Brindabella electorate

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Brindabella
Australian Capital TerritoryLegislative Assembly
ACT Electorates 2016 - Brindabella.png
Territory Australian Capital Territory
Created 1995
Electors 53,614 (2016)
Area 1,588 km2 (613.1 sq mi)
Coordinates 35°36′49″S 148°57′32″E / 35.61361°S 148.95889°E / -35.61361; 148.95889Coordinates: 35°36′49″S 148°57′32″E / 35.61361°S 148.95889°E / -35.61361; 148.95889

The Brindabella electorate is one of the five electorates for the unicameral 25-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. It elects five members, and is the largest of the electorates in geographic area.

History

It was created in 1995, when the three-electorate, Hare-Clark electoral system was first introduced for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Prior to 1995, a multi-member single constituency existed for the whole of the ACT. "Brindabella" is derived from an indigenous word meaning "two kangaroo rats" and refers to the mountain range to the south and west of the ACT.[1]

Location

The Brindabella electorate consists of the large part of the ACT south of the Murrumbidgee River, although this region is sparsely inhabited.

From 1995 to 2008 it contained the Canberra district of Tuggeranong, excluding Hume, and the Woden Valley suburbs of Chifley, Pearce and Torrens.[2][3]

In 2008, a boundary re-distribution by the Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission, resulted in the electorate covering the Woden Valley suburb of Farrer.[1]

In the 2016 redistribution, the Woden Valley suburbs, the village of Uriarra, and the suburb of Kambah were transferred into the Murrumbidgee electorate.

Members

Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1995   Bill Wood Labor   Andrew Whitecross Labor   Paul Osborne Independent   Trevor Kaine Liberal   Tony De Domenico Liberal
19971   Louise Littlewood Liberal
1998   John Hargreaves Labor   Brendan Smyth Liberal
19982   United Canberra
2001   Karin MacDonald Labor   Steve Pratt Liberal
2004   Mick Gentleman Labor
2008   Joy Burch Labor   Amanda Bresnan Greens   Steve Doszpot Liberal
2012   Mick Gentleman Labor   Zed Seselja Liberal   Andrew Wall Liberal
20133   Nicole Lawder Liberal
20164   Val Jeffery Liberal
2016   Mark Parton Liberal
1 Tony De Domenico (Liberal) resigned on 30 January 1997. Louise Littlewood (Liberal) was elected as his replacement on a countback and was sworn in on 18 February 1997.[4]
2 Trevor Kaine was elected on the Liberal ticket. From 1989 to 13 May 1998, Kaine sat as a Liberal. In late May, Kaine announced he would sit as a Canberra Liberal, and on 30 July 1998, Kaine announced that he had registered the United Canberra Party and sat in the Assembly as its sole representative.[4]
3 Zed Seselja (Liberal) resigned on 11 June 2013. Nicole Lawder (Liberal) was elected as his replacement on a countback on 28 June 2013.
4 Brendan Smyth (Liberal) resigned on 15 July 2016. Val Jeffery (Liberal) was elected as his replacement on a countback on 28 July 2016.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Electorates 2008 election". ACT Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Electorates 1995 and 1998 elections". ACT Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Electorates 2001 and 2004 elections". ACT Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly" (PDF). ACT Legislative Assembly. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 

External links

  • Australian Capital Territory Electoral Commission
  • ACT Legislative Assembly - List of Members (1989 - 2008)
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