New Liberal Senate vacancy as President Scott Ryan steps down

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated September 24 2021 - 8:07am, first published 5:30am
President of the Senate, Scott Ryan. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The 25th President of the Senate and Victorian Liberal Scott Ryan has brought forward plans to step down, citing COVID uncertainties as a need find a replacement before Christmas.


Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on