Members of the Australian Senate, 2008–2011

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This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2011.[1] Half of the state senators had been elected at the November 2007 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2014; 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 November 2007 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was August 2010. The new Senate first met in August 2008, with state senators elected in 2007 sworn in on 26 August 2008.

Assuming party discipline, the Gillard Labor government needed the support of either the Coalition, or of all the other non-Coalition senators to pass legislation.[2]

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
Hon. Mark Arbib   Labor New South Wales 2014 2008–2012
Back, ChrisChris Back [a]   Liberal Western Australia 2011 2009–present
Barnett , GuyGuy Barnett   Liberal Tasmania 2011 2002–2011
Bernardi, CoryCory Bernardi   Liberal South Australia 2014 2006–present
Bilyk, CatrynaCatryna Bilyk   Labor Tasmania 2014 2008–present
Birmingham, SimonSimon Birmingham   Liberal South Australia 2014 2007–present
Bishop, MarkMark Bishop   Labor Western Australia 2014 1996–2014
Hon. Ron Boswell   National Queensland 2014 1983–2014
Boyce, SueSue Boyce   Liberal Queensland 2014 2007–2014
Hon. George Brandis   Liberal Queensland 2011 2000–present
Brown, BobBob Brown   Greens Tasmania 2014 1996–2012
Brown, CarolCarol Brown   Labor Tasmania 2014 2005–present
Bushby, DavidDavid Bushby   Liberal Tasmania 2014 2007–present
Cameron , DougDoug Cameron   Labor New South Wales 2014 2008–present
Hon. Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 2011 1993–present
Cash, MichaeliaMichaelia Cash   Liberal Western Australia 2014 2008–present
Hon. Richard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2014 2002–2016
Hon. Jacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 2014 1995–2005, 2008–present
Hon. Stephen Conroy   Labor Victoria 2011 1996–2016
Hon. Helen Coonan   Liberal New South Wales 2014 1996–2011
Cormann, MathiasMathias Cormann   Liberal Western Australia 20114 2008–present
Crossin, TrishTrish Crossin   Labor Northern Territory 2010, 2013 [b] 1998–2013
Eggleston, AlanAlan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2014 1996–2014
Hon. Chris Ellison [a]   Liberal Western Australia 2011 1993–2009
Hon. Chris Evans   Labor Western Australia 2011 1993–2013
Hon. Don Farrell   Labor South Australia 2014 2008–2014, 2016–present
Hon. John Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 2011 1989–2015
Hon. David Feeney   Labor Victoria 2014 2008–2013
Hon. Alan Ferguson   Liberal South Australia 2011 1992–2011
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 2014 2004–present
Fisher, Mary JoMary Jo Fisher   Liberal South Australia 2011 2007–2012
Forshaw, MichaelMichael Forshaw   Labor New South Wales 2011 1994–2011
Furner, MarkMark Furner   Labor Queensland 2014 2008–2014
Hanson-Young, SarahSarah Hanson-Young   Greens South Australia 2014 2008–present
Hon. Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2011 1996–2016
Hon. John Hogg   Labor Queensland 2014 1996–2014
Humphries, GaryGary Humphries   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2010, 2013 [b] 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 2014 2002–2016
Joyce, BarnabyBarnaby Joyce   National Queensland 2011 2005–2013
Kroger, HelenHelen Kroger   Liberal Victoria 2014 2008–2014
Ludlam, ScottScott Ludlam   Greens Western Australia 2014 2008–present
Hon. Joe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2011 1999–2016
Hon. Kate Lundy   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2010, 2013 [b] 1996–2015
Hon. Ian Macdonald   Liberal Queensland 2014 1990–present
Anne McEwen   Labor South Australia 2011 2005–2016
Julian McGauran   Liberal Victoria 2011 1987–1990, 1993–2011
Hon. Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2011 1999–2016
Marshall, GavinGavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2014 2002–present
Hon. Brett 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 2014 2002–present
Nash, FionaFiona Nash   National New South Wales 2011 2005–present
O'Brien , KerryKerry O'Brien   Labor Tasmania 2011 1996–2011
Parry , StephenStephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 2011 2005–present
Payne, MariseMarise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2014 1997–present
Polley, HelenHelen Polley   Labor Tasmania 2011 2005–present
Pratt, LouiseLouise Pratt   Labor Western Australia 2014 2008–2014, 2016–present
Hon. Michael Ronaldson   Liberal Victoria 2011 2005–2016
Ryan , ScottScott Ryan   Liberal Victoria 2014 2008–present
Hon. Nigel Scullion   CLP [c] Northern Territory 2010, 2013 [b] 2001–present
Hon. Nick Sherry   Labor Tasmania 2014 1990–2012
Siewert, RachelRachel Siewert   Greens Western Australia 2011 2005–present
Hon. Ursula Stephens   Labor New South Wales 2014 2002–2014
Sterle, GlennGlenn Sterle   Labor Western Australia 2011 2005–present
Hon. Judith Troeth   Liberal Victoria 2011 1993–2011
Trood, RussellRussell Trood   Liberal Queensland 2011 2005–2011
Williams, JohnJohn Williams   National New South Wales 2014 2008–present
Hon. Penny Wong   Labor South Australia 2014 2002–present
Wortley, DanaDana Wortley   Labor South Australia 2011 2005–2011
Xenophon, NickNick Xenophon   Independent South Australia 2014 2008–present

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Western Australian Liberal Senator Chris Ellison resigned on 30 January 2009. Dr Chris Back was appointed as his replacement on 12 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was August 2010.
  3. ^ 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 served as that party's deputy leader.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 26 August 2008. pp. ii–iii. 
  2. ^ The President of the Senate votes and if the votes are equal, the motion is defeated: Constitution (Cth) s 23 Voting in the Senate.

 

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