Australian Electoral Commission


Australian Electoral Commission News

  • U.S. Jobs, GM Recall, Japan, ECB: Week Ahead March 29-April 5

    U.S. employers probably added more workers to payrolls in March than the 175,000 a month earlier as the jobless rate fell.

  • Western Australia to Hold New Vote as Results Rejected

    Western Australian voters will head back to the polls to elect six federal senators after the country’s top court rejected the results of a Sept. 7 ballot.

  • Australian Opposition Claims Victory in Vote for Rudd’s Old Seat

    Australia’s opposition party claimed victory in a special election for a district in Queensland previously held by Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s defeated opponent.

  • Western Australia Faces New Senate Election After Ballots Lost

    The Australian Electoral Commission asked the nation’s highest court to nullify the election of six senators from Western Australia after more than 1,300 ballot papers went missing.

  • Labor Party Takes 70 Seats, Coalition Holds 72, Electoral Commission Says

    Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor Party has won 70 seats in the House of Representatives. Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition has won 72 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission said on its website. The party with the majority of the 150 seats forms government. Some 75 percent of the total vote has been counted as of 8:36 a.m. Sydney time.

  • Labor Party Takes 70 Seats, Coalition Holds 71, Electoral Commission Says

    Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor Party has won 70 seats in the House of Representatives. Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition has won 71 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission said on its website. The party with the majority of the 150 seats forms government. Some 75 percent of the total vote has been counted as of 3:06 p.m. Sydney time.

  • Labor Party Takes 71 Seats, Coalition Holds 72, Electoral Commission Says

    Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor Party has won 71 seats in the House of Representatives. Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition has won 72 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission said on its website. The party with the majority of the 150 seats forms government. Some 75 percent of the total vote has been counted as of 12:00 p.m. Sydney time.

  • Australian Election Early Count: Labor Party Takes 62 Seats, Coalition 57

    Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor Party has won 62 seats in the House of Representatives. Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition has won 57 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission said on its website. The party with the majority of the 150 seats forms government. Some 66 percent of the total vote has been counted as of 9:46 p.m. Sydney time.

  • Australian Election Early Count: Labor Party Takes 46 Seats, Coalition 45

    Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor Party has won 46 seats in the House of Representatives. Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition has won 45 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission said on its Web site. The party with the majority of the 150 seats forms government. Some 13 percent of the two-party preferred vote has been counted as of 7:37 p.m. Sydney time.

  • Australian Vote Count: Labor, Coalition Split Vote With 60 Seats Each

    Julia Gillard’s ruling Labor Party has won 60 seats in the House of Representatives. Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition has won 60 seats, the Australian Electoral Commission said on its website. The party with the majority of the 150 seats forms government. Some 76 percent of the total vote has been counted as of 20 minutes after midnight Sydney time.

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