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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 13 June 1998


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Queensland
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
13 June 1998

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)
Premier's party affiliation
National Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Coalition Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Liberal Party

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
2,115,977
Number of Assembly seats
89
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
2,115,977
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,964,778
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.85%
Total valid votes
1,936,340
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.45%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Single member districts, preferential voting (AV), optional preferences, compulsory voting


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 13 June 1998
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  752,374  38.86  -4.04  44  49.44 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  439,121  22.68  11  12.36 
Liberal Party  311,514  16.09  -6.65  10.11 
National Party  293,839  15.17  -11.08  23  25.84 
Greens  45,709  2.36  -0.51     
Independents  41,991  2.17  -1.30  2.25 
Votes for other than listed parties 51,792 2.67 +0.90       
Totals 1,936,340  100.00    89  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.

Notes

Government in office at election: After the Mundingburra by-election held on 3 February 1996 (to fill the seat for which no candidate had been declared elected at the previous general election because of the death of one of the candidates), the Goss government lost its majority support in the parliament. The leader of the National Party, Robert Borbidge, became Premier of a National/Liberal party coalition minority government.

References: For background to the election, see John Wanna, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, January-June 1998, 44 (4) December 1998: 588-594, and for a description of the consequences, see John Wanna, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, July December 1998, 45 (2) June 1999: 271-276.

Sources

Queensland Electoral Commission, Queensland Election 1998: Statistical Returns, Brisbane: 1998 (ISBN 0724250239): Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1 86287 434 4).



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