One Nation Wins Two Queensland Senate Seats; Coalition Loses Ground; ALP And Greens Unchanged

The Senate results for Queensland were finalised and announced this morning.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is the big winner, securing two positions, taking its national tally to three. The Coalition has retained 5 of its 6 seats, the ALP has retained 4 and the Greens 1.

The Coalition polled 35.27% of the primary vote and secured the re-election of 5 senators – George Brandis, Matthew Canavan (Nats), James McGrath, Ian Macdonald and Barry O’Sullivan (Nats).

Joanna Lindgren, who entered the Senate in May last year, filling a casual vacancy created by the retirement of Brett Mason, has been defeated.

The ALP polled 26.35%, enough to elect 4 senators: new members Murray Watt and Anthony Chisholm, and returning members Claire Moore and Chris Ketter. Watt and Chisholm replace Jan McLucas and Joe Ludwig, who both retired.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation polled 9.19% of the vote, securing two places. Pauline Hanson will return to the parliament for the first time since she he held the lower house seat of Oxley between 1996-98. She will be joined by Malcolm Roberts.

One Nation has secured a stronger preference flow from other minor and micro parties. It now stands a reasonable chance of winning a fourth position in NSW.

The Greens polled 6.92%, re-electing Larissa Waters to a second term

Aside from Joanna Lindgren, only one other previous senator, Glenn Lazarus, was defeated. Elected in 2013 as a Palmer United Party candidate, Lazarus ran under his own banner of The Glenn Lazarus Team, polling 1.66% of the primary vote.

The Senate results from New South Wales are expected shortly.

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
3
5
4
4
1
21
— The Nationals
1
2
3
— Country Liberals (NT)
1
1
Coalition
5
5
5
4
4
1
1
25
Australian Labor Party
4
4
4
3
5
1
1
22
Australian Greens
2
1
2
1
2
8
Nick Xenophon Team
3
3
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
2
1
3
Family First
1
1
Jacqui Lambie Network
1
1
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party
1
1
TOTAL
12
12
12
12
12
2
2
64

 

Media statement from the Australian Electoral Commission.

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

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

    1. BRANDIS, George -Liberal National Party of Queensland
    2. WATT, Murray – Australian Labor Party
    3. HANSON, Pauline – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
    4. CANAVAN, Matthew – Liberal National Party of Queensland
    5. CHISHOLM, Anthony – Australian Labor Party
    6. McGRATH, James – Liberal National Party of Queensland
    7. MOORE, Claire – Australian Labor Party
    8. MACDONALD, Ian – Liberal National Party of Queensland
    9. WATERS, Larissa – The Greens
    10. O’SULLIVAN, Barry – Liberal National Party of Queensland
    11. KETTER, Chris – Australian Labor Party
    12. ROBERTS, Malcolm – Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

The Australian Electoral Officer for Queensland, Mr Thomas Ryan said the distribution of preferences was conducted today to elect the twelve Queensland Senators.

“As with all aspects of the count, the automated distribution of preferences undertaken today was open to scrutineers appointed by the candidates,” Mr Ryan 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 Ryan said the formal Declaration of the Poll for the 2016 election of Senators for Queensland will take place at 11.00am on Friday 5 August and will be held at the Christie’s Conference Centre, Caribbean Room, Level 1, 320 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000.

All candidates and the media are invited to attend.

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