Election held on 24 November 2007
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||5,101,200||40.30||+5.28||18||45.00||18||45.00||32||42.11|
|Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)||3,883,479||30.68||+4.96||9||22.50|
|Pauline's United Australia Party (Qld)||141,268||1.12||*||0|
|Country Liberal Party (NT)||40,253||0.32||-0.03||1||2.50||1||2.50||1||1.32|
|Votes for other than listed parties||672,270||5.31||-1.32|
* 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.
Additional Liberal Party senator: Senator Julian McGauran was elected to the Senate from Victoria at the 2004 Senate election as a National Party senator. He resigned from the National Party and sat in the Senate as a member of the Liberal Party from 3 February 2006. This increases the 'Seats held' by the Liberal Party in the Senate by one, with a corresponding reduction for the National Party.
Family First: The Family First party was founded in 2002 in South Australia and had policies which support traditional family values. It ran candidates in all states at the 2004 federal election and was successful in winning a Senate seat in Victoria (Steve Fielding). The party ran candidates at this election (2007), but did not win an additional Senate seat.
Independents: The votes shown for Independents in this national Senate summary include votes for candidates who were part of a group of candidates which did not register a party name, and those candidates who ran as ungrouped candidates on the Senate ballot paper.
In South Australia, Nick Xenophon ran as one of two candidates in a group without a party name (group S on the South Australian Senate ballot paper) and was elected as an Independent senator. Including the 109 votes cast for his colleague, Nick Xenophon won 148,789 first preference votes (1.18 percent of the national total).
Pauline's United Australia Party (Qld) and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: Pauline Hanson had broken 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 of the Queensland Senate vote) at the 2004 Senate election in Queensland. The reconstituted One Nation Party -- which had distanced itself from Pauline Hanson -- had won 206,455 votes (1.73 percent of the Senate national vote) at the 2004 Senate election.
Scott Bennett and Stephen Barber, Commonwealth Election 2007 -- Reissue, (Canberra: Parliamentary Library Research Paper No. 5, Parliament of Australia,10 September 2009, 2009–10, ISSN 1834-9854), online at:
https://bit.ly/2uGw2pS [accessed 18 August 2010]
Australian Electoral Commission website, Virtual Tally Room, 2007 Election, Senate 'First preferences by group':
https://bit.ly/2uG8Jwl [accessed 18 July 2010]