Election held on 24 March 1990
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 n||Uncontested seats held n||Seat share %|
|Australian Labor Party||3,904,138||39.44||-6.39||78||0||52.70|
|Country Liberal Party (NT)||27,668||0.28||+0.04||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||327,077||3.30||+2.85|
The vote shown for Independents at this election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates who ran for office without any registered party name.
Several party groupings fielded candidates at this House of Representatives election under a variety of Green party labels, but only in the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland did a Greens party grouping cross the threshold for inclusion in this database in state summaries (see, listed party in the Glossary of this website) together with the United Tasmania Group (the Tasmanian Greens) and the Greens WA from Western Australia. In the national summary for the House of Representatives for this election, votes for all these party groupings are included under 'votes for other than listed parties'.
Australian Electoral Commission, Statistics, Result of Count: Senate, House of Representatives Election 1990, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1990 (ISBN 0644130563); 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, Ian McAllister and John Warhurst (editors), The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Melbourne: Longman Cheshire, 1990 (ISBN 0582870313).