Electoral district of Condamine
Map of the electoral district of Condamine, 2017
|Dates current||1950–1992; 2009–present|
|Party||Liberal National Party|
|Area||5,987 km2 (2,311.6 sq mi)|
Condamine takes in areas to the north-west, west and south of Toowoomba. It includes the towns of Dalby, Oakey, Pittsworth and Clifton. The district is named for the Condamine River which runs through it. Created for the 2009 state election, it was mostly made up of territory previously belonging to the abolished districts of Cunningham and Darling Downs. It also drew a small number of voters previously belonging to the district of Toowoomba South. Originally proposed to be named Dalby by the Electoral Commission of Queensland, the name Condamine was adopted instead upon further review.
There was also an earlier district known as Condamine that existed from 1950 to 1992. It was based in the same region.
The electorate's re-introduction at the 2009 state election pitted two sitting members against each other. MPs Ray Hopper and Stuart Copeland both had their districts, Darling Downs and Cunningham respectively, abolished and largely absorbed into Condamine. Both had belonged to the Liberal National Party (LNP). Under the LNP constitution, if a seat is abolished, the sitting member who represents a majority of voters in a successor seat is automatically preselected as LNP candidate. In this case, Hopper automatically gained LNP preselection, as most of Condamine's voters came from Darling Downs. Copeland ran as an independent, only to be defeated by Hopper at the election.
Members for Condamine
|First incarnation (1950–1992)|
|Second incarnation (2009–present)|
|Ray Hopper||Liberal National||2009–2012|
|Pat Weir||Liberal National||2015–present|
|Liberal National||Pat Weir||13,554||41.8||−10.4|
|One Nation||Frank Ashman||7,709||23.8||+23.8|
|Katter's Australian||John Hill||3,694||11.4||−4.0|
|Total formal votes||32,421||96.7||−1.4|
|Liberal National||Pat Weir||17,749||60.7||−6.4|
|One Nation||Frank Ashman||11,489||39.3||+39.3|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||−6.4|
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)