The 2004 Election resulted in Labor Gaining 11 seats with a very slim majority and the Liberal/National Losing 11 seats resulting in a loss.
Soon after the 2004 election the newly elected 43 year old Mark Latham stepped down temporally due to pancreatitis and handed over the top job to his deputy Jenny Macklin while he recovered. When he returned to the leadership his government increased funding for Medicare, social services and Hospitals, this was seen favourably by the voter base witch resulted in Labor being ahead in the polls by a moderate amount right up until the 2007 election. The leader of the Opposition was Peter Costello who was the treasure in the Howard government. He campaigned on the Howards government good record in terms of the economy, However this was not enough to pull ahead in the polls which resulted in his party losing 2 seats and labor gaining two seats.
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