Members of the Australian Senate, 2014–2016

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Government (33) - (6 seat minority)

     Liberal (23)
     LNP (6)
     National Party (3)
     CLP (1)

Opposition (25)
     Labor (25)

Crossbench (17)
     Greens (10)
     Palmer United (3) [i]
     DLP (1) [ii]
     Family First (1)
     Liberal Democrats (1)
     Motoring Enthusiast (1)
     Xenophon (1)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ Jacqui Lambie resigned from the Palmer United Party to sit as an independent from 24 November 2014. Glenn Lazarus resigned from the Palmer United Party to sit as an independent from 13 March 2015.
  2. ^ John Madigan resigned from the DLP on 4 September 2014 and sat thereafter as an independent.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between July 2014 and May 2016.[1] Half of the state senators had been elected at the August 2010 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2017; the other half of the state senators were elected at the September 2013 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2020. The territory senators were elected at the September 2013 election and their terms ended at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was May 2016. 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 senators' 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[2] which led to a full-senate election, rather than a more common half-senate election, at the 2 July 2016 general election.

Senator Party State End term Years in office
Hon. Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 2017 1994–present
Back, ChrisChris Back   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2009–present
Bernardi, CoryCory Bernardi   Liberal South Australia 2020 2006–present
Bilyk, CatrynaCatryna Bilyk   Labor Tasmania 2020 2008–present
Hon. Simon Birmingham   Liberal South Australia 2020 2007–present
Hon. George Brandis   LNP [a] Queensland 2017 2000–present
Brown, CarolCarol Brown   Labor Tasmania 2020 2005–present
Bullock, JoeJoe Bullock [b]   Labor Western Australia 2020 2014–2016
Bushby, DavidDavid Bushby   Liberal Tasmania 2020 2007–present
Hon. Doug Cameron   Labor New South Wales 2020 2008–present
Canavan, MatthewMatthew Canavan   LNP [c] Queensland 2020 2014–present
Hon Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 2017 1993–present
Hon. Michaelia Cash   Liberal Western Australia 2020 2008–present
Hon. Richard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2020 2002–2016
Hon. Jacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 2020 1995–2005, 2008–present
Hon. Stephen Conroy   Labor Victoria 2017 1996–2016
Hon. Mathias Cormann   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2007–present
Dastyari, SamSam Dastyari   Labor New South Wales 2017 2013–present
Day, BobBob Day [d]   Family First South Australia 2020 2014–2016
Di Natale, RichardRichard Di Natale   Greens Victoria 2017 2011–present
Dodson, PatPat Dodson [b]   Labor Western Australia 2020 2016–present
Edwards, SeanSean Edwards   Liberal South Australia 2017 2011–2016
Hon. John Faulkner [e]   Labor New South Wales 2017 1989–2015
Fawcett, DavidDavid Fawcett   Liberal South Australia 2017 2011–present
Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells   Liberal New South Wales 2017 2005–present
Hon. Mitch Fifield   Liberal Victoria 2020 2004–present
Gallacher, AlexAlex Gallacher   Labor South Australia 2017 2011–present
Gallagher, KatyKaty Gallagher [f]   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2016 [g] 2015–present
Hanson-Young, SarahSarah Hanson-Young   Greens South Australia 2020 2008–present
Hon. Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2017 1996–2016
Hon. David Johnston   Liberal Western Australia 2020 2002–2016
Ketter, ChrisChris Ketter   Labor Queensland 2020 2014–present
Lambie, JacquiJacqui Lambie   Palmer United/Ind [h] Tasmania 2020 2014–present
Lazarus, GlennGlenn Lazarus   Palmer United/Ind [i] Queensland 2020 2014–2016
Leyonhjelm, DavidDavid Leyonhjelm   Liberal Democrats New South Wales 2020 2014–present
Lindgren, JoannaJoanna Lindgren [j]   LNP [a] Queensland 2017 2015–2016
Lines, SueSue Lines   Labor Western Australia 2017 2013–present
Ludlam, ScottScott Ludlam   Greens Western Australia 2020 2008–present
Hon Joe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2017 1999–2016
Hon. Kate Lundy [f]   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2016 [g] 1996–2015
Jenny McAllister [e]   Labor New South Wales 2017 2015–present
Hon. Ian Macdonald   LNP [a] Queensland 2020 1990–present
Anne McEwen   Labor South Australia 2017 2005–2016
Hon. James McGrath   LNP [a] Queensland 2020 2014–present
Bridget McKenzie   National Victoria 2017 2011–present
Nick McKim [k]   Greens Tasmania 2017 2015–present
Hon. Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2017 1999–2016
Madigan, JohnJohn Madigan   DLP/Ind [l] Victoria 2017 2011–2016
Marshall, GavinGavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2020 2002–present
Hon. Brett Mason [j]   LNP [a] Queensland 2017 1999–2015
Milne, ChristineChristine Milne [k]   Greens Tasmania 2017 2005–2015
Moore, ClaireClaire Moore   Labor Queensland 2020 2002–present
Muir, RickyRicky Muir   Motoring Enthusiast Victoria 2020 2014–2016
Hon. Fiona Nash   National New South Wales 2017 2005–present
O'Neill, DeborahDeborah O'Neill [m]   Labor New South Wales 2020 2013–present
O'Sullivan, BarryBarry O'Sullivan   LNP [c] Queensland 2020 2014–present
Parry, StephenStephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 2017 2005–present
Paterson, JamesJames Paterson [n]   Liberal Victoria 2017 2016–present
Hon. Marise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2020 1997–present
Peris, NovaNova Peris   Labor Northern Territory 2016 [g] 2013–2016
Polley, HelenHelen Polley   Labor Tasmania 2017 2005–present
Reynolds, LindaLinda Reynolds   Liberal Western Australia 2020 2014–present
Rhiannon, LeeLee Rhiannon   Greens New South Wales 2017 2011–present
Rice, JanetJanet Rice   Greens Victoria 2020 2014–present
Hon. Michael Ronaldson [n]   Liberal Victoria 2017 2005–2016
Hon. Anne Ruston   Liberal South Australia 2017 2012–present
Hon. Scott Ryan   Liberal Victoria 2020 2008–present
Hon. Nigel Scullion   Country Liberal [o] Northern Territory 2016 [g] 2001–present
Seselja, ZedZed Seselja   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2016 [g] 2013–present
Siewert, RachelRachel Siewert   Greens Western Australia 2017 2005–present
Simms, RobertRobert Simms [p]   Greens South Australia 2017 2015–2016
Hon. Lisa Singh   Labor Tasmania 2017 2011–present
Hon. Arthur Sinodinos   Liberal New South Wales 2020 2011–present
Smith, DeanDean Smith   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2012–present
Sterle, GlennGlenn Sterle   Labor Western Australia 2017 2005–present
Urquhart, AnneAnne Urquhart   Labor Tasmania 2017 2011–present
Wang, ZhenyaZhenya Wang   Palmer United Western Australia 2020 2014–2016
Waters, LarissaLarissa Waters   Greens Queensland 2017 2011–present
Whish-Wilson, PeterPeter Whish-Wilson   Greens Tasmania 2020 2012–present
Williams, JohnJohn Williams   National New South Wales 2020 2008–present
Hon. Penny Wong   Labor South Australia 2020 2002–present
Wright, PennyPenny Wright [p]   Greens South Australia 2017 2011–2015
Xenophon, NickNick Xenophon   NXG South Australia 2020 2008–present

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Brandis, Lindgren, McGrath and Macdonald sat in the Liberal party room.
  2. ^ a b Western Australian Senator Joe Bullock resigned from the Senate on 13 April 2016. Pat Dodson was appointed as his replacement on 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Canavan and O'Sullivan sat in the National party room.
  4. ^ On 5 April 2017 the High Court held that South Australian Family First Senator Bob Day had been incapable of sitting as a senator from 26 February 2016 as he had an indirect interest in an agreement with the Commonwealth.[3] The High Court had previously held that the presence of a person who was not validly a senator did not invalidate the proceedings of the Senate.[4]
  5. ^ a b 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.
  6. ^ a b 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.
  7. ^ a b c d e The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was July 2016.
  8. ^ Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie resigned from the Palmer United Party on 24 November 2014 and sat thereafter as an independent.
  9. ^ Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus resigned from the Palmer United Party on 13 March 2015 and sat thereafter as an independent.
  10. ^ a b Queensland LNP Senator Brett Mason resigned from the Senate on 26 March 2015. Joanna Lindgren was appointed as his replacement on 21 May 2015.
  11. ^ a b Tasmanian Greens Senator Christine Milne resigned from the Senate on 10 August 2015. Nick McKim was appointed as her replacement on 19 August 2015.
  12. ^ Victorian Senator John Madigan resigned from the DLP on 4 September 2014 and sat thereafter as an independent.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ a b Victorian Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson resigned from the Senate on 28 February 2016. James Paterson was appointed as his replacement on 9 March 2016.
  15. ^ Northern Territory Senator Nigel Scullion sat as the sole representative of the Country Liberal Party, the local equivalent of both the National and Liberal parties. He sat in the National party room, and served as the National Party deputy leader in the Senate.
  16. ^ a b 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.

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