Members of the Australian Senate, 2002–2005

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Government (35) - (4 seat minority)

     Liberal (31)
     National Party (3)
     CLP (1)

Opposition (28)
     Labor (28)

Crossbench (13)
     Democrat (8) [i]
     Greens (2)
     One Nation (1)
     Independent (2) [ii]
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ Meg Lees resigned from the Democrats in July 2002 to sit as an independent. In April 2003, she founded the Australian Progressive Alliance
  2. ^ Shayne Murphy had resigned from the Labor Party on 2 October 2001 and served out the rest of his term as an independent.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2005.[1] Half of the state senators had been elected at the November 2001 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2008; the other half of the state senators had been elected at the October 1998 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2005. The territory senators were elected at the November 2001 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was October 2004.

Senator Party State End term Years in office
Hon. Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 2005 1994–present
Allison, LynLyn Allison   Democrats Victoria 2008 1996–2008
Hon. Richard Alston [a]   Liberal Victoria 2008 1986–2004
Barnett, GuyGuy Barnett   Liberal Tasmania 2005 2002–2011
Bartlett, AndrewAndrew Bartlett   Democrats Queensland 2008 1997–2008
Bishop, MarkMark Bishop   Labor Western Australia 2008 1996–2014
Hon. Nick Bolkus   Labor South Australia 2005 1981–2005
Hon. Ron Boswell   National Queensland 2008 1983–2014
Brandis, GeorgeGeorge Brandis   Liberal Queensland 2005 2000–present
Brown, BobBob Brown   Greens Tasmania 2008 1996–2012
Buckland, GeoffGeoff Buckland   Labor South Australia 2005 2000–2005
Calvert, PaulPaul Calvert   Liberal Tasmania 2008 1987–2007
Campbell , GeorgeGeorge Campbell   Labor New South Wales 2008 1997–2008
Hon. Ian Campbell   Liberal Western Australia 2005 1990–2007
Carr, KimKim Carr   Labor Victoria 2005 1993–present
Chapman, GrantGrant Chapman   Liberal South Australia 2008 1987–2008
Cherry , JohnJohn Cherry   Democrats Queensland 2005 2001–2005
Colbeck, RichardRichard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2008 2002–2016
Collins, JacintaJacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 2005 1995–2005, 2008–present
Conroy, StephenStephen Conroy   Labor Victoria 2005 1996–2016
Hon. Peter Cook   Labor Western Australia 2005 1983–2005
Hon. Helen Coonan   Liberal New South Wales 2008 1996–2011
Crossin, TrishTrish Crossin   Labor Northern Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 1998–2013
Denman, KayKay Denman   Labor Tasmania 2005 1993–2005
Eggleston, AlanAlan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2008 1996–2014
Hon. Chris Ellison   Liberal Western Australia 2005 1993–2009
Evans , ChrisChris Evans   Labor Western Australia 2005 1993–2013
Hon. John Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 2005 1989–2015
Ferguson, AlanAlan Ferguson   Liberal South Australia 2005 1992–2011
Ferris, JeannieJeannie Ferris   Liberal South Australia 2008 1996–2007
Fierravanti-Wells, ConcettaConcetta Fierravanti-Wells [c]   Liberal New South Wales 2005 2005–present
Fifield, MitchMitch Fifield [a]   Liberal Victoria 2008 2004–present
Forshaw, MichaelMichael Forshaw   Labor New South Wales 2005 1994–2011
Greig, BrianBrian Greig   Democrats Western Australia 2005 1999–2005
Harradine, BrianBrian Harradine [d]   Independent Tasmania 2005 1975–2005
Harris, LenLen Harris   One Nation Queensland 2005 1999–2005
Hon. Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2005 1996–2016
Herron , JohnJohn Herron [e]   Liberal Queensland 2008 1990–2002
Hon. Robert Hill   Liberal South Australia 2008 1981–2006
Hogg, JohnJohn Hogg   Labor Queensland 2008 1996–2014
Humphries, GaryGary Humphries [f]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 2003–2013
Hutchins, SteveSteve Hutchins   Labor New South Wales 2005 1999–2011
Johnston , DavidDavid Johnston   Liberal Western Australia 2008 2002–2016
Hon. Rod Kemp   Liberal Victoria 2008 1990–2008
Kirk, LindaLinda Kirk   Labor South Australia 2008 2002–2008
Knowles, SusanSusan Knowles   Liberal Western Australia 2005 1984–2005
Lees, MegMeg Lees   Dem/Ind/APA [g] South Australia 2005 1990–2005
Lightfoot, RossRoss Lightfoot   Liberal Western Australia 2008 1997–2008
Ludwig, JoeJoe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2005 1999–2016
Lundy, KateKate Lundy   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 1996–2015
Hon. Ian Macdonald   Liberal Queensland 2008 1990–present
Macdonald, SandySandy Macdonald   National New South Wales 2008 1993–1999, 2000–2008
Julian McGauran   National Victoria 2005 1987–1990, 1993–2011
Mackay, SueSue Mackay   Labor Tasmania 2008 1996–2005
Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2005 1999–2016
Marshall, GavinGavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2008 2002–present
Mason, BrettBrett Mason   Liberal Queensland 2005 1999–2015
Hon. Nick Minchin   Liberal South Australia 2005 1993–2011
Moore, ClaireClaire Moore   Labor Queensland 2008 2002–present
Murphy, ShayneShayne Murphy   Independent [h] Tasmania 2005 1993–2005
Murray , AndrewAndrew Murray   Democrats Western Australia 2008 1996–2008
Nettle, KerryKerry Nettle   Greens New South Wales 2008 2002–2008
O'Brien , KerryKerry O'Brien   Labor Tasmania 2005 1996–2011
Hon. Kay Patterson   Liberal Victoria 2008 1987–2008
Payne, MariseMarise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2008 1997–present
Hon. Robert Ray   Labor Victoria 2008 1981–2008
Reid , MargaretMargaret Reid [f]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2004 [b] 1981–2003
Ridgeway, AdenAden Ridgeway   Democrats New South Wales 2005 1999–2005
Santoro, SantoSanto Santoro [e]   Liberal Queensland 2008 2002–2007
Scullion, NigelNigel Scullion   CLP Northern Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 2001–present
Hon. Nick Sherry   Labor Tasmania 2008 1990–2012
Stott Despoja, NatashaNatasha Stott Despoja   Democrats South Australia 2008 1995–2008
Stephens, UrsulaUrsula Stephens   Labor New South Wales 2008 2002–2014
Tchen, TsebinTsebin Tchen   Liberal Victoria 2005 1999–2005
Tierney , JohnJohn Tierney [c]   Liberal New South Wales 2005 1991–2005
Hon. Judith Troeth   Liberal Victoria 2005 1993–2011
Hon. Amanda Vanstone   Liberal South Australia 2005 1984–2007
Watson , JohnJohn Watson   Liberal Tasmania 2008 1978–2008
Webber, RuthRuth Webber   Labor Western Australia 2008 2002–2008
Wong, PennyPenny Wong   Labor South Australia 2008 2002–present

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Liberal Senator Richard Alston resigned in 2004. Mitch Fifield was appointed as his replacement on 31 March.
  2. ^ a b c d e The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was October 2004.
  3. ^ a b Liberal Senator John Tierney resigned in 2005. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, who had already been elected as Tierney's replacement, but had not yet taken her seat, was appointed to the vacancy on 5 May 2015.
  4. ^ Father of the Senate
  5. ^ a b Liberal Senator John Herron resigned in 2002. Santo Santoro was appointed as his replacement on 29 October.
  6. ^ a b Liberal Senator Margaret Reid resigned in 2003. Gary Humphries was appointed as her replacement on 18 February.
  7. ^ Meg Lees was elected as a member of the Australian Democrats, but resigned from the party in July 2002 to sit as an independent. In April 2003, she founded the Australian Progressive Alliance, and served as its only representative in parliament.
  8. ^ Shayne Murphy had resigned from the Labor Party on 2 October 2001 and served out the rest of his term as an independent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 19 August 2002. pp. ii–iii.