President of the Senate (Australia)

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President of the Senate
Scott Ryan April 2018 01.jpg
Incumbent
The Hon Scott Ryan

since 13 November 2017
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerElected by the Senate
Inaugural holderSir Richard Baker
Formation9 May 1901
DeputySenator Sue Lines
SalaryA$369,674
Websiteaph.gov.au

The President of the Senate is the presiding officer of the Australian Senate, the upper house of the Parliament of Australia.

The largest party in the Senate is not always the governing party, as government is determined by the House of Representatives. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may be from different parties.[1]

List of Presidents[change | change source]

# Name Party State Term start Term end
1 Sir Richard Baker   Free Trade South Australia 9 May 1901 31 December 1906
2 (Sir) Albert Gould   Free Trade /
Anti-Socialist
New South Wales 20 February 1907 30 June 1910
  Liberal
3 Harry Turley   Labor Queensland 1 July 1910 8 July 1913
4 Thomas Givens   Labor Queensland 9 July 1913 30 June 1926
  National Labor
  Nationalist
5 Sir John Newlands   Nationalist South Australia 1 July 1926 13 August 1929
6 Walter Kingsmill   Nationalist Western Australia 14 August 1929 30 August 1932
  United Australia
7 Patrick Lynch   United Australia Western Australia 31 August 1932 30 June 1938
8 John Hayes   United Australia Tasmania 1 July 1938 30 June 1941
9 James Cunningham   Labor Western Australia 1 July 1941 4 July 1943
10 Gordon Brown   Labor Queensland 23 September 1943 19 March 1951
11 Ted Mattner   Liberal South Australia 12 June 1951 7 September 1953
12 (Sir) Alister McMullin   Liberal New South Wales 8 September 1953 30 June 1971
13 Sir Magnus Cormack   Liberal Victoria 17 August 1971 11 April 1974
14 Justin O'Byrne   Labor Tasmania 9 July 1974 11 November 1975
15 (Sir) Condor Laucke   Liberal South Australia 17 February 1976 30 June 1981
16 (Sir) Harold Young   Liberal South Australia 18 August 1981 4 February 1983
17 Doug McClelland   Labor New South Wales 21 April 1983 23 January 1987
18 Kerry Sibraa   Labor New South Wales 17 February 1987 31 January 1994
19 Michael Beahan   Labor Western Australia 1 February 1994 30 June 1996
20 Margaret Reid   Liberal ACT 20 August 1996 18 August 2002
21 Paul Calvert   Liberal Tasmania 19 August 2002 14 August 2007
22 Alan Ferguson   Liberal South Australia 14 August 2007 25 August 2008
23 John Hogg   Labor Queensland 26 August 2008 30 June 2014
24 Stephen Parry   Liberal Tasmania 7 July 2014 2 November 2017
25 Scott Ryan   Liberal Victoria 13 November 2017 Incumbent

References[change | change source]