Updated 8 March 2022
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and Lisa Richards
Politics & Public
This Quick Guide provides an update to tables showing the
composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Tables 1 and 2) since the last version was published on 19 November 2021.
House of Representatives
Champion (ALP, Spence, SA) resigned
from parliament on 22 February 2022 to stand as a candidate for Taylor at
the South Australian state election on 19 March 2022. The Speaker announced
on 4 March 2022 that the resulting vacancy would not be filled before the
upcoming general election.
Mirabella (LIB, Vic.) was selected to fill the casual vacancy resulting
Ryan’s (LIB, Vic.) resignation from the
Senate on 13 October 2021. Senator Mirabella was sworn-in
on 8 February 2022.
New South Wales
After over 18 years of service each, Andrew
Constance (LIB, Bega) and Gladys
Berejiklian (LIB, Willoughby) resigned from the NSW Legislative Assembly on
30 December 2021.
On 31 December 2021, John
Barilaro (NATS, Monaro) and Jodi
McKay (ALP, Strathfield) resigned from the NSW Legislative Assembly.
In the four subsequent by-elections held on 12 February 2022,
Holland (ALP, Bega), Nichole
Overall (NATS, Monaro), Jason
Yat-Sen Li (ALP, Strathfield), and Tim
James (LIB, Willoughby) were elected.
On 3 March 2022 it was Helen
Dalton (SFF, Murray) had resigned
from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party to sit as an independent.
On 24 February 2022, Scott
Barrett (NATS) was selected to fill the casual vacancy caused by Trevor
Khan’s (NATS) 6 January 2022 resignation.
On 2 December 2021 Cathrine
Burnett-Wake (LIB, Eastern Victoria) was
selected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Edward
O’Donohue (LIB) on 1 December 2021.
House of Assembly
Following the resignation of Sarah Courtney (LIB, Bass) on 10
February 2022, a
recount was held on 25 February 2022 and the vacancy was filled by Lara
created by the resignation of Bastian Seidel (ALP, Huon) on 7 January 2022 will
be filled at a by-election which is likely to be held on 7 May 2022.
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