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Brisbane
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Brisbane (green) within Queensland
Created 1901
MP Teresa Gambaro
Party Liberal National
Namesake Brisbane
Electors 97,203 (2013)
Area 58 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Brisbane is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named after the city of Brisbane.

At first, the Division of Brisbane included the northern part of the City of Brisbane, but boundary changes cut it back to the inner suburban area.

It includes Alderley, Ascot, Ashgrove, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Clayfield, Enoggera, Ferny Grove, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Grange, Hamilton, Hendra, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Keperra, Milton, Mitchelton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Upper Kedron, Wilston, Windsor, parts of Bardon, Everton Park, Paddington and Stafford.

Members

Member Party Term
  Thomas Macdonald-Paterson Protectionist 1901–1903
  Millice Culpin Labor 1903–1906
  Justin Foxton Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  William Finlayson Labor 1910–1919
  Donald Charles Cameron Nationalist 1919–1931
  George Lawson Labor 1931–1961
  Manfred Cross Labor 1961–1975
  Peter Johnson Liberal 1975–1980
  Manfred Cross Labor 1980–1990
  Arch Bevis Labor 1990–2010
  Teresa Gambaro Liberal National 2010–present

Election results


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