Division of Bonner

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Bonner
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Bonner 2019.png
Division of Bonner in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created2004
MPRoss Vasta
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeNeville Bonner
Electors104,610 (2019)
Area374 km2 (144.4 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Bonner is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland.

History[edit]

Neville Bonner, the division's namesake

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.

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Ross Vasta
(1966–)
Liberal 9 October 2004
24 November 2007
Lost seat
  Kevin07.jpg Kerry Rea
(1963–)
Labor 24 November 2007
21 August 2010
Lost seat
  No image.svg Ross Vasta
(1966–)
Liberal Nationals 21 August 2010
present
Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Bonner[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Ross Vasta 46,616 49.49 +3.05
Labor Jo Briskey 29,291 31.10 −3.76
Greens Barbara Bell 11,010 11.69 +2.22
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
Informal votes 2,840 2.93 −0.13
Turnout 97,027 92.76 +0.82
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Ross Vasta 54,072 57.41 +4.02
Labor Jo Briskey 40,115 42.59 −4.02
Liberal National hold Swing +4.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bonner, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°30′00″S 153°08′17″E / 27.500°S 153.138°E / -27.500; 153.138