The Australian Electoral Commission announced the SA Senate results today.
The Liberal Party has won four seats, while Labor and the Nick Xenophon Team secured three each. The Greens held on to one through Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.
Among others who kept their spots in the upper house in the 2016 election were Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Opposition Senate leader Penny Wong.
The successful candidates for the 12 Senate vacancies in South Australia (in order of their election) are :
- Simon Birmingham, Liberals
- Penny Wong, Labor
- Nick Xenophon, Nick Xenophon Team
- Cory Bernardi, Liberals
- Don Farrell, Labor
- Stirling Griff, Nick Xenophon Team
- Anne Ruston, Liberals
- Alex Gallacher, Labor
- David Fawcett, Liberals
- Skye, Kakoschke-Moore, Nick Xenophon Team
- Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens
- Bob Day, Family First
Senator Day had been party to a failed pre-election challenge to new electoral rules regarding the way senators are elected, which he had argued set the bar high for any minor party or independent seeking to win a Senate seat.
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