Australian Snap Election: Might this impact Senator X? BBC News - Australia opposition elect new leader I know nothing about Australian elections. But if a snap election happens, does it affect Senators? Will Senator Xenaphon be forced to campaign to keep his seat? If he is no longer a Senator, his calls for an inquiry will lose a lot of weight, is all I'm thinking. Mods, please delete/merge this thread if this has already been brought up.