ID 0241

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 March 1996


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
2,091,384
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
26
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
2,091,384
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,978,775
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.62%
Total valid votes
1,928,170
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.56%
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 2 March 1996
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 Party  757,621  39.29  +8.03  17  65.38 
Australian Labor Party  639,510  33.17  -7.32  7.69 
National Party  306,986  15.92  +1.19  23.08 
Australian Democrats  129,244  6.70  +2.64     
Greens (Australian Greens from 1998)  47,379  2.46  -0.74     
Independents  17,555  0.91  -1.96  3.85 
Votes for other than listed parties 29,875 1.55 -1.84       
Totals 1,928,170  100.00    26  100.00 


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Notes

The vote shown for Independents at this election in Queensland is the sum of votes cast for all candidates registered as Independents (28) and candidates who ran for office without any registered party name (2). There were 29 such candidates. The votes for the one Independent candidate from Queensland who was elected at this election (the member for the electoral district of Oxley, Pauline Hanson) are not included in the Independent total; although her party endorsement was withdrawn before the election, her name was listed on the ballot as a member of the Liberal Party and her votes are included in the Liberal Party total.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 13287478).

For a general review of this election, see: Clive Bean, Marian Simms, Scott Bennett and John Warhurst (editors), The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997 (ISBN 1 86448 386 5).