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Politics and Public Administration Section
This quick guide contains the most recent
tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender
(see Table 1 and Table 2). It takes into account changes to the
Commonwealth parliament and the parliaments of New South Wales, Queensland and
Western Australia since the last update was published on 19 December 2016.
- Senator Cory Bernardi (SA) announced that he had resigned from
the Liberal Party and would sit on the Senate crossbench.
- The Commonwealth figures include two vacancies in the Senate
following the resignation of Bob Day (Family First Party, SA), and the
disqualification of Rod Culleton (Ind., WA).
New South Wales
- The New South Wales figures include two vacancies following the resignations
of Mike Baird (LP, Manly) and Kathy Smith (ALP, Gosford). Jillian Skinner (LP,
North Shore) has announced that she will retire from politics, but has not
yet formally resigned.
- Steve Dickson (LNP, Buderim) announced his resignation from the
Liberal National Party to become a member of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.
- The figures for Western Australia (WA) include three vacancies in
the Legislative Council after three members—Paul Brown (NATS), Peter
Katsambanis (LP) and Amber-Jade Sanderson (ALP)—resigned to contest lower house
seats in the upcoming WA election.
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