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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 www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-29/draft-federal-electoral-boundaries-for-queensland-released/8999904.

You can access the draft boundaries, including a comparison with the old boundaries, by downloading the maps from the Australian Electoral Commission here http://aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions/2017/qld/proposed-report/maps/index.htm. 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.