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Monday, 11 August 2003
Page: 13104


Senator Allison asked the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 5 May 2003:

Can details be provided by the Australian Electoral Commission of the reduced values of the following surplus votes at the 2001 Senate Election count:

State

Count

Surplus Votes

Candidate

NSW

227

26,697

Payne

Vic

161

61,988

Patterson

Qld

31

9,688

Bartlett

WA

149

7,041

Lightfoot

Tas

78

4

Brown


Senator Abetz (Special Minister of State) —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

NEW SOUTH WALES

At count 226, Payne, M. had 26,697 surplus votes to be distributed in count 227, at a transfer value of 0.01580762. 1,688,869 ballot papers (not votes) were involved, from counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 19, 28, 39, 44, 47, 54, 61, 63, 66, 67, 70, 74, 81, 83, 87, 92, 97, 98, 100, 102, 107, 108, 109, 111, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 130, 133, 135, 139, 142, 144, 149, 150 and 151.

At count 227, McKinnon, D. received 72,883 ballot papers, Bourne, V. received 5,633 ballot papers, Mundine, W. received 2,911 ballot papers, Gallagher, M. received 1,603,294 ballot papers, Nettle, K. received 3,768 ballot papers, and 380 ballot papers were exhausted, all at the reduced value of 0.01580762.

Because only whole votes are transferred, McKinnon, D. received 1,152 votes, Bourne, V. received 89 votes, Mundine, W. received 46 votes, Gallagher, M. received 25,344 votes, Nettle, K. received 59 votes and 6 votes were exhausted at count 227, whilst the remaining surplus vote from Payne, M. was lost by fraction.

VICTORIA

At count 160, Patterson, K. had 61,988 surplus votes to be distributed in count 161, at a transfer value of 0.04723298. 1,312,388 ballot papers (not votes) were involved, from counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 17, 19, 21, 25, 30, 31, 33, 36, 38, 42, 43, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 62, 64, 65, 69, 71, 74, 77, 79, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 97, 98, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 109 and 111.

At count 161, Murphy, T. received 152,984 ballot papers, Allison, L. received 1,150,684 ballot papers, Kinnear, S. received 7,394 ballot papers, and 1,326 ballot papers were exhausted, all at the reduced value of 0.04723298.

Because only whole votes are transferred, Murphy, T. received 7,225 votes, Allison, L. received 54,350 votes, Kinnear, S. received 349 votes and 62 votes were exhausted at count 161, whilst the remaining 2 surplus votes from Patterson, K. were lost by fraction.

QUEENSLAND

At count 30, Bartlett, A. had 9,688 surplus votes to be distributed in count 31, at a transfer value of 0.01050009. 922,658 ballot papers (not votes) were involved, from counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

At count 31, Boswell, R. received 809,192 ballot papers, Hanson, P. received 4,532 ballot papers, Trood, R. received 108,448 ballot papers, and 486 ballot papers were exhausted, all at the reduced value of 0.01050009.

Because only whole votes are transferred, Boswell, R. received 8,496 votes, Hanson, P. received 47 votes, Trood, R. received 1,138 votes and 5 votes were exhausted at count 31, whilst the remaining 2 surplus votes from Bartlett, A. were lost by fraction.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

At count 148, Lightfoot, R. had 7,041 surplus votes to be distributed in count 149, at a transfer value of 0.01466135. 480,242 ballot papers (not votes) were involved, from counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 18, 25, 26, 34, 40, 41, 46, 49, 50, 53, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 65, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 82, 85, 87, 91, 95, 96, 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 108, 109, 110, 112 and 113.

At count 149, Campbell, G. received 18,227 ballot papers, Murray, A. received 457,866 ballot papers, Cuomo, M. received 926 ballot papers, Siewert, R. received 2,979 ballot papers, and 244 ballot papers were exhausted, all at the reduced value of 0.01466135.

Because only whole votes are transferred, Campbell, G. received 267 votes, Murray, A. received 6,712 votes, Cuomo, M. received 13 votes, Siewert, R. received 43 votes and 3 votes were exhausted at count 149, whilst the remaining 3 surplus votes from Lightfoot, R. were lost by fraction.

TASMANIA

At count 77, Brown, B. had 4 surplus votes to be distributed in count 78, at a transfer value of 0.00008923. 44,824 ballot papers (not votes) were involved, from counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 29, 31, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 47, 48, 50, 53, 55, 56, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 68, 70, 71, 72 and 73.

At count 78, Crack, M. received 341 ballot papers, Boag, B. received 525 ballot papers, Colbeck, R. received 1,868 ballot papers, Parry, S. received 411 ballot papers, Butler, D. received 8,653 ballot papers, Bilyk, C. received 6,400 ballot papers, Pullinger, P. received 26,567 ballot papers, and 59 ballot papers were exhausted, all at the reduced value of 0.00008923.

Because only whole votes are transferred, Pullinger, P. received 2 votes at count 78, and the other candidates received none, whilst the remaining 2 surplus votes from Brown, B. were lost by fraction.