Members of the Australian Senate, 2011–2014

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[[File:Australian Senate (2011 election).svg|right|thumb|250px|Government (32) - (7 seat minority)

Government (31) - (8 seat minority)

     Labor (31)

Opposition (34)
     Liberal (24)
     LNP (6)
     National Party (3)
     CLP (1)

Crossbench (11)
     Greens (9)
     DLP (1)

     Independent (Xenophon) (1)

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between 2011 and 2014.[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 August 2010 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2017. The territory senators were elected at the August 2010 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was September 2013. The new Senate first met in July 2011, with state senators elected in 2010 sworn in on 4 July 2011.

Senator Party State End term Years in office
Hon. Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 2017 1994–present
Adams, JudithJudith Adams [a]   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2005–2012
Arbib, MarkMark Arbib [b]   Labor New South Wales 2014 2008–2012
Back, ChrisChris Back   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2009–2017
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   LNP [c] Queensland 2014 1983–2014
Boyce, SueSue Boyce   LNP [c] Queensland 2014 2007–2014
Hon. George Brandis   LNP [d] Queensland 2017 2000–present
Brown, BobBob Brown [e]   Greens Tasmania 2014 1996–2012
Brown, CarolCarol Brown   Labor Tasmania 2014 2005–present
Bushby, DavidDavid Bushby   Liberal Tasmania 2017 2007–present
Cameron , DougDoug Cameron   Labor New South Wales 2014 2008–present
Hon. Bob Carr [b][f]   Labor New South Wales 2014 2012–2013
Hon. Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 2017 1993–present
Cash, MichaeliaMichaelia Cash   Liberal Western Australia 2014 2008–present
Hon. Richard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2014 2002–2016
Collins, JacintaJacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 2014 1995–2005, 2008–present
Hon. Stephen Conroy   Labor Victoria 2017 1996–2016
Hon. Helen Coonan [g]   Liberal New South Wales 2014 1996–2011
Hon. Mathias Cormann   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2008–present
Crossin, TrishTrish Crossin [h]   Labor Northern Territory 2013 [i] 1998–2013
Dastyari, SamSam Dastyari [j]   Labor New South Wales 2017 2013–present
Di Natale, RichardRichard Di Natale   Greens Victoria 2017 2011–present
Edwards, SeanSean Edwards   Liberal South Australia 2017 2011–2016
Eggleston, AlanAlan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2014 1996–2014
Hon. Chris Evans [k]   Labor Western Australia 2017 1993–2013
Farrell, DonDon Farrell   Labor South Australia 2014 2008–2014, 2016–present
Hon. John Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 2017 1989–2015
Fawcett, DavidDavid Fawcett   Liberal South Australia 2017 2011–present
Feeney, DavidDavid Feeney [l]   Labor Victoria 2014 2008–2013
Fierravanti-Wells, ConcettaConcetta Fierravanti-Wells   Liberal New South Wales 2017 2005–present
Fifield, MitchMitch Fifield   Liberal Victoria 2014 2004–present
Fisher, Mary JoMary Jo Fisher [m]   Liberal South Australia 2017 2007–2012
Furner, MarkMark Furner   Labor Queensland 2014 2008–2014
Gallacher, AlexAlex Gallacher   Labor South Australia 2017 2011–present
Hanson-Young, SarahSarah Hanson-Young   Greens South Australia 2014 2008–present
Hon. Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2017 1996–2016
Hon. John Hogg   Labor Queensland 2014 1996–2014
Humphries, GaryGary Humphries [n]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2013 [i] 2003–2013
Hon. David Johnston   Liberal Western Australia 2014 2002–2016
Joyce, BarnabyBarnaby Joyce [o]   LNP [c] Queensland 2017 2005–2013
Kroger, HelenHelen Kroger   Liberal Victoria 2014 2008–2014
Lines, SueSue Lines [k]   Labor Western Australia 2017 2013–present
Ludlam, ScottScott Ludlam   Greens Western Australia 2014 2008–2017
Hon. Joe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2017 1999–2016
Lundy, KateKate Lundy   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2013 [i] 1996–2015
Hon. Ian Macdonald   LNP [d] Queensland 2014 1990–present
Anne McEwen   Labor South Australia 2017 2005–2016
Bridget McKenzie   National Victoria 2017 2011–present
Hon. Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2017 1999–2016
Madigan, JohnJohn Madigan   DLP Victoria 2017 2011–2016
Marshall, GavinGavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2014 2002–present
Hon. Brett Mason   LNP [d] Queensland 2017 1999–2015
Milne, ChristineChristine Milne   Greens Tasmania 2017 2005–2015
Moore, ClaireClaire Moore   Labor Queensland 2014 2002–present
Nash, FionaFiona Nash   National New South Wales 2017 2005–present
O'Neill, DeborahDeborah O'Neill [f]   Labor New South Wales 2014 2013–present
O'Sullivan, BarryBarry O'Sullivan [o]   LNP [c] Queensland 2017 2014–present
Payne, MariseMarise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2014 1997–present
Parry, StephenStephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 2017 2005–present
Peris, NovaNova Peris [h]   Labor Northern Territory 2016 [p] 2013–present
Polley, HelenHelen Polley   Labor Tasmania 2017 2005–present
Pratt, LouiseLouise Pratt   Labor Western Australia 2014 2008–2014, 2016–present
Rhiannon, LeeLee Rhiannon   Greens New South Wales 2017 2011–present
Hon. Ronaldson   Liberal Victoria 2017 2005–2016
Ruston, AnneAnne Ruston [m]   Liberal South Australia 2017 2012–present
Ryan, ScottScott Ryan   Liberal Victoria 2014 2008–present
Hon. Nigel Scullion   CLP [q] Northern Territory 2013 [i] 2001–present
Seselja, ZedZed Seselja [n]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2016 [p] 2013–present
Hon. Nick Sherry [r]   Labor Tasmania 2014 1990–2012
Siewert, RachelRachel Siewert   Greens Western Australia 2017 2005–present
Hon. Lisa Singh   Labor Tasmania 2017 2011–present
Sinodinos, ArthurArthur Sinodinos [g]   Liberal New South Wales 2014 2011–present
Smith, DeanDean Smith [a]   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2012–present
Hon. Ursula Stephens   Labor New South Wales 2014 2002–2014
Sterle, GlennGlenn Sterle   Labor Western Australia 2017 2005–present
Thistlethwaite, MattMatt Thistlethwaite [j]   Labor New South Wales 2017 2011–2013
Hon. Lin Thorp [r]   Labor Tasmania 2014 2012–2014
Tillem, MehmetMehmet Tillem [l]   Labor Victoria 2014 2013–2014
Urquhart, AnneAnne Urquhart   Labor Tasmania 2017 2011–present
Waters, LarissaLarissa Waters   Greens Queensland 2017 2011–2017
Whish-Wilson, PeterPeter Whish-Wilson [e]   Greens Tasmania 2014 2012–present
Williams, JohnJohn Williams   National New South Wales 2014 2008–present
Hon. Penny Wong   Labor South Australia 2014 2002–present
Wright, PennyPenny Wright   Greens South Australia 2017 2011–2015
Xenophon, NickNick Xenophon   Independent South Australia 2014 2008–present

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Western Australian Senator Judith Adams died of breast cancer on 31 March 2012. The Parliament of Western Australia appointed Dean Smith as her replacement on 2 May 2012.[2]
  2. ^ a b New South Wales Labor Senator Mark Arbib resigned on 5 March 2012.[3] Former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr was appointed as his replacement on 6 March 2012.[4]
  3. ^ a b c d There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Boswell, Joyce and O'Sullivan sat in the National party room.
  4. ^ a b c There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Boyce, Brandis, Mason and Macdonald sat in the Liberal party room.
  5. ^ a b Tasmanian Greens Senator Bob Brown resigned on 15 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed Peter Whish-Wilson as his replacement on 20 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b New South Wales Labor Senator Bob Carr resigned on 24 October 2013, after the election in September 2013, creating two vacancies, the balance of his term & the new term to end on 30 June 2020. On 13 November 2013 Deborah O'Neill, who had lost her House of Representatives seat at the 2013 federal election, was appointed to the vacancy from 24 October 2013 to 30 June 2014. On 2 July 2013 O'Neill was appointed to the vacancy in the new term to 30 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b New South Wales Liberal Senator Helen Coonan resigned on 22 August 2011. Arthur Sinodinos was appointed as her replacement on 13 October 2011.
  8. ^ a b Northern Territory Labor Senator Trish Crossin was succeeded at the 2013 election by party colleague Nova Peris who assumed her seat immediately under electoral law.
  9. ^ a b c d The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was September 2013.
  10. ^ a b New South Wales Labor Senator Matt Thistlethwaite resigned on 9 August to contest the House of Representatives seat of Kingsford Smith.Sam Dastyari was appointed as his replacement on 21 August.
  11. ^ a b Western Australian Labor Senator Chris Evans]] resigned on 12 April 2013. Sue Lines was appointed as his replacement on 15 May 2013.
  12. ^ a b Victorian Labor Senator David Feeney resigned on 12 August to contest the House of Representatives seat of Batman. Mehmet Tillem was appointed by the Victorian Parliament as Feeney's replacement on the same day.
  13. ^ a b South Australian Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher resigned on 14 August 2012. Anne Ruston was appointed as her replacement on 5 September 2012.[5]
  14. ^ a b Australian Capital Territory Liberal Senator Gary Humphries was succeeded at the 2013 election by party colleague Zed Seselja who assumed his seat immediately under electoral law.
  15. ^ a b Queensland LNP Senator Barnaby Joyce resigned on 8 August to contest the House of Representatives seat of New England at the 2013 federal election. The LNP nominated Barry O'Sullivan to fill Joyce's vacancy, however his appointment was delayed until 11 February 2014 due to his involvement in an investigation by the Crime and Misconduct Commission.
  16. ^ a b Elected as a territory Senator in 2013 for a term ending at the next dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was July 2016.
  17. ^ Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion sits as the sole representative of the Country Liberal Party, the local equivalent of both the National and Liberal parties. He sits in the National party room, and serves as the National Party deputy leader in the Senate.
  18. ^ a b Tasmanian Labor Senator Nick Sherry resigned on 1 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed former state MLC Lin Thorp as his replacement on 20 June 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 4 July 2011. pp. ii–iii. 
  2. ^ "Liberal senator loses battle with cancer". The Sydney Morning Herald - National Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Ireland, Judith; Wright, Jessica (27 February 2012). "Arbib resigns as minister and senator". The Sydney Morning Herald - National Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bob Carr endorsed as NSW senator". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ruston formally appointed to Senate". ABC News. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nick Sherry will resign from the Senate on 1 June 2012". Multimedia Gippsland Times -. Gippsland Times. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.