About this inquiry

On 21 September 2016, the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on all aspects of the 2016 Federal Election and related matters.


The Committee is conducting a review of political donations as part of its inquiry into the conduct of the 2016 federal election.



Past Public Hearings

20 Nov 2018: ACT
29 Jun 2018: Parkes, ACT
20 Feb 2018: West Perth, WA

C. Terms of Senators elected in 2016

New South Wales

Six year term
Three year term
Marise Payne
LIB
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
LIB
Sam Dastyari(a)
ALP
Doug Cameron
ALP
Arthur Sinodinos
LIB
Lee Rhiannon(c)
GRN
Jenny McAllister
ALP
John Williams
NAT
Fiona Nash(b)
NAT
Brian Burston(d)
ONP
Deborah O’Neill
ALP
David Leyonhjelm
LDP
(a) Resigned 25 January 2018, casual vacancy filled by Kristina Keneally (ALP)
(b) s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Jim Molan (LIB)
(c) Resigned 14 August 2018, casual vacancy filled by Mahreen Faruqi (GRN)
(d)Elected as a member of the One Nation Party, now sits as a member of United Australia Party.

Victoria

Six year term
Three year term
Mitch Fifield
LIB
Jacinta Collins
ALP
Kim Carr
ALP
James Paterson
LIB
Richard Di Natale
GRN
Gavin Marshall
ALP
Bridget McKenzie
NAT
Derryn Hinch
JP
Stephen Conroy(a)
ALP
Janet Rice
GRN
Scott Ryan
LIB
Jane Hume
LIB
(a) Resigned 30 September 2016, casual vacancy filled by Kimberley Kitching (ALP)

Queensland

Six year term
Three year term
George Brandis(a)
LNP
Claire Moore
ALP
Murray Watt
ALP
Ian McDonald
LNP
Pauline Hanson
ONP
Larissa Waters(b)
GRN
Matthew Canavan
LNP
Barry O’Sullivan
LNP
Anthony Chisholm
ALP
Chris Ketter
ALP
James McGrath
LNP
Malcolm Roberts(c)
ONP
(a)Resigned 7 February 2018, casual vacancy filled by Amanda Stoker (LIB)
(b)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Andrew Bartlett (GRN). Andrew Bartlett resigned on 27 August 2018, casual vacancy filled by Larissa Waters (GRN)
(c)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Fraser Anning (elected as a member of the One Nation Party, then sat as an independent, now a member of Katter’s Australian Party)

Western Australia

Six year term
Three year term
Mathias Cormann
LIB
Patrick Dodson
ALP
Sue Lines
ALP
Linda Reynolds
LIB
Scott Ludlam(a)
GRN
Chris Back(b)
LIB
Michaelia Cash
LIB
Louise Pratt
ALP
Glenn Sterle
ALP
Rodney Culleton(c)
ONP
Dean Smith
LIB
Rachel Siewert
GRN
(a)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Jordon Steele-John (GRN)
(b)Resigned 31 July 2017, casual vacancy filled by Slade Brockman (LIB)
(c) s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Peter Georgiou (ONP)

South Australia

Six year term
Three year term
Simon Birmingham
LIB
Anne Ruston
LIB
Penny Wong
ALP
Alex Gallacher
ALP
Nick Xenophon(a)
NXT
David Fawcett
LIB
Cory Bernardi
LIB(b)
Skye Kakoschke-Moore(c)
NXT
Don Farrell
ALP
Sarah Hanson-Young
GRN
Stirling Griff
NXT
Bob Day(d)
FFP
(a)Resigned on 31 October 2017, casual vacancy filled by Rex Patrick (Nick Xenophon Team/Centre Alliance).
(b)Now sits as a member of the Australian Conservatives
(c)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Tim Storer (elected as a member of the Nick Xenophon Team, now sits as an independent)
(d)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Lucy Gichuhi (elected as a member of the Family First Party, sat first as an independent, and later joined the Liberal Party of Australia)

Tasmania

Six year term
Three year term
Eric Abetz
LIB
Jonathon Duniam
LIB
Anna Urquhart
ALP
Carol Brown
ALP
Peter Whish-Wilson
GRN
David Bushby
LIB
Jacqui Lambie(a)
JLN
Lisa Singh
ALP
Stephen Parry(b)
LIB
Catryna Bilyk
ALP
Helen Polley
ALP
Nick McKim
GRN
(a)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Steve Martin (elected as a member of the Jacquie Lambie Network, sat first as an independent, and later joined The Nationals)
(b)s. 44 vacancy filled by recount by Richard Colbeck (LIB)
Senators for the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory only serve three year terms.

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