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Moreton
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Moreton (green) within Queensland
Created 1901
MP Graham Perrett
Party Labor
Namesake Moreton Bay
Electors 94,288 (2013)
Area 111 km2 (42.9 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Moreton is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first election in 1901. It is named after Moreton Bay, though changes to the boundaries over the years mean it is no longer near the bay.

The seat decided the 1961 federal election. The Liberals won the seat by only 130 votes to have a one-seat majority in Parliament.

Boundaries

Moreton is located in south east Queensland, and is based in the southern suburbs of the City of Brisbane. The division includes Archerfield, Chelmer, Fairfield, Graceville, Karawatha, Kuraby, Macgregor, Moorooka, Nathan, Oxley, Robertson, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Stretton, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tennyson, Yeronga, and Yeerongpilly, and parts of Algester, Berrinba, Calamvale, Coopers Plains, Drewvale, Eight Mile Plains, Parkinson, Sherwood, and Tarragindi, Corinda.

Members

Member Party Term
  James Wilkinson Independent Labour 1901–1904
  Labor 1904–1906
  Hugh Sinclair Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Arnold Wienholt Nationalist 1919–1922
  Josiah Francis Nationalist 1922–1931
  United Australia 1931–1944
  Liberal 1944–1955
  (Sir) James Killen Liberal 1955–1983
  Donald Milner Cameron Liberal 1983–1990
  Garrie Gibson Labor 1990–1996
  Gary Hardgrave Liberal 1996–2007
  Graham Perrett Labor 2007–present

Election results


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