Members of the Australian Senate, 2005–2008

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Senate composition at 1 July 2005
Government (39) - (1 seat majority)

     Liberal (33)
     National Party (5)
     CLP (1)

Opposition (28)
     Labor (28)

Crossbench (9)
     Greens (4)
     Democrats (4)

     Family First (1)

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2008.[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 were elected at the October 2004 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2011. The territory senators were elected at the October 2004 election and their terms ended at the next federal election, which was November 2007. The new Senate first met in August 2005, with state senators elected in 2004 sworn in on 9 August 2005.

This election was the beginning of the end for the Australian Democrats, in that while they still had 4 senators from the 2001 election, they failed to win a single senate seat at the 2004 election and have not won a senate seat since.

Senator Party State End term Years in office
Hon. Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 2011 1994–present
Judith Adams   Liberal Western Australia 2011 2005–2012
Lyn Allison   Democrats Victoria 2008 1996–2008
Guy Barnett   Liberal Tasmania 2011 2002–2011
Andrew Bartlett   Democrats Queensland 2008 1997–2008, 2017–2018
Cory Bernardi [a]   Liberal South Australia 2008 2006–present
Simon Birmingham [b]   Liberal South Australia 2008 2007–present
Mark Bishop   Labor Western Australia 2008 1996–2014
Hon. Ron Boswell   National Queensland 2008 1983–2014
Sue Boyce [c]   Liberal Queensland 2008 2007–2014
Hon. George Brandis   Liberal Queensland 2011 2000–2018
Bob Brown   Greens Tasmania 2008 1996–2012
Carol Brown [d]   Labor Tasmania 2008 2005–present
David Bushby [e]   Liberal Tasmania 2008 2007–2019
Paul Calvert [e]   Liberal Tasmania 2008 1987–2007
George Campbell   Labor New South Wales 2008 1997–2008
Hon. Ian Campbell [f]   Liberal Western Australia 2011 1990–2007
Hon. Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 2011 1993–present
Grant Chapman   Liberal South Australia 2008 1987–2008
Hon. Richard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2008 2002–2016, 2018–present
Jacinta Collins [g]   Labor Victoria 2008 1995–2005, 2008–2019
Hon. Stephen Conroy   Labor Victoria 2011 1996–2016
Hon. Helen Coonan   Liberal New South Wales 2008 1996–2011
Mathias Cormann [f]   Liberal Western Australia 2011 2007–present
Trish Crossin   Labor Northern Territory 2007, 2010 [h] 1998–2013
Alan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2008 1996–2014
Hon. Chris Ellison   Liberal Western Australia 2011 1993–2009
Hon. Chris Evans   Labor Western Australia 2011 1993–2013
Hon. John Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 2011 1989–2015
Alan Ferguson   Liberal South Australia 2011 1992–2011
Jeannie Ferris [b]   Liberal South Australia 2008 1996–2007
Steve Fielding   Family First Victoria 2011 2005–2011
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells   Liberal New South Wales 2011 2005–present
Mitch Fifield   Liberal Victoria 2008 2004–present
Mary Jo Fisher [i]   Liberal South Australia 2011 2007–2012
Michael Forshaw   Labor New South Wales 2011 1994–2011
Hon. Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2011 1996–2016
Hon. Robert Hill [a]   Liberal South Australia 2008 1981–2006
John Hogg   Labor Queensland 2008 1996–2014
Gary Humphries   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2007, 2010 [h] 2003–2013
Annette Hurley   Labor South Australia 2011 2005–2011
Steve Hutchins   Labor New South Wales 2011 1999–2011
Hon. David Johnston   Liberal Western Australia 2008 2002–2016
Barnaby Joyce   National Queensland 2011 2005–2013
Hon. Rod Kemp   Liberal Victoria 2008 1990–2008
Linda Kirk   Labor South Australia 2008 2002–2008
Ross Lightfoot   Liberal Western Australia 2008 1997–2008
Hon. Joe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2011 1999–2016
Kate Lundy   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2007, 2010 [h] 1996–2015
Hon. Ian Macdonald   Liberal Queensland 2008 1990–present
Hon. Sandy Macdonald   National New South Wales 2008 1993–1999, 2000–2008
Sue Mackay [d]   Labor Tasmania 2008 1996–2005
Gavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2008 2002–present
Brett Mason   Liberal Queensland 2011 1999–2015
Anne McEwen   Labor South Australia 2011 2005–2016
Julian McGauran   National/Liberal [j] Victoria 2011 1987–1990, 1993–2011
Hon. Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2011 1999–2016
Christine Milne   Greens Tasmania 2011 2005–2015
Hon. Nick Minchin   Liberal South Australia 2011 1993–2011
Claire Moore   Labor Queensland 2008 2002–present
Andrew Murray   Democrats Western Australia 2008 1996–2008
Fiona Nash   National New South Wales 2011 2005–2017
Kerry Nettle   Greens New South Wales 2008 2002–2008
Kerry O'Brien   Labor Tasmania 2011 1996–2011
Stephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 2011 2005–2017
Hon. Kay Patterson   Liberal Victoria 2008 1987–2008
Marise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2008 1997–present
Helen Polley   Labor Tasmania 2011 2005–present
Hon. Robert Ray [g]   Labor Victoria 2008 1981–2008
Michael Ronaldson   Liberal Victoria 2011 2005–2016
Santo Santoro [c]   Liberal Queensland 2008 2002–2007
Nigel Scullion   CLP [k] Northern Territory 2007, 2010 [h] 2001–present
Hon. Sherry   Labor Tasmania 2008 1990–2012
Rachel Siewert   Greens Western Australia 2011 2005–present
Ursula Stephens   Labor New South Wales 2008 2002–2014
Glenn Sterle   Labor Western Australia 2011 2005–present
Natasha Stott Despoja   Democrats South Australia 2008 1995–2008
Hon. Judith Troeth   Liberal Victoria 2011 1993–2011
Russell Trood   Liberal Queensland 2011 2005–2011
Hon. Amanda Vanstone [i]   Liberal South Australia 2011 1984–2007
John Watson   Liberal Tasmania 2008 1978–2008
Ruth Webber   Labor Western Australia 2008 2002–2008
Hon. Penny Wong   Labor South Australia 2008 2002–present
Dana Wortley   Labor South Australia 2011 2005–2011

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b South Australian Liberal Senator Robert Hill resigned on 2 March 2006 to take up a position as Australian Ambassador to the United Nations. Cory Bernardi was appointed as his replacement on 4 May.
  2. ^ a b South Australian Liberal Senator Jeannie Ferris died on 1 April 2007. Simon Birmingham was appointed as her replacement on 3 May.
  3. ^ a b Queensland Liberal Senator Santo Santoro resigned on 11 April 2007. Sue Boyce was appointed as his replacement on 20 April.
  4. ^ a b Tasmanian ALP Senator Sue Mackay resigned on 30 July 2005. Carol Brown was appointed as her replacement on 25 August.
  5. ^ a b Tasmanian Liberal Senator Paul Calvert resigned on 29 August 2007. David Bushby was appointed as his replacement on 30 August.
  6. ^ a b Western Australian Liberal Senator Ian Campbell resigned on 31 May 2007. Mathias Cormann was appointed as his replacement on 19 June.
  7. ^ a b Victorian ALP Senator Robert Ray resigned on 5 May 2008. Jacinta Collins was appointed as his replacement on 8 May.
  8. ^ a b c d The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was November 2007.
  9. ^ a b South Australian Liberal Senator Amanda Vanstone resigned on 26 April 2007. Mary Jo Fisher was appointed as her replacement on 6 June.
  10. ^ Victorian Senator Julian McGauran was elected as a National Party member, but defected to the Liberal Party on 23 January 2006.
  11. ^ Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion was elected as a candidate of the Country Liberal Party, which is the equivalent of both the Nationals and Liberals in the Northern Territory. He sits with the Nationals and since 3 December 2007 he has served as that party's deputy leader & Senate leader.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 9 August 2005. pp. ii–iii.