Molonglo electorate

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Location of the electorate in the Canberra region

The Molonglo electorate is one of the three electorates for the unicameral 17-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. It has seven seats, and is the largest of the electorates in terms of population.

History[edit]

It was created in 1995, when the three-electorate, Hare-Clark electoral system was first introduced for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Prior to 1995, a multi-member single constituency existed for the whole of the ACT. The name "Molonglo" is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "like the sound of thunder". It is the name of the river that flows through the central electorate, which was dammed to form Lake Burley Griffin, one of the focal points of Canberra and of the central electorate.[1]

Location[edit]

The Molonglo electorate consists of the town centres of North Canberra, South Canberra, Weston Creek, and Woden (except for the suburbs of Chifley, Pearce and Torrens), and Gungahlin (except for the suburb of Nicholls). It also includes the parts of the ACT to the north and east of Canberra. Its western boundary is the Murrumbidgee River.

Members[edit]

Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1995   Rosemary Follett Labor   Terry Connolly Labor   Kate Carnell Liberal   Gary Humphries Liberal   Greg Cornwell Liberal   Kerrie Tucker Greens   Michael Moore Independent
19961,2   Simon Corbell Labor   Marion Reilly Labor
1998   Ted Quinlan Labor
20013   Jacqui Burke Liberal
2001   Katy Gallagher Labor   Helen Cross Liberal
20034,5   Jacqui Burke Liberal   Independent
2004   Zed Seselja Liberal   Deb Foskey Greens   Richard Mulcahy Liberal
20066   Andrew Barr Labor
20077   Independent
2008   Jeremy Hanson Liberal   Shane Rattenbury Greens   Caroline Le Couteur Greens
2012   Steve Doszpot Liberal   Giulia Jones Liberal
1 Rosemary Follett (Labor) resigned on 12 December 1996. Simon Corbell (Labor) was elected as her replacement on a countback and was sworn in on 18 February 1997.[2]
2 Terry Connolly (Labor) resigned on 19 February 1996. Marion Reilly (Labor) was elected as his replacement on a countback and was sworn in on 26 March 1996.[2]
3 Kate Carnell (Liberal) resigned on 17 October 2000. Jacqui Burke (Liberal) was elected as her replacement on a countback and sworn in on 13 February 2001.[2]
4 Gary Humphries (Liberal) resigned on 25 November 2002 to take up the position in the Australian Senate that had been vacated by Margaret Reid. Jacqui Burke (Liberal) was elected as his replacement on a countback and sworn in on 18 February 2003.[2]
5 Helen Cross resigned from the Liberal Party on 23 September 2003 and remained in the Assembly as an independent.[2]
6 Ted Quinlan (Labor) resigned on 21 March 2006. Andrew Barr (Labor) was elected as his replacement on a countback on 3 April 2006.[2]
7 Richard Mulcahy was expelled from the Liberal Party Room and subsequently resigned from the Liberal Party on 10 December 2007. Mulcahy indicated he would continue to sit as an Independent.[2]

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