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.
Map of the electoral district of Traeger, 2017
|Party||Katter's Australian Party|
|Area||406,430 km2 (156,923.5 sq mi)|
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.
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
|Katter's Australian||Robbie Katter||13,638||66.2||+17.9|
|Liberal National||Ron Bird||2,071||10.1||−18.5|
|Total formal votes||20,593||96.0||−2.3|
|Katter's Australian||Robbie Katter||16,163||78.5||+12.4|
|Katter's Australian hold||Swing||+12.4|
- Queensland Redistribution Commission (26 May 2017). "Determination of Queensland's Legislative Assembly Electoral Districts" (PDF). Queensland Government Gazette. p. 209. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
- Green, Antony. "2017 Queensland Redistribution". ABC Elections. Archived from the original on 5 November 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- 2017 State General Election - Traeger - District Summary, ECQ.