Electoral district of Inala

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Inala
QueenslandLegislative Assembly
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The Inala electoral district since 2008.
State Queensland
MP Annastacia Palaszczuk
Party Labor
Namesake The suburb of Inala
Electors 31,518 (2015)
Area 58 km2 (22.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 27°37′S 152°57′E / 27.617°S 152.950°E / -27.617; 152.950Coordinates: 27°37′S 152°57′E / 27.617°S 152.950°E / -27.617; 152.950

The electoral district of Inala is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in south-west Brisbane. It includes the suburbs of Inala, Ellen Grove, Carole Park, Camira, Gailes, Wacol, Darra, and Richlands. It borders the electoral districts of Mount Ommaney, Yeerongpilly, Sunnybank, Algester, Bundamba, and Moggill.[1]

The Inala electoral district was created in the 1990 redistribution as part of the one vote one value reforms under Wayne Goss, and was contested for the first time at the 1992 election.

For its entire existence, it has been held by the Australian Labor Party. Henry Palaszczuk, the seat's first member, transferred from Archerfield to Inala upon Inala's creation in 1992. He went on to become a senior minister in the Beattie government. Henry retired in 2006 and handed the seat to his daughter and current member, Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has been the Premier of Queensland since 2015.

For most of its existence, Inala has been a comfortably safe Labor seat, and on several occasions it was the safest Labor seat in the state. The only time the Labor hold on Inala was seriously threatened was in 2012, when Annastacia suffered a 14-point swing, reducing her majority to 6.2 percent. The seat reverted to form in 2015, as Palaszczuk's majority ballooned to 25 percent, the second-safest seat in the entire chamber.

Members for Inala[edit]

Member Party Term
  Henry Palaszczuk Labor 1992–2006
  Annastacia Palaszczuk Labor 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Queensland state election, 2015: Inala[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Annastacia Palaszczuk 18,915 68.46 +22.24
Liberal National Adam Hannant 6,442 23.32 −11.74
Greens Silke Volkmann 2,272 8.22 +1.01
Total formal votes 27,629 97.76 +0.76
Informal votes 632 2.24 −0.76
Turnout 28,261 89.67 −1.29
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annastacia Palaszczuk 20,271 75.12 +18.22
Liberal National Adam Hannant 6,715 24.88 −18.22
Labor hold Swing +18.22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State District Map of Inala" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ 2015 State General Election - Inala - District Summary, ECQ.