Members of the Australian Senate, 2014–2016

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This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between July 2014 and May 2016. This includes senators elected at the 2010 federal election (whose terms normally would have been July 2011 – June 2017), and those elected at the 2013 federal election (whose terms would have been July 2014 – June 2020). The new Senate first met in July 2014, with state senators elected in 2013 sworn in on 7 July 2014. Ascertaining the chamber's final composition was complicated by the loss of 1,375 ballot papers in Western Australia, leading to the Court of Disputed Returns voiding the result there, and necessitating a special Senate election in Western Australia (held on 5 April 2014). All senator's terms were truncated when the double dissolution deadlock provisions were triggered in 2016, leading to the dissolution of all of both houses of parliament on 9 May 2016[1] which led to a full-senate election on 2 July 2016, rather than a more common half-senate election. The new senator's terms will be deemed to have begun on 1 July 2016, and the senate will decide which of their number have 3-year terms expiring after the next half-senate election, and which members have full six-year terms.[2] The 2016 general election was subsequently called for 2 July 2016 to elect new senators whose terms would be deemed to begin on 1 July 2016.

Senator Party State Years in office
Hon Eric Abetz Liberal Tasmania 1994–present
Dr Chris Back Liberal Western Australia 2009–present
Cory Bernardi Liberal South Australia 2006–present
Catryna Bilyk Labor Tasmania 2008–present
Hon Simon Birmingham Liberal South Australia 2007–present
Hon George Brandis, QC LNPb Queensland 2000–present
Carol Brown Labor Tasmania 2005–present
Joe Bullock l Labor Western Australia 2014–2016
David Bushby Liberal Tasmania 2007–present
Doug Cameron Labor New South Wales 2008–present
Matthew Canavan LNPb Queensland 2014–present
Hon Kim Carr Labor Victoria 1993–present
Hon 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 Mathias Cormann Liberal Western Australia 2007–present
Sam Dastyari Labor New South Wales 2013–present
Bob Day, AO Family First South Australia 2014–present
Dr Richard Di Natale Greens Victoria 2011–present
Pat Dodson l Labor Western Australia 2016–present
Sean Edwards Liberal South Australia 2011–present
Hon John Faulkner e Labor New South Wales 1989–2015
David Fawcett Liberal South Australia 2011–present
Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Liberal New South Wales 2005–present
Hon Mitch Fifield Liberal Victoria 2004–present
Alex Gallacher Labor South Australia 2011–present
Katy Gallagher g Labor Australian Capital Territory 2015–present
Sarah Hanson-Young Greens South Australia 2008–present
Hon Bill Heffernan Liberal New South Wales 1996–2016
Hon David Johnston Liberal Western Australia 2002–present
Chris Ketter Labor Queensland 2014–present
Jacqui Lambie Palmer United/Independent d Tasmania 2014–present
Glenn Lazarus Palmer United/Independent f Queensland 2014–present
David Leyonhjelm Liberal Democrats New South Wales 2014–present
Joanna Lindgren h LNPb Queensland 2015–present
Sue Lines Labor Western Australia 2013–present
Scott Ludlam Greens Western Australia 2008–present
Hon Joe Ludwig Labor Queensland 1999–2016
Hon Kate Lundy g Labor Australian Capital Territory 1996–2015
Hon Ian Macdonald LNPb Queensland 1990–present
John Madigan DLP/Independentc Victoria 2011–present
Gavin Marshall Labor Victoria 2002–present
Hon Brett Mason h LNPb Queensland 1999–2015
Jenny McAllister e Labor New South Wales 2015–present
Anne McEwen Labor South Australia 2005–present
Hon James McGrath LNPb Queensland 2014–present
Bridget McKenzie National Victoria 2011–present
Nick McKim i Greens Tasmania 2015–present
Hon Jan McLucas Labor Queensland 1999–2016
Christine Milne i Greens Tasmania 2005–2015
Claire Moore Labor Queensland 2002–present
Ricky Muir Motoring Enthusiast Victoria 2014–present
Hon Fiona Nash National New South Wales 2005–present
Deborah O'Neill Labor New South Wales 2013–present
Barry O'Sullivan LNPb Queensland 2014–present
Stephen Parry Liberal Tasmania 2005–present
James Paterson k Liberal Victoria 2016–present
Hon Marise Payne Liberal New South Wales 1997–present
Nova Peris Labor Northern Territory 2013–2016
Helen Polley Labor Tasmania 2005–present
Linda Reynolds, CSC Liberal Western Australia 2014–present
Lee Rhiannon Greens New South Wales 2011–present
Janet Rice Greens Victoria 2014–present
Hon Michael Ronaldson k Liberal Victoria 2005–2016
Hon Anne Ruston Liberal South Australia 2012–present
Hon Scott Ryan Liberal Victoria 2008–present
Hon Nigel Scullion Country Liberal a Northern Territory 2001–present
Zed Seselja Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2013–present
Rachel Siewert Greens Western Australia 2005–present
Robert Simms j Greens South Australia 2015–present
Hon Lisa Singh Labor Tasmania 2011–present
Hon Arthur Sinodinos Liberal New South Wales 2011–present
Dean Smith Liberal Western Australia 2012–present
Glenn Sterle Labor Western Australia 2005–present
Anne Urquhart Labor Tasmania 2011–present
Zhenya Wang Palmer United Western Australia 2014–present
Larissa Waters Greens Queensland 2011–present
Peter Whish-Wilson Greens Tasmania 2012–present
John Williams National New South Wales 2008–present
Hon Penny Wong Labor South Australia 2002–present
Penny Wright j 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 Brandis, Lindgren, McGrath and Macdonald sit in the Liberal party room. Senators Canavan and O'Sullivan sit in the National party room.
c ^ Victorian Senator John Madigan resigned from the DLP on 4 September 2014 and sat thereafter as an independent.
d ^ Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie resigned from the Palmer United Party on 24 November 2014 and sat thereafter as an independent.
e ^ New South Wales Labor Senator John Faulkner resigned from the Senate on 6 February 2015. Jenny McAllister was appointed as his replacement on 6 May 2015.
f ^ Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus resigned from the Palmer United Party on 13 March 2015 and sat thereafter as an independent.
g ^ Australian Capital Territory Labor Senator Kate Lundy resigned from the Senate on 24 March 2015. Former ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher was appointed as her replacement on 25 March 2015.
h ^ Queensland LNP Senator Brett Mason resigned from the Senate on 26 March 2015. Joanna Lindgren was appointed as his replacement on 21 May 2015.
i ^ Tasmanian Greens Senator Christine Milne resigned from the Senate on 10 August 2015. Nick McKim was appointed as her replacement on 19 August 2015.
j ^ South Australian Greens Senator Penny Wright resigned from the Senate on 10 September 2015. Robert Simms was appointed as her replacement on 22 September 2015.
k ^ Victorian Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson resigned from the Senate on 28 February 2016. James Paterson was appointed as his replacement on 9 March 2016.
l ^ Western Australian Senator Joe Bullock resigned from the Senate on 13 April 2016. Pat Dodson was appointed as his replacement on 28 April 2016.

See also[edit]


Members of the Australian Parliament
House of Representatives

2010–2013  · 2013–2016  · 2016–2019


2011–2014  · 2014–2016  · 2016–2019