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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 attached) since the last version was published on 8 March 2022.
Following the general election held on 21 May 2022, the
proportion of women in the parliament has increased to:
in the House of Representatives
in the Senate
across the parliament
New South Wales
The vacancy resulting from the resignation of Don
Harwin (LIB) on 23 March 2022 was
filled by Chris
Rath (LIB) on 24 March 2022.
Following the resignation of David
Shoebridge (GRN) on 11 April 2022, in order to stand for the Senate at the federal
election, the resulting vacancy was
filled by Sue
Higginson (GRN) on 12 May 2022.
On 19 April 2022 the registration of the Christian
Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) was cancelled
by the New South Wales Electoral Commission. The party’s sole
representative in New South Wales parliament, Fred
Nile, has since sat as an independent.
On 7 March 2022 Kaushaliya
Vaghela (Western Metropolitan) resigned
from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) to sit as an independent.
On 24 May 2022 Bernie Finn (Western
Metropolitan) was expelled
from the Liberal Party. On 7 June 2022 he
announced that he would be sitting as a member of the Democratic Labour
Following the resignation of Colin
Boyce (LNP) on 29 March 2022, in order to contest the federal House of
Representatives seat of Flynn, a
by-election was held in the seat of Callide, which was won by Bryson
Following the general election held on 19 March 2022, the
proportion of women has increased to:
in the House of Assembly
in the Legislative Council
across the parliament
Please note that these
figures include one vacancy in the House of Assembly following the resignation
Chapman (LIB, Bragg) on 31 May 2022. A by-election
will be held on 2 July 2022.
House of Assembly
Following the resignation of Premier Peter
Gutwein (LIB, Bass) on 8 April 2022, a
recount was conducted on 26–27 April 2022 and the vacancy was filled by Simon
On 7 May 2022 elections
were held for the Legislative Council divisions of Elwick and McIntyre. A
by-election was held in the division of Huon on the same day, to fill the vacancy
resulting from the resignation of Bastian
Seidel (ALP) on 7 January 2022. On 7 May 2022:
Australian Capital Territory
Following the resignation of Giulia
Jones (LIB, Murrumbidgee) on 2 June 2022, a
recount was held on 20 June 2022, and the vacancy was filled by Ed Cocks
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