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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Northern Territory

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 13 December 1975

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Senate enrolment and voting in Northern Territory

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Northern Territory

Total number of seats in the Senate
Total number of seats for each state
Number of seats for each territory
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
Electoral System
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); multimember districts, proportional representation by the single transferable vote method (STV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Northern Territory

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Election held on 13 December 1975
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Country Liberal Party  15,519  54.59  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Australian Labor Party  10,207  35.91  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Independents  1,521  5.35           
Workers Party  615  2.16           
Votes for other than listed parties 565 1.99 0.00             
Totals 28,427  100.00    100.00  100.00  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.


At the 1975 election the Senate was increased from 60 to 64 Senators following the election of territory Senators; two each from the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The terms of these senators is limited to the period between elections for the House of Representatives, Senate elections for territory senators occurring at every House of Representatives election. See the Glossary of this website for information on the territories, Senate elections, and terms used in this table. In the national summary for this election for the Senate, the seat won for the Country Liberal Party in the Northern Territory by Senator Bernard Kilgariff is included with seats held by the National Country Party.


Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general survey of this election, see Howard R Penniman (editor), Australia at the Polls: The National Elections of 1975, Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1977 (ISBN 0844732397).