Seat bound­aries up­dated

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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