Division of Bonner
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||374 km2 (144.4 sq mi)|
The division was created in 2004 and is named after Neville Bonner, the first Aboriginal Australian person to serve in the Australian Parliament. Bonner served in the federal Senate as a Queensland Liberal Senator. Apart from Bonner there are only three other divisions which bear the names of Aboriginal people, Bennelong in New South Wales, Blair in Queensland and Lingiari in the Northern Territory.
The Division of Bonner is located in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, including the suburbs of Chandler, Carindale, Manly, Mount Gravatt, Wishart and Wynnum. The seat had a notional Labor majority when it was created, but was won by the Liberal Party in 2004 by a slight margin. Kerry Rea regained the seat for Labor in 2007. Then Ross Vasta re-took the seat for the LNP at the 2010 election.
|Liberal||9 October 2004 –
24 November 2007
|Labor||24 November 2007 –
21 August 2010
|Liberal Nationals||21 August 2010 –
|Liberal National||Ross Vasta||46,616||49.49||+3.05|
|One Nation||Ian Symes||3,771||4.00||+4.00|
|United Australia||Simon Flitcroft||2,394||2.54||+2.54|
|Conservative National||Alex Maynard||1,105||1.17||+1.17|
|Total formal votes||94,187||97.07||+0.13|
|Liberal National||Ross Vasta||54,072||57.41||+4.02|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+4.02|
- Bonner, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.