ID 0823

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Australian Capital Territory

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 1 December 1984


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Australian Capital Territory

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Election held on 1 December 1984
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 by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Australian Labor Party  60,763  44.40  -10.96  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party  43,699  31.93  +0.26  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Nuclear Disarmament Party  14,025  10.25           
Australian Democrats  12,571  9.18  -2.71           
Referendum First Group  5,808  4.24           
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -1.08             
Totals 136,866  100.00    100.00  100.00  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

Residents of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory have only had representation in the Senate since 1975. Each of these territories has two senators whose term of office is limited to the period between elections for the House of Representatives; Senate elections for territory senators occur at every House of Representatives election. This means there is no difference between Seats won and Seats held for Territory representation in the Senate. See the Glossary of this website for information on the territories, the Senate, and terms used in this table.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 008033038X); 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).