In 1967, our population was larger than Western Austraia's, well in front of South Australia. Now South Australia has eleven Federal seats, while New England has nine with part falling in the seat of Parkes.
With seats down one from the previous Federal election, the results this time were broadly status quo:
- Labor 5 (Hunter, Paterson, Richmond, Shortland, Newcastle)
- National 4 (Cowper, Lyne, New England, Page) plus part of the National held seat of Parkes.