Federal Election: Latest Results In Key Seats

Counting is proceeding in the federal election. These are the latest results as of Monday evening, September 9.

The table shows the seats that have definitely changed hands and those that are still in doubt.

The ALP began the election with 72 seats. It has lost 13 seats so far: Bass, Braddon, Lyons, Deakin, La Trobe, Corangamite, Hindmarsh, Petrie, Dobell, Robertson, Page, Lindsay and Banks. It has 5 seats in doubt: Capricornia, Barton, Eden-Monaro, Reid and McEwen.

The Coalition began with 73 seats. It has gained the 13 seats listed above as well as New England and Lyne. It has lost 1 (Fairfax) and has 1 (Indi) in doubt.

The Greens have retained their single seat (Melbourne). The 4 independents have been reduced to 2 (Denison and Kennedy). The Palmer United Party has 1 seat (Fairfax).

Of the doubtful seats, it is most likely that the independent will win Indi. The Liberals are most likely to win Eden-Monaro and Reid. The other seats are too close to call and will require the full count of ordinary, pre-poll, postal, absentee and provisional votes.

2013 Federal Election: House of Representatives Seats
No. Seat Incumbent Challenger Status
NEW SOUTH WALES
1.
BANKS
Daryl Melham
ALP
David Coleman
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
2.
BARTON
Steve McMahon
ALP
Nickolas Varvaris
Liberal
ALP 68 votes ahead
3.
DOBELL
Craig Thomson
IND/ALP
Karen McNamara
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
4.
EDEN-MONARO
Mike Kelly
ALP
Peter Hendy
Liberal
Liberal 569 votes ahead
5.
LINDSAY
David Bradbury
ALP
Fiona Scott
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
6.
LYNE
Rob Oakeshott
IND (ret)
David Gillespie
The Nationals
THE NATIONALS GAIN
7.
NEW ENGLAND
Tony Windsor
IND (ret)
Barnaby Joyce
The Nationals
THE NATIONALS GAIN
8.
PAGE
Janelle Saffin
ALP
Kevin Hogan
The Nationals
THE NATIONALS GAIN
9.
REID
John Murphy
ALP
Craig Laundy
Liberal
Liberal 634 votes ahead
10.
ROBERTSON
Deborah O’Neill
ALP
Lucy Wicks
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
VICTORIA
1.
CORANGAMITE
Darren Cheeseman
ALP
Sarah Henderson
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
2.
DEAKIN
Mike Symon
ALP
Michael Sukkar
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
3.
INDI
Sophie Mirabella
Liberal
Cathy McGowan
Independent
Independent 1,754 votes ahead
4.
LA TROBE
Laura Smyth
ALP
Jason Wood
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
5.
McEWEN
Rob Mitchell
ALP
Donna Petrovich
Liberal
ALP 66 votes ahead
QUEENSLAND
1.
CAPRICORNIA
Peter Freeleagus
ALP
Michelle Landry
Liberal National
ALP 141 votes ahead
2.
FAIRFAX
Ted O’Brien
Liberal National
Clive Palmer
Palmer United Party
PUP 2015 votes ahead
3.
PETRIE
Yvette D’Ath
ALP
Luke Howarth
Liberal National
LIBERAL GAIN
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
1.
O’CONNOR
Chub Witham
The Nationals
Rick Wilson
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
1.
HINDMARSH
Steve Georganas
ALP
Matt Williams
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
TASMANIA
1.
BASS
Geoff Lyons
ALP
Andrew Nikolic
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
2.
BRADDON
Sid Sidebottom
ALP
Brett Whiteley
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN
3.
LYONS
Dick Adams
ALP
Eric Hutchinson
Liberal
LIBERAL GAIN

 


Transition To Abbott Government Begins; Shorten, Albanese Vie For ALP Leadership As Recriminations Start; Mirabella Struggling In Indi; Palmer Takes Fairfax; Micro Parties Descend On Senate

The transition to the Abbott Coalition government has begun, following Saturday’s federal election.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has surrendered his commission to the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce. It is expected that Tony Abbott and his ministry will be sworn in early next week. Abbott arrived in Canberra today to hold meetings with his senior colleagues and to take briefings from the public service.

Abbott

In the Labor Party, moves appear to be afoot to elect a new leader by consensus. The outgoing Treasurer, Chris Bowen, announced he would not be a candidate for the position. It now appears that either Bill Shorten or Anthony Albanese will become leader. [Read more…]


Of Votes And Bodies: The Labor Party’s Election Defeat

by Malcolm Farnsworth

There’s votes and there’s bodies.

In Saturday’s election, the ALP ended up with more bodies than it thought it would. Members who were written off or deemed at risk just three months ago have survived the election.

Think, for example, of Jason Clare, Chris Bowen, Laurie Ferguson, Ed Husic, Matt Thistlethwaite, Mark Dreyfus, Alan Griffin, Anna Burke, Graham Perrett, Kate Ellis, Gary Gray and Warren Snowdon. They are some of the saved furniture. Some of it is tatty, some of it has lustre, but it has survived.

That’s why the relief in the ALP is palpable. Bodies matter. MPs have staff, offices and facilities. They are an essential part of the infrastructure a political party needs to wage war with its opponents.

Whatever the Gillard apologists might say – and they were out in force over the weekend – the ALP was heading for the loss of 30-40 seats in June.

In Melbourne in May the massive swing against the ALP in a state by-election where the Liberals didn’t even run a candidate drew attention to what was happening in the electorate. In some areas, the swings were over 20%. The smarties denied that a state by-election warranted federal comparisons but people on the ground knew better. [Read more…]


Abbott Leads Coalition To Decisive Victory; Rudd Saves The Furniture And Quits ALP Leadership; Labor Loses 14 Seats With Lowest Primary Vote Since 1931

Disunity And Perceptions Of Incompetence And Waste End Six Years Of Labor Rule; Greens Vote Drops But Bandt Wins Easily; Wilkie Secures Denison; Minor Groups Likely To Control Senate

Abbott

The Liberal Party leader, Tony Abbott, will become Australia’s 28th prime minister, after his Liberal-Nationals Coalition won at least an extra 16 seats in the federal election that saw the ALP’s primary vote fall to its lowest level since 1931.

There has been a 3.53% national swing against the ALP. The Coalition has polled 53.33% of the two-party-preferred vote, compared to the ALP’s 46.67%.

The Coalition is likely to govern with around 90 seats, just short of the 94 Abbott’s mentor, John Howard, won in his first victory in 1996. [Read more…]


2013 Federal Election Count – Twitter LIVE BLOG

AustralianPolitics.com will live blog the federal election results tonight via Twitter.

My Twitter feed is embedded on this page. You can message me through it or your own Twitter account.

This page will be updated later tonight with details of the election results.



How Are Votes Counted?

These videos have been produced by the Australian Electoral Commission.

They show how votes are counted in the House of Representatives, the Senate, and in referendums.

  • How are House of Representatives votes counted?

  • How are Senate votes counted?

  • How are votes in a referendum counted?

 


How To Cast A Formal Vote Today

The Australian Electoral Commission has produced this video explaining how to cast a formal vote in the 2013 Federal Election.

  • How to vote formally in the House of Representatives & the Senate: