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

Hinkler
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hinkler 2019.png
Division of Hinkler in Queensland, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1984
MPKeith Pitt
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeBert Hinkler
Electors107,761 (2019)
Area3,504 km2 (1,352.9 sq mi)
DemographicProvincial

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HistoryEdit

 
Bert Hinkler, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1984 and is named after Bert Hinkler, the great pioneer Australian aviator.

The seat is located in coastal Queensland, including the towns of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Childers, Gayndah and Monto.

The electoral division had previously centred on Gladstone and its surrounding area. On those boundaries, it was a marginal seat that traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the National Party of Australia. However, after a redistribution in 2006, the Gladstone area, a Labor bastion, was transferred to the Division of Flynn. This seemingly consolidated the Nationals' hold on the seat. While National incumbent Paul Neville was nearly swept out in 2007 due in part to Queensland swinging heavily to Labor under Kevin Rudd, he survived in part due to Gladstone being replaced with conservative-leaning Hervey Bay. he was reelected with a large enough swing in 2010 to turn Hinkler into a safe seat for the merged Liberal National Party.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Bryan Conquest
(1930–2018)
Nationals 1 December 1984
11 July 1987
Lost seat
    Brian Courtice
(1950-)
Labor 11 July 1987
13 March 1993
Lost seat
    Paul Neville
(1940–2019)
Nationals 13 March 1993
19 July 2010
Retired
  Liberal Nationals 19 July 2010 –
5 August 2013
    Keith Pitt
(1969–)
Liberal Nationals 7 September 2013
present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

 
Hervey Bay and Great Sandy Strait from orbit
2019 Australian federal election: Hinkler[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Keith Pitt 42,374 46.03 +2.24
Labor Richard Pascoe 21,110 22.93 −3.76
One Nation Damian Huxham 13,625 14.80 −4.36
United Australia Joseph Ellul 4,029 4.38 +4.38
Greens Anne Jackson 3,422 3.72 −0.23
Independent Moe Turaga 2,583 2.81 +2.81
Conservative National Aaron Erskine 1,471 1.60 +1.60
Animal Justice Amy Byrnes 1,391 1.51 +1.51
Independent David Norman 1,327 1.44 +1.44
Independent Adrian Wone 735 0.80 +0.80
Total formal votes 92,067 92.18 −3.24
Informal votes 7,810 7.82 +3.24
Turnout 99,877 92.70 +0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Keith Pitt 59,384 64.50 +6.12
Labor Richard Pascoe 32,683 35.50 −6.12
Liberal National hold Swing +6.12

ReferencesEdit

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

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