Division of Dickson

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Dickson
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Dickson 2010.png
Division of Dickson (green) within Queensland
Created 1992
MP Peter Dutton
Party Liberal National
Namesake James Dickson
Electors 94,376 (2013)
Area 722 km2 (278.8 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Dickson is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland, Australia. The division was formed in 1992 and is named after Sir James Dickson, a leading advocate in Australian Federation, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Defence in first Australian Ministry. It is located in the outer north-western suburbs of Brisbane, including Albany Creek, Kallangur and Strathpine. The 2006 redistribution added the Shire of Esk to and removed part of Kallangur from the district. It has historically been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.

1993 Election[edit]

There was an unusual circumstance at the 1993 election. One of the candidates, an independent, died very shortly before the election, making it necessary to hold a standalone 'supplementary election' on 17 April (the rest of the country had already voted on 13 March). Following the return of the Labor Party to government, the Prime Minister Paul Keating announced the makeup of the Second Keating Ministry to be sworn in on 24 March, but kept the portfolio of Attorney-General open for Michael Lavarch subject to him winning Dickson on 17 April. He won the seat, and was appointed to the ministry on 27 April.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Michael Lavarch Labor 1993–1996
  Tony Smith Liberal 1996–1998
  Independent 1998–1998
  Cheryl Kernot Labor 1998–2001
  Peter Dutton Liberal 2001–2010
  Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Dickson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Peter Dutton 41,163 48.01 −0.95
Labor Michael Gilliver 26,848 31.32 −2.15
Palmer United Mark Taverner 8,390 9.79 +9.79
Greens Tyrone D'Lisle 5,507 6.42 −4.49
Katter's Australian Jim Cornwell 1,697 1.98 +1.98
Family First Michael McDowell 1,542 1.80 −1.07
Rise Up Australia Geoffrey Taylor 585 0.68 +0.68
Total formal votes 85,732 95.74 +0.15
Informal votes 3,819 4.26 −0.15
Turnout 89,551 94.89 +0.35
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Peter Dutton 48,631 56.72 +1.59
Labor Michael Gilliver 37,101 43.28 −1.59
Liberal National hold Swing +1.59

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Coordinates: 27°16′16″S 152°50′49″E / 27.271°S 152.847°E / -27.271; 152.847