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Electoral district of Traeger

Traeger is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland. It was created in the 2017 redistribution, and was named after Alfred Traeger, inventor of the pedal-powered radio, which was a significant contribution to people living in remote and rural communities in Queensland, such as those within Traeger.[1]

QueenslandLegislative Assembly
Map of the electoral district of Traeger, 2017.pdf
Map of the electoral district of Traeger, 2017
Dates current2017–present
MPRobbie Katter
PartyKatter's Australian Party
NamesakeAlfred Traeger
Electors25,636 (2017)
Area406,430 km2 (156,923.5 sq mi)
Coordinates19°49′57″S 142°38′52″E / 19.8326°S 142.6477°E / -19.8326; 142.6477Coordinates: 19°49′57″S 142°38′52″E / 19.8326°S 142.6477°E / -19.8326; 142.6477
Electorates around Traeger:
Gulf of Carpentaria Gulf of Carpentaria Cook
Northern Territory Traeger Hinchinbrook
Northern Territory Gregory Burdekin

It takes in most of the urbanised portions of the abolished districts of Mount Isa and Dalrymple. It includes the local government areas of Burke, Doomadgee, Carpentaria, Croydon, Etheridge, Charters Towers, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, McKinlay, Richmond and Flinders.[1]

From results of the previous 2015 election, Traeger is estimated to be a safe seat for the Katter's Australian Party with a margin of 16.1%.[2]

Robbie Katter, the last member for Mount Isa and the Queensland leader of Katter's Australian Party, opted to follow most of his constituents into Traeger. He won the seat with an increased majority.

Members for TraegerEdit

Member Party Term
  Robbie Katter Katter's Australian 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Queensland state election: Traeger[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Katter's Australian Robbie Katter 13,638 66.2 +17.9
Labor Danielle Slade 3,416 16.6 −1.7
Liberal National Ron Bird 2,071 10.1 −18.5
Independent Sarah Isaacs 683 3.3 +3.3
Greens Peter Relph 443 2.2 +0.2
Independent Craig Scriven 342 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 20,593 96.0 −2.3
Informal votes 847 4.0 +2.3
Turnout 21,440 82.0 −1.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
Katter's Australian Robbie Katter 16,163 78.5 +12.4
Labor Danielle Slade 4,430 21.5 +21.5
Katter's Australian hold Swing +12.4

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Queensland Redistribution Commission (26 May 2017). "Determination of Queensland's Legislative Assembly Electoral Districts" (PDF). Queensland Government Gazette. p. 209. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "2017 Queensland Redistribution". ABC Elections. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  3. ^ 2017 State General Election - Traeger - District Summary, ECQ.