Political families of Australia
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A political family in Australia (also called political dynasty) is a family in which multiple members are involved in Australian politics, particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved.
- 1 Anderson family
- 2 Anthony family
- 3 Archer family
- 4 Baird family
- 5 Barnard family
- 6 Baume family
- 7 Beazley family
- 8 Bjelke-Petersen family
- 9 Braid family
- 10 Bruxner family
- 11 Burke family
- 12 Cain family
- 13 Chaney family
- 14 Chapman family
- 15 Court family
- 16 Cowan family
- 17 Crean family
- 18 Cribb/Foote family
- 19 Darling family
- 20 Douglas family
- 21 Downer family
- 22 Dunn family
- 23 Evans family
- 24 Ferguson family
- 25 Fong Lim family
- 26 Fraser family
- 27 Goldsworthy–Chapman family
- 28 Groom family
- 29 Hamer family
- 30 Hawke family
- 31 Hodgman family
- 32 Hughes-Turnbull family
- 33 Katter family
- 34 Lewis family
- 35 Lyons family
- 36 McClelland family
- 37 McLarty family
- 38 McMahon/Walder family
- 39 Melloy/Darling family
- 40 Menzies-Leckie family
- 41 Morgan family
- 42 Nalder family
- 43 Newman family
- 44 Nott family
- 45 Oldfield family
- 46 Palaszczuk family
- 47 Pearsall family
- 48 Piesse family
- 49 Pitt family
- 50 Playford family
- 51 Thorn/Harris/Hill/Casey family
- 52 Wentworth family
- 53 Willmott family
- 54 Wilson family
- 55 Wriedt family
- 56 Others
- 57 See also
- 58 References
- 59 External links
- Keith Anderson, member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1961–1962
- Kath Anderson, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council 1973–1981
- Peter Anderson, member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1978–1995
- Larry Anthony, senior: MHR for Richmond 1937–57; minister in the Menzies Government 1941, 1949–56
- Doug Anthony: MHR for Richmond 1957–84; Deputy Prime Minister 1971–72, 1975–83; Leader of the National Party 1971–84
- Larry Anthony, junior: MHR for Richmond 1996–2004; minister in the Howard Government 1998–2004.
- Thomas Archer, Legislative Council of Tasmania 1827–1844
- Joseph Archer, Legislative Council of Tasmania 1851–1853
- William Archer, Legislative Council & House of Assembly of Tasmania, 1851–1855(MLC)/1860-1862 & 1866–1868 (MHA)
- Robert Joseph Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania 1869–1871, Longford Municipality Alderman
- Basil Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania 1871–1872
- William Henry Davies Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania, 1882–1886, Longford Municipality Alderman, Council Warden, Treasurer 1872–1894
- Frank Archer, House of Assembly of Tasmania, 1893–1902
- William Fulbert Archer, Longford Municipality Alderman
- Thomas Cathcart Archer, Longford Municipality Alderman
- Bruce Baird (born 1942), MLA for Northcott NSW 1984—95, Minister in Greiner and Fahey governments. MHR for Cook 1998—2007. His son:
- Mike Baird (born 1968), MLA for Manly NSW 2007—2017, Minister, Treasurer, 44th NSW Premier 2014—2017
- Claude Barnard: MHR for Bass 1934–49. His son:
- Lance Barnard: MHR for Bass 1954–75, Deputy Prime Minister 1972–74
- Eric Barnard: nephew of Claude Barnard; minister in Tasmanian governments.
- Michael Barnard: grandson of Claude Barnard and nephew of Lance; state MHA for Bass 1969–86; Deputy Premier of Tasmania
- Michael Baume (born 1930), Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Macarthur (1975—1983), Australian Senator for New South Wales (1985—1996)
- Peter Baume (born 1935), Australian Senator for New South Wales (1974—1991)
They are cousins, the grandsons of Frederick Baume, a member of parliament in New Zealand.
- Kim Edward Beazley (1917–2007): MHR for Fremantle 1945–1977; Minister for Education in the Whitlam Government. Son;
- Kim Christian Beazley (born 1948): MHR 1980–2007; Minister in the Hawke and Keating governments 1983–1996; Deputy Prime Minister 1995–96; Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition 1996–2001, 2005–2006; Australian Ambassador to the United States 2010–2016
- Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was premier of Queensland from 1968 to 1987
- Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen, his wife, was a Senator for Queensland from 1981 to 1993
- Harry Braid (1917–2001) was an independent member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Mersey from 1972 to 1990.
- His daughter Sue Napier (1948–2010) was a Liberal member of the House of Assembly for Bass from 1992 to 2010.
- His cousin Ian Braid was a Liberal MHA for Wilmot/Lyons from 1969 to 1972 and 1975 to 1995.
- Sir Michael Bruxner, MLA 1920–1962, First Deputy Premier of New South Wales.
- Tim Bruxner, MLA 1962–1981, Cabinet Minister 1973–1976.
- Tom Burke (1910–1973) (MHR for Perth) 1943–55. Sons;
- Terry Burke (born 1942) (MP for Perth) 1968–87.
- Brian Burke (born 1947) (MP for Balga). Premier of Western Australia 1983–88.
- John Cain I (1882–1957) (MP for Northcote) 1927–1957. Premier of Victoria 1943, 1945–47, 1952–55. Son:
- John Cain II (born 1931) (MP for Bundoora) 1976–92. Premier of Victoria 1982–90.
- Sir Fred Chaney I (1914–2001) (MHR for Perth) 1955–69. and Lord Mayor of Perth 1978–82. Son;
- Fred Chaney II (born 1941) (Senator for WA) Leader of the Opposition in the Senate 1983–90. (MHR for Pearce) 1983–93. Senior Minister in the Fraser Government.
- Ted Chapman (1934–2005) (MP for Alexandra) 1973–1992. Liberal government minister 1979–1982. Father;
- Vickie Chapman (born 1957) (MP for Bragg) 2002–present. Deputy Liberal Opposition Leader 2006–2009 and 2013–present. Daughter.
- Sir Charles Court (1911–2007) (MP for Nedlands) 1953–1982. Premier of Western Australia 1974–82. Son;
- Richard Court (born 1947), (MP for Nedlands)1982–2001. Premier of Western Australia from 1993 to 2001. Sister in law;
- Ken Court, Charles Court's son, state president of the Liberal Party in Western Australia and candidate for the seat of Curtin, losing to Allan Rocher
- Margaret Court (born 1942) Tennis player and political activist and wife of Barry Court, Sir Charles Court's eldest son.
- James Cowan (1848 – 1890), Member for the South Australian House of Assembly (MHA) Electoral district of Yatala 1890
- John Cowan (1866 – 1953), Member of the South Australian Legislative Council 1910 – 1944
- John Lancelot Cowan (1893 – 1971), South Australian Legislative Council 1949 – 1959
- Thomas Cowan (1839 – 1890) MHA for Yatala 1875 – 1878
- Frank Crean (1916–2008) (MHR for Melbourne Ports) 1951–77, Deputy Prime Minister of Australia 1972–75. Sons;
- Simon Crean (born 1949) (MHR for Hotham) 1990–2013. Leader of the Australian Opposition 2001–2003. Leader of the Australian Labor Party 2001–2003. Minister in the Keating and Rudd Governments.
- David Crean (born 1950) (MP for Denison (TAS)) 1989–90. (MLC for Elwick (TAS)) 1999–2004.
- Benjamin Cribb (1807—1874), Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Stanley Boroughs (1858–1859), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for West Moreton (1861–1867) and Ipswich (1870–1873)
- Benjamin's brother Robert Cribb (1805—1893), Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for East Moreton (1859–1859), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Town of Brisbane (1860—1863) and East Moreton (1863—1867)
- Benjamin's son Thomas Bridson Cribb (1845—1913), Member of the Queensland Legislative Council (1893—1896), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Ipswich (1896—1904), Treasurer of Queensland (1901—1903), Member of the Queensland Legislative Council (1913)
- Benjamin's son James Clarke Cribb (1856–1926), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Rosewood (1893—1896), Bundamba (1899—1912) and Bremer (1912—1915)
- Benjamin's brother-in-law and business partner John Clarke Foote (1822—1895), Member of the Queensland Legislative Council (1877—1895)
- John's brother James Foote (1829–1895), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for West Moreton (1873—1878), Bundamba (1880—1888) and Rosewood (1892—1893)
- John Darling Sr. (1831 – 1905), South Australian House of Assembly Member (MHA) for West Adelaide 1870 – 1871
- John Darling Jr. (1852 – 1914), MHA 1896 – 1905, 11th Leader of the Opposition (SA)
- John Douglas – Premier of Queensland 1877–1879. Son;
- Henry Douglas – state member for Cook 1907–1915. Grandson;
- Alex Douglas – state member for Gaven 2006 and 2009–2015. Alex Douglas is also a nephew of Bob Katter and cousin of Rob Katter (see Katter family below)
- Sir John Downer (1843–1915), (MP for Barossa) 1878–1901. Premier of South Australia 1885–87 1892–93. (Senator for SA) 1901–03. (MLC for Southern District) 1905–15.
- Sir Alexander Russell Downer, "Alick" (1910–1981), (MHR for Angas) 1949–64. Senior Minister in the Menzies Ministry. Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 1964–72.
- Alexander John Downer, (born 1951), (MHR for Mayo) 1984–2008. Leader of the Australian Opposition 1994–95. Senior Minister in the Howard Government. His daughter Georgina Downer ran unsuccessfully for Liberal party preselection prior to the 2016 federal election.
- John Dunn Snr. South Australian miller and philanthropist, sat in both Houses of the Parliament of South Australia
- John Dunn Jnr. South Australian miller, sat in both Houses
- William Henry Dunn miller and farmer, member of the Legislative Assembly for Onkaparinga
John Dunn Snr's son-in-law and nephew:
- William Paltridge (married Elizabeth Dunn ca.1835 – 20 August 1928) farmer, member for Victoria (April 1870 – July 1871) in the South Australian House of Assembly
- Stan Evans (born 1930) (MP for three electorates: Onkaparinga, Fisher and Davenport) 1968–1993. Father;
- Iain Evans (born 1959) (MP for Davenport) 1993–2014. Liberal Opposition Leader 2006–2007. Deputy Liberal Opposition Leader 2005–2006. Liberal government minister 1997–2002. Son.
- Jack Ferguson (1924–2002) (MP for Merrylands) 1959–62, 1968–84 and Fairfield 1962–68. Deputy Premier of New South Wales 1976–84. Sons;
- Laurie Ferguson (born 1952) (MHR for Reid) 1990–2010.
- Martin Ferguson (born 1953) (MHR for Batman) 1996–2013. Minister in the Rudd Government
Fong Lim family
- Alec Fong Lim (1931–1990) (Lord Mayor of Darwin) 1984–90. His daughter;
- Katrina Fong Lim (1961–) (Lord Mayor of Darwin) 2012–.
- Sir Simon Fraser (1832–1919) (Senator for VIC) 1901–06. Grandson;
- Malcolm Fraser (1930–2015) (MHR for Wannon) 1955–83. Minister in the Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon Ministries. 22nd Prime Minister of Australia 1975–83.
- Roger Goldsworthy MHA, AO (1929 –) first Member for Kavel 1970–1992, 3rd Deputy Premier of South Australia 1979–1982, various ministries, father of
- Mark Goldsworthy (1956 –) third and current Member for Kavel since 2002
- Grant Chapman (1949–) (Roger Goldsworthy's brother-in-law) MHR for Kingston, Senator for South Australia
- Sir Rupert "Dick" Hamer (1916–2004), 39th Premier of Victoria 1972–1981. His younger brother;
- David Hamer (1923–2002) (MHR for Isaacs) 1969–1974. Australian Senator for Victoria 1978–1990. His grandfather-in-law;
- Sir William Murray McPherson (1865–1932) 31st Premier of Victoria, Treasurer of Victoria. Member for Hawthorn (1913–30). His father;
- Thomas McPherson, Mayor of Melbourne (1870–71)
- The uncle of Sir Rupert and David;
- George Swinburne (1861–1928), Member for Hawthorn in the Victorian Legislative Assembly (1902–1913). Founder of Swinburne University.
- Albert Hawke (1900–86) MHA for Burra Burra, South Australia 1924–27, MLA for Northam, Western Australia 1933–68. Premier of Western Australia 1953–59. Brother;
- Arthur Hawke (1898-1989) General Secretary; Australian Labor Party, South Australia 1919-1920. Minister of the Congregational Church 1920-1979. Son;
- Bob Hawke (born 1929) MHR for Wills 1980–92. 23rd Prime Minister of Australia 1983–91.
|Name||Australian House of Representatives||Tasmanian House of Assembly||Tasmanian Legislative Council|
|William Clark "Bill" Hodgman (1909–97)||1955–64: Member for Denison||1971–83: Member for Queenborough
1981–83: President of the Legislative Council
|Michael Hodgman (1938–2013)
- son of Bill
|1975–87: Member for Denison
1980–83: Minister for the Capital Territory
in the Fraser Government
|1992–98, 2001–10: Member for Denison||1966–74: Member for Huon|
|Peter Hodgman (born 1946)
- son of Bill, brother of Michael
|2001: contested seat of Franklin||1986–2001: Member for Franklin||1974–86: Member for Huon|
|Will Hodgman (born 1969)
- son of Michael
|2002– : Member for Franklin
2006–14 : Leader of the Opposition
2014– : Premier of Tasmania
The Hughes family has a long history in both New South Wales and Federal politics.
- Sir Thomas Hughes was the first Lord Mayor of Sydney and member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1908 until 1930. His brother,
- John Francis Hughes was also an MLC, serving from 1895 until 1912. He also served as NSW Minister for Justice and Vice-President of the Executive Council. Sir Thomas' grandson,
- Tom Hughes, was a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1963 until 1973, serving as Attorney-General during the Gorton Government. His daughter,
- Lucy Hughes, was the first female Lord Mayor of Sydney, serving from 2003 until 2004. She is married to
- Malcolm Turnbull, the current Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Liberal Party since September 2015, and Member for Wentworth since 2004. He is the former Leader of the Opposition, having served in that role from 2008 until 2009. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Minister for the Environment during the Howard Government, and until taking on the role of Prime Minister, he served as the Minister for Communications in the Abbott Government.
- Bob Katter, Sr., state candidate for Flinders 1957-1958, federal member for Kennedy 1966–1990.
- Bob Katter, state member for Flinders 1974–1992, federal member for Kennedy 1992–present. Bob Katter is also an uncle of Alex Douglas (see Douglas family above).
- Rob Katter, state member for Mount Isa 2012–present
- Carl Katter, federal candidate for Higgins 2015–present
- Sandy Lewis (1931 –), MP for Blackwood, Western Australia 1972–1989
- Tom Lewis (1922 –), 33rd Premier of New South Wales 1975 – 1976
- Joseph Lyons (1879–1939) was Tasmanian Leader of the Opposition 1916–23, 1928–29; Premier of Tasmania 1923–28; federal Member for Wilmot 1929–39; Leader of the Opposition 1931–32; 10th Prime Minister of Australia 1932–39. Wife;
- Dame Enid Lyons (1897–1981) was MHR for Darwin 1943–51. First female member of the House of Representatives. Minister in the Menzies Government. Sons;
- Kevin Lyons (1923–2000): MP for Braddon (TAS) 1948–69. Deputy Premier of Tasmania 1969–72. Brother;
- Brendan Lyons: MP for Bass (TAS) 1982–86.
- Alfred McClelland, (dec.) (MP for Northern Tablelands) 1920–27, (Dubbo) 1930–32. Son;
- Doug McClelland (born 1926) (Senator for NSW) 1962–87. Minister in the Whitlam Government and President of the Australian Senate. Son;
- Robert McClelland (born 1958) (MHR for Barton) 1996–2013 and was a minister in the Rudd-Gillard Government.
- John McLarty (1842–1909), MLA in Western Australia 1904–1909; brother of Edward
- Edward McLarty (1848–1917), MLC in Western Australia 1894–1916; brother of John
- Ross McLarty (1891–1962), MLA in Western Australia 1930–1962, Premier 1947–1953; son of Edward
- William McMahon (1908-1988), federal Member for Lowe; Minister in the Menzies Government (1949–66), Holt Government (1966–67), McEwen Government (1967-68) and Gorton Government (1968-1971); 20th Prime Minister of Australia 1971-72, Leader of the Opposition 1972. Uncle;
- Samuel Walder (1879-1946), Lord Mayor of Sydney 1932-33, Member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales 1932-43
- Jack Melloy (1908—2006), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Nudgee (1960—1977)
- his daughter Elaine Darling (born 1936), Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Lilley (1980—1993)
- his granddaughter and her daughter Vicky Darling (born 1966), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Sandgate (2006—2012), Minister for Environment (2011—2012)
- his cousin once removed and role model, Walter Russell Crampton (1877—1938), Member of the Queensland Legislative Council (1917—1922)
- Sir Robert Menzies, 12th and longest serving Prime Minister of Australia. Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Kooyong (1934—1966), Deputy Premier of Victoria (1932-1934) and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria for Nunawading (1929-1934).
- his father James Menzies, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria for Lowan (1911-1920)
- his uncle Hugh Menzies, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria for Stawell (1902-1904)
- his uncle Sydney Sampson was a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Wimmera (1906-1919)
- his father in-law John Leckie was a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Indi (1917-1919) and Senator for Victoria (1935-1947)
- his brother in-law Roland Leckie was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria for Evelyn (1950-1952)
- his cousin Douglas Menzies was notably a Judge on the High Court of Australia (1958-1974)
- James Morgan, Member for Warwick in the Queensland Legislative Assembly (1870–1871, 1873–1878)
- Sir Crawford Nalder was Deputy Premier of Western Australia from 1962 to 1971. His son
- Cambell Nalder, was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1986 to 1987. His son
- Dean Nalder, has been a member of the Legislative Assembly since 2013 and was the Transport minister in the Western Australian Government.
- Kevin Newman (1933–99) – (MP for Bass (TAS)) 1975–84. Minister in the Fraser Government. His wife
- Jocelyn Newman (born 1937) – (Senator for Tasmania) 1986–2002. She was a Minister in the Howard Government. Their son;
- Campbell Newman (born 1963) – Lord Mayor of Brisbane 2004–2011, Premier of Queensland 2012–2015.
- Frederick Lancelot Nott (1874—1927), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Stanley (1920—1927)
- his brother Lewis Windermere Nott (1886—1951), Member of the Australian House of Representatives for Herbert (1925—1928) and Australian Capital Territory (1949—1951)
- Edward "Ted" Oldfield (1920-1990), Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Maylands (1951-1956; 1962-1965) and Mount Lawley (1956-1962)
- his nephew David Oldfield (1958-present), co-founder and Vice President of Pauline Hanson's One Nation (1997-2000), President of One Nation New South Wales (2001-2004), Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (1999-2007)
- Henry Palaszczuk (born 1947) – Queensland state member for Archerfield 1984–1992 and Inala 1992–2006, and a Minister in the Beattie Government. Daughter;
- Annastacia Palaszczuk (born 1969) – Queensland state member for Inala since 2006 and Premier of Queensland since 2015.
- Benjamin Pearsall (1878–1951) – Independent member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin 1928–1931, 1934–1937
- Benjamin's son, Thomas Pearsall (1920–2003) – Liberal MHA for Franklin 1950–1966, member of the House of Representatives for Franklin 1966–1969
- Thomas' son, Geoff Pearsall (born 1946) – Liberal MHA for Franklin 1969–1988, Deputy Premier of Tasmania 1984–1988
- Frederick Piesse (1853–1912), MLA in Western Australia 1890–1909; brother of Alfred, Arnold, and Charles
- Charles Piesse (1855–1914), MLC in Western Australia 1894–1914; brother of Alfred, Arnold, and Frederick
- Alfred Piesse (1866–1939), MLA in Western Australia 1911–1924; brother of Arnold, Charles, and Frederick
- Arnold Piesse (1872–1935), MLA in Western Australia 1909–1914 and 1930–1935; brother of Alfred, Charles, and Frederick
- Harold Piesse (1884–1944), MLC in Western Australia 1932–1944; son of Frederick
- Edmund Piesse (1900–1952), Senator for Western Australia 1950–1952; son of Arnold
- Winifred Piesse (born 1923), MLC in Western Australia 1977–1983; daughter-in-law of Charles
- Warren Pitt (born 1948) – state member for Mulgrave 1989–1995 and 1998–2009 and a Minister in the Beattie Government. Son;
- Curtis Pitt (born 1977) – state member for Mulgrave 2009–present and a Minister in the Palaszczuk Government.
The Playford family has played a significant role in the South Australian and Australian political and social sphere since the early days of European settlement.
- Thomas Playford Senior was a fiery Baptist minister who arrived in Adelaide in 1844 and established 'The Christian Church'.
- Thomas Playford II (1837–1915) (MP for Onkaparinga (S.A)) Premier of South Australia 1887–89, 1890–92. (Senator for SA) Federal Minister for Defence 1905–07 and Vice-President of the Executive Council 1903–04.
- Sir Thomas Playford IV Premier of South Australia 1938–65. (the longest serving elected national or regional leader in the Commonwealth of Nations.)
- George Thorn (senior) (1806—1876), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for West Moreton (1860—1861)
- his sons:
- George Thorn (1838—1905), Premier of Queensland (1876—1877)
- John Thorn (1847—1896), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Fassifern (1874—1878)
- Henry Thorn (1840—1880), Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Northern Downs (1867—1868, 1873—1876)
- William Thorn, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Aubigny (1894—1904, 1908—1912)
- his son-in-law George Harris, Member of the Queensland Legislative Council
- William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872), member of the New South Wales Legislative Council for various periods between 1843 and 1862, including President of the Legislative Council (1861-1862), leading advocate for self-government for the Australian colonies
- D'Arcy Wentworth, Jr. (1793-1861), member of the New South Wales Legislative Council (1843-1845), half-brother of W. C. Wentworth (1790-1872)
- William Charles Wentworth AO (1907-2003), Liberal and later Independent member of the Australian House of Representatives (1949- 1977) and in the Ministry (1968-1972), great grandson of W. C. Wentworth (1790-1872)
- George Neville Griffiths (1840-1905), member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for East Sydney (1882-1885), grandfather of W. C. Wentworth (1907-2003)
- John Scott) (1821-1898), apart from 1869, member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for various electorates (1868-1888) and of the Queensland Legislative Council (1888-1890), father-in-law of G.N. Griffiths and great grandfather of W. C. Wentworth (1907-2003)
- George Hill (1802-1883), Mayor of Sydney (1850) and member of the Legislative Council of New South Wales (1848-1849) and (1856-1861), great grandfather of W. C. Wentworth (1907-2003)
- F. E. S. Willmott (1870–1941), MLA in Western Australia 1914–1921, MLC in Western Australia 1921–1926; father of F. D.
- Edmund Brockman (1882–1938), MLA in Western Australia 1933–1934; brother-in-law of F. E. S.
- William Willmott (1895–1947), MLA in Western Australia 1938–1947; nephew of F. E. S.
- F. D. Willmott (1904–2004), MLA in Western Australia 1955–1974; son of F. E. S.
- Sir Keith Wilson was Senator for South Australia from 1938 to 1944 and MHR for Sturt from 1949–1954 and 1955–1966. His son
- Ian represented Sturt from 1966–1969 and 1972–1993 and was a minister in the Fraser government. Ian was also great-grandson of Sir John Langdon Bonython MHR for South Australia 1901–1906 and great-great grandson of Sir John Cox Bray, the first native born premier of South Australia
- Ken Wriedt (1927–2010) (Senator for TAS). Minister in the Whitlam Government. Daughter;
- Paula Wriedt (born 1968) (MP) 1996–2009. Minister in the Tasmanian Government.
- John "Jack" Ah Kit was a member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 1995 to 2005, and was the first indigenous minister in the Northern Territory. His daughter, Ngaree Ah Kit, was elected to the Assembly in 2016.
- Anthony Albanese has been a Member of the House of Representatives since 1996, and was a minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments. His wife, Carmel Tebbutt was a member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 2005 until her retirement in 2015, Education Minister 2005–2007, and Deputy Premier of the State of NSW from 2008–2011. They have been dubbed the "King and Queen of Marrickville".
- Jim Bacon was Premier of Tasmania 1998–2004, while his son, Scott Bacon was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2010.
- Francis Matthew John Baker was Member for Oxley 1931 to 1934 and Griffith 1934 to 1939. His father Francis Patrick Baker was Member for Maranoa
- Wayne Berry was a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for Ginninderra from 1989–2008 and Leader of the Opposition from 1997–1998. His daughter, Yvette Berry, has been a member of the Legislative Assembly for Ginninderra since 2012.
- Jack Birney (1928–1995), was a Liberal member of the House of Representatives (representing the Sydney electorate of Phillip) from 1975 till his defeat in 1983. His son, Matthew John "Matt" Birney (born 1969) was Leader of the Opposition in Western Australia 2005–06.
- George Booth was a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 1925–1960, while his son, Ken Booth was a member from 1960 to 1988.
- Bert Cremean and his brother Jack Cremean were both Labor members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for Clifton Hill. Jack replaced his brother in a by-election after Bert died of peritonitis following surgery. The family (on their mother's side) was very active in local government Labor politics in the City of Richmond.
- Mary Delahunty was a Labor member for Northcote in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2006, and was Minister for Education (1999–2002); the Arts (1999 to 2006); Women's Affairs (2002–2006) and Planning (2002–2005). Her brother, Hugh Delahunty, was the National Party member for Lowan (2002–2014); and previously Wimmera (1999–2002) and was a minister in the Victorian Government.
- Ray Groom was a Member of the House of Representatives 1975–1984, a Minister in the Fraser Government, a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly 1986–2001, then Premier of Tasmania 1992–1996; his son, Matthew Groom was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2010 and has been a minister in the Tasmanian Government since 2014.
- James Guy was an ALP Senator for Tasmania from 1914 to 1920 and his son James Allan Guy was ALP and later Nationalist Member for Bass and a Senator for Tasmania. George McElwee, Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1940 to 1946, was James Guy's brother-in-law.
- Eric Harrison was a Member of the House of Representatives seat of Wentworth from 1931 to 1956, the first Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (1944 to 1956) and held several major portfolios. His daughter Shirley Walters was Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania from 1975 to 1993.
- Alan Hunt was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1961–1992. His son, Greg Hunt, is the federal member for Flinders, was Minister for the Environment in the Abbott and Turnbull governments and is currently Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.
- Rowley James was the Member for Hunter, New South Wales 1924–1958, while his son, Bertie James was Member for the same seat 1960–1980.
- Harry Jenkins, Sr was Member of Parliament for Scullin, Victoria, 1969–1985, while his son, Harry Jenkins was the Member for the same seat from 1986 to 2013. They have both been Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Stan Knowles, Member for Macquarie Fields in the NSW Legislative Assembly 1981–1990; and his son, Craig Knowles, member for the same seat 1990–2005.
- Michael Lavarch was Member of Parliament 1987–1996 and Attorney-General in the Keating Government 1993–1996. His wife, Linda Lavarch, was Member for Kurwongbah in the Queensland Parliament, from 1997 to 2009, and was Attorney-General in the Beattie government 2005–2006.
- Dawn Lawrie, independent Member for Nightcliff in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly, 1974–1983; her daughter, Delia Lawrie was Labor Member for Karama 2001–2016 and was Leader of the Opposition 2012-15.
- John Lemmon was the Labor member for Williamstown in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1904 to 1955—at nearly 51 years, the longest term in the Victorian parliament's history. His son, Nelson Lemmon, was a federal Labor MP for the seats of Forrest (WA; 1943–1949) and St George (NSW; 1954–1955), and a minister in the Chifley government.
- George Miles served in the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1916 to 1950, his great niece Jo Vallentine was an Independent / Greens senator for Western Australia from 1985 to 1992 and his great-granddaughter Mary Jo Fisher was a Liberal Party senator for South Australia from 2007 to 2012.
- Justin O'Byrne was a member of the Senate for Tasmania 1947–81, President of the Senate 1974–75, and Father of the Senate 1971–75; his distant cousin Michelle O'Byrne was Member for Bass 1998–2004, and Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly since 2006; her brother, David O'Byrne, was Member for Franklin in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 2010 to 2014.
- Eric Ogilvie was a Labor Member for Wilmot in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1928–1940, his brother Albert Ogilvie was Premier of Tasmania 1934–1939 and Labor member for Franklin 1919–1939. His granddaughter Madeleine Ogilvie was elected as a Labor member for Denison in the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2014.
- Noel Padgham-Purich was a member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for Tiwi 1977–1983; Koolpinyah 1983–1990; and Nelson 1990–1997. Her daughter, Kezia Purick, has been member for Goyder since 2008.
- Sir Earle Page was Prime Minister of Australia in 1939 and a Country Party Member of the House of Representatives from 1919 to 1961. His grandson Donald Page was a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly from 1988 to 2015 and a minister in the NSW Government from 2011 to 2014.
- Ian Prentice was a Liberal Party member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowong from 1980 to 1983. His wife, Jane Prentice, has been the federal member for the Queensland seat of Ryan since 2010.
- Bess Price (Country Liberal Party) defeated her nephew, Labor MLA Karl Hampton, in the 2012 Northern Territory election and succeeded him as the member for Sturt in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly until 2016. She was a minister in the NT Government. Karl held the seat from 2006 to 2012 and was also a minister in the NT Government.
- Philip Ruddock has been MHR for Berowra since 1973, and was Immigration Minister 1996–2003 and Attorney-General 2003–2007 in the Howard Government. His father, Max Ruddock was Member of the New South Wales state parliament from 1962 to 1976 and a minister in the NSW Government.
- Marie Tehan was a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1987 to 1992 and of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1992 to 1999. She was a minister in the Victorian Government. Her son Dan Tehan has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since 2010.
- Lindsay Thompson was a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1955 to 1970 and of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1970 to 1982. He was the 40th Premier of Victoria. His son Murray Thompson has been a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 1992.
- Kelvin Thomson was an MP in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1988–1995 and was MHR for Wills in the Australian Parliament from 1996 until his retirement in 2016. His ex-wife Marsha Thomson was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council (1999–2006) and has represented Footscray in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006. She was the first Jewish woman to be a minister in any Australian Government serving in the Bracks and Brumby cabinets.
- William and Richard Vale were brothers who both represented West Ballarat in the Victorian Legislative Assembly during the latter part of the 19th century. William's great-grandson, Monte Vale, was member of the Assembly for Greensborough (1967–70, 1973–77), while Monte's son Roger Vale was member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly for Electoral division of Stuart, 1974–1994.
- Howard Venning was a Liberal member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1968 to 1979. His son Ivan Venning was a Liberal member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1990 to 2014.
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- David Watkins was Member for Newcastle 1901–1935, while his son David O. Watkins was Member for the same seat 1935–1958.
- Donald Robert "Don" Willesee (1916–2003) was a member of the Australian Senate for Western Australia 1950–1975, and a minister in the Whitlam Government. His brother, William Francis Willesee (1911–2000) was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council 1954–1974.
- Sir Eric Willis was Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for Earlwood 1950–1978, and was Premier of New South Wales for a few months in 1976. His brother Max Willis, was Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council 1970–1999.
- Michael Wooldridge was a Member of the House of Representatives, and Minister for Health 1996–2001 in the Howard Government. His sister, Mary Wooldridge, has been a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006 and a minister in the Victorian Government.
- Jack Wright was Deputy Premier of South Australia from 1982 to 1985 and a Labor Member for Adelaide in the South Australian House of Assembly from 1971 to 1985. His son Michael Wright was the Labor member for Lee in the South Australian House of Assembly from 1997 to 2014 and a minister in the South Australian Government.
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