Senate results for the Australian federal election, 2004

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The following tables show state-by-state results in the Australian Senate at the 2004 federal election. Senators total 37 coalition (33 Liberal, three coalition National, one CLP), 28 Labor, three Green, one Family First, two non-coalition National and four Democrats.[1][2] Senator terms are six years (three for territories), and took their seats from 1 July 2005, except the territories who took their seats immediately.

Preference deals[edit]

The Greens directed preferences to the Democrats and Labor ahead of the Coalition, Family First and the Christian Democrats. In exchange, the Democrats preferenced the Greens ahead of both major parties and Labor preferenced the Greens and Democrats first in every state and territory except for Tasmania, where Labor preferenced Family First ahead of the Greens and Democrats, and Victoria, where Labor preferenced Family First, Democratic Labor and the Christian Democrats ahead of the Greens and the Democrats.

The Family First Party preferenced the Democrats and the Christian Democrats ahead of both major parties. In exchange, the Democrats preferenced Family First ahead of both the Greens and both major parties, while the Christian Democrats also preferenced Family First highly. The Family First Party and the Coalition also preferenced each other ahead of Labor and the Greens.

One Nation was preferenced last by Labor, the Democrats, the Coalition and the Greens in every state, while the Greens was preferenced last by Family First, One Nation and the Christian Democrats in every state.

A full listing of preferences can be found here [1]

Australia[edit]

Senate (STV GV) — Turnout 94.82% (CV) — Informal 3.75%[3][4]
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Liberal/National Coalition 5,226,853 43.72 +3.80 20 37 +3
  Australian Labor Party 4,186,715 35.02 +0.70 16 28 -1
  Australian Greens 916,431 7.67 +2.73 2 4 +2
  Australian Democrats 250,373 2.09 -5.16 0 4 -4
  Family First Party 210,567 1.76 +1.76 1 1 +1
  One Nation 206,455 1.73 -3.81 0 0 -1
  National Party of Australia (Qld, WA) 163,261 1.37 -0.55 1 2 +1
  Christian Democratic Party 140,674 1.18 +0.06 0 0 0
  liberals for forests 107,130 0.90 +0.15 0 0 0
  Democratic Labor Party 58,042 0.49 −0.08 0 0 0
  The Fishing Party 50,356 0.42 +0.18 0 0 0
  Help End Marijuana Prohibition 41,501 0.35 −0.20 0 0 0
  Ex-Service, Service and Veterans Party 25,277 0.21 +0.21 0 0 0
  Citizens Electoral Council 24,663 0.21 +0.14 0 0 0
  Lower Excise Fuel and Beer Party 19,156 0.16 −0.04 0 0 0
  Australian Progressive Alliance 18,856 0.16 +0.16 0 0 0
  Progressive Labour Party 18,424 0.15 −0.50 0 0 0
  The Aged and Disability Pensioners Party 17,401 0.15 +0.15 0 0 0
  Outdoor Recreation Party 13,822 0.12 +0.12 0 0 0
  Socialist Alliance 13,305 0.11 +0.11 0 0 0
  Non-Custodial Parents Party 12,207 0.10 +0.06 0 0 0
  Australians Against Further Immigration 11,508 0.10 −0.08 0 0 0
  New Country Party 11,040 0.09 +0.09 0 0 0
  No GST Party 9,713 0.08 −0.35 0 0 0
  The Great Australians 6,984 0.06 +0.06 0 0 0
  Republican Party of Australia 4,168 0.03 −0.06 0 0 0
  Save the ADI Site Party 3,281 0.03 +0.03 0 0 0
  Hope Party Australia 2,938 0.02 −0.01 0 0 0
  Nuclear Disarmament Party 2,163 0.02 −0.02 0 0 0
  Other 180,385 1.51 +1.13 0 0 -1
  Total 11,953,649     40 76

New South Wales[edit]

Australian federal election, 2004: Senate, New South Wales
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Quota 567,796
Liberal/National Coalition 1. Bill Heffernan (Lib) (elected 1)
2. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (Lib) (elected 3)
3. Fiona Nash (Nat) (elected 5)
4. John Tierney (Lib)
5. Michael Darby (Lib)
6. Robyn Bain (Nat)
1,753,507 44.12 +2.36
Labor 1. Steve Hutchins (elected 2)
2. John Faulkner (elected 4)
3. Michael Forshaw (elected 6)
4. Joanna Woods
1,445,602 36.37 +2.87
Greens 1. John Kaye
2. Carol Berry
3. Ben Oquist
4. Susie Russell
5. Trish Mullins
6. Jeremy Buckingham
291,845 7.34 +2.98
Christian Democrats 1. Fred Nile
2. Patricia Giles
3. Peter Walker
4. Kevin Hume
5. George Capsis
103,831 2.61 +0.74
Democrats 1. Aden Ridgeway
2. Nina Burridge
3. Greg Butler
87,377 2.20 -4.01
One Nation 1. Judith Newson
2. Lynn Stanfield
3. Peter Bussa
75,284 1.89 -3.69
HEMP 1. Michael Balderstone
2. Graham Askey
24,016 0.60 -0.32
Family First 1. Joan Woods
2. Ivan Herald
22,210 0.56 +0.56
Fishing Party 1. Bob Smith
2. David Hitchcock
21,322 0.54 -0.17
liberals for forests 1. Glenn Druery
2. Ruth Green
21,197 0.53 +0.53
Lower Excise Fuel 1. Dave O'Loughlin
2. Derek Ridgley
19,156 0.48 -0.13
Outdoor Recreation 1. Leon Belgrave
2. Janos Beregszaszi
13,822 0.35 +0.35
1. David Ettridge
2. Ashley Ettridge
13,635 0.34 +0.34
Progressive Labour 1. Klaas Woldring
2. Kate Ferguson
13,175 0.33 -1.44
Veterans 1. Bruce Howlett
2. Bonnie Fraser
3. Trevor Hesse
12,905 0.32 +0.32
AAFI 1. David Kitson
2. Edwin Woodger
11,508 0.29 -0.25
No GST 1. Mick Gallagher
2. Warwick Mead
9,713 0.24 -0.42
New Country 1. Greg Graham
2. Lisa de Meur
6,218 0.16 +0.16
Great Australians 1. Brett McHolme
2. Dennis Robinson
4,691 0.12 +0.12
Socialist Alliance 1. Kylie Moon
2. Ray Jackson
4,241 0.11 +0.11
Save the ADI Site 1. Geoff Brown
2. Bernie Laughlan
3,281 0.08 +0.08
Non-Custodial Parents 1. Grahame Marks
2. Andrew Thompson
2,930 0.07 -0.03
1. Martin Zitek
Robert Zitek
2,750 0.07 +0.07
CEC 1. Robert Butler
2. Richard Witten
2,471 0.06 +0.00
Progressive Alliance 1. Reese Malcolm
2. Lee Raper
2,342 0.06 +0.06
Nuclear Disarmament 1. Michael Denborough
2. Yvonne Francis
2,163 0.05 -0.07
1. James Harker-Mortlock
2. Kelly Ferguson
1,637 0.04 +0.04
Independent John Thompson 549 0.01 +0.01
1. Tom Vogelgesang
2. Don Nguyen
538 0.01 +0.01
Independent Paul Simpson 251 0.01 +0.01
Independent Carole Carpenter 208 0.01 +0.01
1. Nick Beams
2. Terry Cook
116 0.00 +0.00
Independent Jack Lord 74 0.00 +0.01
Total formal votes 3,974,565 96.53 +0.07
Informal votes 143,021 3.47 -0.07
Turnout 4,117,586 95.11 -0.38

The primary vote saw the Coalition winning three seats and Labor winning two, leaving the Greens and Labor leading the Christian Democrats for the final seat. Preferences from liberals for forests, Family First, the Democrats and One Nation meant that the Christian Democrats ended up overtaking both Labor and the Greens for the final vacancy, but Labor managed to stay ahead of the Greens, meaning that Labor ending up taking the final seat using Green preferences. The result was three seats coalition and three seats Labor.[5]

Victoria[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 95.43% (CV) — Informal 5.13%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Liberal/National joint ticket 1,321,445 44.10 +4.49    
  Liberal Party of Australia 2 5 0
  National Party of Australia 1 1 0
  Australian Labor Party 1,082,271 36.12 -0.67 2 4 -1
  Australian Greens 263,551 8.80 +2.81 0 0 0
  Democratic Labor Party 58,042 1.94 -0.34 0 0 0
  Family First Party 56,376 1.88 +1.88 1 1 +1
  Australian Democrats 55,867 1.86 -5.96 0 1 0
  liberals for forests 55,170 1.84 -0.56 0 0 0
  One Nation 21,532 0.72 -1.73 0 0 0
  The Aged and Disability Pensioners Party 17,401 0.58 +0.58 0 0 0
  Citizen's Electoral Council 16,227 0.54 +0.45 0 0 0
  Christian Democratic Party 10,239 0.34 -0.25 0 0 0
  Ex-Service, Service and Veterans Party 8,601 0.29 +0.29 0 0 0
  Socialist Alliance 4,906 0.16 +0.16 0 0 0
  Republican Party of Australia 4,168 0.14 +0.14 0 0 0
  Non-Custodial Parents Party 3,310 0.11 +0.11 0 0 0
  Hope Party Australia 2,938 0.10 +0.01 0 0 0
  Australian Progressive Alliance 2,453 0.08 +0.08 0 0 0
  Other 12,097 0.40 +0.09 0 0 0
  Total 2,996,594     6 12
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Michael Ronaldson   Liberal
2004 2 Kim Carr   Labor
2004 3 Julian McGauran   National
2004 4 Stephen Conroy   Labor
2004 5 Judith Troeth   Liberal
2004 6 Steve Fielding   Family First
2001
2001 1 Richard Alston   Liberal
2001 2 Robert Ray   Labor
2001 3 Rod Kemp   Liberal
2001 4 Gavin Marshall   Labor
2001 5 Kay Patterson   Liberal
2001 6 Lyn Allison   Democrats

Primary votes ensured that the Coalition secured three senate seats and Labor secured two. This left the Greens leading with Labor not far behind as preferences began counting. In an attempt to protect their third candidate, Jacinta Collins, Labor made a deal with several groups including the Democratic Labor Party, Family First Party and the Christian Democrats where they would preference her ahead of the Coalition in exchange for Labor preferences, expecting them to be eliminated before these preferences could be distributed. However, it backfired badly as the Family First Party, despite starting with less than two percent of the primary vote, received many preferences from the Christian Democrats, the Aged and Disability Pensioners Party, One Nation, the Coalition, liberals for forests, the Australian Democrats and the Democratic Labor Party that easily put Family First ahead of Labor. And, as per the Jacinta Collins deal, the majority of the Labor preferences went to Family First too, meaning that Steve Fielding was comfortably elected ahead of Greens candidate David Risstrom. The result was three seats Coalition, two seats Labor and one seat Family First.[6]

Queensland[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 94.13% (CV) — Informal 2.79%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Liberal Party of Australia 867,276 38.29 +3.39 3 5 +1
  Australian Labor Party 717,005 36.12 -0.08 2 4 0
  National Party of Australia 149,719 6.61 -2.55 1 2 +1
  Australian Greens 122,393 5.40 +2.09 0 0 0
  Family First Party 76,309 3.37 +3.37 0 0 0
  One Nation 71,043 3.14 -6.88 0 0 -1
  Australian Democrats 49,898 2.20 -4.49 0 1 -1
  The Fishing Party 29,034 1.28 +1.28 0 0 0
  liberals for forests 22,283 0.98 +0.98 0 0 0
  Help End Marijuana Prohibition 17,485 0.77 -0.54 0 0 0
  Non-Custodial Parents Party 4,226 0.19 +0.19 0 0 0
  Citizen's Electoral Council 3,359 0.15 +0.05 0 0 0
  New Country Party 2,841 0.13 +0.13 0 0 0
  Socialist Alliance 2,334 0.10 +0.10 0 0 0
  The Great Australians 2,293 0.10 +0.10 0 0 0
  Australian Progressive Alliance 921 0.04 +0.04 0 0 0
  Other 126,858 5.60 +5.13 0 0 0
  Total 2,265,274     6 12
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Brett Mason   Liberal
2004 2 Jan McLucas   Labor
2004 3 George Brandis   Liberal
2004 4 Joe Ludwig   Labor
2004 5 Barnaby Joyce   National
2004 6 Russell Trood   Liberal
2001
2001 1 Ian Macdonald   Liberal
2001 2 John Hogg   Labor
2002* 3 Santo Santoro   Liberal
2001 4 Claire Moore   Labor
2001 5 Andrew Bartlett   Democrats
2001 6 Ron Boswell   National

*Chosen to replace John Herron

Primary votes saw two Labor and two Liberal senators get elected, leaving the Liberal Party well ahead of the National Party, the Greens and former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who this election ran as an independent. Pauline Hanson attracted a lot of preferential votes, which meant that her former party was surprisingly excluded before she was. This meant that her preferences could not go to One Nation and threaten the Liberal and National parties. As such, the National Party, using Fishing Party preferences, won the fifth seat and the Liberals won the sixth seat. The result was three seats Liberal, two seats Labor and one seat National.[7]

Western Australia[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 93.66% (CV) — Informal 3.54%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Liberal Party of Australia 556,558 49.34 +9.21 3 6 0
  Australian Labor Party 366,825 32.52 -1.63 2 4 0
  Australian Greens 90,956 8.06 +8.06 1 1 +1
  One Nation 27,601 2.45 -4.58 0 0 0
  Australian Democrats 22,603 2.00 -3.86 0 1 -1
  Christian Democratic Party 21,234 1.88 +0.63 0 0 0
  National Party of Western Australia 9,699 0.86 -1.49 0 0 0
  Family First Party 9,553 0.85 +0.85 0 0 0
  liberals for forests 5,680 0.50 -0.92 0 0 0
  Progressive Labour Party 5,249 0.47 -0.22 0 0 0
  Citizen's Electoral Council 2,098 0.19 +0.08 0 0 0
  New Country Party 1,981 0.18 +0.18 0 0 0
  Non-Custodial Parents Party 1,741 0.15 +0.15 0 0 0
  Australian Progressive Alliance 932 0.08 +0.08 0 0 0
  Other 5,415 0.48 -0.22 0 0 0
  Total 1,128,155     6 12
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Chris Ellison   Liberal
2004 2 Chris Evans   Labor
2004 3 Ian Campbell   Liberal
2004 4 Glenn Sterle   Labor
2004 5 Judith Adams   Liberal
2004 6 Rachel Siewert   Greens
2001
2001 1 Alan Eggleston   Liberal
2001 2 Mark Bishop   Labor
2001 3 David Johnston   Liberal
2001 4 Ruth Webber   Labor
2001 5 Ross Lightfoot   Liberal
2001 6 Andrew Murray   Democrats

Primary votes saw three Liberal and two Labor senators get elected, leaving the Greens with a sizeable lead against the Liberals. Preferences from the Democrats and Labor saw that lead extended even further, and Greens candidate Rachel Siewert comfortably took the final vacancy. The result was three seats Liberal, two seats Labor and one seat Greens. [8]

South Australia[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 95.36% (CV) — Informal 3.53%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Liberal Party of Australia 459,560 47.49 +1.94 3 6 0
  Australian Labor Party 343,422 35.49 +2.25 3 5 +1
  Australian Greens 63,881 6.60 +3.15 0 0 0
  Family First Party 38,559 3.98 +3.98 0 0 0
  Australian Democrats 23,118 2.39 -10.23 0 1 -1
  Australian Progressive Alliance 11,061 1.14 +1.14 0 0 0
  One Nation 10,995 1.14 -3.42 0 0 0
  Nationals SA 3,843 0.40 +0.40 0 0 0
  Ex-Service, Service and Veterans Party 3,771 0.39 +0.39 0 0 0
  liberals for forests 2,800 0.29 +0.29 0 0 0
  Socialist Alliance 1,255 0.13 +0.13 0 0 0
  Other 5,473 0.57 +0.18 0 0 0
  Total 967,738     6 12
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Nick Minchin   Liberal
2004 2 Anne McEwen   Labor
2004 3 Amanda Vanstone   Liberal
2004 4 Annette Hurley   Labor
2004 5 Alan Ferguson   Liberal
2004 6 Dana Wortley   Labor
2001
2001 1 Robert Hill   Liberal
2001 2 Penny Wong   Labor
2001 3 Jeannie Ferris   Liberal
2001 4 Linda Kirk   Labor
2001 5 Grant Chapman   Liberal
2001 6 Natasha Stott Despoja   Democrats

Primary votes saw three Liberal seats and two Labor seats secured. With South Australia being the former constituent of former Democrats leader now Progressive Alliance leader Meg Lees, the state saw the largest swing against the Democrats and the largest total for the Progressive Alliance. ABC Election Analyst Antony Green suggested that had the Democrats done better in the primary vote in South Australia, they may have won the final senate seat on Family First preferences. Instead, the Democrat preferences saw Family First go ahead of the Greens, leading to Labor winning the seat on Green prefences. The result was three seats Liberal and three seats Labor.[9]

Tasmania[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 95.90% (CV) — Informal 3.37%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Liberal Party of Australia 146,532 46.13 +7.34 3 6 +1
  Australian Labor Party 106,531 33.54 -3.30 2 4 -1
  Australian Greens 42,214 13.29 -0.50 1 2 +1
  Family First Party 7,563 2.38 +2.38 0 0 0
  Australian Democrats 2,614 0.82 -3.80 0 0 0
  Christian Democratic Party 2,076 0.65 +0.65 0 0 0
  Citizen's Electoral Council 508 0.16 +0.16 0 0 0
  Other 9,629 3.03 +2.48 0 0 -1
  Total 317,667     6 12
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Eric Abetz   Liberal
2004 2 Kerry O'Brien   Labor
2004 3 Guy Barnett   Liberal
2004 4 Helen Polley   Labor
2004 5 Stephen Parry   Liberal
2004 6 Christine Milne   Greens
2001
2001 1 Paul Calvert   Liberal
2001 2 Sue Mackay   Labor
2001 3 John Watson   Liberal
2001 4 Nick Sherry   Labor
2001 5 Bob Brown   Greens
2001 6 Richard Colbeck   Liberal

Primary votes saw the Liberal Party winning three senate seats and Labor winning two, leaving the Greens leading for the sixth seat against the Family First Party with a sizable majority. However, Tasmania was one of two states where Labor preferenced the Family First Party ahead the Greens, meaning that the Family First candidate Jacquie Petrusma was expected to receive large amounts of preferences and win the final seat. However, Greens candidate Christine Milne ended up winning the seat, mainly due to the high amount of "below the line" voting in Tasmania. The result was three seats Liberal, two seats Labor and one seat Green.[10]

Territories[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 95.21% (CV) — Informal 2.46%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 86,855 41.10 -0.92 1 1 0
  Liberal Party of Australia 80,022 37.87 +3.57 1 1 0
  Australian Greens 34,575 16.36 +9.14 0 0 0
  Australian Democrats 4,528 2.14 -8.60 0 0 0
  Christian Democratic Party 3,294 1.56 -0.19 0 0 0
  Australian Progressive Alliance 1,147 0.54 +0.54 0 0 0
  Other 885 0.42 -1.37 0 0 0
  Total 211,306     2 2
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Kate Lundy   Labor
2004 2 Gary Humphries   Liberal

Northern Territory[edit]

(STV GV) — Turnout 84.41% (CV) — Informal 3.12%
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Total seats Change
  Country Liberal Party 41,923 45.40 +1.69 1 1 0
  Australian Labor Party 38,204 41.37 +2.15 1 1 0
  Australian Greens 7,016 7.60 +3.33 0 0 0
  Australian Democrats 4,368 4.73 -2.57 0 0 0
  Socialist Alliance 569 0.62 +0.62 0 0 0
  Other 270 0.29 -0.52 0 0 0
  Total 92,350     2 2
Elected # Senator Party
2004 1 Nigel Scullion   CLP
2004 2 Trish Crossin   Labor

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