Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive
Australian federal election, due before September 2022
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister / The Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Leader of the Opposition
Election newsFormer Labor Cabinet minister Joel Fitzgibbon has announced that he will not
recontest the seat of Hunter, NSW.
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 (Liberal, WA) 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.
Sitting members have announced retirements in the seats of:
Boothby, SA (Nicole Flint, Liberal),
Bowman, Qld (Dr Andrew Laming, Liberal),
Casey, Vic (Hon Tony Smith, Liberal),
Dawson, Qld (George Christensen, Nationals),
Flynn, Qld (Ken O'Dowd, Nationals),
Fowler, NSW (Chris Hayes, Labor),
Hunter, NSW (Hon Joel Fitzgibbon, Labor),
Lingiari, NT (Hon Warren Snowdon, Labor),
Spence, SA (Nick Champion, Labor).
In the Senate, Senators Scott Ryan
(Liberal, Vic) and Rachel Siewert
(Greens, WA) have announced their retirement. Siewert resigned on 6 September.
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