Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council, 2011–2015

Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council who served in the 55th Parliament were elected at the 2007 and 2011 elections. As members serve eight-year terms, half of the Council was elected in 2007 and did not face re-election in 2011, and the members elected in 2011 did not face re-election until 2019.[1][2] The President was Don Harwin.[7]

Name Party Term in office
John Ajaka   Liberal 2007–present
Jan Barham   Greens 2011–2017
Niall Blair   National 2011–2019
Robert Borsak   Shooters and Fishers 2010–present
Robert Brown   Shooters and Fishers 2006–2019
Jeremy Buckingham   Greens 2011–2019
David Clarke   Liberal 2003–2019
Rick Colless   National 2000–2019
Sophie Cotsis   Labor 2010–2016
Catherine Cusack   Liberal 2003–present
Greg Donnelly   Labor 2005–present
Cate Faehrmann[e]   Greens 2011–2013, 2018–present
Mehreen Faruqi[e]   Greens 2013–2018
Amanda Fazio   Labor 2000–2015
Marie Ficarra[f]   Liberal/Independent 2007–2015
Luke Foley   Labor 2010–2015
Mike Gallacher[g]   Liberal/Independent 1996–2017
Jenny Gardiner   National 1991–2015
Duncan Gay   National 1988–2017
Paul Green   Christian Democrats 2011–2019
Don Harwin   Liberal 1999–present
John Hatzistergos[b]   Labor 1999–2011
John Kaye   Greens 2007–2016
Tony Kelly[c]   Labor 1987–1988, 1997–2011
Trevor Khan   National 2007–present
Charlie Lynn   Liberal 1995–2015
Scot MacDonald   Liberal 2011–2019
Natasha Maclaren-Jones   Liberal 2011–present
Matthew Mason-Cox   Liberal 2006–present
Sarah Mitchell   National 2011–present
Shaoquett Moselmane   Labor 2009–present
Fred Nile   Christian Democrats 1981–2004, 2004–present
Eddie Obeid[a]   Labor 1991–2011
Melinda Pavey   National 2002–2015
Greg Pearce   Liberal 2000–2017
Peter Phelps   Liberal 2011–2019
Peter Primrose   Labor 1996–present
Eric Roozendaal[d]   Labor/Independent 2004–2013
Adam Searle[b]   Labor 2011–present
Walt Secord[a]   Labor 2011–present
Penny Sharpe   Labor 2005–2015, 2015–present
David Shoebridge   Greens 2010–present
Mick Veitch   Labor 2007–present
Lynda Voltz   Labor 2007–2019
Helen Westwood   Labor 2007–2015
Steve Whan[c]   Labor 2011–2015
Ernest Wong[d]   Labor 2013–2019
  1. ^ a b c Labor MLC Eddie Obeid resigned on 10 May 2011. Walt Secord was appointed to the vacancy on 20 May.[3]
  2. ^ a b c Labor MLC John Hatzistergos resigned on 19 May 2011. Adam Searle was appointed to the vacancy on 20 May.[3]
  3. ^ a b c Labor MLC Tony Kelly resigned on 6 June 2011. Steve Whan was appointed to the vacancy on 20 June.
  4. ^ a b c Eric Roozendaal had been appointed in 2004 as a member of the Labor Party. In November 2012, Roozendaal was suspended from the party and sat as an Independent.[4] He resigned from the Council on 9 May 2013,[5] and Ernest Wong was appointed to fill the vacancy on 24 May 2013.[6]
  5. ^ a b c Cate Faehrmann resigned on 18 June 2013, to contest the Senate in the 2013 Federal election. Mehreen Faruqi was appointed to the vacancy on 19 June 2013.
  6. ^ a b Marie Ficarra withdrew from the parliamentary Liberal party in April 2014, to serve as an Independent, following her implication in corruption allegations investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
  7. ^ a b Mike Gallacher withdrew from the parliamentary Liberal party in May 2014, to serve as an Independent, following his implication in corruption allegations investigated by ICAC.
  8. ^ The changes to the composition of the council, in chronological order, were Obeid resigned,[a] Hatzistergos resigned,[b] Kelly resigned,[c] Roozendaal sat as an Independent,[d] Faehrmann resigned,[e] Ficarra sat as an Independent,[f] Gallacher sat as an Independent,[g]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 3 Members of the Legislative Council" (PDF). New South Wales Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Two new NSW Labor MPs sworn in Archived 5 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine, ninemsn, 25 May 2011.
  4. ^ Gerathy, Sarah (8 November 2012). "Labor suspends Roozendaal over corruption claims". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  5. ^ Coultan, Mark (9 May 2013). "Former minister Eric Roozendaal quits NSW parliament with a parting swipe at Labor". The Australian. AAP. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Ernest Wong elected to replace Roozendaal in NSW Parliament". ABC News. Australia. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Part Ten - Officers of Parliament" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 May 2020.[h]