This table shows the status of the various parties from 1 July 2002. There was a double dissolution and a full Senate election in the years 1975, 1983 and 1987. In these years the figures show the status of the parties following the election. See below for party abbreviations.
|Date Writ Returned||40 Day Petition Period|
|House of Representatives
|New South Wales||Thursday||06/12/2001||Tuesday||15/01/2002|
|Australian Capital Territory||Thursday||06/12/2001||Tuesday||15/01/2002|
Please note: Statistics in this Newsfile are not final and may be subject to minor adjustment which will not affect the outcome of the half-Senate election in any State or Territory. Final figures will be published in the AEC's Election Statistics series.
|Term Expires 30 June 2005
Elected 3 October 1998
|Term Expires 30 June 2008
Elected 10 November 2001
Note: Term commences on 1 July 2002
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY|
The 76-member Senate comprises 12 Senators from each State and two from each of the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.
State Senators generally serve a six-year term and half the Senate is due for re-election every three years unless there is a double dissolution at which the whole Senate faces the electorate. Territory Senators must contest each general election.
The State Senators elected at the 10 November 2001 poll will take their seats on 1 July 2002 and their terms are due to expire on 30 June 2008.
The State Senators elected on 3 October 1998 took their seats on 1 July 1999 and their terms are due to expire on 30 June 2005.
Thus when the 40th Parliament is scheduled to met in February 2002, the House of Representatives will reflect the outcome of the 10 November poll. However, the `new Senate' will not be seen until 1 July 2002 (though Territory Senators took their seats following the declaration of the poll).
|Above the line %||Below the line %|
*The 10 November poll was a half-Senate election in which six Senators were elected for each State and two for each Territory. This column shows how many seats each party won on 10 November. See above for the full listing of how many seats each party holds in the Senate from 1 July 2002.
Please note in the above table the RPA and CTA parties have been shown separately at the state level but included in 'other' at the national level.
ALP: Australian Labor Party (includes Country Labor (CLR) in NSW); CLP: Northern Territory Country Liberal Party; CTA: Christian Democatic Party (Fred Nile Group); DEM: Australian Democrats; GRN: Australian Greens; GWA: The Greens (WA) Inc; HAN: Pauline Hanson's One Nation; HAR: Tasmanian Independent Senator Brian Harradine Group; LP:Liberal Party of Australia; LNP: Liberal-National Party [Combined-ticket]; NDP: Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia; NP: National Party of Australia; RPA: Republican Party of Australia
** Other includes candidates from parties not identified above, undendorsed groups and independents.
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