9 votes in Bundaberg wraps up Queensland


The final results of the Queensland state election were decided yesterday, with Labor winning a recount in the seat of Bundaberg by nine votes, and won a recount in Nicklin by 85 votes.

The original preference count in Bundaberg gave Labor victory by eleven votes, and gave them victory in Nicklin in 79 votes.

These two results give Labor 52 seats, four more than they held in the last parliament. Labor gained five seats from the LNP (Bundaberg, Caloundra, Hervey Bay, Nicklin, Pumicestone) and lost South Brisbane to the Greens.

That’s about it for now for the Queensland state election, and I wanted to just flag that the blog (and the podcast) will probably be quiet until early in December.

I am currently working on my map of the New South Wales redistribution, and I’m also busy with some other work projects that will occupy me for the rest of November. The NSW redistribution’s timing has meant some other things have been bumped into the next month.

I do still want to do at least one more podcast this year, but it won’t be until early December. If you’ve got suggestions about what we should cover, let me know.

I’m also planning to complete my datasets for the ACT and Queensland elections, and will return with some more analysis of the results when they are finished.

Then once those are all finished, I’ll go dark until January or February next year when I’ll return with a guide to the WA state election.

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  1. Once again it is all over but we still need to thank Ben for running a great website and keeping us all from screaming obscenities at each other.
    I pointed out on Facebbk that Frecklington had conceded defeat on basis of unofficial counts and before a single official figure had been released.
    Australia has by far the best electoral system in world
    🔴a trusted politically neutral bureaucratic
    Electoral commission not above suspicion but Not miss trusted by all participants in the election process.
    🟠 Compulsory votter registration and compulsory voting.
    🟠 compulsory complete preferential voting.
    🟠 candidates who generally treat each other with a degree of respect that far exceeds the hatred of the USA.
    🟠 postal voting, absentee voting, early voting, voting at nearly any polling booth
    As part of our international aid program we should offer the USA this assistance at the next election from the AEC and ECQ to conduct a fair election in the USA. Whilst it is clear that Trump lost to war but the lunatic fringe it is also true that very few USA commentators Think that the election process was a smooth one. But back to the telly room thank you Ben for your moderation and hard work over many months. Keep up the good work.

  2. Just to clarify Andrew on why you believe mandatory voting is a good thing? How is this freedom? (Well you don’t have to vote you just have to show up and get your name crossed off) However it would seem silly not to vote if you just turned up, you might as well. But Australia,Argentina,Brazil and a few other countries have mandatory voting. How is it democratic? When you don’t vote it sends the politicians a message as well. that you are turned off and disenfranchised. Or is this a money issue where they don’t want to print off too many ballots and spend hundreds of millions of dollars for a day that didn’t reach expectations on numbers? as senator Leyonhjelm put it after he didn’t win his upper house seat in NSW last year. ”Compulsory voting is not democracy”

  3. Daniel
    Compulsory voting reduces the impact of the Linatic fringes on both the left and the right
    That is why it is better.

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