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.

Post-election pendulum[edit]

LABOR SEATS (54)
Marginal
Hervey Bay Bill Nunn ALP 0.6%
Mount Ommaney Peter Pyke ALP 1.2%
Albert John Szczerbanik ALP 1.6%
Gladstone Neil Bennett ALP 2.0% v IND
Whitsunday Lorraine Bird ALP 2.2%
Mansfield Laurel Power ALP 2.6%
Mulgrave Warren Pitt ALP 3.2%
Maryborough Bob Dollin ALP 3.3%
Barron River Lesley Clark ALP 4.2%
Redlands John Budd ALP 5.2%
Sunnybank Stephen Robertson ALP 5.5%
Currumbin Merri Rose ALP 5.8%
Fairly safe
Thuringowa Ken McElligott ALP 7.1%
Greenslopes Gary Fenlon ALP 7.2%
Cleveland Darryl Briskey ALP 7.5%
Caboolture Jon Sullivan ALP 7.9%
Redcliffe Ray Hollis ALP 8.6%
Bundaberg Clem Campbell ALP 8.7%
Springwood Molly Robson ALP 8.7%
Mount Gravatt Judy Spence ALP 9.2%
Ashgrove Jim Fouras ALP 9.3%
Mundingburra Ken Davies ALP 9.4%
Safe
Waterford Tom Barton ALP 10.8%
Cairns Keith De Lacy ALP 11.1%
Chatsworth Terry Mackenroth ALP 11.1%
Townsville Geoff Smith ALP 11.2%
Chermside Terry Sullivan ALP 11.7%
Everton Rod Welford ALP 11.7%
Fitzroy Jim Pearce ALP 12.0%
Kallangur Ken Hayward ALP 12.1%
Cook Steve Bredhauer ALP 12.2%
Mount Coot-tha Wendy Edmond ALP 12.4%
Ipswich West Don Livingstone ALP 12.7%
Kurwongbah Margaret Woodgate ALP 13.1%
Rockhampton Paul Braddy ALP 13.1%
Yeronga Matt Foley ALP 13.5%
Ferny Grove Glen Milliner ALP 13.8%
Mackay Ed Casey ALP 14.2%
Capalaba Jim Elder ALP 14.7%
Brisbane Central Peter Beattie ALP 14.8%
Archerfield Len Ardill ALP 15.2%
Kedron Paul Braddy ALP 16.3%
Murrumba Dean Wells ALP 16.3%
Sandgate Gordon Nuttall ALP 16.4%
Mount Isa Tony McGrady ALP 17.6%
Ipswich David Hamill ALP 17.8%
South Brisbane Anne Warner ALP 18.5%
Nudgee Ken Vaughan ALP 18.7%
Bundamba Bob Gibbs ALP 19.8% v IND
Lytton Tom Burns ALP 19.8%
Bulimba Pat Purcell ALP 20.4%
Woodridge Bill D'Arcy ALP 25.2%
Logan Wayne Goss ALP 25.3%
Inala Henry Palaszczuk ALP 26.4%
NATIONAL/LIBERAL SEATS (35)
Marginal
Charters Towers Rob Mitchell NAT 0.4%
Toowoomba North Graham Healy NAT 0.5%
Aspley John Goss LIB 0.9%
Burleigh Judy Gamin NAT 1.1%
Keppel Vince Lester NAT 1.4%
Burdekin Mark Stoneman NAT 2.0%
Caloundra Joan Sheldon LIB 2.3%
Hinchinbrook Marc Rowell NAT 2.3%
Southport Mick Veivers NAT 2.3%
Noosa Bruce Davidson LIB 2.5%
Surfers Paradise Rob Borbidge NAT 2.9% v LIB
Beaudesert Kev Lingard NAT 3.2%
Maroochydore Fiona Simpson NAT 4.0%
Clayfield Santo Santoro LIB 4.1%
Mirani Jim Randell NAT 4.3%
Nerang Ray Connor LIB 4.8%
Fairly safe
Indooroopilly Denver Beanland LIB 6.4%
Broadwater Allan Grice NAT 6.9%
Gympie Len Stephan NAT 7.6%
Nicklin Neil Turner NAT 7.9%
Moggill David Watson LIB 9.1%
Burnett Doug Slack NAT 9.5%
Safe
Gregory Vaughan Johnson NAT 10.2%
Merrimac Bob Quinn LIB 10.5%
Toowoomba South Mike Horan NAT 11.2%
Warwick Lawrence Springborg NAT 11.4%
Mooloolah Bruce Laming LIB 12.9%
Warrego Howard Hobbs NAT 13.6%
Tablelands Tom Gilmore NAT 14.4%
Lockyer Tony Fitzgerald NAT 15.1%
Cunningham Tony Elliott NAT 16.4%
Crows Nest Russell Cooper NAT 18.6%
Barambah Trevor Perrett NAT 19.4%
Callide Di McCauley NAT 25.9% v IND
Western Downs Brian Littleproud NAT 26.6%


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.