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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 17 February 2001


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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)
17 February 2001

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

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
2,276,044
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
2,276,044
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
2,107,410
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.59%
Total valid votes
2,059,561
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.27%
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 17 February 2001
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  1,007,737  48.93  +10.07  66  74.16 
Liberal Party  294,968  14.32  -1.77  3.37 
National Party  291,605  14.16  -1.02  12  13.48 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  179,076  8.69  -13.98  3.37 
Independents  177,334  8.61  +6.44  5.62 
Greens  51,630  2.51  +0.15     
City Country Alliance Party  49,263  2.39     
Votes for other than listed parties 7,948 0.39 -2.29       
Totals 2,059,561  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 at election: At the previous general election in June 1998, the Australian Labor Party had won 44 seats, one seat short of a majority. Beattie was commissioned as Premier of a Labor Party minority government with the support of Peter Wellington, the Independent member for the electoral district of Nicklin. The resignation of a member elected as a candidate for Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party prompted a by-election for the seat of Mulgrave on 2 December 1998. The Labor candidate won the seat, giving the Beattie government majority support in the Legislative Assembly; for details, see John Wanna, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, July-December 1998, 45 (2) June 1999: 271-276.

Independents: The vote shown for independents at this Queensland Assembly election is the sum of votes cast for all candidates who ran for office without a registered party name. There were 79 such candidates.

References: For a survey of this election, see John Wanna and Tracey Arklay, 'Queensland', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Australian Political Chronicle, January-June 2001, 47 (4) December 2001: 552-560.

Sources

Queenland Electoral Commission, Queensland Election 2001: Statistical Returns, (Brisbane: 2001, ISBN 0724268383), available online at: https://bit.ly/2Bhb3eF



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