Women In The 45th Australian Parliament

Women make up one-third of the 45th Parliament of Australia.

There are now 75 women in both houses, representing 33.18% of the combined total of 226 members. It was 30.97% at the end of the 44th Parliament.

There are 43 women (28.66%) in the 150-member House of Representatives, and 32 (42.10%) in the 76-member Senate.

With 43 members in both chambers, the ALP has the largest number of women (45.26%) in the parliament. The Liberal Party and Nationals combined have 21 members (20%).

The Greens (10 members in both houses) and the Nick Xenophon Team (4 members in both houses) each have 50-50 male-female representation.

At the 2016 double dissolution election, 30 women were elected to the Senate. Following the resignation of the ALP’s Stephen Conroy, the Victorian casual vacancy was filled by Kimberley Kitching. Following the resignation of Family First’s Bob Day, the South Australian casual vacancy was filled by Lucy Gichuhi, who sits as an independent.

The detailed state-by-state and party statistics are shown in the tables below. Alphabetical lists of all the women members are also shown. Other information on women members is available on these pages: House of RepresentativesSenate

Women Members of the House of Representatives 2016
Party NSW
(47)
VIC
(37)
QLD
(30)
WA
(16)
SA
(11)
TAS
(5)
ACT
(2)
NT
(2)
TOTAL WOMEN % PARTY % HOUSE
ALP
12
6
3
2
2
2
1
28/69
40.57
18.66
Liberal
3
3
2
3
1
12/60
20.0
13.33
Nationals
1
1/16
6.25
0.66
Greens
0/1
0.0
0.0
NXT
1
1/1
100
0.66
Others
1
1/3
33.00
0.66
TOTALS
15
10
6
5
4
2
1
43/150
28.66

 

Women Members of the Senate 2017
Party NSW
(12)
VIC
(12)
QLD
(12)
WA
(12)
SA
(12)
TAS
(12)
ACT
(2)
NT
(2)
TOTAL WOMEN % PARTY % SENATE
ALP
2
2
1
2
1
5
1
1
15/26
57.69
19.73
Liberal
2
1
2
1
6/24
25
7.89
Nationals
1
1
2/6
33.33
2.63
Greens
1
1
1
1
1
5/9
55.55
6.57
One Nation
1
1/4
25
1.31
NXT
1
1/3
33.33
1.31
Lambie
1
1/1
100
1.31
Others
1
1/3
33.00
1.31
TOTALS
6
5
3
5
5
6
1
1
32/76
42.10

 

All the Women in the 45th Parliament

Australian Labor Party

House
1. Anne Aly (Cowan-WA)
2. Sharon Bird (Cunningham-NSW)
3. Gai Brodtmann (Canberra-ACT)
4. Linda Burney (Barton-NSW)
5. Terri Butler (Griffith-Qld)
6. Lisa Chesters (Bendigo-Vic)
7. Sharon Claydon (Newcastle-NSW)
8. Julie Collins (Franklin-Tas)
9. Justine Elliot (Richmond-NSW)
10. Kate Ellis (Adelaide-SA)
11. Emma Husar (Lindsay-NSW)
12. Justine Keay (Braddon-Tas)
13. Catherine King (Ballarat-Vic)
14. Madeleine King (Brand-WA)
15. Susan Lamb (Longman-Qld)
16. Jenny Macklin (Jagajaga-Vic)
17. Emma McBride (Dobell-NSW)
18. Clare O’Neil (Hotham-Vic)
19. Cathy O’Toole (Herbert-Qld)
20. Julie Owens (Parramatta-NSW)
21. Tanya Plibersek (Sydney-NSW)
22. Amanda Rishworth (Kingston-SA)
23. Michelle Rowland (Greenway-NSW)
24. Joanne Ryan (Lalor-Vic)
25. Anne Stanley (Werriwa-NSW)
26. Meryl Swanson (Paterson-NSW)
27. Susan Templeman (Macquarie-NSW)
28. Maria Vamvakinou (Calwell-Vic)
Senate
1. Catryna Bilyk (Tas)
2. Carol Brown (Tas)
3. Jacinta Collins (Vic)
4. Katy Gallagher (ACT)
5. Kimberley Kitching (Vic)
6. Sue Lines (WA)
7. Jenny McAllister (NSW)
8. Malarndirri McCarthy (NT)
9. Claire Moore (Qld)
10. Deborah O’Neill (NSW)
11. Helen Polley (Tas)
12. Louise Pratt (WA)
13. Lisa Singh (Tas)
14. Anne Urquhart (Tas)
15. Penny Wong (SA)


LIBERAL PARTY

House
1. Karen Andrews (McPherson-Qld)
2. Julia Banks (Chisholm-Vic)
3. Julie Bishop (Curtin-WA)
4. Nicolle Flint (Boothby-SA)
5. Sarah Henderson (Corangamite-Vic)
6. Sussan Ley (Farrer-NSW)
7. Nola Marino (Forrest-WA)
8. Kelly O’Dwyer (Higgins-Vic)
9. Jane Prentice (Ryan-Qld)
10. Melissa Price (Durack-WA)
11. Ann Sudmalis (Gilmore-NSW)
12. Lucy Wicks (Robertson-NSW)
Senate
1. Michaelia Cash (WA)
2. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (NSW)
3. Jane Hume (Vic)
4. Marise Payne (NSW)
5. Linda Reynolds (WA)
6. Anne Ruston (SA)


THE NATIONALS

House
1. Michelle Landry (Capricornia-Qld)
Senate
1. Bridget McKenzie (Vic)
2. Fiona Nash (NSW)


AUSTRALIAN GREENS

Senate
1. Sarah Hanson-Young (SA)
2. Lee Rhiannon (NSW)
3. Janet Rice (Vic)
4. Rachel Siewert (WA)
5. Larissa Waters (Qld)


NICK XENOPHON TEAM

House
1. Rebekha Sharkie (Mayo-SA)
Senate
1. Skye Kakoschke-Moore (NXT)


PAULINE HANSON’S ONE NATION

Senate
1. Pauline Hanson (Qld)


JACQUI LAMBIE NETWORK

Senate
1. Jacquie Lambie (Tas)


INDEPENDENTS

House
1. Cathy McGowan (Indi-Vic)
Senate
1. Lucy Gichuhi (SA)

 

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