2001 Profile of the division of Fisher

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Queensland

Name Derivation:

Named after Andrew Fisher (1862–1928), Prime Minister of Australia (1908–1909, 1910–1913 and 1914–1915).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 558 sq km taking in the southern and central Sunshine Coast beaches from Caloundra to Maroochydore and the coastal hinterland railway towns from Mooloolah to Palmwoods.

The main towns include Alexandra Headland, Buderim, Caloundra, Eudlo, Kawana, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba, Mooloolah, Palmwoods, Sippy Downs and Woombye.

Products/Industries of the area:

Tourism is the major employer. Other industries include fishing, pineapples, orchard crops, poultry and flowers. The Sunshine Coast University is located at Sippy Downs.

First Proclaimed/Election

1949

Members

  • Peter Slipper (LP) 1993–
  • M H Lavarch (ALP) 1987–93
  • P N Slipper (NP) 1984–87
  • A E Adermann (CP/NCP) 1972–84
  • (Sir) C F Adermann (CP) 1949–72

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Provincial

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 75 815

Informal Vote: 3.06%

Turnout: 94.02%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 39.00%
  • LP: 61.00%

Enrolment: 78 892

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.72%
  • Preamble Question 0.79%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 94.77%
  • Preamble Question 94.78%

Enrolment: 85 315

Informal Vote: 4.39%

Turnout: 94.8%

Seat Status: Safe Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 37.94%
  • LP: 62.06%
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