Division of Griffith

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was created in 1934. It is named for Sir Samuel Griffith, 9th Premier of Queensland, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and principal author of the Constitution of Australia.[1] It was represented from 1998 to 2013 by Kevin Rudd, who was Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010 and from June to September 2013. On 13 November 2013, Rudd announced that he would resign from parliament at the end of week and retire from politics.

Australian House of Representatives Division
Interactive map of boundaries
MPMax Chandler-Mather
NamesakeSamuel Griffith
Electors92,573 (2010)
Area60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

Boundaries change

Griffith is in the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, including Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, and Woolloongabba, and parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi, and West End.

Members change

Member Party Term
  Francis Baker Labor 1934–1939
  William Conelan Labor 1939–1949
  Douglas Berry Liberal 1949–1954
  Wilfred Coutts Labor 1954–1958
  Arthur Chresby Liberal 1958–1961
  Wilfred Coutts Labor 1961–1966
  Donald Cameron Liberal 1966–1977
  Ben Humphreys Labor 1977–1996
  Graeme McDougall Liberal 1996–1998
  Kevin Rudd Labor 1998–2013

Election results change

2022 Australian federal election: Griffith[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Greens Max Chandler-Mather 36,771 34.59 +10.94
Liberal National Olivia Roberts 32,685 30.74 −10.23
Labor Terri Butler 30,769 28.94 −2.01
One Nation Shari Ware 3,504 3.30 +1.18
United Australia Robert McMullan 2,581 2.43 +0.98
Total formal votes 106,310 98.00 +0.26
Informal votes 2,169 2.00 −0.26
Turnout 108,479 89.45 −1.60
Notional two-party-preferred count
Labor Terri Butler 64,923 61.07 +8.21
Liberal National Olivia Roberts 41,387 38.93 −8.21
Two-candidate-preferred result
Greens Max Chandler-Mather 64,271 60.46 +60.46
Liberal National Olivia Roberts 42,039 39.54 −7.59
Greens gain from Labor Swing +60.46

References change

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Griffith". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  2. Griffith, QLD, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites change

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by

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