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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Oxley (green) within Queensland
|Area||155 km2 (59.8 sq mi)|
The Division of Oxley is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was created in 1949 and named after the Australian explorer, John Oxley. Oxley covers the south western suburbs of Brisbane, as well as part of the city of Ipswich. There was an earlier Division of Oxley from 1901–1934, which covered a different part of Brisbane.
Members for Oxley
|Donald A. Cameron||Liberal||1949–1961|
In 1996, Pauline Hanson was selected by the Liberal Party to contest the seat. She lost Liberal support because of her views on migration and Aboriginal issues. The Liberal Party were not able to select another person in time, and Hanson was elected as Liberal, but sat in the House of Representatives as an independent. She formed the right wing One Nation party. After a redistribution in 1997, Hanson unsuccessfully contested the Division of Blair at the 1998 election.
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John Oxley, the division's namesake
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