Australia Parliament

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
(female suffrage 1902)  

Also see Australia Ministers

Assistant Vice-Presidents of the Senate have the title Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate

Assistant Deputy Speakers of the House of Representatives have got the title Member of the Speakerís Panel

1961-71 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Dame Ivy Wedgwood
Senator 1950-71.

1976-87 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Ruth Coleman
Senator 1974-87.

1980 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen
1985-93 Temporary Chairperson 
Senator 1980-93 and 1985-93 Deputy Leader of the Australian National Party in The Senate.

1976-87 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Ruth Coleman
Senator 1974-87.

1981-83 Deputy President of the Senate, Chair of Committees Kathryn Sullivan
1990-93 Deputy Chairperson of Committees (Second Deputy Speaker) of the House of Representatives
1996-97 Member of Speakerís Panel of the House
From 1997 Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

1981-86 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Janie Haines
Leader of the Australian Democrats 1986-89 .

1983-91 Deputy Chair of Committees (Second Deputy Speaker) Elaine E. Darling

1983-84 Deputy Chair of Committees (Second Deputy Speaker) of the House of Representatives 
1984-86 Chair of Committees (Deputy Speaker)
1986-89 Speaker of the House of Representatives Joan Child (The Rt. Hon)
Labour MP 1974-75 and 1980-90. She lived (1921-2013)

1985-93 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Patricia Giles
Vice-President of Labour 1983-85 .

1987-88 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Janet Powell

Around 1988 Serjeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives Lyn Simon

1990/92-99 Temporary Chair of Committees of the Senate Margaret Reynolds
Minister of Local Government etc. 1987-90.

1990-93 and 1996-2002 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Rosemary Crowley
Federal Minister 1993-96.

1991-93 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Amanda Vastone
Minister of Employment 1996-97, Minister of Justice from 1997.

1995-96 Deputy President and Chairperson Committees of the Senate Margaret Reid
1996-2002 President of the Senate
Deputy Chief Whip of Liberal Party in government and opposition 1982-87 and Opposition Whip 1987-95 (b. 1935-)

1993-97 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Suzanne West
1997-2002 Deputy President and Chairperson of Committees of the Senate

1996-98 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Jay Patterson
Parliamentary Secretary in the Government since 1998

1996-2006 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Susan Knowles
Deputy Opposition Whip (Liberal) 1987-93.

1996-2002 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Representatives Janice Crosio
Minister in New South Wales 1984-88, Parliamentary Secretary in the Federal Government 1993-96 and Chief Opposition Whip (Labour) 2002-06.

1997-2002 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Representatives De-Anne M. Kelly
Parliamentary Secretary of the Leader and the Deputy Leader of the National Party from 2003.

1998-2002 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Representatives Joanna Gash
Government Whip 2002-06. (Born 1944 in Groningen, The Netherlands)

2001-08 Usher of the Black Rod of the Senate Andrea Griffiths
Helen Donaldson was Deputy Usher of the Black Rod before her appointment.

2002 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Jacinta Collins
Parliamentary Secretary from 2010.

2002-06 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Jan Elizabeth McLucas

2002-
04 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Representatives Ann Kathleen Corcoran

2002-
04 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Representatives Teresa Gambaro
Parliamentary Secretary 2004-07.

2004-07 Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives
Browyn Bishop
2013-15 Speaker of the House of Representatives
President of Liberal Party of New South Wales 1985-87
, Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel 1996-98 and Minister for Aged Care 1998-2001. In 2005 she lost her party's internal electon for the government-nominee for the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives to a man who never held any important political office in his 22 years as an MP. From 2006 there were 11 male Members of the Panel. She had to resign because of misuse of public funds.

2004-13 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Claire Moore

2006-08 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Patricia Crossin

2006-08 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Linda Jean Kirk
Also Opposition Deputy Whip (Labour) in the Senate 2006-08.

2006-11 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Judith Troeth
President of the Liberal Party of Victoria 1982-92, Country Vice-President 1989-92, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs-Defence and Trade Committee of the Senate 1996-97, Parliamentary Secretary of Primary Industries and Energy 1997-98, Parliamentary Secretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 1998-2004. (b. 1940-)

2008-10 Deputy Speaker Anna Burke
2010-11 Member of the Speaker's Panel
2011-12 Deputy Speaker
2012  Acting Speaker
2012-13 Speaker

Labour MP from 1998. (b. 1966-).

2008-11 Member of the Speakerís Panel of the House of Representatives Judith Moylan

2008-10 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Carol Louise Brown
Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 2010.

2008 Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Anne McEwen

2008-13 Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Sharon Leah Bird

2011-13 Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Yvette Maree DíAth
Parliamentary Secretary in 2013.

2011-13 Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Kirsten Fiona Livermore

2011-13 Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Maria Vamvakinou

2013-16 Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Natasha Griggs
The 2 Deputy Speakers and the 6 other members of the panel were all male

2015- Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Michelle Landry

2016- Deputy President and Chair of Committees of the Senate Sue Linesy
Labour Senator from 2013. (b. 1953-).

2016- Temporary Chairperson of Committees of the Senate Linda Reynolds

2016- Member of the Speaker's Panel of the House of Representatives Lucy Elizabeth Wicks

 



Last update 12.12.16