Division of Hinkler

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Hinkler
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hinkler 2010.png
Division of Hinkler (green) within Queensland
Created 1984
MP Keith Pitt
Party Liberal National
Namesake Bert Hinkler
Electors 94,449 (2013)
Area 3,504 km2 (1,352.9 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of Hinkler is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Bert Hinkler, the great pioneer Australian aviator.

The seat is located in coastal Queensland, including the towns of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Childers, Gayndah and Monto. The seat is marginal between the Australian Labor Party and the National Party of Australia.

Following a redistribution in 2006, the composition of the electorate changed and Gladstone and its surrounding area was removed to become part of the Division of Flynn.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bryan Conquest National 1984–1987
  Brian Courtice Labor 1987–1993
  Paul Neville National 1993–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2013
  Keith Pitt Liberal National 2013–Present

Election results[edit]

Harvey Bay and Great Sandy Strait from orbit
Australian federal election, 2013: Hinkler
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Keith Pitt 38,005 44.75 −10.20
Labor Leanne Donaldson 23,442 27.60 −4.90
Palmer United Rob Messenger 14,990 17.65 +17.65
Katter's Australian David Dalgleish 3,887 4.58 +4.58
Greens Mark Simpson 2,308 2.72 −2.99
Family First Troy Sullivan 1,590 1.87 −1.30
Independent Reid Schirmer 706 0.83 +0.83
Total formal votes 84,928 95.08 +0.65
Informal votes 4,399 4.92 −0.65
Turnout 89,327 94.58 +0.97
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Keith Pitt 50,142 59.04 −1.35
Labor Leanne Donaldson 34,786 40.96 +1.35
Liberal National hold Swing −1.35

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Coordinates: 25°10′59″S 152°23′06″E / 25.183°S 152.385°E / -25.183; 152.385