Division of Fisher
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fisher (green) within Queensland
|Area||1,170 km2 (451.7 sq mi)|
The Division of Fisher is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1949 and is named after Andrew Fisher, three times Prime Minister of Australia. It is located in the Sunshine Coast area north of Brisbane and includes the towns of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Beerwah, Maleny, Woodford and Kilcoy. It was a safe seat for the Country Party and its successor the National Party until the 1980s, and is now fairly safe for the Liberal National Party. Its most prominent members have been Sir Charles Adermann, who was Deputy Leader of the Country Party 1964–66, and Peter Slipper, who served as Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives from 2011 to 2012.
|(Sir) Charles Adermann||Country||1949–1972|
|Evan Adermann||Country, National||1972–1984|
|Mal Brough||Liberal National||2013–present|
Following the resignation of Harry Jenkins as Speaker in the 43rd Parliament, Peter Slipper was nominated unopposed and installed as Speaker on 24 November 2011. Slipper resigned from the Liberal National Party on taking the Speaker's seat and continued in parliament as an independent member and resigned as speaker and went to the cross bench on 9 October 2012. On 11 May 2013, he joined businessman Clive Palmer's recently formed Palmer United Party, becoming its first member in federal parliament. However, a matter of hours later his membership of the party was revoked and Slipper returned to being an independent.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Fisher|
|Liberal National||Mal Brough||34,619||44.47||−2.01|
|Palmer United||Bill Schoch||13,559||17.42||+17.42|
|Katter's Australian||Mark Meldon||2,520||3.24||+3.24|
|Family First||Tony Moore||1,593||2.05||−5.31|
|Rise Up Australia||Rod Christensen||305||0.39||+0.39|
|Total formal votes||77,855||94.19||−0.64|
|Liberal National||Mal Brough||46,522||59.75||+5.62|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+5.62|
- "Peter Slipper has been formally elected Speaker of the House of Representatives". The Australian. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
- "Renegade Liberal to boost Labor's numbers". ABC News (Australia). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
- Atfield, Cameron (2013). Peter Slipper joins Palmer's party – The Age. Published 11 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.