Division of Bonner

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of BONNER 2016.png
Division of Bonner in Queensland, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 2004
MP Ross Vasta
Party Liberal National
Namesake Neville Bonner
Electors 100,853 (2016)
Area 360 km2 (139.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

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.


Member Party Term
  Ross Vasta Liberal 2004–2007
  Kerry Rea Labor 2007–2010
  Ross Vasta Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Bonner[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal National Ross Vasta 41,756 46.44 −0.36
Labor Laura Fraser Hardy 31,344 34.86 −1.15
Greens Ken Austin 8,518 9.47 +2.63
Family First Andrew Broughton 3,157 3.51 +1.43
Liberal Democrats Matthew Linney 2,738 3.05 +3.05
Independent Jarrod Wirth 2,396 2.66 +2.66
Total formal votes 89,909 96.94 +1.28
Informal votes 2,838 3.06 −1.28
Turnout 92,747 91.96 −2.07
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Ross Vasta 48,002 53.39 −0.30
Labor Laura Fraser Hardy 41,907 46.61 +0.30
Liberal National hold Swing −0.30


  1. ^ Bonner, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 27°30′00″S 153°08′17″E / 27.500°S 153.138°E / -27.500; 153.138