Electoral results for the Division of Oxley

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Oxley in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1949 to the present.

Members for Oxley[edit]

Member Party Term
  Donald A. Cameron Liberal 1949–1961
  Bill Hayden Labor 1961–1988
  Les Scott Labor 1988–1996
  Pauline Hanson Independent 1996–1997
  One Nation 1997–1998
  Bernie Ripoll Labor 1998–2016
  Milton Dick Labor 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Milton Dick 38,419 46.09 +2.99
Liberal National Bibe Roadley 26,744 32.08 −6.36
Greens Steven Purcell 7,305 8.76 +3.38
One Nation Brad Trussell 7,023 8.42 +8.42
Family First Carrie McCormack 2,734 3.28 +1.23
Katter's Australian Stephen Lacaze 1,136 1.36 −0.62
Total formal votes 83,361 95.99 +2.91
Informal votes 3,484 4.01 −2.91
Turnout 86,845 91.41 −2.14
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Milton Dick 49,250 59.08 +5.31
Liberal National Bibe Roadley 34,111 40.92 −5.31
Labor hold Swing +5.31
Australian federal election, 2013: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bernie Ripoll 32,589 43.10 −1.61
Liberal National Andrew Nguyen 29,064 38.44 +0.09
Palmer United Ricky Tang 5,368 7.10 +7.10
Greens Martin Stephenson 4,072 5.38 −6.41
Family First Carrie McCormack 1,551 2.05 −3.10
Katter's Australian Kathleen Hewlett 1,499 1.98 +1.98
Democratic Labour Frank Karg 1,075 1.42 +1.42
Rise Up Australia Scott Moerland 400 0.53 +0.53
Total formal votes 75,618 93.08 −0.24
Informal votes 5,619 6.92 +0.24
Turnout 81,237 93.57 +0.95
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bernie Ripoll 40,657 53.77 −2.00
Liberal National Andrew Nguyen 34,961 46.23 +2.00
Labor hold Swing −2.00
Australian federal election, 2010: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bernie Ripoll 31,985 44.71 -10.91
Liberal National Tarnya Smith 27,431 38.35 +2.97
Greens Des Hoban 8,436 11.79 +6.49
Family First Timothy Stieler 3,682 5.15 +3.18
Total formal votes 71,534 93.32 -2.62
Informal votes 5,123 6.68 +2.62
Turnout 76,657 92.60 -0.81
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bernie Ripoll 39,894 55.77 -5.57
Liberal National Tarnya Smith 31,640 44.23 +5.57
Labor hold Swing -5.57

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bernie Ripoll 47,128 58.56 +10.01
Liberal Scott White 26,297 32.68 -4.05
Greens Austin Lund 4,128 5.13 +0.81
Family First Gregory Roy 1,682 2.09 -1.35
Democrats Murray Henman 951 1.18 +0.01
CEC Brian Haag 289 0.36 -0.60
Total formal votes 80,475 95.79 +2.56
Informal votes 3,535 4.21 -2.56
Turnout 84,010 94.13 -0.59
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bernie Ripoll 51,607 64.13 +7.01
Liberal Scott White 28,868 35.87 -7.01
Labor hold Swing +7.01
Australian federal election, 2004: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bernie Ripoll 39,807 50.47 +1.19
Liberal Daniel Smith 26,528 33.63 +1.77
Greens Kevin Brennan 3,474 4.40 +1.05
Family First Robert Boyne 2,906 3.68 +3.68
One Nation Bill Flynn 2,100 2.66 -6.23
Independent George Pugh 1,920 2.43 +2.43
Democrats Nicholas Wood 903 1.14 -4.30
CEC Brian Haag 881 1.12 +1.12
Socialist Alliance Michael Myles 358 0.45 +0.45
Total formal votes 78,877 93.00 -1.83
Informal votes 5,936 7.00 +1.83
Turnout 84,813 93.67 -0.67
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bernie Ripoll 47,103 59.72 +1.76
Liberal Daniel Smith 31,774 40.28 -1.76
Labor hold Swing +1.76
Australian federal election, 2001: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bernie Ripoll 37,797 49.46 +3.71
Liberal Kevin Parer 23,818 31.17 +6.68
One Nation Thomas Armstrong 8,085 10.58 -7.08
Democrats Kate Kunzelmann 4,282 5.60 +1.73
Greens John McKeon 2,433 3.18 +1.51
Total formal votes 76,415 94.70 -0.87
Informal votes 4,278 5.30 +0.87
Turnout 80,693 95.66
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bernie Ripoll 44,427 58.14 -0.06
Liberal Kevin Parer 31,988 41.86 +0.06
Labor hold Swing -0.06

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bernie Ripoll 32,770 45.75 +1.80
Liberal Maria Forbes 17,538 24.48 -18.96
One Nation Colene Hughes 12,653 17.66 +17.66
Independent Anne Scott 3,053 4.26 +4.26
Democrats Kate Kunzelmann 2,773 3.87 -2.75
Greens John McKeon 1,200 1.68 -0.97
Family Law Reform Simon Trencher 689 0.96 +0.96
Independent Dele Rule 614 0.86 +0.86
Independent Xuan Thu Nguyen 338 0.47 +0.47
Total formal votes 71,628 95.57 -1.20
Informal votes 3,324 4.43 +1.20
Turnout 74,952 94.60 -0.34
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bernie Ripoll 41,691 58.20 +7.85
Liberal Maria Forbes 29,937 41.80 -7.85
Labor hold Swing +7.85
Australian federal election, 1996: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Pauline Hanson* 33,960 48.61 +22.86
Labor Les Scott 27,497 39.36 -15.18
Democrats David Pullen 4,248 6.08 +0.56
Greens John McKeon 1,870 2.68 -1.74
Independent Victor Robb 1,094 1.57 +1.57
Carl Wyles 765 1.09 +1.09
Indigenous Peoples Bill Chapman 433 0.62 +0.62
Total formal votes 69,867 97.15 +0.47
Informal votes 2,049 2.85 -0.47
Turnout 71,916 94.94 -0.92
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Pauline Hanson* 38,129 54.66 +19.31
Labor Les Scott 31,622 45.34 -19.31
Independent gain from Labor Swing +19.31

*Pauline Hanson had been disendorsed as the Liberal candidate and ran as an independent, but she remained a Liberal on the ballot paper.

Australian federal election, 1993: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Les Scott 38,216 52.70 +1.47
Liberal George Blain 18,520 25.54 -3.03
National Marie McCullagh 4,121 5.68 +0.48
Democrats Mary Fernando-Pulle 3,881 5.35 -9.32
Greens Suzanne Gibbon 3,096 4.27 +4.27
Confederate Action Geoff Abnett 2,550 3.52 +3.52
Independent Les Wynne 1,703 2.35 +2.35
Sue White 423 0.58 +0.58
Total formal votes 72,510 96.68 -0.76
Informal votes 2,488 3.32 +0.76
Turnout 74,998 95.86
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Les Scott 45,344 62.58 +1.64
Liberal George Blain 27,114 37.42 -1.64
Labor hold Swing +1.64
Australian federal election, 1990: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Les Scott 33,359 52.1 -7.8
Liberal David Cooke 18,739 29.3 +14.5
Democrats Althea Rossmuller 9,660 15.1 +10.0
National Ray Wilms 2,267 3.5 -16.7
Total formal votes 64,025 97.5
Informal votes 1,660 2.5
Turnout 65,685 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Les Scott 39,615 62.0 -2.9
Liberal David Cooke 24,270 38.0 +38.0
Labor hold Swing -2.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Oxley by-election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Les Scott 28,427 49.1 -10.8
Liberal David Cooke 15,853 27.4 +12.6
National Barry Hoffensetz 9,867 17.1 -3.1
Independent Michael Darby 3,345 5.8 +5.8
Independent Otto Kuhne 353 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 57,854 97.4
Informal votes 1,563 2.6
Turnout 59,417 88.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Les Scott 30,705 53.1 -11.8
Liberal David Cooke 27,134 46.9 +46.9
Labor hold Swing -11.8
Australian federal election, 1987: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 36,246 59.9 +0.4
National Barry Hoffensetz 12,248 20.2 +1.2
Liberal Janice Akroyd 8,948 14.8 -2.0
Democrats John Loughney 3,081 5.1 +0.4
Total formal votes 60,523 96.8
Informal votes 2,023 3.2
Turnout 62,546 92.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 39,256 64.9 +1.9
National Barry Hoffensetz 21,265 35.1 -1.9
Labor hold Swing +1.9
Australian federal election, 1984: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 32,921 59.5 -5.0
National Charles Groves 10,537 19.0 +19.0
Liberal Les Woodforth 9,292 16.8 -12.9
Democrats George Hannaford 2,621 4.7 -0.3
Total formal votes 55,371 95.4
Informal votes 2,655 4.6
Turnout 58,026 93.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 34,903 63.0 -5.3
National Charles Groves 20,474 37.0 +37.0
Labor hold Swing -5.3
Australian federal election, 1983: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 49,837 66.9 +2.8
Liberal Les Woodforth 20,346 27.3 -1.8
Democrats Wayne Martin 3,699 5.0 +0.9
Socialist Workers Juanita Keig 668 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 74,550 98.7
Informal votes 957 1.3
Turnout 75,507 93.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 70.7 +1.9
Liberal Les Woodforth 29.3 -1.9
Labor hold Swing +1.9
Australian federal election, 1980: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 45,094 64.1 +9.1
Liberal Ronda Herrmann 20,461 29.1 -7.9
Democrats Wayne Martin 2,896 4.1 -2.7
Independent Miriam Cope 1,311 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 70,382 98.0
Informal votes 1,432 2.0
Turnout 71,814 95.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 68.8 +10.3
Liberal Ronda Herrmann 37.2 -10.3
Labor hold Swing +10.3

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 36,084 55.0 +4.8
Liberal Robert Walker 24,306 37.0 +14.3
Democrats Rowlynd Jones 4,446 6.8 +6.8
Progress Neil Russell 784 1.2 -1.0
Total formal votes 65,620 98.6
Informal votes 910 1.4
Turnout 66,530 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 58.5 +4.7
Liberal Robert Walker 41.5 +41.5
Labor hold Swing +4.7
Australian federal election, 1975: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 36,879 50.2 -6.8
National Country James Shapcott 18,286 24.9 +24.9
Liberal Cornelis Frederiks 16,711 22.7 -18.1
Workers Neil Russell 1,631 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 73,507 98.6
Informal votes 1,036 1.4
Turnout 74,543 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 53.8 -4.5
National Country James Shapcott 46.2 +46.2
Labor hold Swing -4.5
Australian federal election, 1974: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 39,323 57.0 -8.8
Liberal Allan Whybird 28,152 40.8 +10.5
Australia Arthur Smith 1,489 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 68,964 98.5
Informal votes 1,039 1.5
Turnout 70,003 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 58.3 -8.3
Liberal Allan Whybird 41.7 +8.3
Labor hold Swing -8.3
Australian federal election, 1972: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 38,372 65.8 -1.3
Liberal Peter Williams 17,655 30.3 +3.4
Democratic Labor Miroslav Jansky 2,248 3.9 -2.1
Total formal votes 58,275 97.9
Informal votes 1,233 2.1
Turnout 59,508 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 66.6 -2.5
Liberal Peter Williams 33.4 +2.5
Labor hold Swing -2.5

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 34,084 67.1 +8.2
Liberal Cyril Morgan 13,676 26.9 +7.2
Democratic Labor Gavan Duffy 3,048 6.0 +1.9
Total formal votes 50,808 98.2
Informal votes 935 1.8
Turnout 51,743 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 69.1 +7.8
Liberal Cyril Morgan 30.9 -7.8
Labor hold Swing +7.8
Australian federal election, 1966: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 25,692 57.2 -0.4
Liberal Colin Logan 9,627 21.4 -16.6
Country Stewart Fletcher 7,755 17.3 +17.3
Democratic Labor Thomas Dalton 1,832 4.1 -0.3
Total formal votes 44,906 98.6
Informal votes 638 1.4
Turnout 45,544 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 59.6 +1.3
Liberal Colin Logan 40.4 -1.3
Labor hold Swing +1.3
Australian federal election, 1963: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 25,194 57.6 +4.9
Liberal Arthur Chresby 16,600 38.0 -5.3
Democratic Labor Terence Burns 1,942 4.4 +0.3
Total formal votes 43,736 98.3
Informal votes 761 1.7
Turnout 44,497 97.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 58.3 +4.8
Liberal Arthur Chresby 41.7 -4.8
Labor hold Swing +4.8
Australian federal election, 1961: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Hayden 22,247 52.7 +10.8
Liberal Donald Cameron 18,222 43.3 -12.4
Queensland Labor Kenneth Rawle 1,720 4.1 +1.8
Total formal votes 42,239 98.1
Informal votes 800 1.9
Turnout 43,039 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Hayden 53.5 +9.4
Liberal Donald Cameron 46.5 -9.4
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +9.4

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Cameron 22,555 55.7 -3.5
Labor Robert Warren 19,966 41.9 +5.4
Communist Wallace Dawson 939 2.3 +0.6
Total formal votes 40,460 97.8
Informal votes 927 2.2
Turnout 41,387 96.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Donald Cameron 55.9 -4.9
Labor Robert Warren 44.1 +4.9
Liberal hold Swing -4.9
Australian federal election, 1955: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Cameron 23,472 59.2 +2.5
Labor Norman Thomas 14,468 36.5 -4.6
Independent James Dwyer 1,070 2.7 +2.7
Communist Mervyn Welsby 668 1.7 -0.3
Total formal votes 39,678 97.9
Informal votes 849 2.1
Turnout 40,527 97.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Donald Cameron 60.8 +3.1
Labor Norman Thomas 39.2 -3.1
Liberal hold Swing +3.1
Australian federal election, 1954: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Cameron 20,822 55.8 -2.4
Labor Norman Thomas 15,663 42.0 +1.8
Communist Tom Millar 841 2.3 +0.6
Total formal votes 37,326 99.3
Informal votes 273 0.7
Turnout 37,599 97.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Donald Cameron 56.0 -2.4
Labor Norman Thomas 44.0 +2.4
Liberal hold Swing -2.4
Australian federal election, 1951: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Cameron 21,219 58.2 +16.1
Labor Andrew Crilly 14,648 40.2 -0.1
Communist Frank O'Connor 602 1.7 +0.1
Total formal votes 36,469 98.2
Informal votes 656 1.8
Turnout 37,125 97.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Donald Cameron 58.4 +1.6
Labor Andrew Crilly 41.6 -1.6
Liberal hold Swing +1.6

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Oxley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Donald Cameron 14,895 42.1 +8.9
Labor Evan Marginson 14,268 40.3 +0.2
Country John Martin 5,658 16.0 -11.0
Communist Wallace Dawson 576 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 35,397 98.0
Informal votes 726 2.0
Turnout 36,123 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Donald Cameron 20,097 56.8 -3.0
Labor Evan Marginson 15,300 43.2 +3.0
Liberal hold Swing -3.0

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