Queensland state election, 1992

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Queensland state election, 1992
Queensland
1989 ←
19 September 1992 (1992-09-19)
→ 1995

All 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Wayne Goss Rob Borbidge Joan Sheldon
Party Labor National Liberal
Leader since 2 March 1988 (1988-03-02)[1] 11 December 1991 (1991-12-11)[1] 11 November 1991 (1991-11-11)[1]
Leader's seat Logan Surfers Paradise Caloundra
Last election 54 seats 27 seats 8 seats
Seats won 54 seats 26 seats 9 seats
Seat change Steady0 Decrease1 Increase1
Percentage 48.73% 23.71% 20.44%
Swing Decrease1.59 Decrease0.38 Decrease0.62

Premier before election

Wayne Goss
Labor

Elected Premier

Wayne Goss
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 19 September 1992 to elect the 89 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

The Australian Labor Party led by Wayne Goss was reelected for a second term with a strong majority government. The election effectively confirmed the status quo, although the ALP lost a small percentage of votes and seats.

This was the first election in many decades in which a zonal system of electoral representation did not exist. The previous parliament legislated for a "one vote one value" electoral redistribution in which almost all the 89 electoral districts were to have similar numbers of electors (within a 10% margin of the mean); the only exceptions were electorates that had areas of at least 100,000 square kilometres; the number of electors in each of these electorates was increased by 2% of the total area of the electorate expressed in square kilometres for the purposes of ensuring that the number of electors in that electorate was within 10% of the mean enrolment.

Although Labor suffered a small swing against it in north Queensland, this was slightly masked by the abolition of the zonal system.[2]

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
25 August 1992 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[3]
29 August 1992 Close of electoral rolls.
1 September 1992 Close of nominations.
19 September 1992 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
24 September 1992 The Goss Ministry was reconstituted.
31 October 1992 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 19 September 1992[4]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19891995 >>

Enrolled Voters 1,951,675
Votes Cast 1,785,403 Turnout 91.48% +0.30%
Informal Votes 40,242 Informal 2.25% –0.75%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 850,480 48.73% –1.59% 54 ± 0
  National 413,772 23.71% –0.38% 26 – 1
  Liberal 356,640 20.44% –0.62% 9 + 1
  Confederate Action 23,510 1.35% +1.35% 0 ± 0
  Greens 11,463 0.66% +0.33% 0 ± 0
  Indigenous Peoples 6,431 0.37% +0.37% 0 ± 0
  Democrats 5,774 0.33% –0.09% 0 ± 0
  Independent 77,091 4.42% +1.20% 0 ± 0
Total 1,745,161     89  

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1992 Swing Post-1992
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Broadwater   Liberal notional - new seat 4.8 -11.7 6.9 Allan Grice National  
Burleigh   Liberal notional - new seat 3.6 -4.7 1.1 Judy Gamin National  
Caloundra   National notional - new seat 6.2 -8.5 2.3 Joan Sheldon Liberal  
Charters Towers   Labor notional - new seat 1.6 -2.0 0.4 Rob Mitchell National  
Currumbin   Liberal Trevor Coomber 0.1 -5.9 5.8 Merri Rose Labor  
Keppel   Labor notional - new seat 3.3 -4.7 1.4 Vince Lester National  
Maroochydore   Liberal notional - new seat 4.1 -8.1 4.0 Fiona Simpson National  
Mooloolah   National notional - new seat 6.5 -19.4 12.9 Bruce Laming Liberal  
Mount Ommaney   Liberal notional - new seat 3.7 -4.9 1.2 Peter Pyke Labor  
Noosa   Labor notional - new seat 2.4 -4.9 2.5 Bruce Davidson Liberal  
Toowoomba North   Labor John Flynn 0.9 -1.4 0.5 Graham Healy National  
  • Most seats that changed hands were new from the extensive redistribution of districts before the election.
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Queensland Parliamentary Record: Leaders, Parliamentary Parties". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2012/guide/preview.htm
  3. ^ Electoral Commission of Queensland (1993). Queensland Election 1992: Statistical Returns. p. 5. ISBN 0-7242-5000-X. 
  4. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 19 September 1992". Retrieved 22 February 2009.