Seat boundaries updated
BOUNDARIES for more than half of Queensland’s federal electorates will be shifted in a minor shake-up.
There are no new seats being created, or existing ones removed. It is part of a broader move by the Electoral Commission which will see the overall size of the House increase from 150 to 151 seats.
The three most marginal seats in Australia – Herbert, Forde and Capricornia – are all in Queensland, but will remain largely untouched. There are no changes to Herbert, which was won by Labor by just 37 votes, or Forde which is held by the LNP with a tiny margin.
Capricornia gains some areas from nearby Dawson.
Minor changes are also proposed for Blair, Brisbane, Dickson, Fairfax, Fisher, Hinkler, Kennedy, Moncrieff, Moreton, Oxley and Ryan.