1992 Queensland state election
All 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
45 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
The Labor Party led by Wayne Goss was reelected for a second term with a strong majority government. The election effectively confirmed the status quo, although the ALP lost a small percentage of votes and four seats. Three of those were new seats which were nominally Labor following the redistribution.
This was the first election in many decades in which a zonal system of electoral representation did not exist. The previous parliament had legislated for a "one vote one value" 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 those electorates was increased by 2% of the total area of the electorate expressed in square kilometres, to ensure that the number of electors in the affected electorates was within 10% of the mean enrolment.
Although Labor suffered a small swing against it in north Queensland, that was slightly masked by the abolition of the zonal system.
|25 August 1992||Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|29 August 1992||Close of electoral rolls.|
|1 September 1992||Close of nominations.|
|19 September 1992||Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.|
|24 September 1992||The Goss Ministry was reconstituted.|
|31 October 1992||The writ was returned and the results formally declared.|
|Summary of votes by party|
|Confederate Action||23,510||1.35%||+1.35%||0||± 0|
|Indigenous Peoples||6,431||0.37%||+0.37%||0||± 0|
Seats changing handsEdit
|Broadwater||Liberal||notional - new seat||4.8||-11.7||6.9||Allan Grice||National|
|Burleigh||Liberal||notional - new seat||3.6||-4.7||1.1||Judy Gamin||National|
|Caloundra||National||notional - new seat||6.2||-8.5||2.3||Joan Sheldon||Liberal|
|Charters Towers||Labor||notional - new seat||1.6||-2.0||0.4||Rob Mitchell||National|
|Currumbin||Liberal||Trevor Coomber||0.1||-5.9||5.8||Merri Rose||Labor|
|Hinchinbrook **||Labor||Bill Eaton||3.0||-5.3||2.3||Marc Rowell||National|
|Keppel||Labor||notional - new seat||3.3||-4.7||1.4||Vince Lester||National|
|Maroochydore||Liberal||notional - new seat||4.1||-8.1||4.0||Fiona Simpson||National|
|Mooloolah||National||notional - new seat||6.5||-19.4||12.9||Bruce Laming||Liberal|
|Mount Ommaney||Liberal||notional - new seat||3.7||-4.9||1.2||Peter Pyke||Labor|
|Noosa||Labor||notional - new seat||2.4||-4.9||2.5||Bruce Davidson||Liberal|
|Toowoomba North||Labor||John Flynn||0.9||-1.4||0.5||Graham Healy||National|
- Most seats that changed hands were new from the extensive redistribution of districts before the election.
- Members in italics did not recontest their seats.
- ** The 1991 redistribution combined the fairly safe Labor held electorate of Mourilyan with marginal National held electorate of Hinchinbrook. Based on 1989 results, Hinchinbrook has a notional seat margin of 3.0%.
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