Queensland state election, 1980

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Queensland state election, 1980
Queensland
← 1977 29 November 1980 (1980-11-29) 1983 →

All 82 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  JBPetersen.jpg
Leader Joh Bjelke-Petersen Ed Casey
Party National/Liberal coalition Labor
Leader since 8 August 1968 28 November 1978 (1978-11-28)
Leader's seat Barambah Mackay
Last election 59 seats 27 seats
Seats won 57 seats 25 seats
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Percentage 54.86% 41.49%
Swing Increase2.49 Decrease1.34

Premier before election

Joh Bjelke-Petersen
National/Liberal coalition

Elected Premier

Joh Bjelke-Petersen
National/Liberal coalition

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 29 November 1980 to elect the 82 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

The election resulted in a fifth consecutive victory for the National-Liberal Coalition under Joh Bjelke-Petersen. It was the ninth victory of the National Party in Queensland since it first came to office in 1957.

Result[edit]

The election saw little change from the 1977 election. The Coalition Government was returned to office, although Labor gained two seats and the Liberals lost two. The Liberal decline continued, and tensions between the Coalition parties increased.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
27 October 1980 The Parliament was dissolved.[1]
27 October 1980 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[2]
7 November 1980 Close of nominations.
29 November 1980 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
23 December 1980 The Bjelke-Petersen Ministry was reconstituted.
10 January 1981 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
3 March 1981 Parliament resumed for business.[3]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 29 November 1980[4][5]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19771983 >>

Enrolled voters 1,341,365
Votes cast 1,192,893 Turnout 88.93% –2.42%
Informal votes 18,008 Informal 1.51% –0.02%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 487,493 41.49% –1.34% 25 + 2
  National 328,262 27.94% +0.79% 35 ± 0
  Liberal 316,272 26.92% +1.70% 22 – 2
  Democrats 16,222 1.38% –0.23% 0 ± 0
  Progress 4,384 0.37% –1.13% 0 ± 0
  Independent 20,880 1.78% +0.09% 0 ± 0
  Others 1,372 0.12% +0.12% 0 ± 0
Total 1,174,885     82  

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1980 Swing Post-1980
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Lockyer   Liberal Tony Bourke 22.5 -28.8 6.3 Tony FitzGerald National  
Mourilyan   National Vicky Kippin 0.3 -1.6 1.3 Bill Eaton Labor  
Southport   Liberal Peter White 9.8 -11.9 2.1 Doug Jennings National  
Surfers Paradise   Liberal Bruce Bishop 5.7 -13.6 7.9 Rob Borbidge National  
Townsville West   National Max Hooper 0.9 -5.3 4.4 Geoff Smith Labor  

Post-election pendulum[edit]

NATIONAL / LIBERAL SEATS (57)
Marginal
Ashgrove John Greenwood LIB 0.4%
Stafford Terry Gygar LIB 0.7%
Barron River Martin Tenni NAT 0.8%
Mount Isa Angelo Bertoni NAT 0.9%
Windsor Bob Moore LIB 1.3%
Southport Doug Jennings NAT 2.1% v LIB
Salisbury Rosemary Kyburz LIB 2.3%
Warrego Neil Turner NAT 2.6%
Kurilpa Sam Doumany LIB 2.7%
Mirani Jim Randell NAT 3.0%
Whitsunday Geoff Muntz NAT 3.5%
Redlands John Goleby NAT 4.2%
Merthyr Don Lane LIB 4.5%
Burdekin Val Bird NAT 4.5%
Ipswich Llewellyn Edwards LIB 5.1%
Redcliffe Terry White LIB 5.3%
Caboolture Des Frawley NAT 5.3%
Toowoomba North John Lockwood LIB 5.5%
Fairly safe
Townsville Norman Scott-Young LIB 6.0%
Flinders Bob Katter NAT 6.0%
Lockyer Tony Fitzgerald NAT 6.3% v LIB
Mulgrave Max Menzel NAT 6.5%
Wavell Brian Austin LIB 6.9%
Yeronga Norm Lee LIB 7.0%
Pine Rivers Rob Akers LIB 7.5%
Surfers Paradise Rob Borbidge NAT 7.9%
Mansfield Bill Kaus LIB 8.3%
Isis Lin Powell NAT 8.7%
Gregory Bill Glasson NAT 9.2%
Hinchinbrook Ted Row NAT 9.2%
Fassifern Selwyn Muller NAT 9.3%
Nundah William Knox LIB 9.6%
Ithaca Col Miller LIB 9.9%
Safe
Toowoomba South John Warner NAT 10.1%
Albert Ivan Gibbs NAT 10.9%
Carnarvon Peter McKechnie NAT 11.8%
Peak Downs Vince Lester NAT 12.1%
Greenslopes Bill Hewitt LIB 12.3%
Toowong Ian Prentice LIB 13.1%
Aspley Beryce Nelson LIB 13.9% v NAT
South Coast Russ Hinze NAT 14.6%
Somerset Bill Gunn NAT 15.0%
Roma Ken Tomkins NAT 15.4%
Mount Gravatt Guelfi Scassola LIB 15.7%
Callide Lindsay Hartwig NAT 15.8%
Cooroora Gordon Simpson NAT 16.4%
Warwick Des Booth NAT 17.7%
Gympie Len Stephan NAT 18.3%
Balonne Don Neal NAT 18.7%
Auburn Neville Harper NAT 19.1%
Landsborough Mike Ahern NAT 19.5%
Burnett Claude Wharton NAT 19.8%
Sherwood Angus Innes LIB 20.9%
Condamine Vic Sullivan NAT 22.8%
Mount Coot-tha Bill Lickiss LIB 22.9%
Cunningham Tony Elliott NAT 30.3%
Barambah Joh Bjelke-Petersen NAT 31.8%
LABOR SEATS (25)
Marginal
Maryborough Brendan Hansen ALP 0.6% v LIB
Everton Glen Milliner ALP 0.7% v LIB
Mourilyan Bill Eaton ALP 1.3%
South Brisbane Jim Fouras ALP 4.0% v LIB
Ipswich West David Underwood ALP 4.1% v LIB
Townsville West Geoff Smith ALP 4.4%
Bulimba Ron McLean ALP 4.6% v LIB
Murrumba Joe Kruger ALP 5.4%
Fairly safe
Woodridge Bill D'Arcy ALP 6.4% v LIB
Wynnum Eric Shaw ALP 7.3%
Port Curtis Bill Prest ALP 7.6%
Townsville South Alex Wilson ALP 7.6%
Brisbane Central Brian Davis ALP 7.7% v LIB
Chatsworth Terry Mackenroth ALP 8.2% v LIB
Bundaberg Jim Blake ALP 8.3%
Safe
Nudgee Ken Vaughan ALP 10.9% v LIB
Wolston Bob Gibbs ALP 11.2% v LIB
Mackay Ed Casey ALP 11.6%
Rockhampton North Les Yewdale ALP 12.2%
Cook Bob Scott ALP 12.4%
Cairns Ray Jones ALP 13.9%
Sandgate Nev Warburton ALP 14.6% v LIB
Rockhampton Keith Wright ALP 17.3%
Archerfield Kevin Hooper ALP 21.1%
Lytton Tom Burns ALP 23.6% v LIB

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 27 October 1980. p. 265:985. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 27 October 1980. p. 265:987.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 2 February 1981. p. 266:309.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 29 November 1980". Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  5. ^ Hughes, Colin A. (1986). A handbook of Australian government and politics, 1975-1984. ANU Press. p. 205. ISBN 978-0-08-033038-9.