ID 0569

Parliament of Northern Territory, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 3 December 1983


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Northern Territory
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
3 December 1983

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
Country Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Country Liberal Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
62,178
Number of Assembly seats
25
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
62,178
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
50,716
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
81.57%
Total valid votes
49,184
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.02%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


Northern Territory, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 3 December 1983
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 %
Country Liberal Party  28,637  58.22  +8.26  19  76.00 
Australian Labor Party  17,505  35.59  -3.80  24.00 
Independents  2,155  4.38  -3.71     
Votes for other than listed parties 887 1.80 -0.22       
Totals 49,184  100.00    25  100.00 


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Sources

Dean Jaensch and Deborah Wade-Marshall, Point of Order! The Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, 1974-1994, Darwin: Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory and North Australia Research Unit, Australian National University, 1994 (ISBN 0 7315 2077 9)



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