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Australian Election — Results

 

The place to get results: ABC Federal Election 2016

Federal Election Results list (Seat by Seat)

See also Twitter  #ausvotes  and also #ausdecides2016

For Foreigners watching — Australia has 150 Seats in the House of Reps. The party with 76 gets to choose the PM and form Government. The SENATE or UPPER HOUSE has 76 members — 12 for each State and 2 for the NT and ACT. This election is rare in that all the Senate seats are up for grabs, normally we elect half each time, but this is a “double dissolution” election. That hasn’t happened for 40 years. There are 15 million voters, and voting is compulsory.

Almost all the newspaper and poll predictions were for a Turnbull (Liberal Coalition) win.

8pm: Lib 57 seats. Labor 58 seats.  Booths closed everywhere now. Oakshott predicted to fail. Xenophon team look like they have a House seat (MAYO)  32% counted.

7:50pm  Eden Monaro (Bellwether seat that has always gone with the government — appears to be going to Labor. Will it break the pattern, or is it a sign to come? Hendy was very pro Turnbull, so the Delcon vote may break the historic pattern.)

7.39pm 18% counted.  Lib 53 seats. Labor 52 seats.

7:18pm Sydney time 8% Counted. Libs ahead

7pm Voting Booths have closed on the East Coast, and will close in one hour in WA.

 

 

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    There’s a real grass roots revolution happening in the northern hemisphere. Come on you Ockers, join in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ0uUdpFKZA&feature=youtu.be

    Pointman

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      Another Ian

      Pointman

      I have NEVER before in 50-ish years of voting spent so much time on sorting out for whom I was going to vote.

      If you (IMO) were approving of acts of bastardry in politics then one should have voted for the experts in ALP and that wasn’t going to happen.

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      Ted O'Brien.

      Point man. There’s no revolution here yet.

      The ALP (which should never be dignified with the title of Australian Labor. They are Marxists.) ran primarily on a barefaced lie, that the current government if reelected would abolish Medicare. This is hardly new, what is new is the work that they put into emphasising that lie, and the extent of their dependence on that lie and their success with that lie.

      The biggest difference this time is a very serious division in the Liberal Party, with a very significant group (the DelCons – Delusional Conservatives) refusing to accept Malcolm Turnbull as leader. I was very disappointed with the change of leader, but it is insanity to split the party vote as they did.

      The stakes have never been higher. The Marxist movement has come within an ace of achieving its objectives of abolishing private management in industry and private ownership of land. The Carbon Tax, which the Australian electorate rejected so forcefully in 2013, and which the Abbott government rescinded, was the last tool that the Marxists needed to complete that objective. If the ALP win or lead a minority government, some form of carbon tax will be reinstated.

      Elements of the AGW legislation which Abbott intended to abolish were retained when the Palmer United Party, after getting advice from Al Gore, refused to allow that recission through the senate. I will always think of the Abbott government as the Gore government. indeed I would like to see a Royal Commission into the dealings between Clive Palmer and Al Gore.

      Currently, at 9:18 pm, I fear the worst, that there will be a change of government, with a left wing compliant senate. For this I blame those DelCons.

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      Believe me lads, I do understand the frustration of dealing with a political establishment which lives inside its own media-wrapped sphere, I really do. At some point though, the horse sh*t gets separated from the bull sh*t.

      https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/people-are-pissed-off/

      Pointman

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        “At some point though, the horse sh*t gets separated from the bull sh*t.”
        I hope all read your well written essay above. I especially like:

        At doing what you consider your duty as father, as a mother, as a patriot, as a soldier, somehow makes you an unthinking idiot. Pride in country, pride in family, pride in your community also somehow makes you a pawn on a chess board being played by patent idiots aspiring to be brain-damaged morons. Some shallow and totally transparent PR arsehole you wouldn’t buy a fucking second hand VHS tape from are begging for your vote and they’re offering their services to be your leader. Seriously? Really? Seriously? What fucking planet do they live on? Who do they think we are? How much of that same year on year crap do they expect us to swallow without some kick back?

        I certainly hope that you, joanne, and Brad Keyes can collaborate EFFECTIVELY! You for the understandable, D Evans for the correct technical sans BS, and Brad for the What,… wait,…what did he say! so needed to keep the “patent idiots aspiring to be brain-damaged morons”, quickly crawling back under their rock!
        All the best! -will-

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        Ted O'Brien.

        All expired to our kids in our education system.

        Apology for the misspell of your name. I knew as I typed it the remote control would add the space, but forgot to go back and correct.

        At midnight I wonder why did so many people vote early, and who did they vote for.

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    AndyG55

    Looks like Hendy in Eden-Monaro is GONE.

    Another plotter meets a well deserved demise :-)

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    Yonniestone

    Just a reminder it’s day 2 of the backdoor ETS voted in by LNP ALP and Greens that Australians never wanted, I hope they get torn a new one in the senate.

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    Andrew McRae

    Keeping an eye on the Turnbullites in SEQ…

    Early results with 15% of first preferences counted show no detectable DefCon effect in Bonner, Bowman, or Ryan.
    The Malcontent in Forde has had a 4.3% swing against him bringing Labor and LaborLite™ into a 50/50 split.
    The Turnbullite in Fadden has had a 7% swing against him but looks to retain easily.

    Over in the Abbottista camp, members for Dickson and Petrie are fighting neck-and-neck against Labor with less than 1% difference either way.

    Keep a watchful eye on Turnbullite and Abbotista polling in your area!

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      brill

      Wyatt Roy has a 6% swing against him. One Nation has picked up 9%. Commenters are attributing it to the change of leadership. It is my electorate.

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      Andrew McRae

      Looks like all the Turnbullites in SEQ will keep their seats. The DefCons have not achieved their goal in SEQ.
      The member for Herbert does not appear on either the Turnbullite or Abbotista lists. Therefore the seat of Longman looks to be the only Turnbullite ousting in all of Qld.

      Above-the-line Senate votes are the tip of the iceberg, but so far they say 4 LNP, 3 ALP, 1 Green, and one from Pauline Hanson’s mob. All the action is in the next preferences and below-the-line votes, no way to say until Thursday at the earliest.

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    PeterS

    Although I’m hoping that Labor doesn’t win, one thing I’ll be looking forward to if they do is to see Turnbull thrown out by his own party – at least I hope so. They would be stupid to keep him. It’s time both major parties realized that backstabbers do not deserve to be PM.

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    James Bradley

    Got the first leg of the trifecta when Brexit won – the next is for either a hung parliament or minority government with a strong conservative senate – looks like I might nail that prediction tonight… after this weekend it’s President Trump all the way.

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    gnome

    I’m watching the channel 9 coverage. The ABC coverage is the worst ever. When they do show numbers they leave them up for 3 seconds, then percentages for 4-5 seconds, then Anthony Green’s opinions. Meanwhile Leigh Sales discusses election issues with Wenny Pong.

    They’ve been giving “other” 4 seats since about 6.30 AEST. That clicked over when they gave Cowper to oakshot. I will bet they are hoping “other” eventually gets 4 so they won’t look stupid. (Katter, McGowan, McXenophon and ???)

    Totally unprofessional ABC, but who cares anyway. Well done channel 9.

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      PeterS

      ABC has it 72 for LNP and 64 for ALP yet Ch 9 has it 55 vs 57. Unless they are for different elections ABC is much better.

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        gnome

        That’s a brave call. We’ll come back to that in a few days.

        (Wyatt Roy on TV Ch9- the best retail pollie in Australia – may lose this time but works a roomful of pensioners better than anyone else in politics. I hope he makes a comeback if he does lose this time- none of the hubris we expect from youngest ever…)

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      James Murphy

      I’ve been watching the ABC coverage on-and-off via the internet. Leigh Sales continues to lack the ability to hide her political bias, and is just plain rude with anyone “not Labor”.

      The epitome of unprofessional behaviour.

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        PeterS

        Nothing new – the left are always rude. They are also experts at telling fibs, unlike the Libs who are not good at it as it shows so easily. I suppose that’s because the left have a lot of experience at doing it.

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          Mike

          Left and right, including other political stereotypes are under THE thumb more today than ever.. at present it is usually a green thumb (financial) so not under the thumb of the people.

          The recent Greek example of the invisible thumb transcends politics.

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        James Murphy

        and it continues with Di Natale just blathering on for a very long time, saying nothing of any interest whatsoever. Then another 10 minutes of fawning and worship, disguised as ‘analysis’. Bandt continues to delude the inner-city ignorant, which is a great pity.

        I’m also very disappointed that Chris Pyne has been reelected in Sturt.

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          Annie

          My OH and I were appalled at the length of time di Natali was allowed to bang on in trivial fashion…all with only 1 seat to show for it as at that time.

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      gnome

      OK- it’s Wilkie the other “other”. Electorates which elect people like those should have their votes taken off them and given to responsible electors! (Except for Indi – the LNP needs to cut the Mirabopoulos adrift. She has all the political skills of a Bronwyn Bishop – the charm of a dead rhinoceros perfumed by toilet lollies. That’s OK in a safe seat like McKellar, but Indi isn’t that good. Bye bye Sophie – the little people salute you – with very few fingers!)

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    bobl

    Overall, it’s looking like 75 Coalition 70 Lab, 4-5 Grn and Inde. My call – Hung paliament and it will come down to Katter.

    With such a disaster Turnbull surely can’t survive, So I think it’ll be a Coalition/Katter win and Mal is gone. It’s probably the best possible outcome. The Senate will be much more interesting though.

    Abbott would have romped it in

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    Crakar24

    This result is expected, both major parties talk in riddles trying to hide the fact that as leaders they are incompetent. There is a massive political vacuum in Australia ant next, on etc have gladly filled it.

    Another hung parliament or close to it and a hostile senate hopefully the leaders of both major parties finally get the god damn message!!!!!

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    AndyG55

    No Windsor or Oakeshott :-) :-)

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      Analitik

      And it doesn’t look like The Greens have won any more lower house seats and have lost some Senate seats.
      The overall swing looks to the right seeing the One Nation votes.

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    scaper...

    Anyone here wants to predict how long Turbull’s leadership will last? Now the election is over…IT’S GAME ON!!!

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    Analitik

    The SBS telecast is hitting new heights for left wing bias. You’d think Labor has romped it in.

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      gnome

      Eden-Monaro can’t be denied!
      (For the uninitiated observers [international and interplanetary], the Eden-Monaro electorate has voted with the government in every election since 1972 [and the government held the seat before that too] and has changed back to Labor at this election.)

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    Graeme No.3

    It won’t be Shorten as PM if the count is 74 or 75 for the Coalition. It probably won’t be Turnbull as PM either for long, as he was elevated to win and he hasn’t done so. Another election soon, but who will lead the Liberals?
    If this is the result in the lower house then what will the Senate look like? Hard to see anything but a hostile upper house. We won’t know for days, possibly not by next weekend.
    Whatever the claim that Labor ran a dirty lie on Medicare, what a lack lustre performance from Turnbull. I have been doubtful about the claims that Tony Abbott would have won but now I think that he really would have done far better than Talcum.

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    gnome

    Maxine McKew- sleeveless not a good look at your age. The bingo wings are distracting the viewers from you message.

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    Robert

    It looks as though neither party can get the magical 76 number, perhaps the Coalition may make it with the help of Bob Katter, but the two Judas’s, Oakeshott and Windsor, lost out, thankfully.

    As for the Senate it looks as though it will be more obstructive than the last one for any government.

    There is only one person to blame for this result, PM Malcom Turnbull, whether he survives or not is debatable, but calling a double dissolution election with a different voting system just illustrates his lack of political skill, and the people have rewarded him.

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    AndyG55

    Rumour is that Turnbull will not leave his home to even talk to the people.

    PATHETIC if true.

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    Peter C

    An incredible result. Beyond my wildest expectations. Possibly a hung parliament in the lower house! No one on TV has even mentioned the Senate yet.

    Maybe back to the polls in 6 months, hopefully with a new Liberal team and a much better campaign for positive policy outcomes. Maybe a new conservative force by then.

    I can’ t wait to see the Senate vote, but I suppose that I will have to :-(

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      Yonniestone

      Same here Peter, maybe Cory Bernardi will feature strongly in a Liberal reformation?

      The final senate results will be the decider hopefully.

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    MichiCanuck

    I’ve been watching the ABC feed with great interest. Channel 9′s feed is feeble and when it does work, I find it’s just as biased and less funny, so I gave up on them.

    It looks like a hung parliament, but the exact numbers won’t be known for days. It’s amusing that there don’t seem to be any Senate results. In the States, that would be attributed to fraud, but I’m guessing that it is really due to mind-numbing complexity! I just read the list of all the parties, which was like leafing through War and Peace.

    Anyway, a result like this in Israel would lead to a Unity Government. I’m doubting that ALP and the coalition will consider this, likely because Oz does not face existential external threats.

    In Canada, a result like this would lead to a slim but surprisingly stable minority government that would avoid big issues and buy off support by doling out goodies to small parties. Canucks hate elections.

    From what I hear on the ABC, it sounds like Turnbull is toast (you guys will have a huge number of former PMs!) and there will be another election in a few months. Oz appears to love elections, no?

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      MichiCanuck July 3, 2016 at 12:21 am

      Interesting. Your name implies a slightly greater N-latitude than a ‘UPER’. I like ‘upers’ and ‘scandahovians’! I love that laid back “ya sure you betcha”. :-)

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        MichiCanuck

        Actually, I’m Canadian born but live in the SE part of the lower Peninsula. For those without a map handy, that’s the lower right part of the palm, just around the thumb joint (that’s a Michigander insider reference). Go Blue!

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    Speedy

    Turnbull has just given his post election speech and seems to have had his Damascus moment.

    You won’t believe this, but he has got this idea that ordinary voters are just – SHOCK HORROR! – ordinary VOTERS!!!!

    On the back of this, he has now delivered a post election speech that makes so much common sense that it almost might have been written by Tony Abbott! I almost liked it – certainly more than Shorten’s anyway (which perpetuates the lies which have so successfully formed the basis of his current campaign). Perhaps Malcolm might listen to Tony Abbott in future before he loses so many seats in parliament? Maybe Abbott wouldn’t be a bad bloke in Cabinet perhaps? NIce to have friend like him and friends of his friends who vote perhaps? (Check out your Senate vote, pal.)

    Much as I liked Mal’s speech, I thought it was totally unnecessary. If he had simply called out the B/S (aka Bill Shorten) 3 weeks ago until waiting until tonight, then we could have saved the Australian voter a lot of misery. Plus the misery to come once we are revisted with the ghosts of Rudd and Gillard to come.

    Grow some balls Malcolm!

    In the next few months, Malcolm’s best bet is to distance himself from the Shorten clones and listen to those who can provide a dialogue with the voters who have deserted the “labor-lite” liberals, the ones who have walked away from the vision he so erroneously thought would be popular.

    We will return to the polls soon and I hope that by then the liberal party will have stopped looking to the Labour/green support base for his votes. This is a sad but logically flawed mindset which was used to support the ousting of Tony Abbot less than 12 months ago. Didn’t work, did it?

    Cheers,

    Speedy

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    Roy Hogue

    Jo, thanks for your short explanation of what’s at stake — potentially a change of the entire Parliament if I read it correctly. But that certainly will not actually happen.

    Probably the ballot counting isn’t complete yet ??? But from all the comments I would draw the conclusion that the result is not good but could have been much worse.

    As an outsider to Australian politics and with far too much at stake right here at home I’ve not spent any worthwhile amount of time following things in Oz. So if someone can give me a quick summary I’d appreciate it.

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      Graeme No.3

      Roy Hogue:

      It will be at least a week until we know the final results. Basically it appears that Turnbull will be Prime Minister with a narrow majority. This is because postal votes normally favour the Liberals and they won’t be counted until Tuesday, so many close seats will remain with the Government.
      The Senate will be a mess, with the Government losing seats, but it doesn’t appear that the Opposition (Labor) nor the Greens have gained. Instead it looks like minor parties will have the balance of power (Xenophon will have 2, possibly 3 extra; Pauline Hanson 1, maybe 2 if not then Katter’s party).

      Summary: Triumphal procession cancelled, eagles of victory replaced by turkeys, laurel wreath has prickles.

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        Roy Hogue

        Thanks, Graeme.

        I guess I didn’t expect a triumphal procession but I was hoping for birds that at least can fly. ;-) Nuts! Turnbull I know is the wrong guy. But is there at least some hope that he can be kept in check somehow?

        I think that no matter what happens here there won’t be any triumphal procession either.

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          bobl

          Dont know if you will read this Roy, basically Turnbull can’t move on climate change because the Nationals are going to call those shots, one defecting national party vote and he and this parliament for that matter is toast.

          Unlike the USA a parliament here can be ended by a simple majority no-confidence vote in the house of representatives. If someone dies their is a mini election in that electorate, if that electorate was to change hands against the government (a very common outcome here) the opposition (minority party) could ascend to the treasury benches. Whoever forms government better take their vitamins!

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            bobl

            There, grr, the virtually unusable virtual keyboard strikes again

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            Roy Hogue

            Thanks,

            I do go back and check for anyone replying to what I say. So I’ve read it. I can understand why Turnbull is constrained. But I compare a parliamentary system to our Republic and I wonder why anyone likes the Parliamentary system. It seems so volatile to me — here today, gone tomorrow sounds like a hard thing to keep track of.

            Please don’t think of me as a critic. It’s just my experience here compared to my very glaring lack of experience with anything else. And one way or another, politics is a big challenge to keep track of.

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    PeterPetrum

    We are in France at the moment and are watching the vote as it changes during the night, your time. What was LNP 72 to LP 66 with 5 doubtfuls is now (3:15am EST) 67/67 with 11 doubtfuls! Looks like postal and pre votes may not be favouring the incumbents. Methinks Mal might have a very sleepless night. The outcome so far is exactly what the DelCons said it would be. I think the LNP will scrape in, but it might be a minority government. Turncoat is finished. As for me, a couple of pre-bedtime malts are absolutely on the cards!

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    TdeF

    A good result short of handing government to the Unions and the Greens and Shorten must be absolutely fuming with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who cost him the election by showing Victorian voters what to expect when Unions are in charge. CFA takeover, EW Link debacle, Sky Train insanity, SES, Ambulance drivers militancy and a government run by and exclusively for militant unions. If Victoria had swung like Tasmania, Shorten would easily be PM now.

    The showing of the none of the above voters was also a record and the senate is stuffed with people who want to wag the dog even though they cannot write laws. The double dissolution election has been a total waste. Derryn Hinch and Pauline Hanson are in parliament for six years with the none of the above vote. It could well be an improvement as Hanson is the only politician to have been jailed for six months for signing a form and stealing nothing and now in the Senate.

    Turnbull simply ran a smirking campaign on Abbott’s real successes but despite a complete lack of attack by his ABC nearly managed to lose a landslide government and clear mandate in less than one year of doing nothing except bringing in his new carbon Trading scheme. His secret negotiations with the Greens fell apart to the point where both sides had to vehemently deny them even though they had become public knowledge.

    So Malcolm, your ‘Deluded Conservatives’ were right, you are useless and universally disliked, the Liberal’s Gillard, a faux PM, a thief in the night who has not earned and does not deserve the job, a pompous and arrogant pretender. If we are lucky, the real Green Malcolm may struggle to appear now but does Malcolm care? No. It is all about being Prime Minister in the Lodge without a single policy except his beloved banker’s Carbon Tax. That may be enough, a dream come true. I hope he sends Andrews a nice Thank You card.

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      TdeF — how does the Senate work the next round? Which senators get to stay in for 3 years instead of 6? Are they the last half to get elected now, after the first quotas are settled…

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        PeterPetrum

        Jo, according to Mrs P, who is seldom wrong, the half of the senators who get the highest proportion of votes will get to remain for six years, the rest will have to stand again in three. It’s called democracy, let’s hope Lambie is in the second tranch!

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      Robert R

      A good result short of handing government to the Unions and the Greens

      Well we almost did hand the government to the unions and still might, depending on the remaining vote counting.

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    Let’s put De Natale’s joyous rant into some perspective. The Greens could lose two senators.

    NSW – One definite, but still below the one quota. Their vote Minus 0.38%
    Victoria – One definite and another possibly, and sitting at 1.47 quotas. Plus 0.5%
    Queensland – One definite, but still below the one quota. Plus 1.53%
    WA – One definite and another maybe maybe, but only at 1.4 quotas. Minus 4.8%
    SA – One going to preferences maybe , but only at 0.74 quotas. Minus 1.39%. (thanks SHY)
    Tasmania – One definite and one possible, but only at 1.42 quotas. Minus 0.73%
    ACT – Minus 2.25%
    NT – Plus 2.29%

    It seems all their swing was in the Reps where they still only managed one seat.

    Those Senate results should be sobering for The Greens, because only two or perhaps three at best of them are assured of the full six years, and the rest have to go again at the next Half Senate, where, on these figures, they will struggle get one full quota, needing double the percentage for one quota at that Half Senate election.

    If Sarah Hanson Young can only get three quarters of one quota at a Full Senate Election, she’ll struggle next time around.

    It seems that other than Turnbull, the next biggest loser at this election was in fact The Greens.

    There’s a good silver lining after all.

    Tony.

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