Electoral Margins Following The 1996 Federal Election

The state-by-state tables on this page show the margins in every House of Representatives electorate following the 1996 federal election.

All results tabulated below are March 2, 1996 general election results. The swing required for the incumbent member to lose is based on Australian Electoral Commission figures.

ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Australian Capital Territory (3 seats)
Electorate Member Party 2-Party % Status
Canberra Bob McMullan ALP
57.52
Fairly Safe ALP
Fraser John Langmore ALP
57.32
Fairly Safe ALP
Namadgi Annette Ellis ALP
51.51
Marginal ALP

New South Wales (50 seats)
Electorate Current Member Party Two-Party % Status
Banks Daryl Melham ALP
51.41
Marginal ALP
Barton Robert McClelland ALP
54.34
Marginal ALP
Bennelong John Howard LP
60.13
Safe LP
Berowra Philip Ruddock LP
68.40
Safe LP
Blaxland Paul Keating ALP
62.98
Safe ALP
Blaxland Michael Hatton (15-6-96) ALP
69.06
Safe ALP
Bradfield Brendan Nelson LP
75.77
Safe LP
Calare Peter Andren IND
52.91(L/NP)
Safe IND
Charlton Bob Brown ALP
59.32
Fairly Safe ALP
Chifley Roger Price ALP
64.54
Safe ALP
Cook Stephen Mutch LP
62.28
Safe LP
Cowper Garry Nehl NP
61.56
Safe NP
Cunningham Stephen Martin ALP
62.91
Safe ALP
Dobell Michael Lee ALP
50.08
Marginal ALP
Eden-Monaro Gary Nairn LP
54.76
Marginal LP
Farrer Tim Fischer NP
71.23
Safe NP
Fowler Ted Grace ALP
68.27
Safe ALP
Gilmore Joanna Gasht LP
56.24
Fairly Safe LP
Grayndler Anthony Albanese ALP
66.38
Safe ALP
Greenway Frank Mossfield ALP
53.39
Marginal ALP
Gwydir John Anderson NP
68.51
Safe NP
Hughes Danna Vale LP
54.89
Marginal LP
Hume John Sharp NP
61.77
Safe NP
Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon ALP
56.97
Fairly Safe ALP
Kingsford-Smith Laurie Brereton ALP
60.15
Safe ALP
Lindsay Jackie Kelly LP
51.58
Marginal LP
Lowe Paul Zammit LP
52.47
Marginal LP
Lyne Mark Vaile NP
65.44
Safe NP
Macarthur John Fahey LP
60.69
Safe LP
Mackellar Bronwyn Bishop LP
66.53
Safe LP
Macquarie Kerry Bartlett LP
56.36
Fairly Safe LP
Mitchell Alan Cadman LP
74.32
Safe LP
Newcastle Allan Morris ALP
61.19
Safe ALP
New England Ian Sinclair NP
69.18
Safe NP
North Sydney Joe Hockey LP
65.56
Safe LP
Page Ian Causley NP
54.31
Marginal NP
Parkes Michael Cobb NP
56.50
Fairly Safe NP
Parramatta Ross Cameron LP
53.87
Marginal LP
Paterson Bob Baldwin LP
50.43
Marginal LP
Prospect Janice Crosio ALP
63.91
Safe ALP
Reid Laurie Ferguson ALP
61.38
Safe ALP
Richmond Larry Anthony NP
56.75
Fairly Safe NP
Riverina Noel Hicks NP
71.01
Safe NP
Robertson Jim Lloyd LP
53.56
Marginal LP
Shortland Peter Morris ALP
58.15
Fairly Safe ALP
Sydney Peter Baldwin ALP
63.80
Safe ALP
Throsby Colin Hollis ALP
69.62
Safe ALP
Warringah Tony Abbott LP
65.32
Safe LP
Watson Leo McLeay ALP
61.68
Safe ALP
Wentworth Andrew Thomson LP
57.84
Fairly Safe LP
Werriwa Mark Latham ALP
56.21
Fairly Safe ALP

Northern Territory (1 seat)
Electorate Member Party Two-Party % Status
Northern Territory Nick Dondas CLP
50.37
Marginal CLP

Queensland (25 seats)
Electorate Member Party Two-Party % Status
Bowman Andrea West LP
50.89
Marginal LP
Brisbane Arch Bevis ALP
50.36
Marginal ALP
Capricornia Paul Marek NP
53.62
Marginal NP
Dawson De-Anne Kelly NP
59.92
Fairly Safe NP
Dickson Tony Smith LP
53.17
Marginal LP
Fadden David Jull LP
67.84
Safe LP
Fairfax Alex Somlyay LP
68.09
Safe LP
Fisher Peter Slipper LP
70.34
Safe LP
Forde Kay Elson LP
59.74
Fairly Safe LP
Griffith Graeme McDougall LP
51.47
Marginal LP
Groom Bill Taylor LP
71.28
Safe LP
Herbert Peter Lindsay LP
56.59
Fairly Safe LP
Hinkler Paul Neville NP
60.36
Safe NP
Kennedy Bob Katter NP
64.49
Safe NP
Leichhardt Warren Entsch LP
54.18
Marginal LP
Lilley Elizabeth Grace LP
50.73
Marginal LP
Longman Mal Brough LP
61.59
Safe LP
McPherson John Bradford LP
67.00
Safe LP
Maranoa Bruce Scott NP
75.73
Safe NP
Moncrieff Kathy Sullivan LP
70.25
Safe LP
Moreton Gary Hardgrave LP
55.09
Marginal LP
Oxley Pauline Hanson IND
54.66 (LP)
Marginal IND
Petrie Teresa Gambaro LP
57.70
Fairly Safe LP
Rankin David Beddall ALP
51.35
Marginal ALP
Ryan John Moore LP
66.87
Safe LP
Wide Bay Warren Truss NP
68.53
Safe NP

South Australia (12 seats)
Electorate Member Party Two-Party % Status
Adelaide Trish Worth LP
53.50
Marginal LP
Barker Ian McLachlan LP
70.89
Safe LP
Bonython Martyn Evans ALP
59.46
Fairly Safe ALP
Boothby Andrew Southcott LP
61.60
Safe LP
Grey Barry Wakelin LP
58.54
Fairly Safe LP
Hindmarsh Chris Gallus LP
58.06
Fairly Safe LP
Kingston Susan Jeanes LP
52.01
Marginal LP
Makin Trish Draper LP
51.08
Marginal LP
Mayo Alexander Downer LP
65.16
Safe LP
Port Adelaide Rod Sawford ALP
57.05
Fairly Safe ALP
Sturt Christopher Pyne LP
59.99
Fairly Safe LP
Wakefield Neil Andrew LP
69.96
Safe LP

Tasmania (5 seats)
Electorate Member Party Two-Party % Status
Bass Warwick Smith LP
54.57
Marginal LP
Braddon Chris Miles LP
55.70
Marginal LP
Denison Duncan Kerr ALP
61.79
Safe ALP
Franklin HarryQuick ALP
54.68
Marginal ALP
Lyons DickAdams ALP
51.31
Marginal ALP

Victoria (38 seats)
Electorate Member Party Two-Party % Status
Aston Peter Nugent LP
55.59
Marginal LP
Ballarat Michael Ronaldson LP
53.67
Marginal LP
Batman Martin Ferguson ALP
71.31
Safe ALP
Bendigo Bruce Reid LP
50.88
Marginal LP
Bruce Alan Griffin ALP
50.76
Marginal ALP
Burke Neil O’Keefe ALP
57.03
Fairly Safe ALP
Calwell Andrew Theophanous ALP
67.19
Safe ALP
Casey Bob Halverson LP
56.65
Fairly Safe LP
Chisholm Michael Wooldridge LP
52.59
Marginal LP
Corangamite Stewart McArthur LP
57.69
Fairly Safe LP
Corio Gavan O’Connor ALP
56.80
Fairly Safe ALP
Deakin Phillip Barresi LP
52.48
Marginal LP
Dunkley Bruce Billson LP
53.36
Marginal LP
Flinders Peter Reith LP
60.07
Safe LP
Gellibrand Ralph Willis ALP
71.23
Safe ALP
Gippsland Peter McGauran NP
68.64
Safe NP
Goldstein David Kemp LP
60.94
Safe LP
Higgins Peter Costello LP
60.73
Safe LP
Holt Gareth Evans ALP
62.81
Safe ALP
Hotham Simon Crean ALP
60.56
Safe ALP
Indi Lou Lieberman LP
67.79
Safe LP
Isaacs Greg Wilton ALP
51.56
Marginal ALP
Jaga Jaga Jenny Macklin ALP
52.71
Marginal ALP
Kooyong Petro Georgiou LP
63.81
Safe LP
Lalor Barry Jones ALP
68.51
Safe ALP
La Trobe Bob Charles LP
51.37
Marginal LP
McEwen Fran Bailey LP
52.18
Marginal LP
McMillan Russell Broadbent LP
52.07
Marginal LP
Mallee John Forrest NP
73.50
Safe NP
Maribyrnong Bob Sercombe ALP
68.85
Safe ALP
Melbourne Lindsay Tanner ALP
70.21
Safe ALP
Melbourne Ports Clyde Holding ALP
56.05
Fairly Safe ALP
Menzies Kevin Andrews LP
60.99
Safe LP
Murray Sharman Stone LP
74.23
Safe LP
Scullin Harry Jenkins ALP
70.74
Safe ALP
Wannon David Hawker LP
62.31
Safe LP
Wills Kelvin Thomson ALP
72.21
Safe ALP

Western Australia (14 seats)
Electorate Member Party Two-Party % Status
Brand Kim Beazley ALP
50.23
Marginal ALP
Canning Ricky Johnston LP
50.69
Marginal LP
Cowan Richard Evans LP
52.39
Marginal LP
Curtin Allan Rocher IND
64.05 (LP)
Fairly Safe IND
Forrest Geoff Prosser LP
63.64
Safe LP
Fremantle Carmen Lawrence ALP
54.25
Marginal ALP
Kalgoorlie Graeme Campbell IND
53.56 (ALP)
Safe IND
Moore Paul Filing IND
58.18 (LP)
Safe IND
O’Connor Wilson Tuckey LP
75.93
Safe LP
Pearce Judi Moylan LP
62.18
Safe LP
Perth Stephen Smith ALP
56.46
Fairly Safe ALP
Stirling Eoin Cameron LP
55.17
Marginal LP
Swan Don Randall LP
53.71
Marginal LP
Tangney Daryl Williams LP
62.13
Safe LP


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