Tim Wilson (Lib-Goldstein) – Maiden Speech

Tim Wilson, the former Human Rights Commissioner, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the Victorian seat of Goldstein.

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Wilson, 36, is a former employee of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). The Abbott government appointed him Human Rights Commissioner in 2014. He relinquished the position to contest Liberal Party preselection.

Wilson replaces Andrew Robb in the safe seat based around Brighton and Bentleigh in Melbourne’s south-east. He polled 56.33% of the primary vote and 62.68% of the two-party-preferred vote, a swing of 1.65% towards the Liberal Party. [Read more…]


Seats That Swung To The Coalition In The 2016 Federal Election

As counting proceeds in the 2016 House of Representatives elections, it appears that only 16 seats resisted the nationwide swing to the ALP.

Fifteen seats held by the Liberal Party and 1 seat held by The Nationals recorded swings away from the ALP. Thirteen of these seats were already held by the Coalition.

The swings range from 0.09% in Cook to 3.04% in Deakin.

The Liberal Party won just one seat from the ALP, the Melbourne electorate of Chisholm, with a swing of 2.91%.

The national two-party-preferred swing against the Coalition currently stands at 3.16%. Every State and Territory swung to the ALP, ranging from 0.72% in the Australian Capital Territory to 8.90% in South Australia.

The Coalition won the State two-party-preferred contest in NSW (50.42%), Queensland (53.95%) and Western Australia (54.54%). [Read more…]


Tim Wilson Wins Liberal Party Preselection For Goldstein

Tim Wilson, the former Human Rights Commissioner and employee of the Institute of Public Affairs, has won Liberal Party preselection for the Victorian seat of Goldstein.

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Wilson, who turned 36 a week ago, and Denis Dragovic emerged as the two top candidates after the first ballot at the preselection. The other favoured candidate, Georgina Downer, the daughter of former Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, was eliminated. [Read more…]


A Glorious Day Dawns Tomorrow

Spare a thought for the losers in tomorrow’s elections.

We already know who most of them are. 849 people have nominated for 150 seats in the House of Representatives. Another 349 have nominated for 40 Senate seats. Of these 1,198 candidates, 1,008 will lose.

We know that around 400 of them will also lose their nomination deposits because they will poll less than 4% of the primary vote.

In the House of Representatives, only about 30 seats are likely to change hands. Most of the sitting members know they will be returned. In the Senate, proportional voting and the Group Ticket system means that we already know at least 25 of the 40 winners. [Read more…]


Andrew Robb (Lib-Goldstein) – Maiden Speech

This is the maiden speech to the House of Representatives by Andrew Robb, the Liberal member for Goldstein.

Robb came to the Parliament, at the age of 53, after a career in business and as head of the National Farmers’ Federation.

He also served as Federal Director of the Liberal Party from 1990 until 1996. He was the campaign director for the party’s losing campaign in 1993 and its winning campaign in 1996. [Read more…]


Postal Vote Mailout – David Kemp – 2001 Federal Election

This is a postal vote leaflet letterboxed in the federal electorate of Goldstein by the sitting Liberal member, David Kemp, during the 2001 election.

Kemp, first elected in 1990, was elected to his fifth and final term at the election. [Read more…]


David Kemp Leaflet – 2001 Federal Election

This electon leaflet from David Kemp, the Liberal member for Goldstein, was letterboxed on or around October 5, 2001, at the start of the federal election campaign.

Kemp became the member for Goldstein in 1990. He was re-elected in 2001 to his fifth term. He retired at the 2004 election. [Read more…]