 1991–2005
Judith Troeth Liberal Victoria 1993–2011
Amanda Vanstone Liberal South Australia 1984–2007
John Watson Liberal Tasmania 1978–2008
Suzanne West ALP New South Wales 1987–2002
John Woodley Democrat Queensland 1993–2001
Hon Dr Bob Woods 5 Liberal New South Wales 1994–1997
1 South Australian Liberal Senator Jeannie Ferris was elected at the 1996 election, but there was initially some concern that she may have been ineligible to take her seat, as she had been working for Senator Nick Minchin at the time of her election, and it had been suggested that this constituted holding an office under the crown. In order to remove any risk of her election being overturned, she resigned and was subsequently reappointed to her own vacancy.
2 Dr Mal Colston resigned from the Australian Labor Party on 20 August 1996, and served out the remainder of his term as an independent.
3 Tasmanian ALP Senator John Coates resigned in 1996. Kerry O'Brien was appointed as his replacement on 5 September.
4 New South Wales Liberal Senator Michael Baume resigned in 1996. Bill Heffernan was appointed as his replacement on 18 September.
5 New South Wales Liberal Senator Dr Bob Woods resigned in 1997. Marise Payne was appointed as his replacement on 8 April.
6 Victorian Liberal Senator Jim Short resigned in 1997. Karen Synon was appointed as his replacement on 13 May.
7 Western Australian Liberal Senator John Panizza died in 1997. Ross Lightfoot was appointed as his replacement on 19 May.
8 New South Wales ALP Senator Bruce Childs resigned in 1997. George Campbell was appointed as his replacement on 17 September.
9 South Australian ALP Senator Dominic Foreman resigned in 1997. John Quirke was appointed as his replacement on 18 September.
10 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.
11 Northern Territory ALP Senator Bob Collins resigned in March 1998, and Trish Crossin was appointed as his replacement.
12 New South Wales ALP Senator Belinda Neal resigned in 1998. Steve Hutchins was appointed as her replacement.
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