Victorian Senate Results Finalised; Liberals Gain 1, Greens Keep 2, Hinch Elected

The Senate results for Victoria were finalised and announced today.

The Coalition picked up one seat to hold 5 (Liberal 4, Nationals 1), whilst the ALP retained its 4 seats. The Greens held their 2 senators and the remaining seat was taken by Derryn Hinch.

The Coalition polled 33.11% of the primary vote and secured the re-election of its 4 sitting senators – Mitch Fifield, Bridget McKenzie (Nats), Scott Ryan and James Paterson – plus a new member, Jane Hume.

The ALP polled 30.73%, enough to re-elect its 4 senators: Kim Carr, Stephen Conroy, Jacinta Collins and Gavin Marshall.

The Greens polled 10.87%, re-electing the party’s leader, Richard Di Natale and Janet Rice. Rice’s election means that the Greens have lost just one senator in the election, Robert Simms, in South Australia. With its 9 seats, the party will hold a vital balance of power position in the Senate, with the Coalition expected to finish with 30 seats.

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party polled 6.05% and has secured the election of Derryn Hinch. The former broadcaster was elected on largely state issues related to sex offences and sentencing.

Two previous senators were defeated. Ricky Muir of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party managed just 0.91% of the vote. Muir was elected in 2013 off a primary vote of 0.51% and a complex series of preference deals permitted at the time through the system of group voting tickets. John Madigan, who was elected as a Democratic Labour Party candidate but subsequently sat as in independent before forming his own party, was also defeated. Madigan won just 0.15% of the primary vote.

The AEC preference distribution is shown at the end of this page.

Senate Count – Latest Update

This table shows only those States and Territories where Senate results have been declared. The dark-shaded rows at the top show the parties that make up the Coalition. The table will be updated as results become available.

Senate Results – 2016 Federal Election
Party NSW VIC QLD WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
— Liberal Party
4
5
4
4
1
18
— The Nationals
1
1
— Country Liberals (NT)
1
1
Coalition
5
5
4
4
1
1
20
Australian Labor Party
4
4
3
5
1
1
18
Australian Greens
2
2
1
2
7
Nick Xenophon Team
3
3
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
1
1
Family First
1
1
Jacqui Lambie Network
1
1
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party
1
1
TOTAL
12
12
12
12
2
2
52

 

Media statement from the Australian Electoral Commission.

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has announced that the count for the election of twelve Senators for Victoria was completed today.

The successful candidates for the twelve Senate vacancies for Victoria are (in order of their election):

  1. FIFIELD, Mitch – Liberal
  2. CARR, Kim – Australian Labor Party
  3. DI NATALE, Richard – The Greens
  4. McKENZIE, Bridget – The Nationals
  5. CONROY, Stephen Michael – Australian Labor Party
  6. RYAN, Scott – Liberal
  7. COLLINS, Jacinta – Australian Labor Party
  8. PATERSON, James – Liberal
  9. MARSHALL, Gavin – Australian Labor Party
  10. HINCH, Derryn – Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party
  11. RICE, Janet – The Greens
  12. HUME, Jane – Liberal

The Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria, Jeff Pope, said the distribution of preferences was conducted today to elect the twelve Victorian Senators.

“As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates,” Mr Pope said.

All 2016 federal election results are available on the AEC’s tally room at www.aec.gov.au/results.

Declaration of the Poll

Mr Pope said the formal Declaration of the Poll for the 2016 election of Senators for Victoria will take place at 2:30pm on Thursday 4 August and will be held at the AEC Victoria State Office, Level 8 Casselden House, 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

All candidates and the media are invited to attend. RSVPs are not required.

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