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Composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender: a quick guide

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Composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender: a quick guide Sarah Nand, Nicholas Horne Politics and Public Administration

This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender (see Tables 1 and 2 below). It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth and state/territory parliaments since the last update was published on 26 September 2019.

Commonwealth In the Senate, following the resignation of Arthur Sinodinos (LIB, NSW) on 11 November 2019, the resulting casual vacancy was filled by former senator Jim Molan (LIB, NSW), who was sworn-in on 25 November 2019. Following the resignation of Cory Bernardi (IND, SA) on 20 January 2020, the resulting casual vacancy was filled by Andrew McLachlan (LIB, SA), who was sworn-in on 10 February 2020.

Tasmania In the Legislative Assembly, following the resignation of Premier Will Hodgman (LIB, Franklin) on 20 January 2020, a recount was held and the vacancy was filled by former member Nic Street (LIB).

Victoria The vacancy in the Legislative Council resulting from the resignation of Mary Wooldridge (LIB, Eastern Metropolitan) on 28 February 2020 was filled by Matthew Bach (LIB), who was sworn in on 5 March 2020.

Queensland Following the resignations of Jann Stuckey (LNP, Currumbin) on 1 February 2020 and Jo-Ann Miller (ALP, Bundamba) on 20 February 2020, the resulting vacancies in the Legislative Assembly were filled at by-elections on 28 March 2020 by Laura Gerber (LNP, Currumbin) and Lance McCallum (ALP, Bundamba).

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