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Australian federal election, 1990

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Australian federal election, 1990

Australian federal election, 1990

24 March 1990 (1990-03-24)

All 148 seats in the Australian House of Representatives
75 seats were needed for a majority in the House
40 (of the 76) seats in the Australian Senate
  First party Second party
 
Leader Bob Hawke Andrew Peacock
Party Labor Liberal/National coalition
Leader since 3 February 1983 9 May 1989
Leader's seat Wills Kooyong
Last election 86 seats 62 seats
Seats won 78 seats 69 seats
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Popular vote 4,930,834 4,950,069
Percentage 49.90% 50.10%
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Prime Minister before election

Bob Hawke
Labor

Elected Prime Minister

Bob Hawke
Labor

Federal elections were held in Australia on 24 March 1990. All 148 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 seats in the 76-member Senate were up for election. The incumbent Australian Labor Party led by Bob Hawke defeated the opposition Liberal Party of Australia led by Andrew Peacock with coalition partner the National Party of Australia led by Charles Blunt.

Contents

  • Results 1
    • Seats changing hands 1.1

Results

Seats changing hands

Seat Pre-1990 Swing Post-1990
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Adelaide, SA   Liberal Mike Pratt 1.9 2.8 3.7 Bob Catley Labor  
Aston, Vic   Labor John Saunderson 2.9 7.2 4.6 Peter Nugent Liberal  
Ballarat, Vic   Labor John Mildren 1.9 4.0 1.9 Michael Ronaldson Liberal  
Bendigo, Vic   Labor John Brumby 3.4 5.1 1.1 Bruce Reid Liberal  
Corinella, Vic   Labor
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