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Queensland’s Federal Redistribution Finalised

Finalisation of the redistribution of Queensland’s federal electorate boundaries has been announced by the Australian Electoral Commission.

Of the 30 electorates, 12 had no change to their boundaries, and changes to the boundaries of the remaining 18 electorates were small.

Antony Green from the ABC analysed the draft boundaries back in October, and the finalised boundaries appear almost exactly the same as the draft boundaries. You can access his October analysis here

You can access the draft boundaries, including a comparison with the old boundaries, by downloading the maps from the Australian Electoral Commission here Finalised boundary maps will not be available until the end of March 2018.

Before the next Federal Election, six of the eight states and territories require redistributions. The electorate boundaries have now been finalised for Tasmania, the Northern Territory, and Queensland.




Last Week in Queensland – 3 May 2016

last-week-logo-2Last week in Queensland started with continued attacks on Government support for a return to compulsory preferential voting; the week finished with stories, denied of course, about an imminent leadership coup in the Opposition.  In between, former Prime Minister Howard seemed at odds with both the Queensland Treasurer and Saul Eslake about the best economic direction for the State.



The Opposition and Crossbench

Opposition Leader Springborg

Opposition Leader Springborg






Economy and Infrastructure

Typical wild dog

Typical wild dog


ParliamentOpening Parliament 2015

  • Queensland’s Parliament will have two weeks of sittings in May (10th to 12th and 24th to 26th) before the State Budget on 14 June
  • The Queensland Parliament’s summary of what’s new, including newly-introduced and passed legislation, is here
  • The Federal Parliament commenced this week’s sittings on Monday 2 May, and today, Tuesday 3 May 2016 is Federal Budget day – see





* We’re not representing that this is a complete coverage of news in Queensland – it certainly isn’t, and it’s what we find interesting or important, and sometimes what’s unusual.  Some of the links will require subscriptions to read content.