Division of Bonner
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||360 km2 (139.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Bonner is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 2004 and is named after Neville Bonner, the first Aboriginal Australian person to serve in the Australian Parliament. Bonner served in the federal Senate as a Queensland Liberal Senator. Apart from Bonner there are only three other divisions which bear the names of Aboriginal people, Bennelong in New South Wales, Blair in Queensland and Lingiari in the Northern Territory.
The Division of Bonner is located in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane, including the suburbs of Chandler, Carindale, Manly, Mount Gravatt, Wishart and Wynnum. The seat had a notional Labor majority when it was created, but was won by the Liberal Party in 2004 by a slight margin. Kerry Rea regained the seat for Labor in 2007. Then Ross Vasta re-took the seat for LNP in the 2010 elections.
|Ross Vasta||Liberal National||2010–present|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Bonner|
|Liberal National||Ross Vasta||40,186||46.80||+0.42|
|Labor||Laura Fraser Hardy||30,927||36.01||−0.06|
|Palmer United||James MacAnally||6,712||7.82||+7.82|
|Family First||Jeff Penny||1,789||2.08||−0.74|
|Uniting Australia||Jarrod Wirth||386||0.45||+0.45|
|Total formal votes||85,876||95.66||+0.77|
|Liberal National||Ross Vasta||46,110||53.69||+0.87|
|Labor||Laura Fraser Hardy||39,766||46.31||−0.87|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+0.87|