2 December 2020
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Politics & Public
This quick guide contains the most recent
tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender
(see Tables 1 and 2). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth
and state/territory parliaments since the last update was published on 11 September 2020.
House of Representatives
Following the retirement
of John McVeigh (LIB, Groom, Qld) on 18 September 2020, the resulting
by-election on 28 November 2020 was won by
Garth Hamilton (LIB).
The casual vacancy created by the resignation
of Mathias Cormann (LIB, WA) on 6 November 2020 was filled
by Ben Small (LIB).
New South Wales
Leslie Williams (Port Macquarie) resigned
from the Nationals and joined the Liberal Party on 20 September 2020.
Shaoquett Moselmane returned to the ALP after his
party membership was restored.
In the Legislative Council, following the resignation
of Jenny Mikakos (ALP, Northern Metropolitan) on 26 September 2020, Sheena
Watt (ALP) was appointed to fill the resulting casual vacancy on
13 October 2020.
The figures for Queensland reflect the results of the
general election held on 31 October 2020. The proportion of women in the
Queensland Parliament has remained steady at 29 women members out of 93 (31.2
In the Legislative Council, independent Charles
Smith joined the Western
Australia Party on 12 May 2020.
Australian Capital Territory
The figures for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
reflect the results of the general election held on 17 October 2020. As a
result of the election the number of women in the ACT Legislative Assembly has
increased from 13 to 14 (52 per cent to 56 per cent).
On 21 October 2020 Robyn Lambley (Araluen) resigned
from the Territory Alliance to sit as an independent, in a move that left
the party without any seats in the NT Legislative Assembly.
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