Electoral district of Condamine
|Dates current||1950–1992; 2009–present|
|Party||Katter's Australian Party|
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.
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
|First incarnation (1950–1992)|
|Second incarnation (2009–present)|
|Ray Hopper||Liberal National||2009–2012|
|Katter's Australian Party||2012–present|
|Queensland state election, 2012: Condamine|
|Liberal National||Ray Hopper||18,409||58.30||+10.64|
|Katter's Australian||John Mathison||6,732||21.32||+21.32|
|Total formal votes||31,576||98.02||-0.38|
|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|
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)