This post will not be further updated. Results below are not final. For up-to-date results visit the AEC’s Virtual Tally Room site.
|Total||41,613 49.87||41,834 50.13||31,258 40.90||45,170 59.10||8.97|
Sunday evening. Dickson was being called for Labor on election night, but Liberal member Peter Dutton is not out of the hunt yet. The counting of just over 2000 pre-poll votes has cut the Labor lead from 466 votes to 389.
Monday 11pm. No more votes added at this stage, but I’ve done a table providing vote estimates by type of vote. This indicates that Labor has had a below-par swing on pre-polls so far, but this might be to do with the location of the pre-poll centres that have been counted.
Tuesday 5pm. Peter Dutton has made up 112 votes with the counting of 1478 postals, breaking 795-683 in his favour and cutting the Labor lead to 232 votes. So far both pre-polls and postals are swinging beneath the 9.1 per cent margin.
Tuesday 11pm. Dutton has now hit the lead after receiving another fillip from 1478 postal votes, which have favoured him 862-616.
Wednesday 6pm. Another 1661 postal votes have behaved much like the last batch, going 953-708 Dutton’s way and increasing his vote from 14 votes to 259.
Wednesday 11pm. Another batch of votes where the swing to Labor was nothing like as big as in the booths: 1064 absent votes that have split 542-522 to Dutton, boosting his lead to 268.
Thursday 6pm. First good news in a while for Labor’s Fiona McNamara, with 1226 extra absent votes breaking 647-579 her way. This narrows the gap from 268 to 211. Reportedly still to come are 4000 more absents, which is good news for McNamara, and 1000 pre-polls and 600 postals, which is good news for Dutton.
Friday 3pm. Another 2851 absent votes have boosted McNamara a further 71 votes, cutting the lead to 141.
Friday 10pm. A further 982 pre-polls has bucked the earlier pre-poll trend and cut the Liberal lead by 29 votes. There has also been slight alterations in the booth counts, which taken together leave Dutton with a lead of just 106. Provided there aren’t too many other votes to come, which it doesn’t look there will be, provisionals just might be enough to close the gap.
Monday 3pm. A double dose of good news for Dutton: a further 765 absent votes have gone against their earlier trend to boost his lead by 21 votes, while 487 pre-polls have added 33. That puts his lead at 160.
Monday 8pm. Another 392 postal votes have gone 208-184 Dutton’s way. Adjustments to ordinary votes have added six for Dutton and 10 for McNamara. Dutton now leads by 188.
Wednesday 8pm. An extra 244 pre-polls, 53 postals and 35 absents have each given Dutton a small boost, totalling 40 in all, while gaining another three for good measure from booth re-checking. Provisional votes have favoured McNamara 37-31. Dutton now leads by 231, with only a few hundred absent votes to come.
Friday 9pm. Turns out there weren’t so many absent votes to come. After a small trickle of postals, absents and pre-polls, the AEC’s declaration vote scrutiny progress has all votes accounted for, leaving Dutton 221 ahead. This post is now closing for business.