Federal Election 2010 - Update

22nd August 2010

This paper is intended as an update on the outcome of the Federal election of 21st August 2010.  It should be noted that the outcome of each House of Representatives and Senate election is not declared until the result is beyond doubt.

House of Representatives
The final outcome in the House of Representatives is yet to be confirmed. There are still five seats that are in doubt, including:
At present, Labor has 72 confirmed seats, the Coalition has 68 confirmed seats, the Greens have 1 seat and there are 4 elected Independents.
The 4 Independents include:
The most likely outcome is a hung Parliament, where the Independents will choose which Party will form a minority government. 
Further information about the constitutional conventions of minority government can be found here.
The Senate
The final outcome in the Senate is yet to be finalised. As of the close of counting on Saturday, the most likely outcome in the Senate is as follows:

Party
Continuing
New
Total
Labor
16
15
31
Coalition
16
18
34
Greens
3
6
9
Other
1
1
2

-   Lee Rhiannon (NSW)
-   Richard Di Natale (VIC)
-   Larissa Waters (QLD)
-   Penny Wright (SA)
For further information, please contact your Hawker Britton consultant.
This paper will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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