ID 1628

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

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

Election of 2 July 2016

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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
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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 2 July 2016
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  1,153,736  43.19  -2.47  21  70.00 
Australian Labor Party  825,627  30.91  +1.14  26.67 
Australian Greens  235,887  8.83  +2.61     
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  147,468  5.52     
Family First  103,933  3.89  +1.85     
Katter's Australian Party  72,879  2.73  -1.02  3.33 
Independents  51,167  1.92  +1.38     
Palmer United Party  319  0.01  -11.01     
Votes for other than listed parties 80,213 3.00 +1.99       
Totals 2,671,229  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.


Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party: Since cofounding the original Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party in 1997, Pauline Hanson had contested elections in Queensland under various party names, and a number of parties using Pauline Hanson's name or One Nation have contested state and federal elections in all states and territories at various times since 1998. The Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party gained enough votes to elect a senator from Queensland in 1998 (Len Harris) and to qualify as a listed party in this database at federal elections from 1998 to 2004. The election of Pauline Hanson and three other members of her party to the Senate in 2016 marked the first time that the party had won representation in the Senate from a states other than Queensland (New South Wales and Western Australia).

While the principal focus of the Party was gaining Senate representation, the Party ran candidates in 15 House of Representatives seats in New South Wales and Queensland at this election (2016) but no candidate was elected.

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). It contested the Senate elections of 2007 and 2010 without success but gained representation in 2013 from South Australia with the election of its candidate, Bob Day, who was reelected to the Senate at this election (2016).

The party contested 65 House of Representatives seats at this election (2016) in all states except Tasmania and Western Australia but none of its candidates was elected.

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 won the electoral district of Kennedy in 2013 as a member of the party he founded and contested the 2016 election under the same party label together with 12 other candidates in Queensland; he was the only successful candidate and was returned in the seat of Kennedy.

Independents and non-affiliated: The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of first preference votes cast for 21 candidates registered as Independents in Queensland (50,337 votes) and one candidate who ran for office without any registered party name (830 votes). No Independents were elected at this election (2016) from Queensland.

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. At the 2013 election, the Party won Senate seats in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia and Palmer himself won the Queensland House of Representatives seat of Fairfax, but disagreements within the Party and financial controversies surrounding Palmer led to the Party's collapse. Only one candidate contested the 2016 House of Representatives election as a member of the Palmer United Party (in the Queensland seat of Herbert).

Other parties: The Australian Electoral Commission listed 13 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 first preference votes 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 were taken from the Australian Electoral Commission website 'First preference votes by party', online: here [accessed 22 June 2017]