This table shows the status of the various parties from 1 July 1999. There was a double dissolution and a full Senate election in the years 1974, 1975, 1983 and 1987. In these years the figures show the status of the parties following the election. Refer to page 4 for party abbreviations.
|Date Writ Returned||40 Day Petition Period|
|House of Representatives||29 October 1998||8 December 1998|
|New South Wales||29 October 1998||8 December 1998|
|Victoria||29 October 1998||8 December 1998|
|Queensland||23 October 1998||2 December 1998|
|Western Australia||27 October 1998||7 December 1998|
|South Australia||26 October 1998||7 December 1998|
|Tasmania||29 October 1998||8 December 1998|
|Australian Capital Territory||29 October 1998||8 December 1998|
|Northern Territory||29 October 1998||8 December 1998|
Please note: Statistics in this Newsfile are not final and may be subject to minor adjustment which will not affect the outcome of the half-Senate election in any State or Territory. Final figures will be published in the AEC's Election Statistics series.
|Term Expires 30 June 2002
Elected 2 March 1996
|Term Expires 30 June 2005
Elected 3 October 1998
(Note: Term commences on 1 July 1999)
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The 76–member Senate comprises 12 Senators from each State and two from each of the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
State Senators generally serve a six-year term and half the Senate is due for re-election every three years unless there is a double dissolution at which the whole Senate faces the electorate. Territory Senators must contest each general election.
The State Senators elected at the 3 October 1998 poll will take their seats on 1 July 1999 and their terms are due to expire on 30 June 2005.
The State Senators elected on 13 March 1996 took their seats on 1 July 1996 and their terms are due to expire on 30 June 2002.
Thus when the 39th Parliament met on 10 November 1998 following the election, the House of Representatives reflected the outcome of the 3 October poll. However, the 'new Senate' will not be seen until 1 July 1999 (though Territory Senators took their seats following the declaration of the poll.)
|Above the line %||Below the line%|
*The 3 October poll was a half-Senate election in which six Senators were elected for each State and two for each Territory. This column shows how many seats each party won on 3 October. Refer to table at top of page for the full listing of how many seats each party holds in the Senate from 1 July 1999.
Please note in the above table the AWP, ASP and ACS parties have been shown separately at the state level but included in 'other' at the national level.
ACS: Abolish Child Support/Family Court Party; ALP: Australian Labor Party; AWP: Australian Women's Party; ASP: Australian Shooter's Party; CTA: Christian Democratic Party [Fred Nile Group]; DLP: Democratic Labor Party (DLP) of Australia; CLP: Northern Territory Country Liberal Party; DEM: Australian Democrats; GRN: Australian Greens; GWA: The Greens (WA) Inc; HAN: Pauline Hanson's One Nation; HAR: Tasmanian Independent Senator Brian Harradine Group; LP:Liberal Party of Australia; LNP: Liberal-National Party [Combined-ticket]; NP: National Party of Australia; UNI: Unity – Say No To Hanson; VPG: Vallentine Peace Group
** Other includes candidates from parties not identified above, undendorsed groups and independents.
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