There will be 14 new faces in the new Senate when it meets for the first time on August 30.
This represents 18.42% of the Senate’s 76 members. Each state has 12 senators, whilst the territories have 2 each, who serve terms concurrent with the House of Representatives. The double dissolution meant that all 76 positions were up for election on July 2.
The fourteen new senators include two (Louise Pratt and Don Farrell) who were Labor senators defeated in 2013.
Ten of the fourteen departed senators were defeated in the election, whilst four retired. [Read more…]