Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1972

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1972 Australian federal election. The election was held on 2 December 1972.

Retiring Members[edit]

Labor[edit]

Liberal[edit]

Country[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Sitting members at the time of the election are shown in bold text. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk (*) is also used.

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Independent candidate
 
Australian Capital Territory Labor Kep Enderby Peter Hughes Terence Christie Alan Fitzgerald Barry Blair
Arthur Burns
June Eatock
Harry Marsh
Michael Salvador

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Other candidates
 
Banks Labor Vince Martin Randall Green (Lib) John Anderson Charles Nasmyth
Barton Labor Len Reynolds Vince Bruce (Lib) Bruce Stafford Rhonda Howse Brian Howard (Ind)
Bennelong Liberal Norman Russell Sir John Cramer (Lib) Gwendoline Fitzpatrick Gladwys Leach Jean Sulima (DOGS)
Berowra Liberal George Williams Harry Edwards (Lib) Michael Strenger David Haig
Blaxland Labor Paul Keating John Ghent (Lib) Anthony Young
Bradfield Liberal John Pomeroy Harry Turner (Lib) Allan Dwyer Mavis McMillan Helen Berrill (Ind)
Calare Country Francis Hall John England (CP) John Grant
Chifley Labor John Armitage Alan Calaby (Lib) Francesco Rea
Cook Liberal Ray Thorburn Don Dobie (Lib) Bernard Forshaw Marjorie Gray Ronald Gallagher (Ind)
Judith Sainsbury (DOGS)
Cowper Country Thomas Cronin Ian Robinson (CP) David Cumming John Maynes
Cunningham Labor Rex Connor John Poel (Lib) Peter Daly John Sladek Reginald Wilding (CPA)
Darling Labor John FitzPatrick James Donohoe (Lib)
Maxwell Overton (CP)
John Darcy
Eden-Monaro Labor Bob Whan Roy Howard (CP)
Edward Otton (Lib)
Anthony Abbey Hugh Watson
Evans Liberal Allan Mulder Malcolm Mackay (Lib) Gary Doherty John Dease Noel MacDonald (Ind)
Farrer Liberal Kevin Esler David Fairbairn (Lib) Anthony Quinn Michael Donelan
Grayndler Labor Fred Daly Jonathan Fowler (Lib) Anthony Kiely
Gwydir Country Robert Downing Ralph Hunt (CP) John Gough Kevin Mapperson William O'Donnell (Ind)
Hughes Labor Les Johnson Eric Blain (Lib) William Goslett
Hume Country Frank Olley John Pettitt (CP) John Hogan
Hunter Labor Bert James Stanley Gumbleton (Lib)
Kingsford-Smith Labor Lionel Bowen Ronald Scott (Lib) Graham Bennett
Lang Labor Frank Stewart Stanley Duncan (Lib) Robert Burke
Lowe Liberal Bill Fisher William McMahon (Lib) Agnes Bannon John Steele Marcus Aussie-Stone (Ind)
John Morgan (Ind)
Kathleen Taylor (DOGS)
Sandor Torzsok (Ind)
David Widdup (Ind)
Lyne Country Peter Carney Philip Lucock (CP) Herbert Collins Stephanie Thew Joe Cordner (Ind)
Macarthur Liberal John Kerin Max Dunbier (Lib) Everardus Himmelreich Dianne Allen (Ind)
Jeff Bate (Ind)
Stephen Quilkey (Ind)
Mackellar Liberal Evan Davies Bill Wentworth (Lib) Thomas Colman Richard Jones Norman Ward (Ind)
Macquarie Labor Tony Luchetti Basil Genders (Lib)
Frank Wolstenholme (CP)
Leslie Clarke
Mitchell Liberal Alfred Ashley-Brown Les Irwin (Lib) David Sanson Patricia Berzin Ivor F (Ind)
David McArthur (Ind)
New England Country Justin Rowe Ian Sinclair (CP) Edwin Taber Brian Edwards
Newcastle Labor Charles Jones Douglas Blackshaw (Lib) Robert Godfrey Henry Anderson (CPA)
North Sydney Liberal Brian Maguire Bill Graham (Lib) Michael Fitzpatrick James Feros Romualds Kemps (Ind)
Parramatta Liberal Michael Whelan Nigel Bowen (Lib) Doris Brauer James Mulheron Derek Barker (DOGS)
Graham Courtney (Ind)
Paterson Country Noel Unicomb Frank O'Keefe (CP) Aubrey Barr Alan Capp
Phillip Liberal Joe Riordan Sir William Aston (Lib) Dennis Anderson Virginia Walker Thomas Conway (Ind)
Colette Tucker (DOGS)
Neville Yeomans (Ind)
Prospect Labor Dick Klugman Stanislaus Kelly (Lib) William Dunbar
Reid Labor Tom Uren William Pardy (Lib) Joseph Sanders
Richmond Country Frederick Braid Doug Anthony (CP) Lawrence Alderman
Riverina Labor Al Grassby Eric Kronborg (CP)
Peter Long (Lib)
Patrick Barry
Robertson Labor Barry Cohen Malcolm Brooks (Lib) Edmund Dearn
St George Labor Bill Morrison Leonard Bosman (Lib) Doris Allison Christopher Owens Edwin Bellchambers (Ind)
Shortland Labor Peter Morris Paul Clarkson (Lib) Hugh Ansell Charles Hockings Geoff Curthoys (CPA)
Leo Gately (Ind)
Lionel Lambkin (Ind)
Sydney Labor Jim Cope Graham Robertson (Lib) Allan Sorrensen Laurie Aarons (CPA)
Pat Clancy (SPA)
Warringah Liberal John Oakley Michael MacKellar (Lib) Peter Keogh Bridget Gilling Eric Riches (Ind)
Wentworth Liberal Percy Allan Les Bury (Lib) Dominique Droulers Helen Arbib
Werriwa Labor Gough Whitlam Ron Dunbier (Lib) Andrew Murphy Maurice Sharp (Ind)
Walter Turner (Ind)

Northern Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Country candidate Australia candidate Independent candidate
 
Northern Territory Country Ted Robertson Sam Calder Gordon Briscoe
Charles Moffatt
Alexander Allan-Stewart
William Walsh

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Other candidates
 
Bowman Labor Len Keogh Kerry Chiconi (Lib) Denis Cochran
Brisbane Labor Manfred Cross Jim Anderson (Lib)
Glen Sheil (CP)
Andrew Aitken Charles Gifford (CPA)
Capricornia Labor Doug Everingham Kevin Connor (CP)
Brian Palmer (Lib)
Brian Besley
Darling Downs Liberal James Thomas Colin Brimblecombe (Lib)
Tom McVeigh* (CP)
Eugene Connolly Ronald Alford (Ind)
Dawson Labor Rex Patterson Lionel Bevis (CP) John Judge
Fisher Country Hamish Linacre Evan Adermann* (CP)
John Plowman (Lib)
Robert Barron
Griffith Liberal Edward Foat Donald Cameron (Lib) Cecil Birchley Beth Smith
Herbert Liberal Fabian Sweeney Robert Bonnett (Lib) Kiernan Dorney Leonard Weber
Kennedy Country Tony McGrady Bob Katter (CP) Paul Rutherford
Leichhardt Labor Bill Fulton Walter Schulz (CP) Bernard Marsh Patrick Kelly
Lilley Liberal Frank Doyle Kevin Cairns (Lib) James Morrissey David Proud Ralph Williams (Ind)
Maranoa Country Timothy Walker James Corbett (CP) Harry Green James Dwyer (Ind)
McPherson Country Tom Veivers Howard Richter (CP)
Eric Robinson* (Lib)
Victor Kearney Robert Richardson John Black (Ind)
James Drabsch (Ind)
Moreton Liberal Joseph McDonald James Killen (Lib) Andrew Jackson Arthur Smith
Oxley Labor Bill Hayden Peter Williams (Lib) Miroslav Jansky
Petrie Liberal Denis Murphy Marshall Cooke* (Lib)
Gordon Olive (CP)
Frank Andrews Alexander Dewar
Ryan Liberal John Conn Nigel Drury (Lib) Bert Vann Robert Wensley Alan Jones (Ind)
Wide Bay Labor Brendan Hansen George Crawford (CP) Alan Birchley Leslie Leisemann (NSP)

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Adelaide Labor Chris Hurford Keith Ashdown (Lib) George Basisovs Elliott Johnston (CPA)
Angas Liberal Adolf Thiel Geoffrey Giles* (Lib)
John Petch (CP)
Terence Critchley
Barker Liberal John Cornwall Jim Forbes (Lib) David Le Cornu
Bonython Labor Martin Nicholls Rudolph Masopust (Lib) Peter Meredith Frank Lawrence (Ind)
Boothby Liberal Anne Levy John McLeay (Lib) Ted Farrell Richard Llewellyn (AP)
Grey Labor Laurie Wallis Pat Rehn (Lib) David Gray Derek Ball (AP)
Hawker Labor Ralph Jacobi Phyllis Rogers (Lib) James Kiley John Steele (Ind)
Hindmarsh Labor Clyde Cameron Ivan Denchev (Lib) Paul Hubert
Kingston Labor Richard Gun Peter Tonkin (Lib) Mark Posa
Port Adelaide Labor Fred Birrell Ian Fotherinham (Lib) Leon Dalle-Nogare James Mitchell (Ind)
Sturt Labor Norm Foster Ian Wilson (Lib) Walter Doran Peter Wilkinson (NSP)
Wakefield Liberal Terence de Lacy Bert Kelly* (Lib)
James Shannon (CP)
John McMahon

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Liberal candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Bass Labor Lance Barnard John Beswick Jindrich Nermut
Braddon Labor Ron Davies William Luck Dudley McNamara
Denison Liberal John Coates Robert Solomon Michael Delaney Brian Broadby (Ind)
William Scetrine (AP)
Franklin Labor Ray Sherry William Craig Keith Kelly
Wilmot Labor Gil Duthie Ian Hardy Ronald Butterworth

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Australia candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava Liberal Irene Dunsmuir Ray Whittorn (Lib) Ralph James Leslie Rubinstein (Ind)
Ballaarat Liberal David Williams Dudley Erwin (Lib) Anthony Balkin
Batman Labor Horrie Garrick Leon Bram (Lib) Henry Darroch
Bendigo Labor David Kennedy John Bourchier* (Lib)
Joseph Pearce (CP)
Paul Brennan
Bruce Liberal Russell Oakley Billy Snedden (Lib) Rex Harper Peter Moore
Burke Labor Keith Johnson Howard Thain (Lib) Colin Walsh
Casey Liberal Race Mathews Peter Howson (Lib) Kevin Adamson Clive Champion Alfred Andrews (DOGS)
Margaret Briggs (Ind)
Roderick Matthews (Ind)
Chisholm Liberal Alastair Nicholson Tony Staley (Lib) William Hoyne Robert Cowley
Corangamite Liberal Edwin Morris Tony Street (Lib) Francis O'Brien
Corio Labor Gordon Scholes John Pawson (Lib) John Timberlake
Deakin Liberal William French Alan Jarman (Lib) Maurice Weston Gavan Burn Harold Jeffrey (Ind)
Diamond Valley Liberal David McKenzie Neil Brown (Lib) James Marmion John Siddons Douglas Alexander (DOGS)
Shaun Redmond (Ind)
Flinders Liberal Colin Bednall Phillip Lynch (Lib) John Glynn David Heath
Gellibrand Labor Ralph Willis David Munro (Lib) Robin Thomas
Gippsland Country Peter Turner Peter Nixon (CP) John Condon John Bowron
Henty Liberal Joan Child Max Fox (Lib) Terence Farrell Michael Hughes
Higgins Liberal David Hardy John Gorton (Lib) Peter Grant Jack Hammond
Holt Liberal Max Oldmeadow Len Reid (Lib) Henri de Sachau Brenda Elliott Ian Black (DOGS)
Hotham Liberal Barry Johnston Don Chipp (Lib) Henry Beven Ian Kenner (Ind)
John Murray (Ind)
Indi Country John Hodgson Mac Holten (CP) Christopher Cody Ronald Gray (Ind)
Geoffrey Ryan (Ind)
Isaacs Liberal Gareth Clayton David Hamer (Lib) Frederick Skinner Peter Harrie
Kooyong Liberal Clive Lipshut Andrew Peacock (Lib) Francis Duffy Pamela Thornley Ian Channell (Ind)
La Trobe Liberal Tony Lamb John Jess (Lib) George Noone Donald Walters Eileen Fowler (DOGS)
Jeffrey Gill (Ind)
Lalor Labor Jim Cairns Joseph Sheen (Lib) John Bacon Francis Young (NSP)
Mallee Country Ronald Davies Peter Fisher (CP) Stanley Croughnan
Maribyrnong Labor Moss Cass Rex Webb (Lib) Richard McManus Gary Scholes Lancelot Hutchinson (DOGS)
Katrina Young (NSP)
McMillan Liberal Frank Mountford Barrie Armitage (Lib)
Arthur Hewson* (CP)
Michael Houlihan Alexander Buchanan (Ind)
Melbourne Labor Ted Innes Patricia Clark (Lib) Anna Linard Wendy Nicholson Neville Ogden (CPA)
George Samargis (Ind)
Shane Watson (Ind)
Melbourne Ports Labor Frank Crean Paul Fenton (Lib) John Johnston
Murray Country John Riordan William Hunter (Lib)
Bruce Lloyd* (CP)
Patrick Payne
Scullin Labor Harry Jenkins Graeme McEwen (Lib) Tom Andrews
Wannon Liberal Edward Garth Malcolm Fraser (Lib) Adrian McInerney Linden Cameron (Ind)
Wills Labor Gordon Bryant John Gray (Lib) John Flint
Wimmera Country Brian Brooke Robert King* (CP) Robert Hawks Ray Buckley (Ind)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Other candidates
 
Canning Country Allan Scott John Hallett* (CP)
Ian Pratt (Lib)
Patrick Hickey Brian Burns (Ind)
Thomas Hartigan (AP)
Curtin Liberal Susan Neacy Victor Garland (Lib) Peter McGowan Maurene Locke (AP)
Forrest Labor Frank Kirwan Peter Drummond* (Lib)
David Reid (CP)
John Fleeton Russell Moffet (AP)
Fremantle Labor Kim Beazley Erica Lawton (Lib) Rosemary Taboni Jack Marks (CPA)
Kalgoorlie Labor Fred Collard Gerald Gloster (Lib) Geoffrey Sands
Moore Country Peter Walsh John Hyde (Lib)
Donald Maisey* (CP)
Benjamin Ballantyne
Perth Labor Joe Berinson Derrick Tomlinson (Lib) Dorothy Cranley
Stirling Labor Harry Webb Ian Viner (Lib) Brian Peachey
Swan Labor Adrian Bennett Richard Cleaver (Lib) David Milne Archelaus Marshall (AP)
David Smith (Ind)

Senate[edit]

Sitting Senators are shown in bold text. Tickets that elected at least one Senator are highlighted in the relevant colour. Successful candidates are identified by an asterisk (*).

Queensland[edit]

A special election was held in Queensland to fill the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Liberal Senator Dame Annabelle Rankin. Neville Bonner, also of the Liberal Party, had been appointed to the vacancy in the interim period.

Labor candidate Coalition candidate DLP candidate Independent candidates
 

Frederick Nicol

Neville Bonner*

Geoffrey Maule

Jerry Zaphir
Colin Bennett
Harold Asmith
William Kenney

Summary by party[edit]

Beside each party is the number of seats contested by that party in the House of Representatives for each state, as well as an indication of whether the party contested the special Queensland Senate election.

Party NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Total
HR HR HR S HR HR HR HR HR HR S
Australian Labor Party 45 34 18 * 9 12 5 1 1 125 1
Liberal Party of Australia 37 30 13 * 9 12 5 1 107 1
Australian Country Party 12 7 11 3 2 1 36
Democratic Labor Party 42 34 18 * 9 12 5 1 121 1
Australia Party 27 15 8 4 2 1 1 2 60
Defence of Government Schools 5 4 9
Communist Party of Australia 4 1 1 1 1 8
National Socialist Party of Australia 2 1 1 4
Socialist Party of Australia 1 1
Independent and other 26 16 6 2 3 1 5 3 62

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