Adam Carr's guide to
The 2007 Australian federal election

The Senate: Victoria

In 2001 the Liberal-National coalition won three seats: Senator Richard Alston (Liberal), Senator Rod Kemp (Liberal), and Senator Kay Patterson (Liberal). Labor won two seats: Senator Robert Ray and Senator Gavin Marshall. The Australian Democrats leader, Senator Lyn Allison, won the sixth spot. Alston resigned in 2004 and was replaced by Senator Mitch Fifield (Liberal). These Senators face re-election in 2007. Senators Kemp, Patterson and Ray are retiring. The Liberal ticket will be Senator Fifield, Liberal State President Helen Kroger and State Vice-President Scott Ryan. The Labor ticket will be former Senator Jacinta Collins, Senator Marshall and former Victorian State Secretary David Feeney. The lead Greens candidate will be Dr Richard di Natale. The lead Family First candidate is Gary Plumridge. The Nationals candidate is Simon Swayn, but it is unlikely that the Nationals can elect a Senator outside a joint ticket. The One Nation candidate is Nick Steel. The Socialist Alliance candidate is Margarita Windisch.

In 2004, the Coalition won three seats and Labor won two seats. The final seat went to the Family First candidate, who received preferences from the Coalition, Democrats and Labor ahead of the Greens. The Coalition polled 45.8% of the vote (3.1 quotas), Labor polled 37.9% of the vote (2.5 quotas), the Greens polled 8.7% (0.6 quotas), the Democrats polled 1.9% (0.1 quotas) and Family First polled 1.8% (0.1 quotas). If the 2004 voting pattern is repeated, and if preferences were allocated as they were in 2004, Allison would lose her seat to Family First. It seems, unlikely, however, that this will occur. It seems certain that Allison will be defeated, but her seat will go either to the third Labor candidate or to the Green candidate. If Labor's primary vote rises to over 40%, it will probably win three seats.


Victorian Senate Candidates

Group A: Climate Change Coalition

Ainslie Howard
Sashikala Rozairo

Group B: One Nation

Nick Steel
Daniel Shore

Nick Steel

Group C: Australian Democrats

Lyn Allison *
Greg Chipp
Jo McCubbin

Lyn Allison

Group D: What Women Want

Madeleine Love
Robyn Thompson

Madeleine Love

Group E: Senator On-Line

Robert Rose
Jenny Barrett

Robert Rose

Group F: Australian Labor Party

Jacinta Collins
Gavin Marshall *
David Feeney
Marg Lewis

Jacinta Collins

Gavin Marshall

David Feeney

Group G: Australian Shooters Party

Brett Parker
Matt Graham

Group H: Liberal Party / The Nationals

Mitch Fifield (Liberal) *
Helen Kroger (Liberal)
Scott Ryan (Liberal)
Simon Swayn (Nationals)

Mitch Fifield

Helen Kroger

Scott Ryan

Group I

Dr Joseph Toscano
Jude Pierce

Group J: Socialist Equality Party

Peter Byrne
Tania Baptist

Peter Byrne

Group K: Family First

Gary Plumridge
Miriam Rawson
Monique Podbury
Chris Willis
Clare Heath
Ann Bown Seeley

Gary Plumridge

Group L: Liberty and Democracy Party

Steve Clancy
Geoff Saw

Steve Clancy

Group M: Conservatives for Climate and Environment

Steve Raskovy AM
Viesha Lewand

Steve Raskovy

Group N: Democratic Labor Party

John Mulholland
Gerry Flood
Pat La Manna
Teresa Evelyn-Liardet
Ken Wells
Paul Crea

John Mulholland

Group O: Christian Democratic Party

Ewan McDonald
Dallas Clarnette

Ewan McDonald

Group P

John Perkins
Andrew Conway

Group Q: Citizens Electoral Council

Rachel Affleck
Katherine Isherwood

Group R: Non-Custodial Parents Party

Brendan Hall
John Zabaneh

Group S: Socialist Alliance

Margarita Windisch
Jeremy Smith

Margarita Windisch

Group T

Joseph Kaliniy
Koulla Mesaritis

Group U: Australian Greens

Dr Richard Di Natale
Jenny O'Connor
Alexandra Bhathal
Jim Reiher
Hoa Pham
Emma Henley

Richard di Natale

Group V

Tony Klein
Amanda Klein

Group W: Carers Alliance

Junelle Rhodes
Peter Gibilisco
Patricia Karadimos

Junelle Rhodes


Norman Walker
Darryl O'Bryan
Llewellyn Groves (One Nation WA)
Tejay Sener


Senators serving until 2011



(Family First)




New South Wales
Western Australia
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