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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Queensland

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

Election of 9 October 2004

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Senate enrolment and voting in Queensland

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 Queensland

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

Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Queensland

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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 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 %
Liberal Party  867,276  38.29  +3.38  50.00  50.00  41.67 
Australian Labor Party  717,005  31.65  -0.08  33.33  33.33  33.33 
National Party  149,719  6.61  -2.55  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Independents  126,858  5.60           
Australian Greens  122,393  5.40  +2.10           
Family First  76,306  3.37           
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  71,043  3.14  -6.88           
Australian Democrats  49,898  2.20  -4.49        8.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 84,776 3.74 -0.45             
Totals 2,265,274  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  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.


See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party and One Nation At the 2004 Senate election, some state branches of the Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party campaigned under the party label One Nation (as in Queensland). The original party name has been maintained in this database to permit comparison of voting figures over time and between states.

Independents and Pauline Hanson: The vote shown for Independents at this Senate election is the sum of votes cast for candidates who ran for the Senate a member of a group without a registered party name, or who ran as ungrouped candidates.

Pauline Hanson had split from the Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party before the 2004 Senate election, and ran with another candidate at the 2004 Senate election as a group which did not register a party name (group K 'Unendorsed - Hanson/Smith' on the 2004 Queensland Senate ballot paper). This group won 102,824 votes (4.5 percent) at the 2004 Senate election in Queensland; these votes are included with 'Independents' in the table above.


The Australian Electoral Commission website, 'Senate Results by Group' [accessed 26 December 2006]: