Electoral district of Brisbane Central

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Brisbane Central
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Brisbane Central (2008—)
State Queensland
MP Grace Grace
Party Labor
Namesake Brisbane CBD
Electors 34,465 (2015)
Area 18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°27′S 153°2′E / 27.450°S 153.033°E / -27.450; 153.033Coordinates: 27°27′S 153°2′E / 27.450°S 153.033°E / -27.450; 153.033

Brisbane Central is an electoral division in the state of Queensland, Australia.

The electorate covers the central portion of Brisbane, including the Brisbane central business district as well as the inner suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Spring Hill, New Farm, Newmarket and Windsor. It is bordered on the east and south by the Brisbane River.

History[edit]

The Town of Brisbane was one of the original electorates established by Order-in-Council in 1859. Since then, the name of the electorate covering what is now the CBD of Brisbane has been variously known as Brisbane City, North Brisbane, Brisbane North, and Brisbane (from 1912). Brisbane Central was created in 1977 and was held from 1989 to 2007 by Labor's Peter Beattie, who was Premier of Queensland from 1998. Beattie resigned as both Premier and Member for Brisbane Central and a 2007 Brisbane Central by-election was held. The seat was won by Labor candidate Grace Grace.

Members for Brisbane Central[edit]

Member Party Term
  Brian Davis Labor 1977–1989
  Peter Beattie Labor 1989–2007
  Grace Grace Labor 2007–2012
  Robert Cavallucci Liberal National 2012–2015
  Grace Grace Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Brisbane Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Robert Cavallucci 12,042 41.81 −6.89
Labor Grace Grace 10,590 36.77 +3.10
Greens Kirsten Lovejoy 5,355 18.59 +3.26
Independent Kai Jones 815 2.83 +0.53
Total formal votes 28,802 98.36 +0.01
Informal votes 481 1.64 −0.01
Turnout 29,283 84.96 −1.93
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Grace Grace 14,334 53.25 +8.13
Liberal National Robert Cavallucci 12,584 46.75 −8.13
Labor gain from Liberal National Swing +8.13

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