ID 1053

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 9 September 2006


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Queensland
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
9 September 2006

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)
Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
2,484,479
Number of Assembly seats
89
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
2,484,479
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,247,728
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
90.47%
Total valid votes
2,200,880
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.08%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Universal suffrage (at 18 years), single member districts, preferential voting (AV), optional preferences, compulsory voting


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 9 September 2006
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 %
Australian Labor Party  1,032,617  46.92  -0.10  59  66.29 
Liberal Party  442,453  20.10  +1.60  8.99 
National Party  392,124  17.82  +0.85  17  19.10 
Greens  175,798  7.99  +1.22     
Independents  103,022  4.68  -1.15  4.49 
Family First   41,659  1.89     
One Nation  13,207  0.60  1.12 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -0.04       
Totals 2,200,880  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

Independents: The vote shown for independents at this Queensland Legislative Assembly election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates who ran for office without a registered party name. There were 46 such candidates, four of whom were elected: Elizabeth Cunningham (electoral district of Gladstone), Christopher Foley (electoral district of Maryborough); Dorothy Pratt (electoral district of Nanango); and Peter Wellington (electoral district of Nicklin).

One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party made a dramatic entry to Queensland politics at the Queensland Legislative Assembly election of 1998 but experienced a series of major organizational changes and the decline of its vote share. The party had been reconstituted several times and by this election (2006) was registered as One Nation and had few ties with Pauline Hanson.

References: For a summary description of this election, see Paul D Williams, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicles, 53 (2) June 2007: 303-306.

Sources

Electoral Commission of Queensland, Queensland State General Election 2006: Statistical Returns, (Brisbane: March 2007, ISBN 072426857X), online at: https://bit.ly/2Bhb3eF



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