Division of Fadden
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||395 km2 (152.5 sq mi)|
The Division of Fadden is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1977 and is named after Sir Arthur Fadden, Prime Minister of Australia in 1941. When it was created it included a large area south of Brisbane, from the far south of the city to the Gold Coast hinterland, and was a marginal seat that changed hands between the Liberal Party and Australian Labor Party. A 1984 redistribution pushed it further into Brisbane, and it remained a marginal Liberal seat for most of the 1980s. A 1996 redistribution pushed it into the Gold Coast, and since then it has been a comfortably safe Liberal seat.
By 2004, it had moved almost clear of its original boundaries to become an exclusively Gold Coast seat. It now includes most of the northern Gold Coast, including Coomera, Labrador, Ormeau, Pimpama and Runaway Bay.
|Liberal National||Stuart Robert||43,938||49.15||−4.46|
|One Nation||Brenden Ball||10,693||11.96||+11.32|
|Family First||Lyn Rees||3,450||3.86||+2.23|
|Defence Veterans||Sean Macnamara||1,083||1.21||+1.21|
|Total formal votes||89,404||95.47||+1.26|
|Liberal National||Stuart Robert||54,578||61.05||−3.31|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−3.31|
- Fadden, QLD, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.