38th Parliament

1996-03-02 – 1998-10-03

Earlier Jump to: Later

Party Groupings

  • Liberal Party

    30 seats

  • Australian Labor Party

    26 seats

  • Australian Democrats

    6 seats

  • National Party

    5 seats

  • Independent

    4 seats

  • Australian Greens

    2 seats

  • Country Liberal Party

    1 seat

  • PRES

    1 seat

What’s in this dataset?

As much as we know. Here’s a taste of the information we have so far.

Biographical 100%
Social links 7%
Contact details 2%
Identifiers 100%

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Eric Abetz

Liberal Party — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1958-01-25
openaustralia 10003
wikidata Q964840
viaf 92771137
freebase /m/02zcrc
nlatrove 537579

Lyn Allison

Australian Democrats — Victoria (from 1996-07-01)

Gender female
Born 1946-10-21
openaustralia 10009
wikidata Q6708298
viaf 272263049
nlatrove 1025717

Richard Alston

Liberal Party — Victoria

Gender male
Born 1941-12-19
openaustralia 10010
wikidata Q7323712
viaf 91370208
isni 0000 0000 8277 0316
lcauth nb2010025106

Andrew Bartlett

Australian Democrats — Queensland (from 1997-10-30)

Gender male
Born 1964-08-04
openaustralia 10029
wikidata Q16152123
viaf 88586320
nlatrove 644064
aph DT6

Michael Baume

Liberal Party — NSW (until 1996-09-09)

Gender male
Born 1930-07-06
openaustralia 10031
wikidata Q6828506
viaf 94857733

Michael Beahan

PRES — WA (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1937-01-21
openaustralia 10033
wikidata Q6828513

Robert Bell

Australian Democrats — Tasmania (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1950-07-22
Died 2001-09-05
openaustralia 10037
wikidata Q7341998
nlatrove 1471493

Mark Bishop

Australian Labor Party — WA (from 1996-07-01)

Gender male
Born 1954-06-29
openaustralia 10048
wikidata Q6766745
nlatrove 544637
aph 2L6

Nick Bolkus

Australian Labor Party — SA

Gender male
Born 1950-07-17
openaustralia 10055
wikidata Q7026792
viaf 93051434

Ron Boswell

National Party — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1940-12-09
openaustralia 10057
wikidata Q7363550
freebase /m/035kfb
aph YE4

Vicki Bourne

Australian Democrats — NSW

Gender female
Born 1954-10-22
openaustralia 10059
wikidata Q7925375

Bob Brown

Australian Greens — Tasmania (from 1996-07-01)

Gender male
Born 1944-12-27
openaustralia 10696
wikidata Q24598
viaf 72558568
isni 0000 0000 8152 886X
freebase /m/01yx5t

David Brownhill

National Party — NSW

Gender male
Born 1935-11-16
openaustralia 10075
wikidata Q5231827

Bryant Burns

Australian Labor Party — Queensland (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1929-03-24
openaustralia 10082
wikidata Q16091146
freebase /m/04zznsd

Paul Calvert

Liberal Party — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1940-01-19
openaustralia 10091
wikidata Q7149687
viaf 92789519

George Campbell

Australian Labor Party — NSW (from 1997-09-17)

Gender male
Born 1943-02-18
openaustralia 10098
wikidata Q5537635
viaf 92675041

Ian Campbell

Liberal Party — WA

Gender male
Born 1959-05-22
openaustralia 10100
wikidata Q5981115

Kim Carr

Australian Labor Party — Victoria

Gender male
Born 1955-07-02
openaustralia 10103
wikidata Q1639334
freebase /m/03xnrb
aph AW5
quora Kim-Carr-2

Christabel Chamarette

Australian Greens — WA (until 1996-06-30)

Gender female
Born 1948-05-01
openaustralia 10110
wikidata Q5109041

Grant Chapman

Liberal Party — SA

Gender male
Born 1949-04-27
openaustralia 10113
wikidata Q5596136
viaf 92704787

Bruce Childs

Australian Labor Party — NSW (until 1997-09-10)

Gender male
Born 1934-08-23
openaustralia 10119
wikidata Q4977265
viaf 93690146
freebase /m/04yb3_7
nlatrove 579699

John Coates

Australian Labor Party — Tasmania (until 1996-08-20)

Gender male
Born 1944-03-23
openaustralia 10126
wikidata Q6226433
viaf 94097028

Jacinta Collins

Australian Labor Party — Victoria

Gender female
Born 1962-09-04
openaustralia 10135
wikidata Q6110750
viaf 92774420
freebase /m/03xnvy
nlatrove 537657

Robert Collins

Australian Labor Party — NT (until 1998-03-30)

Gender male
Born 1946-02-08
Died 2007-09-20
openaustralia 10137
wikidata Q3641283
viaf 92866947
snac w67m0mjt

Malcolm Colston

Independent — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1938-04-05
Died 2003-08-23
openaustralia 10138
wikidata Q15506241
viaf 93492075
isni 0000 0000 6559 1578

Stephen Conroy

Australian Labor Party — Victoria (from 1996-04-30)

Gender male
Born 1963-01-18
openaustralia 10142
wikidata Q2344980
freebase /m/03xnyc
nlatrove 1471888
aph 3L6

Peter Cook

Australian Labor Party — WA

Gender male
Born 1943-11-08
Died 2005-12-03
openaustralia 10143
wikidata Q2074410
viaf 60732369
isni 0000 0000 5181 5331
lcauth n92001484

Helen Coonan

Liberal Party — NSW (from 1996-07-01)

Gender female
Born 1947-10-29
openaustralia 10144
wikidata Q475045
freebase /m/04gqfx

Bernard Cooney

Australian Labor Party — Victoria

Gender male
Born 1934-07-11
openaustralia 10145
wikidata Q4861711
viaf 92342778

Arthur Crane

Liberal Party — WA

Gender male
Born 1941-08-21
openaustralia 10156
wikidata Q8026072
viaf 92195646

Noel Crichton-Browne

Independent Liberal — WA (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1944-02-02
openaustralia 10159
wikidata Q7046901

Trish Crossin

Australian Labor Party — NT (from 1998-06-16)

Gender female
Born 1956-03-21
openaustralia 10161
wikidata Q16187030
viaf 92406054
freebase /m/06mj1j

Rosemary Crowley

Australian Labor Party — SA

Gender female
Born 1938-07-30
openaustralia 10162
wikidata Q7368342
viaf 93229961

Kay Denman

Australian Labor Party — Tasmania

Gender female
Born 1937-07-22
openaustralia 10172
wikidata Q6380177

Alan Eggleston

Liberal Party — WA (from 1996-07-01)

Gender male
Born 1941-12-30
openaustralia 10193
wikidata Q4706579
nlatrove 643263
aph 4L6

Chris Ellison

Liberal Party — WA

Gender male
Born 1954-06-15
openaustralia 10199
wikidata Q5106492
viaf 92291066

Chris Evans

Australian Labor Party — WA

Gender male
Born 1958-05-14
openaustralia 10204
wikidata Q466583
freebase /m/06mhpx

John Faulkner

Australian Labor Party — NSW

Gender male
Born 1954-04-12
openaustralia 10214
wikidata Q466003
viaf 7051694
isni 0000 0000 5362 4328
freebase /m/04mw8y

Alan Ferguson

Liberal Party — SA

Gender male
Born 1943-09-16
openaustralia 10216
wikidata Q4706609

Jeannie Ferris

Liberal Party — SA (1996-07-01 to 1996-07-12)

Liberal Party — SA (from 1996-07-24)

Gender female
Born 1941-03-14
Died 2007-04-02
openaustralia 10220
wikidata Q6172338
viaf 78922161
nlatrove 720084

Dominic Foreman

Australian Labor Party — SA (until 1997-09-15)

Gender male
Born 1933-08-06
openaustralia 10233
wikidata Q5290528
freebase /m/04zvw2c

Michael Forshaw

Australian Labor Party — NSW

Gender male
Born 1952-01-11
openaustralia 10235
wikidata Q6830370

Brenda Gibbs

Australian Labor Party — Queensland (from 1996-07-01)

Gender female
Born 1947-09-03
openaustralia 10251
wikidata Q4960680

Brian Gibson

Liberal Party — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1936-11-04
Died 2017-08-15
openaustralia 10252
wikidata Q4963837
viaf 92767882
nla 35563650

Brian Harradine

Independent — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1935-01-09
Died 2014-04-14
openaustralia 10282
wikidata Q15516927
viaf 93583994
isni 0000 0000 6559 2730
nlatrove 575760

Bill Heffernan

Liberal Party — NSW (from 1996-09-18)

Gender male
Born 1943-03-03
openaustralia 10296
wikidata Q4909373
viaf 94985805
nlatrove 641522
aph C16

John Herron

Liberal Party — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1932-09-04
openaustralia 10300
wikidata Q6239095
viaf 92373087

Robert Hill

Liberal Party — SA

Gender male
Born 1946-09-25
openaustralia 10304
wikidata Q773848
viaf 95023831
isni 0000 0000 7105 9799
lcauth n2009057853

John Hogg

Australian Labor Party — Queensland (from 1996-07-01)

Gender male
Born 1949-03-19
openaustralia 10309
wikidata Q6239528
freebase /m/089dmt
aph 7L6

Gerry Jones

Australian Labor Party — Queensland (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1932-08-16
Died 2017-04-21
openaustralia 10349
wikidata Q5552820

Rod Kemp

Liberal Party — Victoria

Gender male
Born 1944-12-21
openaustralia 10361
wikidata Q7356268
viaf 48633682
isni 0000 0000 6390 1712

Cheryl Kernot

Australian Democrats — Queensland (until 1997-10-15)

Gender female
Born 1948-12-05
openaustralia 10364
wikidata Q1070523
viaf 73485014
isni 0000 0000 6405 7226
freebase /m/034tlr

Susan Knowles

Liberal Party — WA

Gender female
Born 1951-04-10
openaustralia 10374
wikidata Q7648077

Meg Lees

Independent — SA

Gender female
Born 1948-10-19
openaustralia 10385
wikidata Q6665972
viaf 94119346
isni 0000 0000 6711 242X
lcauth n00100771

Ross Lightfoot

Liberal Party — WA (from 1997-05-19)

Gender male
Born 1936-08-11
openaustralia 10389
wikidata Q7369472

Kate Lundy

Australian Labor Party — ACT

Gender female
Born 1967-12-15
openaustralia 10398
wikidata Q6375611
freebase /m/02s62c
aph 7G6

Ian Macdonald

Liberal Party — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1945-11-29
openaustralia 10401
wikidata Q5982140
viaf 106600107
isni 0000 0000 7649 6007
aph YW4

Sandy Macdonald

National Party — NSW

Gender male
Born 1954-05-10
openaustralia 10402
wikidata Q16186348

David Macgibbon

Liberal Party — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1934-05-13
openaustralia 10404
wikidata Q5236984

Sue Mackay

Australian Labor Party — Tasmania (from 1996-03-08)

Gender female
Born 1960-04-14
openaustralia 10406
wikidata Q7634188

Diane Margetts

Australian Greens — WA

Gender female
Born 1955-03-05
openaustralia 10415
wikidata Q5249930
viaf 294907011
isni 0000 0003 9968 0247
snac w6h751x9

Julian McGauran

National Party — Victoria

Gender male
Born 1957-03-05
openaustralia 10435
wikidata Q6307377

Jim McKiernan

Australian Labor Party — WA

Gender male
Born 1944-10-11
Died 2018-08-10
openaustralia 10440
wikidata Q6196875
viaf 93638159

Nick Minchin

Liberal Party — SA

Gender male
Born 1953-04-15
openaustralia 10460
wikidata Q3339775
viaf 94995551
isni 0000 0000 6574 575X
nlatrove 1309675

Shayne Murphy

Independent — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1952-01-08
openaustralia 10474
wikidata Q7491713
viaf 92595688
nlatrove 527265

Andrew Murray

Australian Democrats — WA (from 1996-07-01)

Gender male
Born 1947-01-29
openaustralia 10475
wikidata Q4758092
viaf 92992012

Belinda Neal

Australian Labor Party — NSW (until 1998-09-03)

Gender female
Born 1963-01-10
openaustralia 10479
wikidata Q4882896
freebase /m/0d1_c0

Jocelyn Newman

Liberal Party — Tasmania

Gender female
Born 1937-07-08
Died 2018-04-01
openaustralia 10488
wikidata Q6207164

Kerry O'Brien

Australian Labor Party — Tasmania (from 1996-09-05)

Gender male
Born 1951-07-19
openaustralia 10492
wikidata Q6394611

William O'Chee

National Party — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1965-06-19
openaustralia 10495
wikidata Q4910376
viaf 92787442
isni 0000 0000 6578 6375

John Panizza

Liberal Party — WA (until 1997-01-31)

Gender male
Born 1931-03-24
Died 1997-01-31
openaustralia 10504
wikidata Q6251843

Warwick Parer

Liberal Party — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1936-04-06
Died 2014-03-14
openaustralia 10505
wikidata Q6035315

Kay Patterson

Liberal Party — Victoria

Gender female
Born 1944-11-21
openaustralia 10508
wikidata Q1737400
viaf 305308153
freebase /m/03sjfq

Marise Payne

Liberal Party — NSW (from 1997-04-09)

Gender female
Born 1964-07-29
openaustralia 10509
wikidata Q16191011
viaf 94994359
aph M56

John Quirke

Australian Labor Party — SA (from 1997-09-18)

Gender male
Born 1950-09-09
openaustralia 10526
wikidata Q6253727

Robert Ray

Australian Labor Party — Victoria

Gender male
Born 1947-04-08
openaustralia 10531
wikidata Q7349176
viaf 17303090
isni 0000 0003 7429 5713
sudoc 032789645

Margaret Reid

Liberal Party — ACT (until 1996-08-20)

PRES — ACT (from 1996-08-20)

Gender female
Born 1935-05-28
openaustralia 10534
wikidata Q6759831
viaf 92658856
nlatrove 530993
nla 35524071

Margaret Reynolds

Australian Labor Party — Queensland

Gender female
Born 1941-07-19
openaustralia 10537
wikidata Q6759833
viaf 64758632
isni 0000 0000 6392 3786
snac w6r865vz

Chris Schacht

Australian Labor Party — SA

Gender male
Born 1946-12-06
openaustralia 10561
wikidata Q5107992
viaf 94133899

Nick Sherry

Australian Labor Party — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1955-11-19
openaustralia 10576
wikidata Q7027920

Jim Short

Liberal Party — Victoria (until 1997-05-12)

Gender male
Born 1936-12-07
openaustralia 10578
wikidata Q6198096

Sid Spindler

Australian Democrats — Victoria (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1932-07-09
Died 2008-03-01
openaustralia 10604
wikidata Q2281649
viaf 91684965
nlatrove 482346

Natasha Stott Despoja

Australian Democrats — SA

Gender female
Born 1969-09-09
openaustralia 10613
wikidata Q6968504
viaf 92962252
freebase /m/05hfd
britannica biography/Natasha-Stott-Despoja

Karen Synon

Liberal Party — Victoria (from 1997-05-13)

Gender female
Born 1959-09-15
openaustralia 10619
wikidata Q6370069

Grant Tambling

Country Liberal Party — NT

Gender male
Born 1943-06-20
openaustralia 10620
wikidata Q5596486
viaf 91901262
isni 0000 0000 6563 6588
snac w6wt03mg

Baden Teague

Liberal Party — SA (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1944-09-18
openaustralia 10625
wikidata Q4840767
viaf 91898862
isni 0000 0000 6556 8140
nlatrove 882278

John Tierney

Liberal Party — NSW

Gender male
Born 1946-01-21
openaustralia 10635
wikidata Q6260826
viaf 91739228

Judith Troeth

Liberal Party — Victoria

Gender female
Born 1940-08-03
openaustralia 10639
wikidata Q6303716
viaf 311118998

Amanda Vanstone

Liberal Party — SA

Gender female
Born 1952-12-07
openaustralia 10650
wikidata Q454233
viaf 93251661
isni 0000 0004 3484 3794
nla 35738546

John Watson

Liberal Party — Tasmania

Gender male
Born 1937-01-21
openaustralia 10661
wikidata Q6263210
viaf 91846792
isni 0000 0000 7268 3278

Suzanne West

Australian Labor Party — NSW

Gender female
Born 1947-08-21
openaustralia 10668
wikidata Q7634332
viaf 91730023
snac w6bp0n7t

Thomas Wheelwright

Australian Labor Party — NSW (until 1996-06-30)

Gender male
Born 1953-04-29
openaustralia 10670
wikidata Q7818027

John Woodley

Australian Democrats — Queensland

Gender male
Born 1938-02-09
openaustralia 10681
wikidata Q6264818

Bob Woods

Liberal Party — NSW (until 1997-03-07)

Gender male
Born 1947-04-13
openaustralia 10683
wikidata Q4934454
viaf 92727849

Ruby programmer? It’s easy to use this data in your own app! Use the gem like this:

require 'everypolitician'
country = Everypolitician::Index.new.country('Australia')
house = country.legislature('Senate')
house.popolo.terms.find_by(id: 'term/38').memberships.each do |membership|
  puts "#{membership.person.name} (#{membership.party.name}): #{membership.person.gender}"
end

Libraries also available in Python and PHP.

Main Sources: http://data.openaustralia.org/, http://wikidata.org/, http://gender-balance.org/, https://twitter.com/AuSenate/lists/senators

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