Electoral district of Condamine

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Condamine
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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Condamine (2008—)
State Queensland
Dates current 1950–1992; 2009–present
MP Ray Hopper
Party Katter's Australian Party
Namesake Condamine River

Condamine is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.

Condamine takes in areas to the north-west, west and south of Toowoomba. It includes the towns of Dalby, Oakey, Pittsworth and Clifton. The district is named for the Condamine River which runs through it. Created for the 2009 state election, it was mostly made up of territory previously belonging to the abolished districts of Cunningham and Darling Downs. It also drew a small amount of voters previously belonging to the district of Toowoomba South. Originally proposed to be named Dalby by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, the name Condamine was adopted instead upon further review.

There was also an earlier district known as Condamine that existed from 1950 to 1992. It was based in the same region.

History[edit]

The electorate's re-introduction at the 2009 state election pitted two sitting members against each other. MPs Ray Hopper and Stuart Copeland both had their districts, Darling Downs and Cunningham respectively, abolished and largely absorbed into Condamine. Whilst both had belonged to the Liberal National Party (LNP), Copeland stood as an independent after failing to win LNP endorsement, only to be defeated by Hopper at the election.

Members for Condamine[edit]

First incarnation (1950–1992)
Member Party Term
  Frederick Allpass Country 1950–1953
  Les Diplock Labor 1953–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957–1960
  Vic Sullivan Country 1960–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1983
  Brian Littleproud National 1983–1992
Second incarnation (2009–present)
Member Party Term
  Ray Hopper Liberal National 2009–2012
  Katter's Australian Party 2012–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2012: Condamine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Ray Hopper 18,409 58.30 +10.64
Katter's Australian John Mathison 6,732 21.32 +21.32
Labor Nev Swan 4,471 14.16 -5.48
Greens Gabriele Tabikh 1,273 4.03 +0.68
Independent Shane White 691 2.19 +2.19
Total formal votes 31,576 98.02 -0.38
Informal votes 637 1.98 +0.38
Turnout 32,213 94.19 +0.46
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal National Ray Hopper 19,324 70.10 +8.54
Katter's Australian John Mathison 8,242 29.90 +29.90
Liberal National hold Swing +8.54

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