Appendix 7: Twenty longest-serving women in the Commonwealth Parliament as at 30 June 2014

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Name Party House Start End Days Total period of service
Martin/Sullivan, Kathryn LIB Senate HR 18.05.1974
12.01.1984
11.05.1984
10.08.2001
3,824
6,155
= 9,979
10 yrs 5 mths 18 days
16 yrs 10 mths 7 days=
27 yrs 3 mths 25 days
Bishop, Bronwyn LIB Senate HR 11.07.1987
26.03.1994
24.02.1994
Current
2,420
7,402
= 9,822
6 yrs 7 mths 16 days
20  yrs 3 mths 5 days
= TOTAL
26 yrs 10 mths 21 days
Tangney, Dorothy ALP Senate 21.08.1943 30.06.1968 9,080 24 yrs 10 mths 9 days
Rankin, Annabelle LIB Senate 01.07.1947 24.05.1971 8,728 23 yrs 10 mths 23 days
Vanstone, Amanda LIB Senate 01.07.1985 26.04.2007 7,969 21 yrs 9 mths 25 days
Reid, Margaret LIB Senate 05.05.1981 14.02.2003 7,955 21 yrs 9 mths 11 days
Wedgwood, Ivy DBE LIB Senate 22.02.1950 30.06.1971 7,798 21 yrs 4 mths 7 days
Moylan, Judi LIB HR 13.03.1993 Current 7,780 21 yrs 3 mths 18 days
Patterson, Kay LIB Senate 11.07.1987 30.06.2008 7,660 20 yrs 11 mths 20 days
Knowles, Susan LIB Senate 01.07.1985 30.06.2005 7,304 19 yrs 11 mths 30 days
Crowley, Rosemary ALP Senate 19.02.1983 30.06.2002 7,071 19 yrs 4 mths 11 days
Lundy, Kate ALP Senate 02.03.1996 Current 6,695 18 yrs 3 mths 29 days
Macklin, Jennifer ALP HR 02.03.1996 Current 6,695 18 yrs 3 mths 29 days
Stone, Sharman LIB HR 02.03.1996 Current 6,695 18 yrs 3 mths 29 days
Troeth, Judith LIB Senate 01.07.1993 30.06.2011 6,573 17 yrs 11 mths 29 days
Walters, Shirley LIB Senate 13.12.1975 30.06.1993 6,409 17 yrs 6 mths 18 days
Gash, Joanna LIB HR 02.03.1996 05.08.2013 6,366 17 yrs 5 mths 4 days
Payne, Marise LIB Senate 06.04.1997 Current 6,295 17 yrs 2 mths 25 days
Reynolds, Margaret ALP Senate 19.02.1983 30.06.1999 5,975 16 yrs 4 mths 10 days
Guilfoyle, Margaret LIB Senate 01.07.1971 05.06.1987 5,818 15 yrs 11 mths 5 days

Source: Compiled by the Parliamentary Library from the Commonwealth of Australia, The 43rd Parliament, Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia 2011, Parliamentary Library, Canberra, accessed 10 June 2014

 

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