The election represented a number of firsts: it was Australia's first elected federal majority government; Australia's first Senate majority; the world's first Labour Party majority government; and the first time it controlled both houses of a bicameral legislature. It also remains the only election in Australia's federal history to have occurred following expiration of a full three-year parliamentary term by the 'effluxion of time'.
The 113 acts passed in the second Fisher government (1910–13) exceeded even the output of the second Alfred Deakin government over a similar period. At the time, it represented the culmination of Labour's involvement in politics. It was a period of reform unmatched in the Commonwealth until the 1940s under John Curtin and Ben Chifley.
House of Reps 1910–13 (FPTP) — Turnout 62.80% (Non-CV) — Informal 2.00%