The Redistribution Committee for Queensland today published its report proposing names and boundaries for Queensland’s 30 federal electoral divisions.
The Chair of the Committee and Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers said the redistribution was required as more than seven years had elapsed since a federal redistribution was last undertaken in Queensland.
“The recent determination of the number of members of the House of Representatives did not alter Queensland’s entitlement to 30 members meaning the current redistribution process continues with the release of this proposal,” Mr Rogers said.
“Under the proposal the boundaries of 18 of Queensland’s 30 federal electoral divisions would be amended and the current names of all 30 divisions would be retained.”
The proposal would see:
Mr Rogers said the Committee faced a situation where by September 2021 the enrolment totals for 11 of the 30 Queensland electoral divisions would not meet the numerical requirements.
“The proposed changes reflect the differing rates of population and enrolment growth across Queensland, as well as taking into account the projected enrolment in the 30 electoral divisions through to 27 September 2021.”
The consultative nature of the redistribution process continues with individuals and organisations now able to lodge objections to the Committee’s proposed divisions.
Written objections must be lodged no later than 6pm AEST Friday 27 October 2017. The best way to lodge an objection is online. Objections can also be submitted via:
All objections received by the deadline will be available for public inspection on Level 7, 488 Queen Street, Brisbane and on the AEC website from Monday 30 October 2017.
Comments on the objections will then be accepted until 6pm AEST Friday 10 November 2017. All comments on objections received by the deadline will be available for public inspection on Level 7, 488 Queen Street, Brisbane and on the AEC website from Monday 13 November 2017.