Valma Eileen Ferguson, néeTucker (born 20 November 1941) is a former Australian politician.
She was born in Perth to truck driver Robert Henry Tucker and Mavis Irene Higham. After finishing school at Girdlestone High School, she worked for Country Newspapers from 1956 to 1957, for Craft Print from 1957 to 1959, and for the Australasian Society of Engineers from 1959 to 1964. An active member of the Australian Labor Party, she was an electorate officer for Kim Beazley from 1981 to 1990, for Peter Walsh from 1990 to 1993, and for Chris Evans from 1993 to 1995. She was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council in February 1993 in a countback following Kay Hallahan's resignation; she represented East Metropolitan, but was never sworn in as Hallahan's term was due to end in May. She returned to the Council in April 1995, this time assuming the seat vacated by the resignation of Tom Butler. She did not stand for re-election in 1996 and her term concluded in 1997. Ferguson was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001.
Carmen Mary Lawrence is an Australian academic and former politician who was the Premier of Western Australia from 1990 to 1993, the first woman to become the premier of an Australian state. A member of the Labor Party, she later entered federal politics as a member of the House of Representatives from 1994 to 2007, and served as a minister in the Keating Government.
Christine Anne Milne is an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania. She was the leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Australian Greens from 2012 to 2015. Milne stepped down as leader on 6 May 2015, replaced by Richard Di Natale.
This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1990 to 1993. Half of the state senators had been allocated a long term following the double dissolution election in 1987 and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1993; the other half of the state senators were elected at the March 1990 election and had terms due to finish on 30 June 1996. The territory senators were elected at the March 1990 election and their terms ended at the next federal election, which was March 1993.
Kay Janet Denman is an Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate for the state of Tasmania from 1993 to 2005.
Heidi Sørensen is a Norwegian politician for the Socialist Left Party.
Karen Margaret Synon is an Australian public servant and former politician. She served as a Senator for Victoria from 1997 to 1999, representing the Liberal Party. She was appointed to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in 2015.
Suzanne Margaret West is a former Australian politician and nurse who was the first woman to serve as a Senator for New South Wales. A member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), she was appointed to the Senate in February 1987 following the resignation of Doug McClelland. She lost her seat at the 1987 federal election but returned at the 1990 election and was re-elected in 1996. She did not seek re-election in 2001 and retired at the expiration of her term in June 2002.
Sandra Myrtho Kanck is a South Australian politician. She was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1993 to 2009, first elected for the Australian Democrats for an eight-year term at the 1993 election and was re-elected for the Democrats for another eight-year term at the 2002 election. Kanck announced her parliamentary resignation in November 2008, taking effect in January 2009. Democrats nominee David Winderlich filled the upper house casual vacancy in a joint sitting of the Parliament of South Australia in February 2009.
A political family of Australia is a family in which multiple members are involved in Australian politics, particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved.
David Gordon Cadell Brownhill is an Australian politician. He was a National Party of Australia member of the Australian Senate from the 1984 federal election until his resignation on 13 April 2000.
Barry John House is an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1987 to 2017. He was President of the Legislative Council from 2009 to 2017, and prior to entering politics worked as a schoolteacher.
Virginia Anne Chadwick AO was a Liberal Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1978 to 1999. She was the first NSW female Minister for Education; the first female President of the New South Wales Legislative Council; and Chair and CEO of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Council between 22 May 1989 and 21 May 1993. This was the first membership of the Council to be elected under the multi-member electorate system established by the Acts Amendment Act 1987 where members were selected by proportional representation within six regions.
Dorothy May Isaksen is a former Australian politician. She was a Labor member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1978 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1999.
Elsie Kay Hallahan, commonly known as Kay Hallahan, is a former deputy leader of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party.
Reginald Elliott Davies is a former Australian politician.
Pamela Ann Buchanan was an Australian politician who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia between 1983 and 1992. She represented the Labor Party for the majority of her time in parliament, and was a minister in the Lawrence government, but resigned to sit as an independent in 1991.
Pamela Anne Beggs is a former Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1983 to 1993, representing the seat of Whitford.
Leslie Arthur "Les" Logan AM was an Australian politician who was a Country Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1947 to 1974. He served as a minister in the government of Sir David Brand.