The Greening of the Queensland Electorate?

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Title The Greening of the Queensland Electorate?
Author Williams, Paul Douglas
Journal Name Australian Journal of Political Science
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The Greens at the 2004 Queensland State election almost trebled their primary vote from 2001, an increase suggesting the party has already filled the vacuum left by the declining Australian Democrats as the State's principal Left of- Centre minor party. This article argues, first, that much of this growth in support can be attributed to the substantial interstate migration to the State's southeast, a pattern that has contributed to a partial transformation of Queensland's traditional political culture to one more disposed to Green support. Second, given that this growth is set to continue, it is argued that the Queensland Greens are yet to maximise their vote. This article analyses the 2004 Queensland State election results to determine the impact of Green preferences under the State's Optional Preferential Voting (OPV) system, and to locate where geographically, and among whom demographically, Green support was strongest. A rudimentary profile of the 'typical' Queensland Greens voter is also offered.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://auspsa.anu.edu.au/publications/ajps.htm
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361140600848945
Volume 41
Issue Number 3
Page from 325
Page to 337
ISSN 1036-1146
Date Accessioned 2009-11-17
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject PRE2009-Cross discipline
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/27272
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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