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Queensland state election, 2004

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7 February 2004 (2004-02-07)  2006 →
66 seats  15 seats
3  5
Start date  February 7, 2004
20 February 1996 (1996-02-20)  4 February 2003
63 seats  20 seats
47.01%  35.46%
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Winner  Peter Beattie

An election was held in the Australian state of Queensland on 7 February 2004 to elect the 89 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.


The Australian Labor Party (ALP) government of Premier Peter Beattie won a third term in office, with its large majority almost untouched.


The Nationals regained three seats from Labor — Burdekin, Burnett and Charters Towers — as well as Lockyer from One Nation member Bill Flynn, but lost Keppel to Labor, leaving them with a total gain of three seats. The Liberal Party won Currumbin from Minister Merri Rose, as well as taking Rob Borbidge's former seat of Surfers Paradise from independent Lex Bell, who had won it in the 2001 by-election following Borbidge's resignation.

Subsequent changes

In 2005, Deputy Premier Terry Mackenroth and Speaker Ray Hollis resigned from parliament, forcing by-elections in their former seats of Chatsworth and Redcliffe on 20 August 2005. The Liberal Party won both seats, with Michael Caltabiano successful in Chatsworth and Terry Rogers in Redcliffe. ALP member Robert Poole resigned from his seat of Gaven on 28 February 2006. National Party candidate Dr Alex Douglas won the Gaven by-election held on 1 April 2006.

The results of the three by-elections left Labor with 60 seats and lift National and Liberal Party representation to 16 and seven seats respectively.


Queensland state election, 2004 Wikipedia