Federal Election Polling Day Saturday 18 May 2019
Morrison/McCormack Government Secures Majority In Parliament
Victor P Taffa
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been defeated in his seat of Warringah that has not been in vein.
People who pumped millions of dollars into the seat of Warringah to defeat Tony Abbott expecting that Labor was going to win the election with their economically destructive policies have been left with egg on their faces.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack have secured a majority in the House of Representatives leaving the new Independent Member for Warringah with no serious power to wield.
Makeup Of The House Of Representatives:
Size of the House of Representatives has increased from 150 seats to 151 seats with the Australian Capital Territory gaining 1 new seat. South Australia lost a seat due to population changes.
76 seats are required for a party to form Majority Government.
Australian Electoral Commission has not formally declared results as Pre-Poll and Postal votes are still being counted.
Seats likely to be won by Greens, Centre Alliance, Katter’s Australian Party and Independents are as follows:
Centre Alliance Party
Katter’s Australian Party
Denison was renamed as the seat of Clark.
Seats currently close are as follows:
Makeup of the House of Representatives according to the Australian Electoral Commission are as follows:
|Liberal National Party of Queensland||21||23|
|Australian Labor Party||69||67|
|Nick Xenophon Team||1||0|
|Katter’s Australian Party||1||1|
|Total Number Of Members||150||151|
Coalition refers to a coalition of the Liberal and National Parties. However, in Queensland the Liberal and National Parties merged and are known as the Liberal National Party.
Nick Xenophon Team has changed its name to Centre Alliance.
State/Territory House Of Representatives Seat Make Up
House of Representatives seats from each State and Territory are as follows:
|New South Wales||47||47|
|Australian Capital Territory||2||3|
LIB Liberal Party
LNP Liberal National Party of Queensland
NAT National Party
ALP Australian Labor Party
GRN Greens Party
KAP Katter’s Australian Party
NXT Nick Xenophon Team
CEN Centre Alliance