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Parliament of Victoria, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 25 November 2006


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Victoria
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
25 November 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
3,353,845
Number of Assembly seats
88
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
3,353,845
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
3,109,905
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.73%
Total valid votes
2,968,094
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
4.56%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years, single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


Victoria, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 25 November 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  1,278,085  43.06  -4.89  55    62.50 
Liberal Party  1,022,154  34.44  +0.51  23    26.14 
Australian Greens  297,933  10.04  +0.31     
National Party  153,301  5.16  +0.86    10.23 
Family First  127,275  4.29     
Independents  67,826  2.29  -1.10    1.14 
People Power  15,231  0.51       
Citizens Electoral Council  5,187  0.17  -0.16       
Socialist Alliance  1,102  0.04  -0.08       
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 2,968,094  100.00    88    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

Government in office after election: The Bracks Australian Labor Party government was returned with a reduced but still substantial majority in the Assembly at this election in 2006.

Australian Greens: The Australian Greens fielded candidates in all 88 Assembly seats at this election in 2006 but did not win any seats. The party maintained their position as the party with the third largest share of first preference votes at Victorian Assembly elections. For details of the role of the Australian Greens at this election in 2006, see the articles in 'References', below, and note Parliament of Victoria, Research Paper No. 1, sections 2 and 3, in 'Sources', below.

Family First: The Family First party was founded in 2002 in South Australia and had policies which support traditional family values. It ran candidates at some state elections and in all states at the 2004 federal election where it was successful in winning a Senate seat in Victoria (Steve Fielding). The party endorsed candidates for all 88 seats in the Victorian Assembly at this election in 2006 and gained 4.3 percent of the first preference votes. For commentary on the role of Family First at this election, see Costar, pp 688-689, in 'References', below.

Independents: The votes assigned to Independents in the table above includes the votes for all those candidates who registered as Independents or left their party affiliation blank. Forty-three Independent candidates contested this Assembly election in 2006, with one being elected: Russell Savage was returned to the seat of Mildura.

People Power: This newly formed party aimed '... to combine disability services constituents and the strong anti-gambling lobby ...' Economou, p.297, in 'References', below. The party fielded 27 candidates at this Assembly election in 2006, but none was elected. This party is not related to People Power Victoria - No Smart Meters that contested the Victorian Assembly election in 2014.

Citizens Electoral Council: A right leaning party with alleged anti-Semitic views; for information, see Dean Jaensch and David Mathieson, A Plague on Both Your Houses: Minor Parties in Australia, p.34 (St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1998, ISBN 1864484217). The party contested seats at several state and federal elections and fielded 15 candidates at this Victorian Assembly election in 2006.

Socialist Alliance: The Socialist Alliance fielded 2 candidates at this election in 2006. The party was the fusion of several small socialist parties and contested elections in several states; see, Rodney Smith, Against the Machines: Minor Parties and Independents in New South Wales 1910-2006, p.95, (Sydney: Federation Press, 2006, ISBN 9781862876231).

References: Background and analysis of this election can be found in Brian Costar, 'The 2006 Victorian State Election: Maintaining Labor', Australian Journal of Political Science, 42 (4) December 2007: 683-691, and Nick Economou, 'Victoria', Political Chronicle, June to December 2006, Australian Journal of Politics and History, 53 (2) June 2007: 294-301. See also, Parliament of Victoria, Research Paper No. 1, in 'Sources', below.

Sources

The results used in the tables above are taken from Green (reference below). There are small variations in the number of first preference votes between the sources below because of amendments to the Victorian Electoral Commission results; see Green, p.2.

Antony Green, 2006 Victorian State Election 25 November 2006: Summary of Results, ABC Election Unit, July 2007, online here [accessed 29 April 2018]. Green p.2 notes that a correction of official results was required.

Parliament of Victoria, Research Service, Parliamentary Library, Department of Parliamentary Services, The 2006 Victorian State Election, Research Paper No. 1, 2007, prepared by Claire Macdonald, Greg Gardiner, and Brian Costar, (Melbourne: 2007 ISBN 0646424033); online at: here [accessed 2 May 2018].

Adam Carr, 'Fifty-sixth Parliament Elected 25 November 2006', in 'Legislative Assembly Elections', Victorian Elections Since 1843, Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive, online here [1 May 2018].



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