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The fresh faces of the Senate

AAP logoAAP 22/08/2016

NEW SENATORS IN THE 45TH PARLIAMENT

LIBERAL

JONATHON DUNIAM (TAS): The deputy chief-of-staff to Premier Will Hodgman finished ahead of Turnbull government minister Richard Colbeck to grab the last Liberal seat.

JANE HUME (VIC): The former National Australia Bank manager was advising on strategic policy at AustralianSuper before she was the last senator elected in Victoria.

LABOR

ANTHONY CHISHOLM (QLD): The former Labor state secretary replaces ex-minister Joe Ludwig who decided to retire at the July 2 election.

DON FARRELL (SA): The former senator and powerbroker returns to Canberra after losing his upper house seat in the 2013 election.

MALARNDIRRI MCCARTHY (NT): The former SBS and NITV journalist fills the void left by Nova Peris who abruptly resigned early in the election campaign.

LOUISE PRATT (WA): The former senator returns to Canberra after being preselected below union boss Joe Bullock at the 2013 election and not being chosen to replace him when he quit before the election.

MURRAY WATT (QLD): The lawyer at Maurice Blackburn and former state MP has made the switch to federal politics.

ONE NATION

PAULINE HANSON (QLD): Party leader, whose party was once de-registered and who was forced to serve time behind bars, returns to Canberra following her lower houses stint in the 1990s.

BRIAN BURSTON (NSW): The former deputy mayor on Cessnock City Council also lectured in engineering drawing in Sydney and Newcastle. He has been a member of One Nation since the party was formed and was its lead Senate candidate in NSW.

RODNEY CULLETON (WA): The farmer and businessman was the party's lead candidate in Western Australia but his election faces several legal obstacles. He has had a larceny conviction annulled but is still awaiting trial in Perth over another matter.

MALCOLM ROBERTS (QLD): The former miner and climate change denier joins the One Nation fold in the Senate.

NICK XENOPHON TEAM

STIRLING GRIFF (SA): The banker turned media manager and marketer met Nick Xenophon while acting as the Retail Traders Association CEO.

SKYE KAKOSCHKE-MOORE (SA): The policy adviser to leader Nick Xenophon snatched the party's third Senate spot, having sought preselection without first telling her boss.

DERRYN HINCH JUSTICE PARTY

DERRYN HINCH (VIC): The controversial broadcaster - who has been jailed twice for breaching court orders - is stepping into the political spotlight.

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