How many Aboriginal or Torres Straits Islander MPs or Senators are there and what are their names?
Swearing in of senators.
Two senators being sworn in. The senator on the right holds a bible.
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Thank you for your question about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander senators and members.
As of July 2022, there are 8 senators and 3 members of the House of Representatives who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. They are:
- Senator Dorinda Cox, Western Australia
- Senator Patrick Dodson, Western Australia
- Senator Jacqui Lambie, Tasmania
- Senator Kerrynne Liddle, South Australia
- Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy, Northern Territory
- Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, Northern Territory
- Senator Jana Stewart, Victoria
- Senator Lidia Thorpe, Victoria
- The Hon Linda Burney MP, Member for Barton
- Dr Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson
- Ms Marion Scrymgour, Member for Lingiari