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Burnett is an electoral division of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in central Queensland, Australia.

Burnett
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Burnett, 2017.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Burnett, 2017
StateQueensland
MPStephen Bennett
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeBurnett River
Electors33,378 (2017)
Area25,527 km2 (9,856.0 sq mi)
Coordinates24°37′S 152°2′E / 24.617°S 152.033°E / -24.617; 152.033Coordinates: 24°37′S 152°2′E / 24.617°S 152.033°E / -24.617; 152.033
Electorates around Burnett:
Gladstone Gladstone Coral Sea
Callide Burnett Coral Sea
Callide Maryborough Hervey Bay
2008 Burnett Electoral boundaries

It covers most of the coastal region south of Gladstone, as well as coastal and inland regions completely surrounding the district of Bundaberg. Towns within its boundaries include Miriam Vale, Agnes Water, Rosedale, Bargara, Woodgate and Childers. The Burnett River flows through the electoral district, hence its name.

Members for BurnettEdit

First incarnation (1860–1873, 2 members)
Member Party Term
  Charles Haly Squatter-conservative 1860–1863
  Robert Mackenzie Squatter-conservative 1860–1869
  John Edwards Squatter-conservative 1863–1865
  Charles Haly Squatter-conservative 1865–1867
  Ratcliffe Pring Squatter-conservative 1867–1870
  Charles Haly Squatter-conservative 1869–1871
  Berkeley Moreton Independent Liberal 1870–1871
  John Bramston Squatter-conservative 1871–1873
  Walter Scott Squatter-conservative 1871–1873
Second incarnation (1873–1932, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Francis Ivory Squatter-conservative 1873–1878
  William Henry Baynes McIlwraith conservative 1878–1883
  Berkeley Moreton Liberal 1883–1888
  George Hall Jones Unaligned 1888–1891
  James John Cadell Conservative 1891–1896
  William McCord Conservative 1896–1898
  William Ryott Maughan Labor 1898–1899
  William Kent Ministerialist 1899–1904
  Alfred Jones Labor 1904–1909
  Robert Hodge Ministerialist 1909–1912
  Bernard Corser Liberal/National 1912–1928
  Robert Boyd Country and Progressive National 1928–1932
Third incarnation (1960–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Claude Wharton Country 1960–1974
  National 1974–1986
  Doug Slack National 1986–2001
  Trevor Strong Labor 2001–2004
  Rob Messenger National 2004–2008
  Liberal National 2008–2010
  Independent 2010–2012
  Stephen Bennett Liberal National 2012–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Queensland state election: Burnett[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Stephen Bennett 12,570 42.4 −4.1
One Nation Ashley Lynch 7,907 26.7 +26.7
Labor Lee Harvey 7,491 25.3 −4.4
Greens Tim Roberts 1,646 5.6 +0.7
Total formal votes 29,614 96.1 −1.5
Informal votes 1,205 3.9 +1.5
Turnout 30,819 90.6 +1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Stephen Bennett 17,962 60.7 +4.1
Labor Lee Harvey 11,652 39.4 −4.1
Liberal National hold Swing +4.1

ReferencesEdit

  • Waterson, Duncan Bruce: Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament 1860–1929 (second edition), Sydney 2001.
  • Waterson, Duncan Bruce: Biographical register of the Queensland Parliament 1930–1980 w.an outline of Queensland electorates 1859–1980 / D.B. Waterson and John Arnold

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