This research paper is in two parts. Part one is a narrative discussion of the election campaign and the election outcome. Part two comprises a comprehensive set of statistics, including vote summaries, electoral division details, two-party preferred figures and the party strengths in the new Parliament.
The paper also includes comparative figures for all Senate and House of Representatives elections held from 1946 to 2007. An appendix lists the departing Members of the House of Representatives and Senators, together with their replacements.