CONSERVATIVE forces won the day at last Saturday’s federal election. The Kevin Rudd-led Labor government was tossed out in favour of a Tony Abbot-led Coalition. The situation was mirrored in the local seat of McMillan, where sitting Liberal Russell Broadbent was comfortably returned.
At time of going to press, Mr Broadbent had 48,668 or nearly 62 per cent of the votes on a two-candidate preferred basis, the Labor candidate, Anthony Naus, just 29,915 or 38 per cent.
With votes from 91 of the 92 polling booths counted, the first preference votes were as follows:
- Russell Broadbent, Liberal 39,654;
- Anthony Naus, Australian Labor Party 19,748;
- Malcolm McKelvie, The Greens 5,873;
- Matt Sherry, Palmer United Party 3,770;
- David Amor, Katter’s Australian Party 1,858;
- Benjamin Staggard, Sex Party 1,725;
- Luke Conlon, Family First Party 1,512;
- Andrew Kis-Rigo, DLP 1,451;
- John Parker, Independent, 1,056;
- Ross Fisher, Country Alliance 670;
- Leigh Gatt, Independent 568;
- Norman Baker, Rise Up Australia Party 541;
- Gary Patton, Senator Online 157.