ElectionGudie

July 2, 2016 Held

14,120,518
Voted
Australia

Commonwealth of Australia

Election for Australian House of Representatives

Results

86%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:14,120,518
Valid Votes:13,410,034
Invalid Votes:710,484

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Australian Labor Party 69 - 4,702,296

34.73%

Liberal Party of Australia 45 - 3,882,905

28.67%

Australian Greens 1 - 1,385,650

10.23%

Liberal National Party 21 - 1,153,736

8.52%

National Party of Australia 10 - 624,555

4.61%

Independents 2 - 380,712

2.81%

Nick Xenophon Team 1 - 250,333

1.85%

Family First Party - - 201,222

1.49%

Christian Democratic Party - - 178,026

1.31%

One Nation - - 175,020

1.29%

Animal Justice Party - - 94,516

0.70%

Katter's Australian Party 1 - 72,879

0.54%

Liberal Democrats - - 66,261

0.49%

Country Liberal Party - - 32,409

0.24%

More Info:

Note: In this election, competition was largely between the Labour Party and the Liberal/National Coalition, composed of the Liberal Party, the Liberal National Party, the National Party of Australia, and the Country Liberals. 

Australia: Parliamentary Election, 2 July 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Sir Peter COSGROVE (since 28 March 2016)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Malcolm TURNBULL (since 15 September 2015)
  • Assembly: Australia has a bicameral Federal Parliament consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives. The Senate is composed of 76 seats and the House of Representatives has 150 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the House of Representatives are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by majority preferential vote to serve 3-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the House of Representatives were last held on 7 September 2013. The coalition of the Liberal Party and National Party won 90 seats in total, while the Labor Party won 55. Additionally, the Greens, Katter’s Australian Party, and Palmer United Party won 1 seat each, along with 2 independents.

Note: Prime Minister TURNBULL dissolved both house of parliament, thus moving the election to this earlier date.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Liberal National Coalition[1]
    • Leader: Malcolm TURNBULL
    • Seats won in last election: 90
  • Australian Labor Party
    • Leader: Bill SHORTEN
    • Seats won in last election: 55
  • Australian Greens
    • Leader: Richard DI NATALE
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Palmer United Party
    • Leader: Clive PALMER
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Katter’s Australian Party
    • Leader: Bob KATTER
    • Seats won in last election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 22,751,014 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 14,722,754 (2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 11,343,812 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Australia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Australia ratified CEDAW: Yes (28 July 1983)

·         Gender Quota: No[2]

·         Female candidates in this election:

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 68 (30.01%)[3]

·         Human Development Index Position: 2

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Australia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Australia ratified CRPD: Yes (17 July 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 3,412,652

 


[1] The Liberal National Coalition is a coalition of the Liberal Party, led by Malcolm TURNBULL, and the National Party of Australia, led by Warren TRUSS.

[2] There are no legislated quotas, but the Australian Labor Party has a 40% minimum quota for candidate lists.

[3] There are currently 39 women serving in the House of Representatives (26%) and 29 women in the Senate (38.16%).