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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 9 October 2004


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General election for the House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Australia
Date of election
9 October 2004

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Prime Minister in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Prime Minister since previous election)
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Representatives support for government at election
Coalition
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
National Party

Government in office after election

Prime Minister in office after election.
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Representatives support for government after election
Coalition
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
National Party

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
13,098,461
Number of House of Representatives seats
150
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
13,098,461
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
12,354,983
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.32%
Total valid votes
11,715,132
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
5.18%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 9 October 2004
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 n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Liberal Party  4,741,458  40.47  +3.40  74  49.33 
Australian Labor Party  4,409,117  37.64  -0.20  60  40.00 
Australian Greens  841,734  7.19  +2.23     
National Party  690,275  5.89  +0.28  12  8.00 
Independents  292,036  2.49  -0.41  2.00 
Family First  235,315  2.01     
Australian Democrats  144,832  1.24  -4.17     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  139,956  1.19  -3.15     
Country Liberal Party (NT)  39,855  0.34  +0.02  0.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 180,554 1.54 -0.01       
Totals 11,715,132  100.00    150  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

One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: The party label Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party was changed to One Nation in most states for this House of Representatives election. A single party name (Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) has been maintained in this database for this election to permit comparison over time and between states.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (296,086 votes) and those candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (5,830 votes).

Votes for other than listed parties: Seventeen parties did not meet any of the criteria to be listed parties in the national summary for this House of Representatives election, although some met the criteria for listing in state and territory summaries for this election. For details of the vote shares of these parties, see the Australian Electoral Commission website ('Sources', below).

Reference: Commentary on, and analysis of this election can be found in Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Mortgage Nation: The 2004 Australian Election, (Perth: API Network, 2005, ISBN 1920845186).

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission website, House of Representatives, 'First Preference Votes by Party':
https://bit.ly/2spNMqF [accessed 15 December 2005].



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