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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election

Election of 13 March 1993

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General election for the Senate
Commonwealth of Australia
Date of election
13 March 1993
Type of Senate election
Half Senate with House of Representatives

Government in office at Senate election

Prime Minister in office at date of Senate election. (check notes to Senate national summary table to see if change of Prime Minister since previous election)
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Government majority in Senate at date of election
Change of government
Government majority in new Senate
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Senate enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
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

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
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; above the line (group ticket) voting permitted; compulsory voting

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held, national summary

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Election held on 13 March 1993
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 %
Australian Labor Party   4,643,871  43.50  +5.10  17  42.50  17  42.50  30  39.47 
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  2,605,157  24.40  -0.06  15.00         
Liberal Party  1,664,204  15.59  +1.03  11  27.50  15  37.50  29  38.16 
Australian Democrats  566,944  5.31  -7.32  5.00  5.00  9.21 
National Party  290,328  2.72  +0.12  2.50  7.50  7.89 
Greens  263,106  2.46  +0.43           
Greens WA  53,757  0.50  -0.27  2.50  2.50  2.63 
Country Liberal Party (NT)  35,405  0.33  +0.04  2.50  2.50  1.32 
Brian Harradine Group (Tas)  32,202  0.30  2.50  2.50  1.32 
Votes for other than listed parties 519,831 4.87 +0.62             
Totals 10,674,805  100.00    40  100.00  40  100.00  76  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.


In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

Green party groupings: A number of Green party groupings fielded candidates at this Senate election under a variety of party names. The votes listed under Greens in the national summary for this Senate election are the sum of votes cast for one or more such tickets in the states and the Australian Capital Territory as shown in the state summaries for this election: the Australian Greens in the Australian Capital Territory; the Greens in New South Wales; the Queensland Greens in Queensland; the Green Party of South Australia in South Australia; Tasmanian Greens in Tasmania; and the Victorian Green Alliance in Victoria. The vote for the Greens WA is shown separately in this national summary for the Senate because this party ticket was successful in electing a senator.


Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); 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).