Members of the Australian Senate, 2005–2008
This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2008. 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Hon. Nick Minchin||Liberal||South Australia||2011||1993–2011|
|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|
|Hon. Kay Patterson||Liberal||Victoria||2008||1987–2008|
|Marise Payne||Liberal||New South Wales||2008||1997–present|
|Hon. Robert Ray [g]||Labor||Victoria||2008||1981–2008|
|Santo Santoro [c]||Liberal||Queensland||2008||2002–2007|
|Nigel Scullion||CLP [k]||Northern Territory||2007, 2010 [h]||2001–present|
|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|
|Hon. Amanda Vanstone [i]||Liberal||South Australia||2011||1984–2007|
|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|
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- 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.
- South Australian Liberal Senator Jeannie Ferris died on 1 April 2007. Simon Birmingham was appointed as her replacement on 3 May.
- Queensland Liberal Senator Santo Santoro resigned on 11 April 2007. Sue Boyce was appointed as his replacement on 20 April.
- Tasmanian ALP Senator Sue Mackay resigned on 30 July 2005. Carol Brown was appointed as her replacement on 25 August.
- Tasmanian Liberal Senator Paul Calvert resigned on 29 August 2007. David Bushby was appointed as his replacement on 30 August.
- Western Australian Liberal Senator Ian Campbell resigned on 31 May 2007. Mathias Cormann was appointed as his replacement on 19 June.
- Victorian ALP Senator Robert Ray resigned on 5 May 2008. Jacinta Collins was appointed as his replacement on 8 May.
- The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was November 2007.
- South Australian Liberal Senator Amanda Vanstone resigned on 26 April 2007. Mary Jo Fisher was appointed as her replacement on 6 June.
- Victorian Senator Julian McGauran was elected as a National Party member, but defected to the Liberal Party on 23 January 2006.
- 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.