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Australian Labor Party (Queensland Branch)

The Australian Labor Party (Queensland Branch), commonly known as Queensland Labor is the Queensland branch of the Australian Labor Party.[3]

Australian Labor Party
(Queensland Branch)
LeaderAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Deputy LeaderJackie Trad
PresidentJohn Battams [1]
SecretaryJulie-Ann Campbell [2]
Headquarters16 Peel St, South Brisbane
Youth wingQueensland Young Labor
National affiliationAustralian Labor Party
Queensland Legislative Assembly
48 / 93
Australian House of Representatives
(Qld seats)
8 / 30
Australian Senate
(Qld seats)
4 / 12
Brisbane City Council
5 / 26
Website
www.queenslandlabor.org

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HistoryEdit

Trade unionists in Queensland had begun attempting to secure parliamentary representation as early as the mid-1880s. William McNaughton Galloway, the president of the Seamen's Union, mounted an unsuccessful campaign as an independent in an 1886 by-election. A Workers' Political Reform Association was founded to nominate candidates for the 1888 election, at which the Brisbane Trades and Labor Council endorsed six candidates. Thomas Glassey won the seat of Bundamba at that election, becoming the first self-identified "labor" MP in Queensland. The Queensland Provincial Council of the Australian Labor Federation was formed in 1889 in an attempt to unite Labor campaign efforts. Tommy Ryan won the seat of Barcoo for the labour movement-run People's Parliamentary Association in 1892, and the Labor Party was formally established in Queensland following the first Labor-in-Politics Convention later that year.[4]

The Queensland branch subsequently formed the first Labor government in Australia, albeit briefly, when Anderson Dawson took office for a week in 1899 after a falling out between the non-Labor forces.[5]

Since 1989 when the party came back to power after 32 years in Opposition all its leaders have become Premiers despite two spells in Opposition in 1996-98 and 2012-2015.

Parliamentary leadersEdit

The following figures have served as parliamentary leader of the Queensland state Labor Party:[6]

State election resultsEdit

Year Seats won ± Total votes % ±% Position Leader
1893
16 / 72
 16 25,984 33.32%  33.3% Opposition Thomas Glassey
1896
20 / 72
 4 28,581 34.97%  1.7% Opposition Thomas Glassey
1899
21 / 72
 1 33,756 35.47%  0.5% Opposition Thomas Glassey
1902
25 / 72
 4 39,579 39.33%  3.9% Opposition William Browne
1904
34 / 72
 9 28,961 36.05%  3.3% Opposition William Kidston
1907
18 / 72
 16 52,079 26.39%  9.7% Opposition David Bowman
1908
22 / 72
 4 55,771 29.80%  3.4% Opposition David Bowman
1909
27 / 72
 5 77,712 36.85%  7.1% Opposition David Bowman
1912
25 / 72
 2 100,878 46.70%  9.9% Opposition David Bowman
1915
45 / 72
 20 136,419 52.06%  5.4% Majority government T. J. Ryan
1918
48 / 72
 3 180,709 53.68%  1.6% Majority government T. J. Ryan
1920
38 / 72
 7 168,455 47.77%  5.9% Majority government Ted Theodore
1923
43 / 72
 5 175,659 48.13%  0.4% Majority government Ted Theodore
1926
43 / 72
 0 189,968 47.96%  0.2% Majority government William McCormack
1929
27 / 72
 16 173,242 40.16%  7.8% Opposition William McCormack
1932
33 / 62
 6 225,270 49.89%  9.7% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1935
46 / 62
 13 247,135 53.43%  3.6% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1938
44 / 62
 2 250,943 47.17%  6.3% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1941
41 / 62
 3 267,206 51.41%  4.2% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1944
37 / 62
 4 224,888 44.67%  6.7% Majority government Frank Cooper
1947
35 / 62
 2 272,103 43.58%  1.1% Majority government Ned Hanlon
1950
42 / 75
 7 295,138 46.87%  3.3% Majority government Ned Hanlon
1953
50 / 75
 8 323,882 53.21%  6.3% Majority government Vince Gair
1956
49 / 75
 1 335,311 51.22%  2.0% Majority government Vince Gair
1957
20 / 75
 29 201,971 28.90%  22.3% Opposition Jack Duggan
1960
25 / 78
 5 296,430 39.89%  11.0% Opposition Jack Duggan
1963
26 / 78
 1 337,928 43.83%  3.9% Opposition Jack Duggan
1966
26 / 78
 0 350,254 43.84%  0.0% Opposition Jack Duggan
1969
31 / 78
 5 383,388 44.99%  1.2% Opposition Jack Houston
1972
33 / 82
 2 424,002 46.75%  1.8% Opposition Jack Houston
1974
11 / 82
 22 376,187 36.03%  10.7% Opposition Perc Tucker
1977
23 / 82
 12 466,021 42.83%  6.8% Opposition Tom Burns
1980
25 / 82
 2 487,493 41.49%  1.3% Opposition Ed Casey
1983
32 / 82
 7 579,363 43.98%  2.5% Opposition Keith Wright
1986
30 / 89
 2 577,062 41.35%  2.6% Opposition Nev Warburton
1989
54 / 89
 24 792,466 50.32%  9.0% Majority government Wayne Goss
1992
54 / 89
 0 850,480 48.73%  1.6% Majority government Wayne Goss
1995
45 / 89
 9 773,585 42.89%  5.8% Majority government Wayne Goss
1998
44 / 89
 1 773,585 38.86%  4.0% Minority government Peter Beattie
2001
66 / 89
 22 1,007,737 48.93%  10.1% Majority government Peter Beattie
2004
63 / 89
 3 1,011,630 47.01%  1.9% Majority government Peter Beattie
2006
59 / 89
 4 1,032,617 46.92%  0.1% Majority government Peter Beattie
2009
51 / 89
 8 1,002,415 42.25%  4.7% Majority government Anna Bligh
2012
7 / 89
 44 652,092 26.66%  15.6% Opposition Anna Bligh
2015
44 / 89
 35 983,054 37.47%  10.8% Minority government Annastacia Palaszczuk
2017
48 / 93
 4 957,890 35.43%  2.0% Majority government Annastacia Palaszczuk

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Battams". Queensland Labor. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Julie-Ann Campbell". Queensland Labor. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Queensland Labor". Queensland Labor. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ Fitzgerald, Ross & Thornton, Harold. Labor in Queensland: From the 1880s to 1988 (PDF). University of Queensland Press. pp. 1–11.
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, Ross & Thornton, Harold. Labor in Queensland: From the 1880s to 1988. University of Queensland Press. p. 11.
  6. ^ Queensland Parliamentary Record: The 54th Parliament (PDF). Parliament of Queensland.