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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Queensland

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

Election of 2 March 1996

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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Queensland

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Election held on 2 March 1996
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 %
Liberal Party  680,553  35.36  +3.87  33.33  33.33  33.33 
Australian Labor Party  583,850  30.34  -9.07  33.33  33.33  33.33 
National Party  288,199  14.98  +0.45  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Australian Democrats  254,219  13.21  +6.16  16.67  16.67  16.67 
Australian Greens  46,285  2.41           
Votes for other than listed parties 71,356 3.71 +2.24             
Totals 1,924,462  100.00    100.00  100.00  12  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.


See the Glossary of this website for information on Senate elections and details of the distinction between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won and Seats held.

At this Senate election in Queensland, the party grouping which had endorsed candidates for previous Senate elections on the Queensland Greens ticket, endorsed candidates under the name of the Australian Greens.


Australian Electoral Commission, Electoral Statistics 1993, 1996, 1998, CD-ROM, Canberra,1999; Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344); 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).

For a general review of this election, see: Clive Bean, Marian Simms, Scott Bennett and John Warhurst (editors), The Politics of Retribution: The 1996 Federal Election, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1997 (ISBN 1 86448 386 5).