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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Queensland

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

Election of 24 November 2007


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Senate enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll in this state/territory
2,612,504
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,476,819
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.81%
Total valid votes
2,418,907
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.34%

Electoral composition of the Senate for this election in Queensland

Total number of seats in the Senate
76
Total number of seats for each state
12
Number of seats for each territory
2
Seats to be filled at this Senate election in this state/territory
6
Casual vacancies/additional seats included in seats to be filled
0
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 24 November 2007
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 - National Party (joint ticket)  977,316  40.40  50.00         
Australian Labor Party  948,145  39.20  +7.55  50.00  50.00  41.67 
Australian Greens  177,063  7.32  +1.92           
Pauline's United Australia Party  101,461  4.19           
Family First  53,249  2.20  -1.17           
Australian Democrats  45,584  1.88  -0.32           
Independents  5,458  0.23  -5.37           
One Nation  4,174  0.17           
Liberal Party      -38.29      33.33  41.67 
National Party      -6.61      16.67  16.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 106,457 4.40 +0.66             
Totals 2,418,907  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.

Notes

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's United Australia 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) at the 2004 Senate election in Queensland. For the 2007 Senate election in Queensland, she ran on a ticket with the party name Pauline's United Australia Party.

One Nation and Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: Some supporters of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party at the 2004 Senate election in Queensland fielded candidates at the 2007 election under the label One Nation. Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party gained 71,043 votes (3.14 percent) at the 2004 Senate election in Queensland, but One Nation gained only 4,174 votes (0.17 percent) at the 2007 election.

Liberal Party and National Party vote: The absence of votes for the Liberal Party and National Party at this Senate election in Queensland is a consequence of these two parties running candidates on a joint ticket, the first time these parties had done so in a Senate election in Queensland since 1977.

Sources

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]