Division of Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Griffith (green) within Queensland
|Area||60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1934, when the old seat of Oxley was abolished, and is named after Sir Samuel Griffith, 9th Premier of Queensland and principal author of the Constitution of Australia. It was represented since 1998 by Kevin Rudd, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 until 2010 and from June until September 2013. Rudd held the seat in the 2013 election against LNP candidate Bill Glasson. In November 2013, Rudd resigned from parliament, leaving the seat vacant. A by-election will be held in early 2014.
Griffith is located in the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, including Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba, parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi and West End.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Griffith|
|Liberal National||Bill Glasson||36,481||42.22||+6.42|
|Palmer United||Karin Hunter||2,903||3.36||+3.36|
|Family First||Adam Kertesz||643||0.74||−0.71|
|Katter's Australian||Luke Murray||595||0.69||+0.69|
|Rise Up Australia||Sherrilyn Church||418||0.48||+0.48|
|Socialist Alliance||Liam Flenady||377||0.44||+0.44|
|Stable Population||Jan McNicol||165||0.19||+0.19|
|Total formal votes||86,409||95.24||+0.13|
|Liberal National||Bill Glasson||40,604||46.99||+5.45|