Labor therefore regained control of the Senate for the primary time in 22 years. Having received no Senate seats at the 1934 election, the Labor Party made a stable acquire in 1937, successful 16 of 19 seats.
In the Senate, minor events continued to hold the balance of power, despite a powerful end result by the Coalition. The Democrats improved on their 1993 end result and returned 5 senators whereas one Green senator (Bob Brown) was elected in Tasmania. The decline in votes for the Australian Democrats meant that only two Democrat senators had been elected, the smallest number for the reason that get together’s first election in 1977. However, the power of the minor parties and independents within the Senate was maintained with the success of a second Green senator (Dee Margetts, WA) and the re-election of Senator Harradine from Tasmania.
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