Queensland state election, 1992

Queensland State Election, 1992

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Queensland state election, 1992

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Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 19 September 1992 to elect the 89 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

The result of the election was a large majority for Australian Labor Party led by Wayne Goss, which continued to form a majority government. The election effectively confirmed the status quo, although the ALP lost a small percentage of votes and seats.

This was the first election in many decades in which a zonal system of electoral representation did not exist. The previous parliament legislated for an electoral redistribution in which almost all the 89 electoral districts were to have similar numbers of electors (within a 10% margin of the mean); the only exceptions were electorates that had areas of at least 100,000 square kilometres; the number of electors in each of these electorates was increased by 2% of the total area of the electorate expressed in square kilometres for the purposes of ensuring that the number of electors in that electorate was within 10% of the mean enrolment.

Applying the votes cast in the 1989 state election to the new electoral districts, the ALP would have won approximately 58 seats, the National Party would have won approximately 20 seats and the Liberal Party would have won approximately 11 seats in that election. From this point of view, the ALP had a net loss of seats, the National Party gained seats from both the ALP and the Liberal Party, and the Liberal party had a net loss of seats in the 1992...
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