Composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender: a quick guide

Updated 18 May 2018

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Composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender:  a quick guide

Anna Hough
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, state and territory parliaments since the last update was published on 22 February 2018.

Commonwealth

The Nick Xenophon Team announced on 10 April 2018 that it had changed its name to Centre Alliance (CA).

In the Senate:

  • Tim Storer was declared elected on 16 February 2018 to the vacancy created by the resignation of Skye Kakoschke-Moore (CA, SA). He stated on 21 March 2018 that he would be sitting as an Independent senator.
  • On 21 March 2018 Amanda Stoker (LIB, Qld) filled the casual vacancy created by the resignation of George Brandis (LIB, Qld).
  • The figures include one vacancy following the High Court ruling of 9 May 2018 that the election of Katy Gallagher (ALP, ACT) was void under section 44 of the Constitution.
  • In the House of Representatives:
  • The by-election in the seat of Batman (Vic.) on 17 March 2018, following the resignation of David Feeney (ALP), was won by Ged Kearney (ALP).
  • The figures include five vacancies following the resignations of Tim Hammond (ALP, Perth, WA), Justine Keay (ALP, Braddon, Tas.), Susan Lamb (ALP, Longman, Qld), and Josh Wilson (ALP, Fremantle, WA) on 10 May 2018; and of Rebekha Sharkie (CA, Mayo, SA) on 11 May 2018.

Victoria

In the Legislative Council on 21 February 2018, Huong Truong (GRN) filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Colleen Hartland (GRN) in the Western Metropolitan Region.

Western Australia

In the Legislative Assembly:

  • The by-election in the seat of Cottesloe on 17 March 2018, following the resignation of Colin Barnett (LIB), was won by David Honey (LIB).
  • Figures include one vacancy following the resignation of Barry Urban (IND, Darling Range) on 8 May 2018.

South Australia

The figures reflect the results of the state election on 17 March 2018.

In the Legislative Council, Dennis Hood (AC) joined the Liberal Party on 26 March 2018.

Tasmania

The figures reflect the results of the House of Assembly election on 3 March 2018 and the elections for the Legislative Council seats of Hobart and Prosser on 5 May 2018.

 

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