Named after Dame Annabelle Rankin (1908–86), first Queensland woman elected to the Senate 1946–71 and the first Australian woman to hold a top-level diplomatic post as High Commissioner to New Zealand 1971–74.
Area and Location Description:
Rankin covers an area of approximately 131 sq km from Rochedale South and Priestdale in the north to Daisy Hill and Meadowbrook in the Southeast. The western divisional boundary follows the interstate railway line between Hillcrest and Algester. Suburbs include: Algester, Berrinba, Browns Plains, Calamvale, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Drewvale, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Kingston, Logan Central, Marsden, Parkinson, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Slacks Creek, Springwood, Underwood, and Woodridge.
Products/industries of the area:
The area covers a diverse area from residential and acreage suburbs as well as some light industry.
Chalmers, J (ALP) 2013–
Emerson, C (ALP) 1998–2013
Beddall, D (ALP) 1984–1998