ID 0580

Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election

Election of 3 October 1998


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held, national summary

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Election held on 3 October 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 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   4,182,963  37.31  +1.16  17  42.50  17  42.50  29  38.16 
Liberal Party - National Party (joint ticket)  2,452,407  21.87  -2.62  12.50         
Liberal Party  1,528,730  13.63  -2.61  11  27.50  15  37.50  31  40.79 
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party  1,007,439  8.99  2.50  2.50  1.32 
Australian Democrats  947,940  8.45  -2.37  10.00  10.00  11.84 
Australian Greens  305,228  2.72  +0.32        1.32 
National Party  208,536  1.86  -1.01    2.50  3.95 
Country Liberal Party (NT)  36,063  0.32  -0.05  2.50  2.50  1.32 
Brian Harradine Group (Tas)  24,254  0.22  2.50  2.50  1.32 
Votes for other than listed parties 518,343 4.62 -1.26             
Totals 11,211,903  100.00    40  100.00  40  100.00  76  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

In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

Australian Greens: The votes cast for the Greens WA in Western Australia are included with votes for the Australian Greens in this national summary for the Senate.

Sources

Australian Electoral Commission, Election 98, Volume 1, National Results, Canberra 1998; 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: Marian Simms and John Warhurst (editors), Howard's Agenda: The 1998 Australian Election, St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2000 (ISBN 0 7022 3163 0).