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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 7 September 2013

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
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
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); single member districts, preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting

House of Representatives votes and seats won in Queensland

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Election held on 7 September 2013
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 %
Liberal National Party  1,152,217  45.66  -1.75  22  73.33 
Australian Labor Party  751,230  29.77  -3.81  20.00 
Palmer United Party  278,125  11.02  3.33 
Australian Greens  156,884  6.22  -4.71     
Katter's Australian Party  94,540  3.75  3.33 
Family First  51,375  2.04  -1.86     
Independents  13,419  0.53  -2.99     
Votes for other than listed parties 25,462 1.01 +0.35       
Totals 2,523,252  100.00    30  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.


Palmer United Party: The Palmer United Party was formed in 2013 by mining businessman Clive Palmer, who had been previously associated with the Queensland National Party and its successor, the Liberal National Party. The Palmer United Party endorsed candidates in every House of Representatives electoral district in Australia, and in Senate elections for all states and territories. The Party's policies argued for limiting paid lobbyists, changes to refugee policies, abolition of a carbon tax, more mineral processing in Australia, and greater expenditure in regional Australia. In the House of Representatives, the Party only won the Queensland House of Representatives seat of Fairfax which was contested by Palmer himself.

Katter's Australian Party: Bob Katter, a former National Party member of the Queensland Assembly (1974-1992), and a member of the House of Representatives since 1993, applied in 2011 to register the party name 'Katter's Australian Party' for both federal and state elections. Although originally elected to the House of Representatives as a member of the National Party for the electoral district of Kennedy in 1993, he resigned from the Party and successfully contested the four federal elections for the seat from 2001 to 2010 as an Independent; he ran in this election in the electoral district of Kennedy (2013) as a member of the party he founded together with 62 other candidates across Australia, but was the only successful candidate.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election in the table above is the sum of votes cast for the 11 candidates registered in Queensland as Independents and 2 candidates who ran for office without any registered party name; none of these candidates was elected.

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed 12 registered party groupings for this House of Representatives election in Queensland whose votes are not separately listed in the table above. None of these parties gained 1 percent of the formal (valid) vote at this election, had a candidate elected or met any of the other criteria for listing in this database for the state summary for this House of Representatives election in Queensland (see listed party). For details of the votes won by these parties, see the reference in 'Sources', below. Note that some of these parties may have qualified for listing in other state summaries for this election.


Voting figures are taken from the Australian Electoral Commission 'Election 2013' web page 'First Preferences by Party', online at: [accessed 12 December 2013]