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of Australian parliaments by party and gender: a quick guide
Politics and Public Administration
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, state and territory parliaments since the last update was
published on 19 December 2017.
In the Senate:
- Fraser Anning (IND, Qld) stated
on 5 February 2018 that he would be sitting as an independent senator.
- Lucy Gichuhi (IND, SA) stated
on 5 February 2018 that she had become a member of the Liberal Party.
- Jim Molan (LP, NSW) was declared elected on 22 December 2017 by
the High Court sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns (‘the Court’). He replaced
Fiona Nash (NATS, NSW)—whose election was declared void by the Court on
27 October 2017—following a countback of votes cast at the 2016 federal
- Richard Colbeck (LP, Tas.) filled the vacancy created by the
resignation of Stephen Parry (LP, Tas.), following a countback of votes cast at
the 2016 federal election. The Court declared him elected on 9 February 2018.
- Steve Martin (IND, Tas.) filled the vacancy created by the
resignation of Jacqui Lambie (JLN, Tas.), following a countback of votes cast
at the 2016 federal election. The Court declared him elected on 9 February 2018.
on 13 February 2018 that he would be sitting as an independent senator.
- Kristina Keneally (ALP, NSW) filled the vacancy created by the
resignation of Sam Dastyari (ALP, NSW).
- The figures include two vacancies in the Senate:
the resignation of Skye Kakoschke-Moore (NXT, SA) on 22 November 2017, the
Court declared Tim Storer elected on 16 February 2018. He is expected to be
sworn in when the Senate next sits in March.
vacancy arising from the resignation of George Brandis (LP, Qld) on 7 February
2018 has not yet been filled.
In the House of Representatives:
- The figures include one vacancy following the resignation of David
Feeney (ALP, Batman, Vic.) on 1 February 2018. A by-election will be
held in the seat of Batman on 17 March 2018.
- In the Legislative Assembly, the figures include one vacancy
following the resignation of Colin Barnett (LP, Cottesloe) on 5 February
2018. A by-election will be held in Cottesloe on 17 March 2018.
Australian Capital Territory
- Following the death of Steve Doszpot (LP, Kurrajong) on 25
November 2017, the resulting vacancy was filled by Candice Burch (LP) as a
result of a countback of votes cast at the 2016 ACT election.
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