Australian Labor Party (Queensland Branch)

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Australian Labor Party
(Queensland Branch)
Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk
Deputy Leader Jackie Trad
President John Battams [1]
Secretary Julie-Anne Campbell [2]
Headquarters 16 Peel St, South Brisbane
Youth wing Queensland Young Labor
National affiliation Australian Labor Party
Queensland Legislative Assembly
48 / 93
Australian House of Representatives
(Qld seats)
8 / 30
Australian Senate
(Qld seats)
4 / 12
Website
www.queenslandlabor.org

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

History[edit]

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]

Parliamentary leaders[edit]

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

State election results[edit]

Year Seats won ± Total votes % ±% Position Leader
1893
16 / 72
Increase16 25,984 33.32% Increase33.3% Opposition Thomas Glassey
1896
20 / 72
Increase4 28,581 34.97% Increase1.7% Opposition Thomas Glassey
1899
21 / 72
Increase1 33,756 35.47% Increase0.5% Opposition Thomas Glassey
1902
25 / 72
Increase4 39,579 39.33% Increase3.9% Opposition William Browne
1904
34 / 72
Increase9 28,961 36.05% Decrease3.3% Opposition William Kidston
1907
18 / 72
Decrease16 52,079 26.39% Decrease9.7% Opposition David Bowman
1908
22 / 72
Increase4 55,771 29.80% Increase3.4% Opposition David Bowman
1909
27 / 72
Increase5 77,712 36.85% Increase7.1% Opposition David Bowman
1912
25 / 72
Decrease2 100,878 46.70% Increase9.9% Opposition David Bowman
1915
45 / 72
Increase20 136,419 52.06% Increase5.4% Majority government T. J. Ryan
1918
48 / 72
Increase3 180,709 53.68% Increase1.6% Majority government T. J. Ryan
1920
38 / 72
Decrease7 168,455 47.77% Decrease5.9% Majority government Ted Theodore
1923
43 / 72
Increase5 175,659 48.13% Increase0.4% Majority government Ted Theodore
1926
43 / 72
Steady0 189,968 47.96% Decrease0.2% Majority government William McCormack
1929
27 / 72
Decrease16 173,242 40.16% Decrease7.8% Opposition William McCormack
1932
33 / 62
Increase6 225,270 49.89% Increase9.7% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1935
46 / 62
Increase13 247,135 53.43% Increase3.6% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1938
44 / 62
Decrease2 250,943 47.17% Decrease6.3% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1941
41 / 62
Decrease3 267,206 51.41% Increase4.2% Majority government William Forgan Smith
1944
37 / 62
Decrease4 224,888 44.67% Decrease6.7% Majority government Frank Cooper
1947
35 / 62
Decrease2 272,103 43.58% Decrease1.1% Majority government Ned Hanlon
1950
42 / 75
Increase7 295,138 46.87% Increase3.3% Majority government Ned Hanlon
1953
50 / 75
Increase8 323,882 53.21% Increase6.3% Majority government Vince Gair
1956
49 / 75
Decrease1 335,311 51.22% Decrease2.0% Majority government Vince Gair
1957
20 / 75
Decrease29 201,971 28.90% Decrease22.3% Opposition Jack Duggan
1960
25 / 78
Increase5 296,430 39.89% Increase11.0% Opposition Jack Duggan
1963
26 / 78
Increase1 337,928 43.83% Increase3.9% Opposition Jack Duggan
1966
26 / 78
Steady0 350,254 43.84% Steady0.0% Opposition Jack Duggan
1969
31 / 78
Increase5 383,388 44.99% Increase1.2% Opposition Jack Houston
1972
33 / 82
Increase2 424,002 46.75% Increase1.8% Opposition Jack Houston
1974
11 / 82
Decrease22 376,187 36.03% Decrease10.7% Opposition Perc Tucker
1977
23 / 82
Increase12 466,021 42.83% Increase6.8% Opposition Tom Burns
1980
25 / 82
Increase2 487,493 41.49% Increase1.3% Opposition Ed Casey
1983
32 / 82
Increase7 579,363 43.98% Increase2.5% Opposition Keith Wright
1986
30 / 89
Decrease2 577,062 41.35% Decrease2.6% Opposition Nev Warburton
1989
54 / 89
Increase24 792,466 50.32% Increase9.0% Majority government Wayne Goss
1992
54 / 89
Steady0 850,480 48.73% Decrease1.6% Majority government Wayne Goss
1995
45 / 89
Decrease9 773,585 42.89% Decrease5.8% Majority government Wayne Goss
1998
44 / 89
Decrease1 773,585 38.86% Increase4.0% Minority government Peter Beattie
2001
66 / 89
Increase22 1,007,737 48.93% Increase10.1% Majority government Peter Beattie
2004
63 / 89
Decrease3 1,011,630 47.01% Decrease1.9% Majority government Peter Beattie
2006
59 / 89
Decrease4 1,032,617 46.92% Decrease0.1% Majority government Peter Beattie
2009
51 / 89
Decrease8 1,002,415 42.25% Decrease4.7% Majority government Anna Bligh
2012
7 / 89
Decrease44 652,092 26.66% Decrease15.6% Opposition Anna Bligh
2015
44 / 89
Increase35 983,054 37.47% Increase10.8% Minority government Annastacia Palaszczuk
2017
48 / 93
Increase4 957,890 35.43% Decrease2.0% Majority government Annastacia Palaszczuk

References[edit]

  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.