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The Morning After: ABC Radio News Reports The 2007 Federal Election

This is the complete audio of ABC Radio news on the morning after the 2007 federal election.

The recording is of the 7.45am broadcast on Melbourne radio 3LO/774.

The news reports the defeat of the Howard coalition government after nearly 12 years in office and the election of Kevin Rudd and the first Labor government since 1996. [Read more…]


Election Count: 2003 NSW State Election

This is the audio of Sky News television coverage of the 2003 New South Wales state election count.

The ALP won its third consecutive victory under the leadership of Bob Carr. The government was first elected in 1995 and re-elected in 1999.

It was Carr’s last election. He retired in 2005. [Read more…]


1988 Victorian State Election Count

These two videos contain the ABC’s election night coverage of the 1988 Victorian state election count.

The election was won by the ALP, delivering a third consecutive victory for Premier John Cain, against the Liberal Party’s Jeff Kennett.

The coverage is notable for the accurate predictions of Senator Robert Ray, the Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs in the Hawke government. Surrounded by defeated Liberals arguing they were still in with a chance, Ray was the first to predict that the Cain government would be returned with the loss of just one seat, Warrandyte.

The ALP won 46 seats to 33 for the Liberal Party and 9 for the Nationals. The Nationals lost one seat, Mildura, to the Liberal Party. [Read more…]


1975 Federal Election: The Count And Leaders’ Speeches

The night of the 1975 Federal Election was the culmination of two months of constitutional crisis and electioneering.

On November 11, 1975, Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr. The Opposition Leader, Malcolm Fraser, was installed as caretaker prime minister, the parliament was dissolved and a double dissolution election scheduled for December 13.

Fraser led the Coalition parties to the biggest victory ever in the House of Representatives and won control of the Senate as well. The Labor Party lost 30 seats. [Read more…]


The Day After The 1974 Election: Media Reports

Counting on election night in 1974 was inconclusive. Whilst there was a general sense that the Whitlam government had been returned, it was not definitive.

This is a selection of radio news bulletins from Sunday, May 19, 1974. They were broadcast on 3MA Mildura and 3WV, the ABC’s third radio network in western Victoria. [Read more…]


ABC Election Count: 1974 Federal Election

The audio clip below contains 90 minutes from the ABC television coverage of the 1974 Federal Election count.

It includes the speeches by Opposition Leader Bill Snedden and Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

The broadcast was hosted by Ken Begg. [Read more…]