ID 0294

Parliament of Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 4 March 1989

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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Australian Capital Territory
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
4 March 1989

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
See notes
Premier's party affiliation
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of Assembly seats
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, at large election, proportional representation by the list system (modified D'Hondt), compulsory voting

Australian Capital Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 4 March 1989
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 %
Australian Labor Party  32,370  22.82  29.41 
Liberal Party  21,088  14.87  23.53 
No Self Government Party  16,274  11.47  17.65 
Residents Rally  13,647  9.62  23.53 
Abolish Self Government Coalition  10,641  7.50  5.88 
Fair Elections Coalition  7,765  5.47     
Independent Haslem  6,867  4.84     
ACT Community Party  5,777  4.07     
Independents  5,686  4.01     
Canberra First Party  4,918  3.47     
Family Team  3,885  2.74     
Australian Democrats  2,350  1.66     
Votes for other than listed parties 10,593 7.47 0.00       
Totals 141,861  100.00    17  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.


References: For comment on an election in the Australian Capital Territory before the grant of self-government, note James Forrest, 'Local Effects in Voting Behaviour: A Comment on the ACT Legislative Assembly Elections of 1979', Politics, 17(1) May 1982: 59-67.


Australian Electoral Commission, Election Statistics: Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly Election, 4 March 1989 Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1989 (ISBN 0644104511).