ACT Government Teeters; ALP Massacred In NSW By-Elections

The ACT Labor government of Jon Stanhope has lost its majority in today’s elections.

The ALP seems likely to be reduced from 10 to 7 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Liberal Party appears to have also won 7 seats, whilst the Greens have picked up 2 seats to take their total to 3.

Negotiations between the major parties and the Greens will now determine the outcome of the election.

The ALP polled 37.6% of the primary vote, a 9.3% swing. The Liberal Party primary vote declined by 3.7% to 31.1%. The Greens vote increased by 6.6% to 15.9%. [Read more…]


COAG Chief Ministers’ Press Conference

The annual Council of Australian Government’s meeting has taken place in Canberra.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd met with State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers, all Labor Party representatives.

The press conference following the meeting includes comments by Kevin Rudd and Premiers Morris Iemma (NSW), John Brumby (Vic) and Mike Rann (SA), as well as Chief Minister Jon Stanhope (ACT). [Read more…]


COAG Meeting: Chief Ministers’ Press Conference

This is audio of the press conference following the annual Council of Australian Governments meeting.

The press conference was chaired by Prime Minister John Howard. The other participants were the six State Premiers: Steve Bracks (Vic), Morris Iemma (NSW), Peter Beattie (Qld), Alan Carpenter (WA), Mike Rann (SA) and Paul Lennon (Tas). The Territory Chief Ministers were Jon Stanhope (ACT) and Clare Martin (NT). [Read more…]


ACT – State Of The Parties 1995-2001

This is the state of the parties in the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory between 1995 and 2001.

Australian Capital Territory Parliament
Party Legislative
Assembly (2001)
Legislative
Assembly (1998)
Legislative
Assembly (1995)
ALP
8
6
6
Liberal
7
7 6
7
Australian Democrats
1
ACT Greens
1
1
2
Independent
3
2
United Canberra Party
0 1
Total
17
17
17
ALP Government, first elected 2001
Chief Minister: Jon Stanhope