Changes in the Senate and the House

A new senator, a new Deputy Speaker and changes in party leadership were just some of the changes that have occurred in the Parliament.

Feb 14, 2020

A new senator, a new Deputy Speaker and changes in party leadership were just some of the changes that have occurred in the Parliament.

Andrew McLachlan CSC has been sworn in as senator for South Australia, replacing Senator Cory Bernardi, who retired at the end of last year.

Llew O’Brien MP has replaced the Hon Kevin Hogan MP as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Deputy Speaker is responsible for running meetings in the Federation Chamber.

Senator Richard Di Natale has stepped down as leader of the Australian Greens. Adam Bandt MP has been elected in his place, with Senators Larissa Waters and Nick McKim becoming co-deputy leaders.

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie has stepped down as leader of the Nationals. The party has chosen the Hon David Littleproud MP to replace her.