Members of the Australian Senate, 2002–2005

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Senate composition at 1 July 2002
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 next federal election, which was October 2004.

Senator Party State End term Years in office
Hon. Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 2005 1994–present
Lyn Allison   Democrats Victoria 2008 1996–2008
Hon. Richard Alston [a]   Liberal Victoria 2008 1986–2004
Guy Barnett   Liberal Tasmania 2005 2002–2011
Andrew Bartlett   Democrats Queensland 2008 1997–2008, 2017–2018
Mark Bishop   Labor Western Australia 2008 1996–2014
Hon. Nick Bolkus   Labor South Australia 2005 1981–2005
Hon. Ron Boswell   National Queensland 2008 1983–2014
George Brandis   Liberal Queensland 2005 2000–2018
Bob Brown   Greens Tasmania 2008 1996–2012
Geoff Buckland   Labor South Australia 2005 2000–2005
Paul Calvert   Liberal Tasmania 2008 1987–2007
George Campbell   Labor New South Wales 2008 1997–2008
Hon. Ian Campbell   Liberal Western Australia 2005 1990–2007
Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 2005 1993–present
Grant Chapman   Liberal South Australia 2008 1987–2008
John Cherry   Democrats Queensland 2005 2001–2005
Richard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2008 2002–2016, 2018–present
Jacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 2005 1995–2005, 2008–2019
Stephen 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
Trish Crossin   Labor Northern Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 1998–2013
Kay Denman   Labor Tasmania 2005 1993–2005
Alan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2008 1996–2014
Hon. Chris Ellison   Liberal Western Australia 2005 1993–2009
Chris Evans   Labor Western Australia 2005 1993–2013
Hon. John Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 2005 1989–2015
Alan Ferguson   Liberal South Australia 2005 1992–2011
Jeannie Ferris   Liberal South Australia 2008 1996–2007
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells [c]   Liberal New South Wales 2005 2005–present
Mitch Fifield [a]   Liberal Victoria 2008 2004–present
Michael Forshaw   Labor New South Wales 2005 1994–2011
Brian Greig   Democrats Western Australia 2005 1999–2005
Brian Harradine [d]   Independent Tasmania 2005 1975–2005
Len Harris   One Nation Queensland 2005 1999–2005
Hon. Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2005 1996–2016
John Herron [e]   Liberal Queensland 2008 1990–2002
Hon. Robert Hill   Liberal South Australia 2008 1981–2006
John Hogg   Labor Queensland 2008 1996–2014
Gary Humphries [f]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 2003–2013
Steve Hutchins   Labor New South Wales 2005 1999–2011
David Johnston   Liberal Western Australia 2008 2002–2016
Hon. Rod Kemp   Liberal Victoria 2008 1990–2008
Linda Kirk   Labor South Australia 2008 2002–2008
Susan Knowles   Liberal Western Australia 2005 1984–2005
Meg Lees   Dem/Ind/APA [g] South Australia 2005 1990–2005
Ross Lightfoot   Liberal Western Australia 2008 1997–2008
Joe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2005 1999–2016
Kate Lundy   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 1996–2015
Hon. Ian Macdonald   Liberal Queensland 2008 1990–present
Sandy Macdonald   National New South Wales 2008 1993–1999, 2000–2008
Sue Mackay   Labor Tasmania 2008 1996–2005
Gavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2008 2002–present
Brett Mason   Liberal Queensland 2005 1999–2015
Julian McGauran   National Victoria 2005 1987–1990, 1993–2011
Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2005 1999–2016
Hon. Nick Minchin   Liberal South Australia 2005 1993–2011
Claire Moore   Labor Queensland 2008 2002–present
Shayne Murphy   Independent [h] Tasmania 2005 1993–2005
Andrew Murray   Democrats Western Australia 2008 1996–2008
Kerry Nettle   Greens New South Wales 2008 2002–2008
Kerry O'Brien   Labor Tasmania 2005 1996–2011
Hon. Kay Patterson   Liberal Victoria 2008 1987–2008
Marise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2008 1997–present
Hon. Robert Ray   Labor Victoria 2008 1981–2008
Margaret Reid [f]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2004 [b] 1981–2003
Aden Ridgeway   Democrats New South Wales 2005 1999–2005
Santo Santoro [e]   Liberal Queensland 2008 2002–2007
Nigel Scullion   CLP Northern Territory 2004, 2007 [b] 2001–present
Hon. Nick Sherry   Labor Tasmania 2008 1990–2012
Natasha Stott Despoja   Democrats South Australia 2008 1995–2008
Ursula Stephens   Labor New South Wales 2008 2002–2014
Tsebin Tchen   Liberal Victoria 2005 1999–2005
John 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
John Watson   Liberal Tasmania 2008 1978–2008
Ruth Webber   Labor Western Australia 2008 2002–2008
Penny 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.