Australia’s Parliament House—more than 25 years in the making! A chronology

Dr Joy McCann
Politics and Public Administration Section

with Dr Dianne Heriot, Parliamentary Librarian



Search: 25th Anniversary Chronology



Appendix 3: Presiding Officers since 1988

Senate

President

Term

Sibraa, the Hon. Kerry Walter

17.2.1987 - 5.6.1987
14.9.1987 - 31.1.1994

Beahan, the Hon. Michael Eamon

1.2.1994 - 30.6.1996

Reid, the Hon. Margaret Elizabeth

20.8.1996 - 18.8.2002

Calvert, the Hon. Paul Henry

19.8.2002 - 14.8.2007

Ferguson, the Hon. Alan Baird

14.8.2007 - 25.8.2008

Hogg, the Hon. John Joseph

26.8.2008 -

House of Representatives

Speaker

Term

Child, the Hon. Joan

11.2.1986 - 5.6.1987
14.9.1987 - 28.8.1989

McLeay, the Hon. Leo Boyce

29.8.1989 - 22.12.1989
8.5.1990 - 8.2.1993

Martin, the Hon. Stephen Paul

4.5.1993 - 29.1.1996

Halverson, the Hon. Robert George

30.4.1996 - 3.3.1998

Sinclair, the Rt Hon. Ian McCahon

4.3.1998 - 31.8.1998

Andrew, the Hon. John Neil

10.11.1998 - 8.10.2001
12.2.2002 - 31.8.2004

Hawker, the Hon. David Peter Maxwell

16.11.2004 - 17.10.2007 (with the authority to act as Speaker between date of dissolution on 17.10.07 and date of election of successor on 12.2.08)

Jenkins, Harry Alfred

12.2.2008 – 24.11.11

Slipper, the Hon Peter

24.11.2011 – 9.10.2012

Burke, Anna

9.10.2012 - 5.8.2013

Bishop, the Hon. Bronwyn 12.11.2013–

Source: Parliamentary Handbook [1]



Footnotes

  1. Commonwealth of Australia, Parliamentary Handbook, Part 6: Historical information on the Australian Parliament, viewed 24 August 2012, http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A
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