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Members of the Australian Senate, 2011–2014

Senate composition at 1 July 2011
Government (31) - (8 seat minority)
  Labor (31)

Opposition (34)
  Liberal (24)
  Liberal National (6)
  National Party (3)
  Country Liberal (1)

Crossbench (11)
  Greens (9)
  Democratic Labour (1)
  Independent (Xenophon) (1)

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate between 2011 and 2014.[1] Half of the state senators had been elected at the November 2007 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2014; the other half of the state senators were elected at the August 2010 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 2017. The territory senators were elected at the August 2010 election and their terms ended at the next federal election, which was September 2013. The new Senate first met in July 2011, with state senators elected in 2010 sworn in on 4 July 2011.

Senator Party State Term ending Years in office
Eric Abetz   Liberal Tasmania 2017 1994–2022
Judith Adams [a]   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2005–2012
Mark Arbib [b]   Labor New South Wales 2014 2008–2012
Chris Back   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2009–2017
Cory Bernardi   Liberal South Australia 2014 2006–2020
Catryna Bilyk   Labor Tasmania 2014 2008–present
Simon Birmingham   Liberal South Australia 2014 2007–present
Mark Bishop   Labor Western Australia 2014 1996–2014
Ron Boswell   Liberal National [c] Queensland 2014 1983–2014
Sue Boyce   Liberal National [d] Queensland 2014 2007–2014
George Brandis   Liberal National [d] Queensland 2017 2000–2018
Bob Brown [e]   Greens Tasmania 2014 1996–2012
Carol Brown   Labor Tasmania 2014 2005–present
David Bushby   Liberal Tasmania 2017 2007–2019
Doug Cameron   Labor New South Wales 2014 2008–2019
Bob Carr [b][f]   Labor New South Wales 2014 2012–2013
Kim Carr   Labor Victoria 2017 1993–2022
Michaelia Cash   Liberal Western Australia 2014 2008–present
Richard Colbeck   Liberal Tasmania 2014 2002–2016, 2018–present
Jacinta Collins   Labor Victoria 2014 1995–2005, 2008–2019
Stephen Conroy   Labor Victoria 2017 1996–2016
Helen Coonan [g]   Liberal New South Wales 2014 1996–2011
Mathias Cormann   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2008–2020
Trish Crossin [h]   Labor Northern Territory 2013 [i] 1998–2013
Sam Dastyari [j]   Labor New South Wales 2017 2013–2018
Richard Di Natale   Greens Victoria 2017 2011–2020
Sean Edwards   Liberal South Australia 2017 2011–2016
Alan Eggleston   Liberal Western Australia 2014 1996–2014
Chris Evans [k]   Labor Western Australia 2017 1993–2013
Don Farrell   Labor South Australia 2014 2008–2014, 2016–present
John Faulkner   Labor New South Wales 2017 1989–2015
David Fawcett   Liberal South Australia 2017 2011–present
David Feeney [l]   Labor Victoria 2014 2008–2013
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells   Liberal New South Wales 2017 2005–2022
Mitch Fifield   Liberal Victoria 2014 2004–2019
Mary Jo Fisher [m]   Liberal South Australia 2017 2007–2012
Mark Furner   Labor Queensland 2014 2008–2014
Alex Gallacher   Labor South Australia 2017 2011–2021
Sarah Hanson-Young   Greens South Australia 2014 2008–present
Bill Heffernan   Liberal New South Wales 2017 1996–2016
John Hogg   Labor Queensland 2014 1996–2014
Gary Humphries [n]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2013 [i] 2003–2013
David Johnston   Liberal Western Australia 2014 2002–2016
Barnaby Joyce [o]   Liberal National [c] Queensland 2017 2005–2013
Helen Kroger   Liberal Victoria 2014 2008–2014
Sue Lines [k]   Labor Western Australia 2017 2013–present
Scott Ludlam   Greens Western Australia 2014 2008–2017
Joe Ludwig   Labor Queensland 2017 1999–2016
Kate Lundy   Labor Australian Capital Territory 2013 [i] 1996–2015
Ian Macdonald   Liberal National [d] Queensland 2014 1990–2019
John Madigan   Democratic Labour Victoria 2017 2011–2016
Gavin Marshall   Labor Victoria 2014 2002–2019
Brett Mason   Liberal National [d] Queensland 2017 1999–2015
Anne McEwen   Labor South Australia 2017 2005–2016
Bridget McKenzie   National Victoria 2017 2011–present
Jan McLucas   Labor Queensland 2017 1999–2016
Christine Milne   Greens Tasmania 2017 2005–2015
Claire Moore   Labor Queensland 2014 2002–2019
Fiona Nash   National New South Wales 2017 2005–2017
Deborah O'Neill [f]   Labor New South Wales 2014 2013–present
Barry O'Sullivan [o]   Liberal National [c] Queensland 2017 2014–2019
Marise Payne   Liberal New South Wales 2014 1997–2023
Stephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 2017 2005–2017
Nova Peris [h]   Labor Northern Territory 2016 [p] 2013–2016
Helen Polley   Labor Tasmania 2017 2005–present
Louise Pratt   Labor Western Australia 2014 2008–2014, 2016–present
Lee Rhiannon   Greens New South Wales 2017 2011–2018
Michael Ronaldson   Liberal Victoria 2017 2005–2016
Anne Ruston [m]   Liberal South Australia 2017 2012–present
Scott Ryan   Liberal Victoria 2014 2008–2021
Nigel Scullion   Country Liberal [q] Northern Territory 2013 [i] 2001–2019
Zed Seselja [n]   Liberal Australian Capital Territory 2016 [p] 2013–2022
Nick Sherry [r]   Labor Tasmania 2014 1990–2012
Rachel Siewert   Greens Western Australia 2017 2005–2021
Lisa Singh   Labor Tasmania 2017 2011–2019
Arthur Sinodinos [g]   Liberal New South Wales 2014 2011–2019
Dean Smith [a]   Liberal Western Australia 2017 2012–present
Ursula Stephens   Labor New South Wales 2014 2002–2014
Glenn Sterle   Labor Western Australia 2017 2005–present
Matt Thistlethwaite [j]   Labor New South Wales 2017 2011–2013
Lin Thorp [r]   Labor Tasmania 2014 2012–2014
Mehmet Tillem [l]   Labor Victoria 2014 2013–2014
Anne Urquhart   Labor Tasmania 2017 2011–present
Larissa Waters   Greens Queensland 2017 2011–2017, 2018–present
Peter Whish-Wilson [e]   Greens Tasmania 2014 2012–present
John Williams   National New South Wales 2014 2008–2019
Penny Wong   Labor South Australia 2014 2002–present
Penny Wright   Greens South Australia 2017 2011–2015
Nick Xenophon   Independent South Australia 2014 2008–2017

Notes

  1. ^ a b 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.[2]
  2. ^ a b New South Wales Labor Senator Mark Arbib resigned on 5 March 2012.[3] Former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr was appointed as his replacement on 6 March 2012.[4]
  3. ^ a b c There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Boswell, Joyce and O'Sullivan sat in the National party room.
  4. ^ a b c d There is no separate LNP party room. Senators Boyce, Brandis, Mason and Macdonald sat in the Liberal party room.
  5. ^ a b Tasmanian Greens Senator Bob Brown resigned on 15 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed Peter Whish-Wilson as his replacement on 20 June 2012.
  6. ^ a b 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 starting on 1 July 2014. 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 starting 1 July 2014.
  7. ^ a b New South Wales Liberal Senator Helen Coonan resigned on 22 August 2011. Arthur Sinodinos was appointed as her replacement on 13 October 2011.
  8. ^ a b Northern Territory Labor Senator Trish Crossin was succeeded at the 2013 election by party colleague Nova Peris who assumed her seat immediately under electoral law.
  9. ^ a b c d The term of a territory senator ends at the dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was September 2013.
  10. ^ a b New South Wales Labor Senator Matt Thistlethwaite resigned on 9 August to contest the House of Representatives seat of Kingsford Smith.Sam Dastyari was appointed as his replacement on 21 August.
  11. ^ a b Western Australian Labor Senator Chris Evans resigned on 12 April 2013. Sue Lines was appointed as his replacement on 15 May 2013.
  12. ^ a b Victorian Labor Senator David Feeney resigned on 12 August to contest the House of Representatives seat of Batman. Mehmet Tillem was appointed by the Victorian Parliament as Feeney's replacement on the same day.
  13. ^ a b South Australian Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher resigned on 14 August 2012. Anne Ruston was appointed as her replacement on 5 September 2012.[5]
  14. ^ a b Australian Capital Territory Liberal Senator Gary Humphries was succeeded at the 2013 election by party colleague Zed Seselja who assumed his seat immediately under electoral law.
  15. ^ a b Queensland LNP Senator Barnaby Joyce resigned on 8 August to contest the House of Representatives seat of New England at the 2013 federal election. 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.
  16. ^ a b Elected as a territory Senator in 2013 for a term ending at the next dissolution of the House of Representatives, which was July 2016.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ a b Tasmanian Labor Senator Nick Sherry resigned on 1 June 2012. The Parliament of Tasmania appointed former state MLC Lin Thorp as his replacement on 20 June 2012.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 4 July 2011. pp. ii–iii.
  2. ^ "Liberal senator loses battle with cancer". The Sydney Morning Herald - National Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Bob Carr endorsed as NSW senator". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Ruston formally appointed to Senate". ABC News. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Nick Sherry will resign from the Senate on 1 June 2012". Multimedia Gippsland Times -. Gippsland Times. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
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