PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION ANALYSIS
1996 POLLS: 38TH AUSTRALIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
No. of Estimated PR (Hare-Clark) Seats: 
NEW SOUTH WALES
Total first preference votes of winners of the existing single-member (SM) divisions
are shown in bold coloured type. Largest no. of first preferences is underlined.
Winners without an absolute majority of first preferences are in italics and blink. 
The MHR  for Page lacks a plurality.
Copyright Proportional Representation Society of Australia 1996
18 Anita Street Beaumaris 3193.  Tel (03) 9589 1802, 429 176725
Fax  (03) 9589 1680       www.cs.mu.oz.au/~lee/prsa         ggd@netspace.net.au          Final AEC Data
PR 
DIV.
NO.
NSW
MHRs
10.00% Quota= 66257 PR 
DIV.
NO.
2
NSW
MHRs
10.00% Quota= 67044
SM DIVS. ALP AD GRN. OTH. NAT LIB TOT. SM DIVS. ALP AD GRN. OTH. NAT LIB TOT.
Sydney 35788 6471 4285 7000 0 20430 73974 Berowra 16666 5751 2453 7141 0 45310 77321
Wentworth 23856 6506 4468 1173 0 39024 75027 Mackellar 14590 8188 3236 7901 0 40886 74801
Grayndler 37623 3715 3419 12188 0 17584 74529 Warringah 19488 4919 3551 2972 0 42217 73147
Kingsford-Smith 37098 5523 3103 1016 0 25190 71930 Parramatta 28390 3912 0 5389 0 34310 72001
Watson 39329 5625 0 2570 0 23840 71364 Bennelong 24248 4700 1861 4006 0 40589 75404
Barton 35943 4026 0 3740 0 30582 74291 Bradfield 11779 6908 2577 5012 0 48260 74536
Cook 23704 6130 0 4066 0 41601 75501 North Sydney 20132 7947 3039 2908 0 45634 79660
Banks 31878 5566 0 6843 0 28903 73190 Reid 40910 4977 0 975 0 24720 71582
Lowe 28447 3143 1367 5840 0 33966 72763 Mitchell 13790 5930 0 3725 0 48541 71986
TOTAL 
VOTES
293666 46705 16642 44436 0 261120 662569 TOTAL 
VOTES
189993 53232 16717 40029 0 370467 670438
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
44.32 7.05 2.51 6.71 0.00 39.41 100.00 % OF 
SUB-TOT.
28.34 7.94 2.49 5.97 0.00 55.26 100.00
NO. OF 
QUOTAS
4.43 0.70 0.25 0.67 0.00 3.94 9.99 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.83 0.79 0.25 0.60 0.00 5.53 9.99
EST. PR
SEATS
4
1
0
0
0
4
9
EST. PR
SEATS
3
1
0
0
0
5
9

 
 

 

 
PR DIV.
NO.3 NSW 7 MHRs 12.50% Quota= 63766
DIV.
NO. 4 NSW 5 MHRs 16.67% Quota= 61136
SM DIVS.
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOT.
SM DIVS.
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOT.
Macquarie 24614 6127 2782 4465 0 35199 73187 Throsby 42963 5990 3629 2716 0 15326 70624
Lindsay 30168 4929 3299 4611 0 31811 74818 Cunningham 37267 3535 4139 4794 0 21124 70859
Fowler 45408 5476 0 3855 0 19630 74369 Hughes 29690 4534 2517 3069 0 38211 78021
Blaxland 41444 2442 0 4788 0 21916 70590 Macarthur 24570 3714 2132 5363 0 40963 76742
Greenway 32297 6128 0 7379 0 28122 73926 Werriwa 33800 4541 0 8435 0 23790 70566
Prospect 39318 6951 0 922 0 22182 69373                
Chifley 42804 6682 0 4544 0 19828 73858                
TOTAL 
VOTES
256053 38735 6081 30564 0 178688 510121 TOTAL 
VOTES
168290 22314 12417 24377 0 139414 366812
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
50.19 7.59 1.19 5.99 0.00 35.03 100.00 % OF 
SUB-TOT.
45.88 6.08 3.39 6.65 0.00 38.01 100.00
NO. OF 
QUOTAS
4.02 0.61 0.10 0.48 0.00 2.80 7.99 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.75 0.36 0.20 0.40 0.00 2.28 5.99
EST. PR
SEATS
4
0
0
0
0
3
7
EST. PR
SEATS
2
1
0
0
0
2
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
PR DIV.
NO. 5 NSW 5 MHRs 16.67% Quota= 62533  
PR DIV.
NO. 6 NSW 5 MHRs 16.67% Quota= 61186
SM DIVS.
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOT.
SM DIVS.
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOT.
Richmond 26653 4171 4043 638 27262 14180 76947 Newcastle 36146 7126 6288 591 0 21938 72089
Page 28972 2514 2971 13786 27927 0 76170 Shortland 36603 4977 3102 2445 0 24812 71939
Cowper 23195 3974 4525 0 40825 0 72519 Charlton 38665 6494 3863 2428 0 25884 77334
Lyne 21717 3379 2478 3237 44056 0 74867 Dobell 32221 5223 0 4201 0 31817 73462
Paterson 32378 3727 2647 1829 0 34113 74694 Robertson 28412 5271 0 4781 0 33825 72289
TOTAL 
VOTES
132915 17765 16664 19490 140070 48293 375197 TOTAL 
VOTES
172047 29091 13253 14446 0 138276 367113
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
35.43 4.73 4.44 5.19 37.33 12.87 100.00 % OF SUB
-TOTAL
46.86 7.92 3.61 3.94 0.00 37.67 100.00
NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.13 0.28 0.27 0.31 2.24 0.77 5.99 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.81 0.48 0.22 0.24 0.00 2.26 5.99
EST. PR
SEATS
2
0
0
0
2
1
5
EST. PR
SEATS
3
0
0
0
0
2
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PR 
DIV.
NO. 7 NSW 5 MHRs 16.67% Quota= 60140
PR 
DIV.
NO. 8 NSW 5 MHRs 16.67% Quota= 60190
SM DIVS.
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOT.
SM DIVS.
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOT.
Gwydir 19680 3634 0 2914 43385 0 69613 Eden-Monaro 27347 2592 2548 6509 0 33151 72147
Hunter 36674 3672 3000 2160 26767 0 72273 Gilmore 27503 3449 2039 2532 0 36261 71784
New 
England
17477 6221 0 4076 42539 0 70313 Hume 24943 4001 1876 0 40921 0 71741
Parkes 28530 1965 0 5958 38264 0 74717 Riverina 19454 2978 0 2837 48993 0 74262
Calare 21407 859 1312 23339 15371 11631 73919 Farrer 17563 3043 0 3363 47231 0 71200
TOTAL 
VOTES
123768 16351 4312 38447 166326 11631 360835 TOTAL 
VOTES
116810 16063 6463 15241 137145 69412 361134
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
34.30 4.53 1.20 10.66 46.09 3.22 100.00 % OF 
SUB-TOT.
32.35 4.45 1.79 4.22 37.98 19.22 100.00
NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.06 0.27 0.07 0.64 2.77 0.19 5.99 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
1.94 0.27 0.11 0.25 2.28 1.15 5.99
EST. PR
SEATS
2
0
0
1
2
0
5
EST. PR
SEATS
2
0
0
0
2
1
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION ANALYSIS:
1996 POLLS - 38TH AUSTRALIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
No. of Estimated PR (Hare-Clark) Seats: 
VICTORIA, TASMANIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Total first preference votes of winners of single-member seats are shown in bold coloured type. 
Largest no. of first preferences is underlined
Winners without an absolute majority of first preferences are in italics and blink. The MHR  for Bruce lacks a plurality.
Copyright Proportional Representation Society of Australia 1996: 18 Anita Street Beaumaris 3193.   Tel (03) 9589 1802,    0429 176725
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PR EXIST.               PR EXIST.              
DIV. DIVS. ALP AD GRN. OTH. NAT LIB TOT. DIV. DIVS. ALP AD GRN. OTH. NAT LIB TOTAL
DIV. Scullin 45295 6248 1460 1204 0 17373 71580 DIV. Jagajaga 34977 5496 2609 2296 0 33823 79201
NO. 9 Lalor 43217 5423 0 1585 0 19653 69878 NO. 10 Menzies 25307 6602 0 1328 0 41479 74716
VIC. Burke 35949 6782 0 705 0 27122 70558 VIC. Chisholm 31807 5725 2097 2009 0 37110 78748
9 MHRs Calwell 43986 4975 0 2076 0 20679 71716 7 MHRs Deakin 29639 6801 1870 4074 0 34292 76676
  Maribyrnong 45755 3644 0 3636 0 19938 72973   Melbourne 
Ports
33838 5147 3746 1057 0 28863 72651
  Gellibrand 46533 3889 2440 4494 0 15978 73334   Higgins 23392 7002 2995 490 0 42778 76657
  Melbourne 43189 6478 4970 2146 0 18024 74807   Kooyong 21070 6392 3870 1873 0 44022 77227
  Wills 39014 2811 0 19658 0 16576 78059                
  Batman 45491 4655 2791 7825 0 16574 77336                
                                   
10.00% TOTAL 
VOTES
303924 37439 8870 15846 0 138767 504846 12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
200030 43165 17187 13127 0 262367 535876
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
60.20 7.42 1.76 3.14 0.00 27.49 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
37.33 8.06 3.21 2.45 0.00 48.96 100.00
50485 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
6.02 0.74 0.18 0.31 0.00 2.75 9.99 66985 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.99 0.64 0.26 0.20 0.00 3.92 7.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
6
1
0
0
0
2
9
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
0
0
0
0
4
7

 
 
 

 

                                 
DIV. Dunkley 30084 5257 1817 1543 0 36330 75031 DIV.  Mallee 17832 4447 0 890 52671 0 75840
NO. 11 Isaacs 30997 6734 0 3045 0 29595 70371 NO. 12 Wannon 25978 7051 0 0 0 44695 77724
VIC. Holt 37948 5009 0 3771 0 22036 68764 VIC. Corangamite 26179 8382 0 0 0 38445 73006
7 MHRs Hotham 44182 4271 1511 1479 0 28834 80277 7 MHRs Ballarat 31864 3208 0 3715 0 37275 76062
  Goldstein 25623 6650 3027 425 0 44139 79864   Bendigo 33206 4371 2534 2735 0 34703 77549
  Bruce 36104 4805 1586 343 0 35954 78792   Murray 16635 3924 0 497 23034 33565 77655
  Aston 29266 6739 0 611 0 39027 75643   Corio 38656 5919 0 1443 0 30142 76160
                                 
12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
234204 39465 7941 11217 0 235915 528742 12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
190350 37302 2534 9280 75705 218825 533996
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
44.29 7.46 1.50 2.12 0.00 44.62 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
35.65 6.99 0.47 1.74 14.18 40.98 100.00
66093 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
3.54 0.60 0.12 0.17 0.00 3.57 7.99 66750 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.85 0.56 0.04 0.14 1.13 3.28 7.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
1
0
0
0
3
7
 
EST.
PR SEATS
2
1
0
0
1
3
7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                                 
DIV. Flinders 24438 5485 2989 1153 0 39503 73568 DIV.  Bass 25034 2214 3093 0 0 31875 62216
NO. 13 Indi 21091 5867 0 1190 0 47097 75245 NO. 14 Braddon 22928 2337 3375 0 0 31201 59841
VIC. Gippsland 19604 5584 0 4077 46180 0 75445 TAS. Denison 33023 2769 5229 486 0 21667 63174
7 MHRs McMillan 31115 3859 2031 2392 6206 30546 76149 5 MHRs Franklin 28259 3094 4286 788 0 25068 61495
  McEwen 28516 4571 2843 3355 0 33637 72922   Lyons 28363 2282 3706 1218 0 28276 63845
  Casey 25722 7140 2360 682 0 35943 71847                
  La Trobe 26905 6549 3264 1766 0 30806 69290                
                                   
12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
177391 39055 13487 14615 52386 217532 514466 16.67% TOTAL 
VOTES
137607 12696 19689 2492 0 138087 310571
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
34.48 7.59 2.62 2.84 10.18 42.28 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
44.31 4.09 6.34 0.80 0.00 44.46 100.00
64309 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.76 0.61 0.21 0.23 0.81 3.38 7.99 51762 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.66 0.25 0.38 0.05 0.00 2.67 5.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
2
1
0
0
1
3
7
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
0
0
0
0
2
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                                 
DIV. Adelaide 27802 6052 2028 2505 0 35285 73672 DIV. Grey 27929 5298 1813 0 0 41625 76665
NO. 15 Port Adelaide 35939 7096 3387 475 0 27315 74212 NO. 16 Wakefield 18325 8759 2098 2273 0 48937 80392
SA Bonython 34926 10185 2141 1357 0 21824 70433 SA Barker 18146 7734 2924 712 0 49204 78720
7 MHRs Makin 32709 7404 1914 2481 0 35762 80270 7 MHRs Mayo 20714 10230 2848 1577 0 46920 82289
  Sturt 22906 7408 2078 572 0 38810 71774   Kingston 31372 7890 1852 4184 0 34023 79321
  Boothby 22350 10367 2159 521 0 40487 75884                
  Hindmarsh 27560 5476 1904 2093 0 40054 77087                
                                   
12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
204192 53988 15611 10004 0 239537 523332 16.67% TOTAL 
VOTES
116486 39911 11535 8746 0 220709 397387
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
39.02 10.32 2.98 1.91 0.00 45.77 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
29.31 10.04 2.90 2.20 0.00 55.54 100.00
65417 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
3.12 0.83 0.24 0.15 0.00 3.66 7.99 66232 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
1.76 0.60 0.17 0.13 0.00 3.33 5.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
1
0
0
0
3
7
 
EST.
PR SEATS
1
1
0
0
0
3
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION ANALYSIS:
1996 POLLS - 38TH AUSTRALIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
No. of Estimated PR (Hare-Clark) Seats:
QUEENSLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA,
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY, NORTHERN TERRITORY
Total first preference votes of winners of single-member seats are shown in bold coloured type. 
Largest no. of first preferences is underlined
Winners without an absolute majority of first preferences are in italics and blink.
The MHRs for Brisbane, Leichhardt, Curtin, and Namadgieach lack a plurality.
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PR EXIST.               PR EXIST.              
DIV. DIVS. ALP AD GRN. OTH. NAT LIB TOT. DIV. DIVS. ALP AD GRN. OTH. NAT LIB TOT.
DIV. Dickson 30800 4653 2240 2432 4615 32418 77158 DIV.  Forde 23201 5507 1683 612 9833 28172 69008
NO. 17 Petrie 27280 4918 1995 2378 0 38415 74986 NO. 18 Oxley 27497 4248 1870 36252 0 0 69867
QLD Bowman 29964 5954 1780 331 0 33088 71117 QLD Moreton 28886 5076 2572 2445 0 39268 78247
7 MHRs Lilley 33765 5145 2221 1006 0 36053 78190 7 MHRs Rankin 31869 6050 1977 1875 0 29046 70817
  Griffith 31407 4714 1951 1816 2818 33262 75968   Fadden 18349 6937 1729 642 0 42977 70634
  Brisbane 29684 7024 3180 3107 0 34686 77681   Moncrieff 15150 3286 3311 1650 0 43098 66495
  Ryan 19526 7850 2405 1417 0 46508 77706   McPherson 18122 4460 3109 918 0 42640 69249
                                   
12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
202426 40258 15772 12487 7433 254430 532806 12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
163074 35564 16251 44394 9833 225201 494317
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
37.99 7.56 2.96 2.34 1.40 47.75 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
32.99 7.19 3.29 8.98 1.99 45.56 100.00
66601 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
3.04 0.60 0.24 0.19 0.11 3.82 7.99 61790 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.64 0.58 0.26 0.72 0.16 3.64 7.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
0
0
0
0
4
7
 
EST.
PR SEATS
2
1
0
0
0
4
7
                                   
DIV. Maranoa 16066 4630 0 1855 53867 0 76418 DIV. Leichhardt 28392 3578 2081 1610 15236 23721 74618
NO. 19 Hinkler 28326 4019 0 2578 43497 0 78420 NO. 20 Kennedy 22257 4973 1807 1124 45074 0 75235
QLD Wide Bay 19390 5415 0 4863 43670 0 73338 QLD Herbert 27812 4473 0 2728 11468 29405 75886
7 MHRs Fairfax 17355 5808 3868 384 0 44994 72409 5 MHRs Dawson 28168 3095 0 787 28359 18937 79346
  Fisher 15685 3625 1686 2553 14115 30902 68566   Capricornia 31531 4071 1980 371 21823 18321 78097
  Longman 21943 5276 2145 1826 12611 27704 71505                
  Groom 17085 4459 1789 3830 0 50046 77209                
                                   
12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
135850 33232 9488 17889 167760 153646 517865 16.67% TOTAL 
VOTES
138160 20190 5868 6620 121960 90384 383182
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
26.23 6.42 1.83 3.45 32.39 29.67 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
36.06 5.27 1.53 1.73 31.83 23.59 100.00
64734 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.10 0.51 0.15 0.28 2.59 2.37 7.99 63864 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.16 0.32 0.09 0.10 1.91 1.42 5.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
2
0
0
0
3
2
7
 
EST.
PR SEATS
2
0
0
0
2
1
5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                                 
DIV. Perth 32018 4175 4189 1671 0 25262 67315 DIV. Forrest 21920 3864 5537 1181 0 43067 75569
NO. 21 Swan 24349 3574 3086 7082 0 27974 66065 NO. 22 Brand 37165 2969 3577 4085 877 36060 84733
WA Tangney 20426 6090 3454 372 0 37759 68101 WA Canning 28984 4332 3686 2146 0 30949 70097
7 MHRs Fremantle 33763 4188 4930 0 0 29067 71948 7 MHRs Pearce 20313 7031 4857 0 0 38070 70271
  Curtin 13658 2947 4319 21067 0 27012 69003   Moore 23766 3777 3537 29707 0 22815 83602
  Stirling 25917 3525 3790 429 0 33778 67439   O'Connor 12240 2338 2500 795 12456 38607 68936
  Cowan 31416 5734 3315 0 0 35083 75548   Kalgoorlie 21648 1318 2324 21895 0 15144 62329
                                   
12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
181547 30233 27083 30621 0 215935 485419 12.50% TOTAL 
VOTES
166036 25629 26018 59809 13333 224712 515537
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
37.40 6.23 5.58 6.31 0.00 44.48 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
32.21 4.97 5.05 11.60 2.59 43.59 100.00
60678 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.99 0.50 0.45 0.50 0.00 3.56 7.99 64443 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
2.58 0.40 0.40 0.93 0.21 3.49 7.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
0
0
0
0
4
7
 
EST.
PR SEATS
3
0
0
0
0
4
7
                                   
DIV. Fraser 30459 0 5970 0 0 23877 60306 DIV. Northern 
Territory
36994 0 5324 4423 0 38302 85043
NO. 23 Canberra 32405 0 6047 3075 0 25594 67121 NO. 24              
ACT Namadgi 28583 0 4579 1636 0 28638 63436 NT              
3 MHRs               1 MHR              
25.00% TOTAL 
VOTES
91447 0 16596 4711 0 78109 190863 50.00% TOTAL 
VOTES
36994 0 5324 4423 0 38302 85043
QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
47.91 0.00 8.70 2.47 0.00 40.92 100.00 QUOTA
=
% OF 
SUB-TOT.
43.50 0.00 6.26 5.20 0.00 45.04 100.00
47716 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
1.92 0.00 0.35 0.10 0.00 1.64 3.99 42522 NO. OF 
QUOTAS
0.87 0.00 0.13 0.10 0.00 0.90 1.99
 
EST.
PR SEATS
2
0
0
0
0
1
3
 
EST.
PR SEATS
0
0
0
0
0
1
1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION ANALYSIS: 
1996 POLLS - 38TH AUSTRALIAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
RESULTS AUSTRALIA-WIDE
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  NUMBERS                        PERCENTAGES
First 
Preference 
Votes:
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB
TOTAL First 
Preference 
Votes:
ALP
AD
GRN.
OTH.
NAT
LIB TOTAL
NSW 1453542 240256 92549 227030 443541 1217301 3674219 NSW 39.6 6.5 2.5 6.2 12.1 33.1 100.0
Victoria 1190404 203892 52810 91568 128091 1106556 2773321 Victoria 42.9 7.4 1.9 3.3 4.6 39.9 100.0
Queensland 639510 129244 47379 81390 306986 723661 1928170 Queensland 33.2 6.7 2.5 4.2 15.9 37.5 100.0
WA 347583 55862 53101 90430 13333 440647 1000956 WA 34.7 5.6 5.3 9.0 1.3 44.0 100.0
SA 320678 93899 27146 18750 0 460246 920719 SA 34.8 10.2 2.9 2.0 0.0 50.0 100.0
Tasmania 137607 12696 19689 2492 0 138087 310571 Tasmania 44.3 4.1 6.3 0.8 0.0 44.5 100.0
ACT 91447 0 16596 4711 0 78109 190863 ACT 47.9 0.0 8.7 2.5 0.0 40.9 100.0
NT 36994 0 5324 4423 0 38302 85043 NT 43.5 0.0 6.3 5.2 0.0 45.0 100.0
                               
AUST. 4217765 735849 314594 520794 891951 4202909 10883862 AUST.
38.8
6.8
2.9
4.8
8.2
38.6
100.0
                               
PR Seats:               PR Seats:              
                               
NSW 22 3 0 1 6 18 50 NSW 44.0 6.0 0.0 2.0 12.0 36.0 100.0
Victoria 16 4 0 0 2 15 37 Victoria 43.2 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4 40.5 100.0
Queensland 9 1 0 0 5 11 26 Queensland 34.6 3.8 0.0 0.0 19.2 42.3 100.0
WA 6 0 0 0 0 8 14 WA 42.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 57.1 100.0
SA 4 2 0 0 0 6 12 SA 33.3 16.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 100.0
Tasmania 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 Tasmania 60.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 40.0 100.0
ACT 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 ACT 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.3 100.0
NT 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 NT 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 100.0
TOTAL 
PR SEATS
62
10
0
1
13
62
148
% PR 
SEATS
41.9 6.8
0.0
0.7
8.8
41.9
100.0
TOTAL
SINGLE-
MEMBER 
SEATS
49
0
0
5
18
76
148
% SINGLE-
MEMBER 
SEATS
33.1
0.0
0.0
3.4
12.2
51.4
100.0

SUMMARY

As the above table shows, the percentage of single-member seats won by the parties of the incoming Coalition Government
(63.6%) is well in excess of the percentage of first preference votes they received (46.8%). The table shows that this
injustice would not have occurred if a Hare-Clark form of proportional representation had been used as the electoral
system.

Under a Hare-Clark system the percentage of Coalition seats would still have been an absolute majority, but it
would have been 50.7%, which is much closer to the minority of votes they received (46.8%) than is the result under the
distorting single-member system. The percentage of ALP Opposition seats (33.1%) is well below the percentage of voters
that gave their first preference vote to the ALP (38.8%).

With Hare-Clark casual vacancies filled by "countback" of general election ballot-papers, as in the Tasmanian and ACT
Assemblies, the predictable party continuity lets Governments last full term.

Also, under Hare-Clark, at least 6.8% of MHRs would have represented one other significant body of opinion, that 6.8% of
Australian voters that gave their first preference vote to the Australian Democrats. The present system excludes that
significant AD minority entirely, yet it awards the 8.2% National Party minority vote 12.2% of the seats, not the fairer 8.8%
that Hare-Clark would give.