Division of Flynn
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Flynn (green) within Queensland
|Area||133,063 km2 (51,375.9 sq mi)|
The Division of Flynn is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 2006, following a redistribution of seats in the state. It was first contested at the 2007 federal election. The electorate generally extends west from the port city of Gladstone, as far as the Central Highlands town of Emerald. It was named after John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
In June 2006, the Australian Electoral Commission announced that the new federal electorate in Queensland to be created for the 2007 election would be named Wright in honour of Judith Wright for her life as a "poet and in the areas of arts, conservation and indigenous affairs in Queensland and Australia". However, in September 2006 the AEC announced that, due to numerous objections from people fearing the name may be linked to disgraced former Queensland ALP leader Keith Wright, it would name the seat after John Flynn.
Approximately 40% of all Flynn's voters are located in Gladstone. Flynn's makeup consists of strong Coalition voting areas throughout the rural areas, whilst the city of Gladstone votes strongly for the Labor Party.
|Ken O'Dowd||Liberal National||2010–present|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Flynn|
|Liberal National||Ken O'Dowd||39,362||46.02||−1.02|
|Palmer United||Steve Ensby||7,908||9.25||+9.25|
|Katter's Australian||Richard Love||3,536||4.13||+4.13|
|Family First||Renae Moldre||1,287||1.50||−2.99|
|Rise Up Australia||Kingsley Dickins||584||0.68||+0.68|
|Total formal votes||85,530||94.76||+0.09|
|Liberal National||Ken O'Dowd||48,352||56.53||+2.95|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+2.95|
- "Electoral seat named after flying doctors' founder". ABC News. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- "Proposal for Queensland Federal Electoral Redistribution". Australian Electoral Commission. 2006-07-23. Retrieved 2007-02-11.