Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, 2011–2015

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This is a list of members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, as elected at the 2007 and 2011 state elections. As members serve eight-year terms, half of the Council was elected in 2007 and did not face re-election in 2011, and the members elected in 2011 will not face re-election until 2019.

Name Party Term in office
Hon John Ajaka Liberal 2007–present
Jan Barham Greens 2011–2017
Hon Niall Blair National 2011–present
Hon Robert Borsak Shooters and Fishers 2010–present
Hon Robert Brown Shooters and Fishers 2006–present
Jeremy Buckingham Greens 2011–present
Hon David Clarke Liberal 2003–present
Hon Rick Colless National 2000–present
Hon Sophie Cotsis Labor 2010–2016
Hon Catherine Cusack Liberal 2003–present
Hon Greg Donnelly Labor 2005–present
Cate Faehrmann [5] Greens 2011–2013
Dr Mehreen Faruqi [5] Greens 2013–present
Hon Amanda Fazio Labor 2000–2015
Hon Marie Ficarra Liberal/Independent [6] 2007–2015
Hon Luke Foley Labor 2010–2015
Hon Mike Gallacher Liberal/Independent [7] 1996–2017
Hon Jenny Gardiner National 1991–2015
Hon Duncan Gay National 1988–present
Hon Paul Green Christian Democrats 2011–present
Hon Don Harwin Liberal 1999–present
Hon John Hatzistergos [2] Labor 1999–2011
Dr John Kaye Greens 2007–2016
Hon Tony Kelly [3] Labor 1987–1988, 1997–2011
Hon Trevor Khan National 2007–present
Hon Charlie Lynn Liberal 1995–2015
Hon Scot MacDonald Liberal 2011–present
Hon Natasha Maclaren-Jones Liberal 2011–present
Hon Matthew Mason-Cox Liberal 2006–present
Hon Sarah Mitchell National 2011–present
Hon Shaoquett Moselmane Labor 2009–present
Rev Hon Fred Nile Christian Democrats 1981–2004, 2004–present
Eddie Obeid [1] Labor 1991–2011
Hon Melinda Pavey National 2002–2015
Hon Greg Pearce Liberal 2000–present
Hon Dr Peter Phelps Liberal 2011–present
Hon Peter Primrose Labor 1996–present
Hon Eric Roozendaal [4] Labor/Independent [4] 2004–2013
Hon Adam Searle[2] Labor 2011–present
Hon Walt Secord[1] Labor 2011–present
Hon Penny Sharpe Labor 2005–2015, 2015–present
David Shoebridge Greens 2010–present
Hon Mick Veitch Labor 2007–present
Hon Lynda Voltz Labor 2007–present
Hon Helen Westwood Labor 2007–2015
Hon Steve Whan [3] Labor 2011–2015
Hon Ernest Wong [4] Labor 2013–present
1 Labor MLC Eddie Obeid resigned on 10 May 2011. Walt Secord was appointed to the vacancy on 20 May, and sworn in on 24 May.[1]
2 Labor MLC John Hatzistergos resigned on 19 May 2011. Adam Searle was appointed to the vacancy on 20 May, and sworn in on 24 May.[1]
3 Labor MLC Tony Kelly resigned on 6 June 2011. Steve Whan was appointed to the vacancy.
4 Eric Roozendaal was appointed to the Legislative Council in 2004 as a member of the Australian Labor Party. In November 2012, Roozendaal was suspended from the party and sat in the Council as an Independent member,[2] and resigned from the Council on 9 May 2013.[3] On 24 May 2013, Labor appointed Ernest Wong to fill the vacancy.[4]
[5] Cate Faehrmann resigned from the LC in June 2013, to contest the Senate in the 2013 Federal election. She was replaced by Mehreen Faruqi in the same month.
[6] Marie Ficarra withdrew from the Liberal parliamentary party in April 2014, to serve as an Independent, following her implication in corruption allegations investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
[7] Mike Gallacher withdrew from the parliamentary Liberal party in May 2014 following his implication in corruption allegations investigated by ICAC. He now sits as an independent.


  1. ^ a b Two new NSW Labor MPs sworn in, ninemsn, 25 May 2011.
  2. ^ Gerathy, Sarah (8 November 2012). "Labor suspends Roozendaal over corruption claims". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Coultan, Mark (9 May 2013). "Former minister Eric Roozendaal quits NSW parliament with a parting swipe at Labor". The Australian. AAP. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ernest Wong elected to replace Roozendaal in NSW Parliament". ABC News. Australia. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
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