Australian Senate election, 1967

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Elections were held on 25 November 1967 to elect half of the 60 seats in the Australian Senate. There was no accompanying election to the House of Representatives as the two election cycles had been out of synchronisation since 1963. The results were a setback for the government of Harold Holt. Having won a landslide victory at the House-only election the previous year, the Coalition instead lost two seats in the Senate. The Labor Party failed to make any gains in Gough Whitlam's first election as leader; the Democratic Labor Party gained two seats and would hold the balance of power until 1974.

Senate (STV) — 1967–70 — Turnout 95.11% (CV) — Informal 6.10%
Party Votes % Swing Seats Won Seats Held Change
  Labor 2,489,990 45.03 +0.36 13 27 0
  Liberal–Country coalition (total) 2,365,373 42.77 –2.93 14 28 –2
  Liberal–Country joint ticket 1,870,057 33.82 +9.41 6 * *
  Liberal (separate ticket) 450,454 8.15 –11.93 7 21 –2
  Country (separate ticket) 44,862 0.81 –0.40 1 7 0
  Democratic Labor 540,006 9.77 +1.38 2 4 +2
  Reform Movement 58,679 1.06 +1.06 0 0 0
  Communist 20,648 0.37 –0.36 0 0 0
  Independent / Ungrouped 55,192 1.00 +0.48 1 1 0
  Total 5,529,888     30 60
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