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 dissolution of the House of Representatives, 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|
|Adams, JudithJudith Adams||Liberal||Western Australia||2011||2005–2012|
|Allison, LynLyn Allison||Democrats||Victoria||2008||1996–2008|
|Barnett, GuyGuy Barnett||Liberal||Tasmania||2011||2002–2011|
|Bartlett, AndrewAndrew Bartlett||Democrats||Queensland||2008||1997–2008|
|Bernardi, CoryCory Bernardi [a]||Liberal||South Australia||2008||2006–present|
|Birmingham, SimonSimon Birmingham [b]||Liberal||South Australia||2008||2007–present|
|Bishop, MarkMark Bishop||Labor||Western Australia||2008||1996–2014|
|Hon. Ron Boswell||National||Queensland||2008||1983–2014|
|Boyce, SueSue Boyce [c]||Liberal||Queensland||2008||2007–2014|
|Hon. George Brandis||Liberal||Queensland||2011||2000–present|
|Brown, BobBob Brown||Greens||Tasmania||2008||1996–2012|
|Brown, CarolCarol Brown [d]||Labor||Tasmania||2008||2005–present|
|Bushby, DavidDavid Bushby [e]||Liberal||Tasmania||2008||2007–present|
|Calvert, PaulPaul Calvert [e]||Liberal||Tasmania||2008||1987–2007|
|Campbell, GeorgeGeorge 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|
|Chapman, GrantGrant Chapman||Liberal||South Australia||2008||1987–2008|
|Hon. Richard Colbeck||Liberal||Tasmania||2008||2002–2016|
|Collins, JacintaJacinta Collins [g]||Labor||Victoria||2008||1995–2005, 2008–present|
|Hon. Stephen Conroy||Labor||Victoria||2011||1996–2016|
|Hon. Helen Coonan||Liberal||New South Wales||2008||1996–2011|
|Cormann, MathiasMathias Cormann [f]||Liberal||Western Australia||2011||2007–present|
|Crossin, TrishTrish Crossin||Labor||Northern Territory||2007, 2010 [h]||1998–2013|
|Eggleston, AlanAlan 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|
|Ferguson, AlanAlan Ferguson||Liberal||South Australia||2011||1992–2011|
|Ferris, JeannieJeannie Ferris [b]||Liberal||South Australia||2008||1996–2007|
|Fielding, SteveSteve Fielding||Family First||Victoria||2011||2005–2011|
|Fierravanti-Wells, ConcettaConcetta Fierravanti-Wells||Liberal||New South Wales||2011||2005–present|
|Fifield, MitchMitch Fifield||Liberal||Victoria||2008||2004–present|
|Fisher, Mary JoMary Jo Fisher [i]||Liberal||South Australia||2011||2007–2012|
|Forshaw, MichaelMichael 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|
|Hogg, JohnJohn Hogg||Labor||Queensland||2008||1996–2014|
|Humphries, GaryGary Humphries||Liberal||Australian Capital Territory||2007, 2010 [h]||2003–2013|
|Hurley, AnnetteAnnette Hurley||Labor||South Australia||2011||2005–2011|
|Hutchins, SteveSteve Hutchins||Labor||New South Wales||2011||1999–2011|
|Hon. David Johnston||Liberal||Western Australia||2008||2002–2016|
|Joyce, BarnabyBarnaby Joyce||National||Queensland||2011||2005–2013|
|Hon. Rod Kemp||Liberal||Victoria||2008||1990–2008|
|Kirk, LindaLinda Kirk||Labor||South Australia||2008||2002–2008|
|Lightfoot, RossRoss Lightfoot||Liberal||Western Australia||2008||1997–2008|
|Hon. Joe Ludwig||Labor||Queensland||2011||1999–2016|
|Lundy, KateKate 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|
|Mackay, SueSue 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|
|Marshall, GavinGavin Marshall||Labor||Victoria||2008||2002–present|
|Mason, BrettBrett Mason||Liberal||Queensland||2011||1999–2015|
|Milne, ChristineChristine Milne||Greens||Tasmania||2011||2005–2015|
|Hon. Nick Minchin||Liberal||South Australia||2011||1993–2011|
|Moore, ClaireClaire Moore||Labor||Queensland||2008||2002–present|
|Murray, AndrewAndrew Murray||Democrats||Western Australia||2008||1996–2008|
|Nash, FionaFiona Nash||National||New South Wales||2011||2005–present|
|Nettle, KerryKerry Nettle||Greens||New South Wales||2008||2002–2008|
|O'Brien , KerryKerry O'Brien||Labor||Tasmania||2011||1996–2011|
|Parry , StephenStephen Parry||Liberal||Tasmania||2011||2005–present|
|Hon. Kay Patterson||Liberal||Victoria||2008||1987–2008|
|Payne, MariseMarise Payne||Liberal||New South Wales||2008||1997–present|
|Polley, HelenHelen Polley||Labor||Tasmania||2011||2005–present|
|Hon. Robert Ray [g]||Labor||Victoria||2008||1981–2008|
|Ronaldson, MichaelMichael Ronaldson||Liberal||Victoria||2011||2005–2016|
|Santoro, SantoSanto Santoro [c]||Liberal||Queensland||2008||2002–2007|
|Scullion, NigelNigel Scullion||CLP [k]||Northern Territory||2007, 2010 [h]||2001–present|
|Siewert, RachelRachel Siewert||Greens||Western Australia||2011||2005–present|
|Stephens, UrsulaUrsula Stephens||Labor||New South Wales||2008||2002–2014|
|Sterle, GlennGlenn Sterle||Labor||Western Australia||2011||2005–present|
|Stott Despoja, NatashaNatasha Stott Despoja||Democrats||South Australia||2008||1995–2008|
|Hon. Judith Troeth||Liberal||Victoria||2011||1993–2011|
|Trood, RussellRussell Trood||Liberal||Queensland||2011||2005–2011|
|Hon. Amanda Vanstone [i]||Liberal||South Australia||2011||1984–2007|
|Watson, JohnJohn Watson||Liberal||Tasmania||2008||1978–2008|
|Webber, RuthRuth Webber||Labor||Western Australia||2008||2002–2008|
|Hon. Penny Wong||Labor||South Australia||2008||2002–present|
|Wortley, DanaDana 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.