Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive
Australian federal election, due before May 2022
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister / The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Opposition
Election newsThe parties have selected a number of candidates in seats where sitting members are retiring:
Linda Aitken (Liberal) in Pearce WA,
Sam Birrell (Nationals) in Nicholls Vic, and
Zoe McKenzie (Liberal) in Flinders Vic. There
are still no Coalition candidates in three seats held by cross-benchers:
Indi, Vic or
Warringah, NSW. There are no Labor candidates in
Cunningham, NSW or
Parramatta, NSW. In key
marginal seats, Vince Connelly, currently Liberal member for Stirling, will contest
Andrew Constance (Liberal) will contest
Sarah Richards (Liberal) will contest
Macquarie, NSW. There are still no
Coalition candidates in
Dobell, NSW or
Liberal MPs in affluent seats, hitherto safe for the Liberals, are being challenged by a loose alliance of
independents (all women so far), campaigning on climate, integrity and gender issues. Candidates announced are
Claire Boardman (Flinders, Vic), Zoe Daniel (Goldstein, Vic), Suzie Holt (Groom, Qld), Linda Seymour and Georgia
Steele (Hughes, NSW), Penny Ackery (Hume, NSW), Dr Monique Ryan (Kooyong, Vic), Dr Sophie Scamps (Mackellar, NSW),
Kylea Tink (North Sydney, NSW) and Allegra Spender (Wentworth, NSW). More such candidates are expected.
Former Cabinet minister Christian Porter (Liberal,
Pearce WA), current Health Minister
Greg Hunt (Liberal,
Flinders Vic) and backbencher
(Nationals, Nicholls Vic) have announced their retirements.
Victorian Liberal Senator and Senate President Scott Ryan
has resigned from the Senate. The Victorian Liberals have chosen Greg Mirabella, a Wangaratta farmer and husband of former MP
Sophie Mirabella, to fill the casual vacancy and take the third spot on the Coalition Senate ticket in Victoria.
John Alexander (Liberal,
Bennelong NSW), Sharon Bird (Labor,
Cunningham NSW) and
Julie Owens (Labor,
Parramatta NSW) have announced their retirements.
NSW Liberal minister Andrew Constance has announced he will quit state politics
and seek Liberal endorsement for Gilmore, NSW, currently
held by Fiona Phillips
WA Liberal Vince Connelly, whose seat of
Stirling has been abolished,
has failed in a bid to replace Ian Goodenough as Liberal candidate
in the neighbouring seat of Moore, WA.
Following the resignation of Christian Porter from the ministry in the wake of
serious allegations against him, Prime Minister Morrison has reshuffled his ministry.
Former Labor Cabinet minister Joel Fitzgibbon has announced that he will not
recontest the seat of Hunter, NSW. The Labor National Executive
has endorsed former miner and Olympic shooter Daniel Repacholi as the Labor candidate.
NSW Labor Senator Kristina Keneally has announced that she will seek
preselection for the vacant House of Representatives seat of Fowler, NSW. This
will allow Senator Deb O'Neill to take the top spot on the NSW Labor Senate ticket.
WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has resigned,
allowing Dorinda Cox to succeed her and become the lead Greens Senate candidate.
Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman will contest the
Senate in Queensland for the Liberal Democrats (although under recent amendmemnts to the Electoral Act this party will no longer be able to use the word
"liberal" in its title).
Craig Kelly, elected for
Hughes, NSW as a Liberal in 2019, has joined Clive Palmer's United Australia Party.
Redistributions in Victoria and Western Australia have been finalised. The abolition of
Stirling, WA (Liberal) and
the creation of Hawke, Vic (Labor) have been confirmed. The proposed renaming of
Corangamite, Vic (Labor) as Tucker has been
abandoned. Proposed substantial changes to Higgins, Vic (Liberal) and
Macnamara, Vic (Labor) have also been reversed.
Hon Barnaby Joyce, MP for New England, NSW,
has regained the Nationals leadership and been sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister.
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