Women in the Parliament

Women Senators in Parliament

Women Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament

Women in Previous Parliaments 42nd41st40th


Women Senators in the 43rd Parliament

The following is a list of the 28 women Senators in the 43rd Parliament.

Bilyk, Catryna Louise
Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.08-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 7.2.1959 Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.08-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 7.2.1959

Boyce, Suzanne (Sue) Kay
Senator for: Queensland, *19.4.07-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 15.3.1951

Brown, Carol Louise
Senator for: Tasmania, *25.8.05-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 19.7.1963

Cash, Michaelia Clare 

Senator for: Western Australia, 1.7.08-

Party: Liberal Party of Australia

Born: 19.7.1970

Collins, Jacinta Mary Ann 

Senator for: Victoria, *3.5.95-30.6.2005; *8.5.08-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 4.9.1962

Crossin, Patricia Margaret
Senator for: **Northern Territory, *16-6-98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 21.3.1956 Senator for: **Northern Territory, *16-6-98-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 21.3.1956

Fierravanti-Wells, Concetta
Senator for: New South Wales, 5.5.05-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 20.5.1960 Senator for: New South Wales, 5.5.05-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 20.5.1960

Fisher, Mary Jo
Senator for: South Australia, *6.6.07-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 25.12.1962 Senator for: South Australia, *6.6.07-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 25.12.1962

Hanson-Young, Sarah Coral

Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.08-

Party: Australian Greens

Born: 23.12.1981

Kroger, Helen

Senator for: Victoria, 1.7.08-

Party: Liberal Party of Australia

Born: 11.3.1959

Lundy, Kate
Senator for: **Australian Capital Territory, 2.3.96-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 15.12.1967 Senator for: **Australian Capital Territory, 2.3.96-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 15.12.1967

McEwen, Anne
Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.05-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 3.8.1954 Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.05-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 3.8.1954

McKenzie, Bridget
Senator for: Victoria, 1.7.11-
Party: The Nationals
Born: 27.12.1969 Senator for: Victoria, 1.7.11-Party: The NationalsBorn: 27.12.1969

McLucas, Jan Elizabeth
Senator for: Queensland, 1.7.99-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 27.3.1958 Senator for: Queensland, 1.7.99-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 27.3.1958

Milne, Christine Anne
Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.05-
Party: Australian Greens
Born: 14.5.1953 Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.05-Party: Australian GreensBorn: 14.5.1953

Moore, Claire Mary
Senator for: Queensland, 1.7.02-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 19.2.1956 Senator for: Queensland, 1.7.02-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 19.2.1956

Nash, Fiona Joy
Senator for: New South Wales, 1.7.05-
Party: The Nationals
Born: 6.5.1965 Senator for: New South Wales, 1.7.05-Party: The NationalsBorn: 6.5.1965

Payne, Marise Ann
Senator for: New South Wales, *9.4.97-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 29.7.1964 Senator for: New South Wales, *9.4.97- Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 29.7.1964

Polley, Helen Beatrice
Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.05-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 9.2.1957

Pratt, Louise Clare 

Senator for: Western Australia, 1.7.08-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 18.4.1972

Rhiannon, Lee
Senator for: New South Wales, 1.7.11-
Party: Austraian Greens
Born: 30.5.1951 Senator for: New South Wales, 1.7.11-Party: Austraian GreensBorn: 30.5.1951

Siewert, Rachel Mary
Senator for: Western Australia, 1.7.05-
Party: Australian Greens
Born: 4.11.1961

Singh, Lisa Maria
Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.11-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 20.2.1972 Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.11-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 20.2.1972

Stephens, Ursula
Senator for: New South Wales, 1.7.02-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 7.7.1954 Senator for: New South Wales, 1.7.02-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 7.7.1954

Urquhart, Anne Elizabeth
Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.11-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 18.10.1957 Senator for: Tasmania, 1.7.11-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 18.10.1957

Waters, Larissa Joy
Senator for: Queensland, 1.7.11-
Party: Austraian Greens
Born: 8.2.1977 Senator for: Queensland, 1.7.11-Party: Austraian GreensBorn: 8.2.1977

Wong, Penelope (Penny) Ying Yen
Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.02-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 5.11.1968 Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.02-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 5.11.1968

Wright, Penelope (Penny) Lesley
Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.11-
Party: Austraian Greens
Born: 19.1.1961 Senator for: South Australia, 1.7.11-Party: Austraian GreensBorn: 19.1.1961

* Selected under section 15 of the Constitution.
** (Pursuant to the Senate (Representation of Territories) Act 1973, a Territory Senator's term of service expires at the close of the day next preceding the polling day for the general election of Members of the House of Representatives.)




Women Members of the House of Representatives in the 43rd Parliament

There are 37 women Members of the House of Representatives in the 43rd Parliament:

Andrews, Karen Lesley
Member for: McPherson, Qld, 21.8.10-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia Member for: McPherson, Qld, 21.8.10-Party: Liberal Party of Australia

Bird, Sharon Leah
Member for: Cunningham, NSW, 9.10.04-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 15.11.1962 Member for: Cunningham, NSW, 9.10.04-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 15.11.1962

Bishop, Bronwyn Kathleen
Senator for: New South Wales, 11.7.87-resigned 24.2.94
Member for: Mackellar, NSW, 26.3.94 (By-election)-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 19.10.1942 Senator for: New South Wales, 11.7.87-resigned 24.2.94Member for: Mackellar, NSW, 26.3.94 (By-election)- Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 19.10.1942

Bishop, Julie Isabel
Member for: Curtin, WA, 3.10.98-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 17.7.1956 Member for: Curtin, WA, 3.10.98-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 17.7.1956

Brodtmann, Gai Marie
Member for: Canberra, ACT, 21.8.2010-
Party: Australian Labor Party

Burke, Anna Elizabeth
Member for: Chisholm, Vic, 3.10.98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 1.1.1966: Member for: Chisholm, Vic, 3.10.98- Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 1.1.1966:

Collins, Julie Maree

Member for: Franklin, Tas, 24.11.07-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 3.7.1971

D'Ath, Yvette Maree

Member for: Petrie, Qld, 24.11.07-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 26.7.1970

Elliot, Maria Justine
Member for: Richmond, NSW, 9.10.04-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 29.7.1967 Member for: Richmond, NSW, 9.10.04-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 29.7.1967

Ellis, Katherine Margaret
Member for: Adelaide, SA, 9.10.04-
Party: Australian Labor Party Member for: Adelaide, SA, 9.10.04-Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 22.9.1977

Gambaro, Teresa
Member for: Petrie, Qld, 2.3.96 - defeated 24.11.07;
Brisbane, Qld, 21.8.10
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 29.11.1958

Gash, Joanna
Member for: Gilmore, NSW, 2.3.96-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 21.7.1944 Member for: Gilmore, NSW, 2.3.96- Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 21.7.1944

Gillard, Julia Eileen
Member for: Lalor, Vic, 3.10.98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 29.9.1961 Member for: Lalor, Vic, 3.10.98- Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 29.9.1961

Grierson, Sharon Joy
Member for: Newcastle, NSW, 10.11.01- Member for: Newcastle, NSW, 10.11.01-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 4.5.1951

Griggs, Natasha Louise
Member for: Solomon, NT, 21.8.10-
Party: Country Liberal Party
Member for: Solomon, NT, 21.8.10-Party: Country Liberal Party

Hall, Jill Griffiths
Member for : Shortland, NSW, 3.10.98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 16.11.1949 Member for : Shortland, NSW, 3.10.98-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 16.11.1949

King, Catherine Fiona
Member for: Ballarat, Vic, 10.11.01-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 2.6.1966 Member for: Ballarat, Vic, 10.11.01-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 2.6.1966

Ley, Sussan Penelope
Member for: Farrer, NSW, 10.11.01-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 14.12.1961 Member for: Farrer, NSW, 10.11.01-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 14.12.1961

Livermore, Kirsten Fiona
Member for: Capricornia, Qld, 3.10.98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 10.11.1969 Member for: Capricornia, Qld, 3.10.98- Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 10.11.1969

Macklin, Jenny Louise
Member for: Jagajaga, Vic, 2.3.96-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 29.12.1953 Member for: Jagajaga, Vic, 2.3.96- Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 29.12.1953

Marino, Nola Bethwyn 
Member for: Forrest, WA, 24.11.07-

Party: Liberal Party of Australia

Born: 18.2.1954

Markus, Louise Elizabeth
Member for: Greenway, NSW, 9.10.04-until elected for Macquarie, NSW
Member for Macquarie, NSW, 21-8-10-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 6.9.1958 Member for: Greenway, NSW, 9.10.04-until elected for Macquarie, NSWMember for Macquarie, NSW, 21-8-10-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 6.9.1958

Mirabella, Sophie
Member for: Indi, Vic, 10.11.01-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 21.10.1968 Member for: Indi, Vic, 10.11.01-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 21.10.1968

Moylan, Judith Eleanor
Member for: Pearce, WA, 13.3.93-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 24.2.1944 Member for: Pearce, WA, 13.3.93- Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 24.2.1944

O'Dwyer, Kelly Megan
Member for: Higgins, Vic, 5.12.09 (by-election)-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 31.3.1977 Member for: Higgins, Vic, 5.12.09 (by-election)-Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 31.3.1977

O'Neill, Deborah Mary 
Member for: Robertson, NSW, 21.8.10-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Owens, Julie
Member for: Parramatta, NSW, 9.10.04-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 17.10.1958 Member for: Parramatta, NSW, 9.10.04-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 17.10.1958

Parke, Melissa 
Member for: Fremantle, WA, 24.11.07-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 11.8.1966

Plibersek, Tanya Joan
Member for: Sydney, NSW, 3.10.98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 2.12.1969 Member for: Sydney, NSW, 3.10.98- Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 2.12.1969


Prentice, Jane
Member for: Ryan, Qld, 21.8.10-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia

Rishworth, Amanda Louise 
Member for: Kingston, SA, 24.11.07-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 10.7.1978

Rowland, Michelle Anne
Member for Greenway, NSW, 21.8.10-
Party: Australian Labor Party

Roxon, Nicola Louise
Member for: Gellibrand, Vic, 3.10.98-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 1.4.1967 Member for: Gellibrand, Vic, 3.10.98- Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 1.4.1967

Saffin, Janelle Anne 
Member for: Page, NSW, 24.11.07-

Party: Australian Labor Party

Born: 1.11.1954

Smyth, Laura
Member for: La Trobe, Vic, 21.8.10-
Party: Australian Labor Party Member for: La Trobe, Vic, 21.8.10-Party: Australian Labor Party

Stone, Dr Sharman Nancy
Member for: Murray, Vic, 2.3.96-
Party: Liberal Party of Australia
Born: 23.4.1951 Member for: Murray, Vic, 2.3.96- Party: Liberal Party of AustraliaBorn: 23.4.1951

Vamvakinou, Maria
Member for: Calwell, Vic, 10.11.01-
Party: Australian Labor Party
Born: 4.1.1959
Member for: Calwell, Vic, 10.11.01-Party: Australian Labor PartyBorn: 4.1.1959


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