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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, New South
Wales, Victorian and South Australian parliaments since the last update was
published on 10 October 2018.
In the Senate:
- Fraser Anning (Queensland) is sitting as an independent following
from Katter’s Australian Party on 25 October 2018.
In the House of Representatives:
- Following the resignation of former Prime Minister Malcolm
Turnbull on 31 August 2018, a by‑election in the seat of Wentworth (NSW)
on 20 October 2018 was won
by Kerryn Phelps (IND).
- Julia Banks (Chisholm, Vic.) announced
on 27 November 2018 that she had resigned from the Liberal Party and would sit as
New South Wales
In the Legislative Council:
- Jeremy Buckingham announced
on 20 December 2018 that he had resigned from the Greens and would sit as an
In the Legislative Assembly:
- Jai Rowell (LIB, Wollondilly), resigned
as the member for Wollondilly on 17 December 2018. The seat will remain vacant
until the New South Wales state election on 24 March 2019.
The figures for Victoria reflect the results of the state
election held on 24 November 2018.
In the Legislative Council, Catherine Cumming, who was
elected as a member of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, was disendorsed
on 18 December 2018. She was subsequently sworn-in as an independent.
In the House of Assembly the figures include two vacancies
following the retirements of former premier Jay Weatherill (ALP, Cheltenham) and
former deputy premier John Rau (ALP, Enfield), both of whom retired on 17
December 2018. By-elections
in the seats of Cheltenham and Enfield will be held on 9 February 2019.
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