House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

Committee Members - Inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns

On 11 May 2011 the Committee’s resolution was amended by the Senate and the House of Representatives to vary the Committee’s membership for the purposes of the inquiry into the funding of political parties and election campaigns.

For the purposes of this inquiry only, the committee will consist of 12 members, 3 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Government Whip or Whips, 4 Members of the House of Representatives to be nominated by the Opposition Whip or Whips and 1 non-aligned Member, 2 Senators to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, 1 Senator to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and 1 Senator to be nominated by any minority group or groups or independent Senator or independent Senators.

Participating members may be appointed to the committee, and may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee, and have all the rights of a member of the committee, but may not vote on any questions before the committee.

Members

Mr Daryl Melham MP (Chair) (Australian Labor Party, Banks, NSW)

Hon Alexander Somlyay MP (Deputy Chair) (Liberal Party of Australia, Fairfax, Qld)

Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP (Liberal Party of Australia, Mackellar, NSW)

Senator Carol Brown (Australian Labor Party, Tas)

Mr Darren Chester MP (The Nationals, Gippsland, Vic)

Hon Alan Griffin MP (Australian Labor Party, Bruce, Vic)

Senator Helen Polley (Australian Labor Party, Tas)

Senator Lee Rhiannon (Senator for New South Wales)

Ms Amanda Rishworth MP (Australian Labor Party, Kingston, SA)

Senator Scott Ryan (Liberal Party of Australia, Vic)

Mr Dan Tehan MP (Liberal Party of Australia, Wannon, Vic)

Mr Tony Windsor MP (Independent, New England, NSW)

Participating Members (42)

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz (Liberal Party of Australia, Tasmania)

Senator Judith Adams (Liberal Party of Australia, WA)

Senator Chris Back (Liberal Party of Australia, WA)

Senator Cory Bernardi (Liberal Party of Australia, SA)

Senator Catryna Bilyk (Australian Labor Party, Tasmania)

Senator Simon Birmingham (Liberal Party of Australia, SA)

Senator the Hon Ronald Boswell (The Nationals, Queensland)

Senator Sue Boyce (Liberal Party of Australia, Queensland)

Senator the Hon George Brandis (Liberal Party of Australia, Queensland)

Senator David Bushby (Liberal Party of Australia, Tasmania)

Senator Doug Cameron (Australian Labor Party, NSW)

Senator Michaelia Cash (Liberal Party of Australia, WA)

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck (Liberal Party of Australia, Tasmania)

Senator Mathias Cormann (Liberal Party of Australia, WA)

Senator Trish Crossin (Australian Labor Party, NT)

Senator Sean Edwards (Liberal Party of Australia, SA)

Senator Alan Eggleston (Liberal Party of Australia, WA)

Senator the Hon John Faulkner (Australian Labor Party, NSW)

Senator David Fawcett (Liberal Party of Australia SA)

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (Liberal Party of Australia, NSW)

Senator Mitch Fifield (Liberal Party of Australia, Victoria)

Senator Mary-Jo Fisher (Liberal Party of Australia, SA)

Senator Mark Furner (Australian Labor Party, Queensland)

Senator the Hon Bill Heffernan (Liberal Party of Australia, NSW)

Senator Gary Humphries (Liberal Party of Australia, ACT)

Senator the Hon David Johnston (Liberal Party of Australia, WA)

Senator Barnaby Joyce (The Nationals, Queensland)

Senator Helen Kroger (Liberal Party of Australia, Victoria)

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald (Liberal Party of Australia, Queensland)

Senator Gavin Marshall (Australian Labor Party, Victoria)

Senator the Hon Brett Mason ( Liberal Party of Australia ,Queensland)

Senator Bridget McKenzie (The Nationals, Victoria)

Senator Fiona Nash (The Nationals, NSW)

Senator Stephen Parry (Liberal Party of Australia, Tasmania)

Senator Marise Payne (Liberal Party of Australia, NSW)

Senator Louise Pratt (Australian Labor Party, WA)`

Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson (Liberal Party of Australia, Victoria)

Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion (Country Liberal Party, NT)

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens (Australian Labor Party, NSW)

Senator Glenn Sterle (Australian Labor Party, WA)

Senator John Williams (The Nationals, NSW)

Senator Nick Xenophon (Independent, SA)

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