Senate Cross-Bench

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In our Senate, we have a number of Senators from the two big parties, but we also have some Senators from smaller parties, who are "unaligned" with those bigger parties. These Senators are often called the "cross-bench", because they sit in the middle of the two main parties. Because neither of the big parties have a majority in the Senate, it is crucially important that they are able to attract votes from the cross-bench in favour of their proposed laws.

 

The details of the small cross-bench are listed below because this small group has a huge amount of power to work together to block or encourage proposed legislation, proposed rules and parliamentary committee inquiries. If you write to no-one else, i strongly encourage you to write to the cross-bench because influencing their views could have an enormous effect on what our Parliament agrees to - or does not.

Title
Party
Mailing Address
Email address
Nick McKim
Australian Greens
149B Macquarie Street Hobart, TAS, 7000
senator.mckim@aph.gov.au
Janet Rice
Australian Greens
Shop 2-3 26 Lygon Street Brunswick East VIC 3057
senator.rice@aph.gov.au
Rachel Siewert
Australian Greens
Unit 11, Level 2, 440 William Street, Perth WA 6000
senator.siewert@aph.gov.au
Jordon Steele-John
Australian Greens
Level 40 Exchange, Tower 2 the Esplanade Perth, WA, 6000
senator.steele-john@aph.gov.au
Peter Whish-Wilson
Australian Greens
37 George Street, Launceston TAS 7250
senator.whish-wilson@aph.gov.au
Larissa Waters
Australian Greens
Level 2, 251 Given Terrace Paddington QLD 4064
senator.waters@aph.gov.au
Malcolm Roberts
One Nation
null
senator.roberts@aph.gov.au
Peter Georgiou
One Nation
Units 4 & 5, 162 Colin Street, West Perth WA 6005
senator.georgiou@aph.gov.au
Pauline Hanson
One Nation
Suites 5 and 6, Level 36, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane Qld 4000
senator.hanson@aph.gov.au
Rex Patrick
Centre Alliance
Level 2, 31 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide SA 5000
senator.patrick@aph.gov.au
Stirling Griff
Centre Alliance
Level 3, 27 Leigh Street, Adelaide SA 5000
senator.griff@aph.gov.au
Jacqui Lambie
Independent
null
senator.lambie@aph.gov.au
Mehreen Faruqi
Australian Greens
72 Campbell Street, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
senator.faruqi@aph.gov.au
Sarah Hanson-Young
Australian Greens
Level 7, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
senator.hanson-young@aph.gov.au
Richard Di Natale
Australian Greens
Level 14, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
senator.dinatale@aph.gov.au
Corey Bernardi
Australian Conservatives
PO Box 2192, Kent Town, SA, 5071
senator.bernardi@aph.gov.au

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