Vicki Dunne

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Vicki Dunne
6th Speaker of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
In office
6 November 2012 – 31 October 2016
Deputy Mary Porter
Preceded by Shane Rattenbury
Succeeded by Joy Burch
Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
for Ginninderra
Assumed office
20 October 2001
Personal details
Born (1956-12-25) 25 December 1956 (age 60)
Lismore, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party

Vicki Ann Dunne (born 25 December 1956), an Australian politician, is a member of the unicameral Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, since 2001, representing the electoral district of Ginninderra for the Liberal Party.[1]

Dunne was first elected at the 2001 ACT general election, defeating prominent sitting member and fellow Liberal, Harold Hird, by just 55 votes, after distribution of preferences. Following the announcement of the election result in 2001, Hird sought a recount of the votes in the electorate of Ginninderra. Hird’s request for a recount was rejected by both the Electoral Commissioner and, on appeal, the full ACT Electoral Commission. In considering the request, the Commissioner and the full Commission had regard to the level of accuracy achieved by the data entry of paper ballots and the computer count. The Commission was satisfied that the level of accuracy was so high that a recount in any form could not have improved on the accuracy of the original count, and that there was no probability that the original count had indicated that the wrong candidates had been elected, given the margins between the winning and losing candidates.[2]

Prior to entering the Assembly, Dunne served on the staff of the then Chief Minister of the ACT, Gary Humphries.[3] Dunne presently holds the position of Speaker of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.

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  1. ^ "Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly". ACT Legislative Assembly. 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ "2001 ACT Elections Electronic Voting & Counting System Review Executive Summary". ACT Electoral Commission. 2002-06-19. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  3. ^ Crown Content Who's Who in Australia 2007 page 655
Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Shane Rattenbury
Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly