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Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election

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General election for the Assembly Queensland 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 15 July 1995

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election) Wayne Keith Goss
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party 
Assembly support for government at election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Wayne Keith Goss
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 2,007,450 
Number of Assembly seats 89 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats  
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 2,007,450 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 1,835,510 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 91.43% 
Total valid votes 1,803,480 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.75%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, preferential voting (AV), optional preferences, compulsory voting 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 15 July 1995
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Australian Labor Party 773,585  42.89  -5.84     45  50.56 
National Party 473,497  26.25  +2.54     29  32.58 
Liberal Party 410,083  22.74  +2.30     14  15.73 
Independents 62,640  3.47  -1.94     1.12 
Greens 51,748  2.87  *        
Votes for other than listed parties 31,927  1.77  +0.06          
Totals 1,803,480  100.00    89  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

Notes

Government after election: The general election held on 15 July 1995 gave the sitting Goss Australian Labor Party government a one seat majority but the result in one electoral district (Mundingburra) was overturned by the court of disputed returns because of electoral irregularities. At the following Mundingburra by-election on 3 February 1996, the seat was won from the Labor Party by the Liberal Party and, after the single independent member in the Assembly, Liz Cunningham, said she would support a vote of no confidence, the Goss government resigned. The Borbidge National Party and Liberal Party colation coalition government was sworn in on 20 February 1996.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344).



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