Members of the Australian Senate, 2011–2014

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This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between 2011 and 2014. This includes senators elected at the 2007 federal election (whose terms are 2008–2014), and those elected at the 2010 federal election (whose terms are 2011–2017). The new Senate met in July 2011, with state senators elected in 2010 sworn in on 4 July 2011.

Senator Party State Years in office
Hon Eric Abetz Liberal Tasmania 1994–present
Judith Adams e Liberal Western Australia 2005–2012
Mark Arbib d Labor New South Wales 2008–2012
Dr Chris Back Liberal Western Australia 2009–present
Cory Bernardi Liberal South Australia 2006–present
Catryna Bilyk Labor Tasmania 2008–present
Simon Birmingham Liberal South Australia 2007–present
Mark Bishop Labor Western Australia 1996–2014
Hon Ron Boswell LNP b Queensland 1983–2014
Sue Boyce LNP b Queensland 2007–2014
Hon George Brandis, SC LNP b Queensland 2000–present
Dr Bob Brown g Greens Tasmania 1996–2012
Carol Brown Labor Tasmania 2005–present
David Bushby Liberal Tasmania 2007–present
Doug Cameron Labor New South Wales 2008–present
Hon Bob Carr d l Labor New South Wales 2012–2013
Hon Kim Carr Labor Victoria 1993–present
Michaelia Cash Liberal Western Australia 2008–present
Hon Richard Colbeck Liberal Tasmania 2002–2016
Jacinta Collins Labor Victoria 1995–2005, 2008–present
Hon Stephen Conroy Labor Victoria 1996–present
Hon Helen Coonan c Liberal New South Wales 1996–2011
Hon Mathias Cormann Liberal Western Australia 2008–present
Trish Crossink Labor Northern Territory 1998–2013
Sam Dastyari j Labor New South Wales 2013–present
Dr Richard Di Natale Greens Victoria 2011–present
Sean Edwards Liberal South Australia 2011–2016
Dr Alan Eggleston Liberal Western Australia 1996–2014
Hon Chris Evans i Labor Western Australia 1993–2013
Don Farrell Labor South Australia 2008–2014, 2016–present
Hon John Faulkner Labor New South Wales 1989–2015
David Fawcett Liberal South Australia 2011–present
David Feeney j Labor Victoria 2008–2013
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Liberal New South Wales 2005–present
Mitch Fifield Liberal Victoria 2004–present
Mary Jo Fisher h Liberal South Australia 2007–2012
Mark Furner Labor Queensland 2008–2014
Alex Gallacher Labor South Australia 2011–present
Sarah Hanson-Young Greens South Australia 2008–present
Hon Bill Heffernan Liberal New South Wales 1996–2016
Hon John Hogg Labor Queensland 1996–2014
Gary Humphriesk Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2003–2013
Hon David Johnston Liberal Western Australia 2002–2016
Barnaby Joyce j LNP b Queensland 2005–2013
Helen Kroger Liberal Victoria 2008–2014
Sue Lines i Labor Western Australia 2013–present
Scott Ludlam Greens Western Australia 2008–present
Hon Joe Ludwig Labor Queensland 1999–2016
Kate Lundy Labor Australian Capital Territory 1996–2015
Hon Ian Macdonald LNP b Queensland 1990–present
John Madigan DLP Victoria 2011–2016
Gavin Marshall Labor Victoria 2002–present
Hon Brett Mason LNP b Queensland 1999–2015
Anne McEwen Labor South Australia 2005–2016
Bridget McKenzie National Victoria 2011–present
Hon Jan McLucas Labor Queensland 1999–2016
Christine Milne Greens Tasmania 2005–2015
Claire Moore Labor Queensland 2002–present
Fiona Nash National New South Wales 2005–present
Deborah O'Neill l Labor New South Wales 2013–present
Barry O'Sullivan j LNP b Queensland 2014–present
Marise Payne Liberal New South Wales 1997–present
Stephen Parry Liberal Tasmania 2005–present
Nova Perisk Labor Northern Territory 2013–present
Helen Polley Labor Tasmania 2005–present
Louise Pratt Labor Western Australia 2008–2014, 2016–present
Lee Rhiannon Greens New South Wales 2011–present
Hon Michael Ronaldson Liberal Victoria 2005–2016
Anne Ruston h Liberal South Australia 2012–present
Scott Ryan Liberal Victoria 2008–present
Hon Nigel Scullion CLP a Northern Territory 2001–present
Zed Seseljak Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2013–present
Hon Nick Sherry f Labor Tasmania 1990–2012
Rachel Siewert Greens Western Australia 2005–present
Hon Lisa Singh Labor Tasmania 2011–present
Arthur Sinodinos c Liberal New South Wales 2011–present
Dean Smith e Liberal Western Australia 2012–present
Hon Ursula Stephens Labor New South Wales 2002–2014
Glenn Sterle Labor Western Australia 2005–present
Matt Thistlethwaite j Labor New South Wales 2011–2013
Hon Lin Thorp f Labor Tasmania 2012–2014
Mehmet Tillem j Labor Victoria 2013–2014
Anne Urquhart Labor Tasmania 2011–present
Larissa Waters Greens Queensland 2011–present
Peter Whish-Wilson g Greens Tasmania 2012–present
John Williams National New South Wales 2008–present
Hon Penny Wong Labor South Australia 2002–present
Penny Wright Greens South Australia 2011–2015
Nick Xenophon Independent South Australia 2008–present


a ^ 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.
b ^ There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Boyce, Brandis, Mason and Macdonald sit in the Liberal party room, while Senators Boswell and O'Sullivan sit in the National party room, as did Senator Joyce.
c ^ New South Wales Liberal Senator Helen Coonan resigned on 22 August 2011. Arthur Sinodinos was appointed as her replacement on 13 October 2011.
d ^ On 27 February 2012, New South Wales Labor Senator Mark Arbib resigned on 5 March 2012.[1] Former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr was appointed as his replacement on 6 March 2012.[2] Carr resigned on 24 October 2013, after having been elected for a six-year term beginning in 2014. ABC election analyst Antony Green believes this has created two vacancies: one in the remainder of Carr's current term to 2014, and a second for the 2014 to 2020 term.[3]
e ^ 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.[4]
f ^ Tasmanian Labor Senator Nick Sherry announced his resignation on 9 May 2012 and resigned on 1 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed former state MLC Lin Thorp as his replacement on 20 June 2012.[5]
g ^ Tasmanian Greens Senator Bob Brown announced his resignation on 13 April 2012 and resigned on 15 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed Peter Whish-Wilson as his replacement on 20 June 2012.
h ^ South Australian Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher announced her resignation on 21 June 2012 and resigned on 14 August 2012. Anne Ruston was appointed as her replacement on 5 September 2012.[6]
i ^ Western Australian Labor Senator Chris Evans announced his resignation on 2 February 2013 and resigned on 12 April 2013. Sue Lines was appointed as his replacement on 15 May 2013.[6]
j ^ Three Senators resigned in August 2013 to contest seats in the House of Representatives at the 2013 federal election. Barnaby Joyce (LNP, Queensland) resigned on 8 August to contest New England. Matt Thistlethwaite (ALP, New South Wales) resigned on 9 August to contest Kingsford Smith. David Feeney (ALP, Victoria) resigned on 12 August to contest Batman. Sam Dastyari was appointed as Thistlethwaite's replacement on 21 August. Mehmet Tillem was appointed by the Victorian Parliament as Feeney's replacement on the same day. 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.
k ^ Northern Territory Labor Senator Trish Crossin and Australian Capital Territory Liberal Senator Gary Humphries were succeeded at the 2013 election by party colleagues Nova Peris and Zed Seselja respectively, who assumed their seats immediately under electoral law.
l ^ New South Wales Labor Senator Bob Carr resigned on 24 October 2013. Deborah O'Neill, who had lost her House of Representatives seat at the 2013 federal election, was appointed to the vacancy on 13 November.

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Bob Carr endorsed as NSW senator". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony (24 September 2013). "How Bob Carr Resigning Would Create Two Senate Vacancies". ABC. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Liberal senator loses battle with cancer". The Sydney Morning Herald - National Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nick Sherry will resign from the Senate on 1 June 2012". Multimedia Gippsland Times -. Gippsland Times. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Ruston formally appointed to Senate". ABC News. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
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