Proposed redistribution Tasmania into electoral divisions

Updated: 1 May 2017

Appendices

Appendix A: Summary of compliance with legislative requirements

Appendix A: Summary of compliance with legislative requirements
Provision of the Electoral Act Requirement Compliance

para 59(2)(c)

Basis for conducting redistribution

More than seven years had elapsed since the last redistribution of Tasmania was determined on Monday 16 February 2009

para 59(3)(b)

A direction to commence a redistribution shall not be made within one year before the date of expiry of a House of Representatives by effluxion of time

The 44th Parliament was due to expiry because of effluxion of time on Friday 11 November 2016. A direction to commence the redistribution could therefore not be made after Wednesday 11 November 2015

ss.59(4)

The redistribution was required to commence within 30 days after the first meeting day of the first meeting of the next following House of Representatives

The redistribution commenced on Thursday 1 September 2016

ss.59(1)

Direction to commence redistribution via notice published in the Gazette

Gazette notice published on Thursday 1 September 2016

ss.63A(2)

Projection time for equality of enrolments

The Electoral Commission noted on Wednesday 24 August 2016 that the projection time is Friday 14 May 2021

ss.65(1)

Determination of current enrolment quota by written instrument

The Electoral Commissioner determined the quota by signing the written instrument on Wednesday 7 September 2016

ss.60(1)

Appointment of the Redistribution Committee by written instrument

The Electoral Commission signed the written instrument on Tuesday 18 October 2016

ss.64(1) and 64(2)

Invitation to make written suggestions and written comments on suggestions

Gazette notice published on Wednesday 2 November 2016

Newspaper notices were published on Saturday 5 November 2016 in:

  • The Advocate,
  • The Examiner,
  • The Mercury,
  • The Weekend Australian

para 64(1)(a)

Suggestions close at 6pm on the 5th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice

Suggestions closed at 6pm (AEDT) on Friday 2 December 2016

ss.64(3)

Suggestions made available for public perusal on the 5th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice

Suggestions were made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Tasmania on Monday 5 December 2016

para 64(1)(b)

Comments on suggestions close at 6pm on the 7th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice

Comments closed at 6pm (AEDT) on Friday 16 December 2016

ss.64(4)

Consideration of all suggestions and comments on suggestions received by the statutory timeframe

The Redistribution Committee considered each of the 21 suggestions and eight comments on suggestions received at their meetings

ss.66(1)

The Redistribution Committee shall make a proposed redistribution

The Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution is stated in Chapter 2 of this report

s.67

Reasons for the proposed redistribution are stated in writing

The Redistribution Committee’s reasons are stated in Chapter 2 and Appendix F of this report

Appendix B: Calculating the representation entitlements of Tasmania

Division 3 of Part III of the Electoral Act specifies the legislative requirements to be followed in determining the representation of each state and territory in the House of Representatives.78

The Electoral Commissioner is required to follow this process once a House of Representatives has met continuously for a period of 12 months after the day of its first meeting.79 This process was most recently undertaken in November 2014.80

The Electoral Commissioner is first required to ascertain the number of people of:

  • the Commonwealth,
  • each of the States,
  • the Australian Capital Territory,
  • the Northern Territory,
  • the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands,
  • the Territory of Christmas Island, and
  • each of the other Territories.81

This ascertainment is to be made using statistics supplied by the Australian Statistician which have most recently before the reference day been compiled and published in a regular series under the Census and Statistics Act 1905.82 83

Table J: Populations ascertained by the then acting Electoral Commission on Thursday 13 November 2014

Jurisdication

Population

The States

New South Wales

7,500,617

Victoria

5,821,269

Queensland

4,708,510

Western Australia

2,565,588

South Australia

1,682,635

Tasmania

514,684

The Commonwealtha

22,793,303

The Territoriesb

Australian Capital Territoryc d

386,092

Northern Territoryd

243,689

The Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands

572

The Territory of Christmas Island

2,217

Australian Antarctic Territory

102

Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands

0

Coral Sea Islands Territory

4

Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands

0

  1. Pursuant to section 45 of the Electoral Act, the number of the people of the Commonwealth does not include the people of the Territories.
  2. Pursuant to section 38A of the Electoral Act, the Territory of Norfolk Island is not taken to be a Territory for the purposes of this ascertainment.
  3. Pursuant to section 4(1) of the Electoral Act, the Jervis Bay Territory is taken to be part of the Australian Capital Territory for the purposes of this ascertainment.
  4. Pursuant to section 46(2) of the Electoral Act, a Norfolk Island resident who is enrolled in a Territory under section 95AA(3) of the Electoral Act is included in the count of the population of that Territory for the purposes of this ascertainment.

To determine the number of members of the House of Representatives each state and territory is entitled to, the Electoral Commissioner is required to calculate the population quota using the following formula:84

calculate the population quota

Table K shows the figures used to calculate the population quota.

Table K: Population quota calculated on Thursday 13 November 2014

Number of the people of the Commonwealth as ascertained by the then acting Electoral Commissioner on Thursday 13 November 2014

22,793,303

Twice the number of senators for the States (2 x (12 x 6))

144

Population quota

158,286.8264

Table L shows the figures used to calculate the number of members of the House of Representatives Tasmania is entitled to.

Table L: Calculation of the number of members of the House of Representatives to which Tasmania is entitled

Number of the people of Tasmania as ascertained by the then acting Electoral Commissioner on Thursday 13 November 2014

514,684

Population quota

158,286.8264

Number of members of the House of Representatives for Tasmania

3.2516

Number of members of the House of Representatives for Tasmania – application of rounding rule

3

Number of members of the House of Representatives for Tasmania – application of Constitution

5

Section 24 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act specifies the requirements for the composition of the House of Representatives, requiring that ‘… five members at least shall be chosen in each Original State’. Original States are defined in section 6 as meaning ‘… such States are parts of the Commonwealth at its establishment’.

As Tasmania is an Original State, it is guaranteed a minimum of five members of the House of Representatives.

Appendix C: Operation of statutory requirements for the making of a proposed redistribution

Section 66 of the Electoral Act requires the Redistribution Committee to abide by the following requirements:

  • make a proposed redistribution of Tasmania,
  • the number of electoral divisions Tasmania is to be divided into equal the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in Tasmania at a general election, and
  • abide by the following requirements:

Section 66 of the Electoral Act requires the Redistribution Committee to abide by the following requirements:

  • make a proposed redistribution of the Northern Territory,
  • the number of electoral divisions the Northern Territory is to be divided into equal the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in the Northern Territory at a general election, and
  • abide by the following requirements:
    1. In making the proposed redistribution, the Redistribution Committee:
      1. shall, as far as practicable, endeavour to ensure that, if the State or Territory were redistributed in accordance with the proposed redistribution, the number of electors enrolled in each Electoral Division in the State or Territory would not, at the projection time determined under section 63A, be less than 96.5% or more than 103.5% of the average divisional enrolment of that State or Territory at that time; and
      2. subject to paragraph (a), shall give due consideration, in relation to each proposed Electoral Division, to:
        1. community of interests within the proposed Electoral Division, including economic, social and regional interests;
        2. means of communication and travel within the proposed Electoral Division;
        1. the physical features and area of the proposed Electoral Division; and
        2. the boundaries of existing Divisions in the State or Territory;
          and subject thereto, the quota of electors for the State or Territory shall be the basis for the proposed redistribution, and the Redistribution Committee may adopt a margin of allowance, to be used whenever necessary, but in no case shall the quota be departed from to a greater extent than one-tenth more or one-tenth less.
    1. (A) When applying subsection (3), the Redistribution Committee must treat the matter in subparagraph (3)(b)(v) as subordinate to the matters in subparagraphs (3)(b)(i), (ii) and (iv).

These statutory requirements are expressed in a hierarchical order.

The purpose of paragraph 3(a) is suggested by its history. It has undergone some transformation since the Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1983 stipulated that boundaries were to be drawn, as far as practicable, to achieve equal numbers of electors in each of a state’s electoral divisions three-and-a-half years after a redistribution. By 1984 ‘it was observed that the three-and-a-half year rule had in some areas forced the adoption, on purely numerical grounds, of boundaries which took little account of perceived community of interest’.85 Therefore, in 1987, the rule was relaxed to permit a measure of tolerance to plus or minus two percent from average projected enrolment. Subsequently, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters concluded that:

the numerical criteria do not allow “due consideration”, in the words of the Act, to be given to the qualitative factors. Rather, the political parties and others attempting to frame electoral boundaries essentially find themselves engaged in a mathematical modelling exercise. In order to relax the enrolment requirements to that extent necessary to allow a realistic degree of flexibility the Committee recommends… that sub-sections 66(3)(a) and 73(4)(a) of the Electoral Act be amended, so as to extend the variation from average divisional enrolment allowed three-and-a-half years after a redistribution from two to 3.5 percent86

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters also, in the same report, refers to its recommended amendment as one that ‘would maintain substantial restrictions on malapportionment [and] would allow other legitimate policy objectives to be more effectively met’.

Paragraph 3(a) follows this recommendation. The terms of the recommendation, and the discussion which preceded it, make clear the purpose of paragraph 3(a), as it now stands, and how it was intended to interact with the other criteria set out in the sub-paragraphs of paragraph (b), to which also ‘due consideration’ must be given. The Redistribution Committee has considered the suggestions and comments and made its proposed redistribution on this basis.

In summary, the primary criteria are to:

  • endeavour to ensure that the number of electors in the proposed electoral divisions are within a range of 3.5 per cent below or above the projected enrolment quota at the projection time, and
  • ensure that current enrolments are within 10 per cent below or above the current enrolment quota.

The secondary criteria are community of interests, means of communication and travel, and physical features and area. The Redistribution Committee also considers the boundaries of existing electoral divisions; however this criterion is subordinate to the others.

Appendix D: Suggestions for the Tasmanian redistribution

21 written suggestions were received.

No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to

S1

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

Division names

Denison

S2

Michael Woolford

Division names and other

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S3

Jeff Waddell

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S4

Alex Jago

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S5

Sue Drake

Division names

Denison

S6

Martin Gordon

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S7

Dr Peter Jones

Division names

Denison

S8

Timothy Thorne

Division names

Denison

S9

Andrew Wilkie MP

Division names

Denison

S10

Darren McSweeney

Division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S11

Bob Holderness-Roddam

Division names

Denison

S12

The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH

Division names

Denison

S13

West Tamar Council

Division boundaries

Bass and Lyons

S14

Mark Mulcair

Division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S15

Latrobe Council

Division boundaries

Braddon and Lyons

S16

James Walker

Division names and division boundaries

Braddon, Denison and Franklin

S17

Tasmanian Greens

Division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S18

Rodney Croome AM

Division names

Denison

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S20

The Liberal Party of Australia Tasmanian Division

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S21

Ken Hart

Division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

Appendix E: Comments on suggestions for the Tasmanian redistribution

Eight written comments on suggestions were received.

No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to Suggestions referred to in comment

CS1

South East Region Development Association

Division names and division boundaries

Denison, Franklin and Lyons

 

CS2

Alex Jago

Division names and division boundaries and other

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S1

S2

S3

S5

S6

S7

S8

S9

S10

S11

S12

S13

S14

S15

S16

S17

S18

S19

S20

S21

CS3

Jeff Waddell

Division names and division boundaries and other

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

S7

S8

S9

S10

S11

S12

S13

S14

S15

S16

S17

S18

S19

S20

CS4

Martin Gordon

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S1

S3

S6

S13

S15

S19

S20

CS5

Bob Holderness-Roddam

Division names and other

Denison

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

S7

S8

S9

S10

S11

S12

S16

S18

S19

S20

CS6

Don Morris

Division names

Denison

 

CS7

Darren McSweeney

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S3

S4

S6

S16

S17

S19

S20

S21

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

Division names and division boundaries

Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons

S3

S4

S6

S10

S13

S14

S15

S16

S17

S18

S19

S20

Appendix F: Redistribution Committee response to themes contained in suggestions and comments on suggestions

Table M: Names proposed in suggestions and comments on suggestions for Tasmanian electoral divisions

Suggestions and comments on suggestions recommend…

Submission

The Redistribution Committee has proposed that…

No.

Submitted by

the names of the Divisions of Bass, Braddon and Lyons be retained

S2

Michael Woolford

the names of the Divisions of Bass, Braddon and Lyons be retained

the names of the Divisions of Bass, Braddon, Denison, Franklin and Lyons be retained

S3

Jeff Waddell

the names of the five electoral divisions be retained

S6

Martin Gordon

S20

The Liberal Party of Australia Tasmanian Division

the Division of Dension be renamed in recognition of Andrew Inglis Clark

S1

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

the name of the Division of Denison be retained

S4

Alex Jago

S5

Sue Drake

S7

Dr Peter Jones

S8

Timothy Thorne

S9

Andrew Wilkie MP

S11

Bob Holderness-Roddam

S12

The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH

S18

Rodney Croome AM

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

CS5

Bob Holderness-Roddam

CS6

Don Morris

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

there be an electoral division named in recognition of Andrew Inglis Clark

S2

Michael Woolford

no electoral division be named in recognition of Andrew Inglis Clark

CS1

South East Region Development Association

the Division of Dension be renamed ‘Clark’

S1

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

the name of the Division of Denison be retained and not be renamed ‘Clark’

S2

Michael Woolford

S11

Bob Holderness-Roddam

CS5

Bob Holderness-Roddam

CS6

Don Morris

a newly formed electoral division be named ‘Clark’

CS1

South East Region Development Association

no new electoral division named ‘Clark’ be created

if an electoral division is named after Andrew Inglis Clark, the name be ‘Clark’

S16

James Walker

no electoral division be named in recognition of Andrew Inglis Clark

CS3

Jeff Waddell

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the Division of Denison be renamed ‘Inglis Clark’

S1

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

the name of the Division of Denison be retained and not renamed ‘Inglis Clark’

S4

Alex Jago

S5

Sue Drake

S7

Dr Peter Jones

S8

Timothy Thorne

S9

Andrew Wilkie MP

S11

Bob Holderness-Roddam

S12

The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH

S18

Rodney Croome AM

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

CS2

Alex Jago

CS5

Bob Holderness-Roddam

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the Division of Denison not be renamed until there is a major adjustment in the configuration of the electoral division

S16

James Walker

the name of the Division of Denison be retained

CS2

Alex Jago

CS7

Darren McSweeney

there not be an electoral division named ‘Denison’

S2

Michael Woolford

the name of the Division of Denison be retained

S18

Rodney Croome AM

CS1

South East Region Development Association

there not be an electoral division named ‘Franklin’

S2

Michael Woolford

the name of the Division of Franklin be retained

CS1

South East Region Development Association

the Division of Franklin not be renamed until there is a major adjustment in the configuration of the electoral division

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the name of the Division of Franklin be retained

a newly formed electoral division be named ‘Paredarerme’

CS1

South East Region Development Association

no new electoral division named ‘Paredarerme’ be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for a prominent Tasmanian who is female, an indigenous Tasmanian or both

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for a prominent Tasmanian who is female, an indigenous Tasmanian or both be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for ‘Aunty’ Ida West AM

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for ‘Aunty’ Ida West AM be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for Amelia Martha ‘Millie’ Best

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for Amelia Martha ‘Millie’ Best be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for Lucy Beeton

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for Lucy Beeton be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for William ‘King Billy’ Lanne

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for William ‘King Billy’ Lanne be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for Margaret Edgeworth McIntyre

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for Margaret Edgeworth McIntyre be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for Phyllis Benjamin

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for Phyllis Benjamin be created

a newly formed electoral division be named for Mary Phyllis Guy

CS7

Darren McSweeney

no new electoral division named for Mary Phyllis Guy be created

S = suggestion received and CS = comment on suggestion received (refer to Appendix D and Appendix E for full list)

Table N: Suggestions and comments on suggestions relating to the placement of electoral divisions and divisional boundaries

Suggestions and comments on suggestions recommend …

Submission

The Redistribution Committee has proposed that …

No.

Submitted by

Tasmania be entitled to four members of the House of Representatives, not five

S2

Michael Woolford

formed the opinion that the suggestion was not based on a ground that could be considered by the Redistribution Committee in making a proposed redistribution of electoral boundaries. The Redistribution Committee came to this conclusion because Tasmania remains entitled to five members in the House of Representatives as determined by the then acting Electoral Commissioner on Thursday 13 November 2014

Tasmania’s entitlement to members of the House of Representatives is five, as required by the Constitution

CS5

Bob Holderness-Roddam

formed the opinion that the suggestion was not based on a ground that could be considered by the Redistribution Committee in making a proposed redistribution of electoral boundaries. The Redistribution Committee came to this conclusion because Tasmania remains entitled to five members in the House of Representatives as determined by the then acting Electoral Commissioner on Thursday 13 November 2014

in configuring the boundaries of electoral divisions, it is not necessary to split local government areas

CS4

Martin Gordon

in developing the boundaries of the proposed electoral divisions, splitting local government areas is avoided, to the extent possible

the boundaries of the Division of Bass not be altered

S4

Alex Jago

as, under the Electoral Act, all proposed electoral divisions must meet the numerical requirements, the boundaries of the Division of Bass change

S17

Tasmanian Greens

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

S20

The Liberal Party of Australia Tasmanian Division

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the portion of the Municipality of West Tamar located in the Division of Lyons be transferred to the Division of Bass, which would result in the Municipality of West Tamar in its entirety being located in the Division of Bass

S3

Jeff Waddell

for community of interest reasons, the entirety of the Municipality of West Tamar be located in the proposed Division of Bass

S6

Martin Gordon

S10

Darren McSweeney

S13

West Tamar Council

S14

Mark Mulcair

S21

Ken Hart

CS3

Jeff Waddell

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the portion of the Municipality of West Tamar located in the Division of Lyons not be transferred to the Division of Bass and the Municipality of West Tamar remain split between the Divisions of Bass and Lyons

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

for community of interest reasons, the entirety of the Municipality of West Tamar be located in the proposed Division of Bass

if alterations were to be made to the boundaries of the Division of Bass, the localities of Devon Hills and Western Junction be transferred from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Bass

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

for community of interest reasons, the localities of Devon Hills and Western Junction be retained in the proposed Division of Lyons

alter the southern and western boundaries of the Division of Bass to transfer the north-eastern part of the Division of Lyons into the Division of Bass

S21

Ken Hart

to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act and for community of interest reasons:

  • the portion of the Municipality of Latrobe located in the Division of Lyons be transferred to the proposed Division of Braddon, and
  • the portion of the Municipality of West Tamar located in the Division of Lyons be transferred to the proposed Division of Bass

the southern outskirts of Launceston be transferred from the Division of Bass to the Division of Lyons

S21

Ken Hart

for community of interest reasons, the southern outskirts of Launceston be retained in the proposed Division of Bass

the Port Sorrell area of the Municipality of Latrobe be transferred from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Bass

S21

Ken Hart

for community of interest reasons, the portion of the Municipality of Latrobe located in the Division of Lyons be transferred to the proposed Division of Braddon, which would result in the entirety of the Municipality of Latrobe being located in the proposed Division of Braddon

the Port Sorrell area be transferred from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Braddon, which would result in the Municipality of Latrobe in its entirety being located in the Division of Braddon

S3

Jeff Waddell

for community of interest reasons, the portion of the Municipality of Latrobe located in the Division of Lyons be transferred to the proposed Division of Braddon, which would result in the entirety of the Municipality of Latrobe being located in the proposed Division of Braddon

S4

Alex Jago

S6

Martin Gordon

S10

Darren McSweeney

S14

Mark Mulcair

S15

Latrobe Council

S16

James Walker

S17

Tasmanian Greens

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

CS2

Alex Jago

CS3

Jeff Waddell

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the town of Railton and the surrounding parts of the Municipality of Kentish be transferred from the Division of Lyons into the Division of Braddon

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

for community of interest reasons, the town of Railton and the surrounding parts of the Municipality of Kentish remain in the proposed Division of Lyons

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the town of Railton and the surrounding parts of the Municipality of Kentish not be transferred from the Division of Lyons into the Division of Braddon but be retained in the Division of Lyons

CS3

Jeff Waddell

for community of interest reasons, the town of Railton and the surrounding parts of the Municipality of Kentish remain in the proposed Division of Lyons

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the Municipality of Kentish be transferred from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Braddon

S20

The Liberal Party of Australia Tasmanian Division

for community of interest reasons, the Municipality of Kentish remain in the proposed Division of Lyons

the entirety of the Municipality of Kentish not be transferred from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Braddon at this time

CS4

Martin Gordon

for community of interest reasons, the Municipality of Kentish remain in the proposed Division of Lyons

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

extend the western boundary of the Division of Braddon to transfer Bothwell, Glenora, Ouse and Westerway from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Braddon

S21

Ken Hart

Bothwell, Glenora, Ouse and Westerway remain in the proposed Division of Lyons

the portion of the Municipality of Meander Valley located in the Division of Lyons be transferred to the Division of Bass, which would result in the Municipality of Meander Valley in its entirety being located in the Division of Bass

S21

Ken Hart

the Municipality of Meander Valley continue to be split between the proposed Divisions of Bass and Lyons

the boundaries of the Division of Denison not be altered

S4

Alex Jago

as, under the Electoral Act, all proposed electoral divisions must meet the numerical requirements, the boundaries of the Division of Denison change

S10

Darren McSweeney

S14

Mark Mulcair

Macquarie Island be located in a reconstituted Division of Denison

S3

Jeff Waddell

Macquarie Island remain in the proposed Division of Franklin

the portion of the Municipality of Kingborough located in the Division of Franklin be transferred to the Division of Denison, which would locate the Municipality of Kingborough in its entirety in the Division of Denison

S6

Martin Gordon

the Municipality of Kingborough continue to be split between the proposed Divisions of Denison and Franklin

the Municipality of Huon Valley be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Denison

S6

Martin Gordon

the Municipality of Huon Valley remain in the proposed Division of Franklin

the localities of Longley, Sandfly and Kaoota be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Denison

S17

Tasmanian Greens

the localities of Longley, Sandfly and Kaoota remain part of the proposed Division of Franklin

the locality of Sandfly not be transferred into the Division of Denison but be retained in the Division of Franklin

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the locality of Sandfly remain part of the proposed Division of Franklin

all parts of the locality of Kingston not be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Denison but be retained in the Division of Franklin

S17

Tasmanian Greens

the locality of Kingston continue to be split between the proposed Divisions of Denison and Franklin

the locality of Kingston Beach be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Denison

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the locality of Kingston Beach remain in the proposed Division of Franklin

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the Huon Highway be used as the southern boundary of the Division of Denison

S20

The Liberal Party of Australia Tasmanian Division

the boundary between the proposed Divisions of Denison and Franklin be altered from Sandfly Road and Huon Road to the Huon Highway

CS4

Martin Gordon

move some of the Channel from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Denison

S21

Ken Hart

the Channel remain in the proposed Division of Franklin

move the Municipality of Huon Valley and the Channel from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Denison

S21

Ken Hart

the Municipality of Huon Valley and the Channel remain in the proposed Division of Franklin

the localities of Brighton and Bridgewater be transferred from the Division of Lyons to the Division of Franklin

S3

Jeff Waddell

for community of interest reasons, the localities of Brighton and Bridgewater remain in the proposed Division of Lyons

the City of Glenorchy be transferred from the Division of Denison to the Division of Franklin

S3

Jeff Waddell

the City of Glenorchy remain in the proposed Division of Denison

S6

Martin Gordon

the Municipality of Clarence be retained in the Division of Franklin

S6

Martin Gordon

with the exception of the locality of Richmond which is located in the proposed Division of Lyons, the Municipality of Clarence be retained in the Division of Franklin

the northern shores of Hobart be transferred from the Division of Denison to the Division of Franklin

S21

Ken Hart

the northern shores of Hobart be retained in the Division of Denison

the Division of Franklin consist of the City of Clarence and the City of Glenorchy

CS4

Martin Gordon

the proposed Division of Franklin will consist of the:

  • Municipality of Huon Valley,
  • part of the City of Clarence, and
  • part of the Municipality of Kingborough

the localities of Cambridge, Risdon Vale, Richmond and South Arm be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Lyons

S3

Jeff Waddell

for community of interest reasons:

  • the locality of Richmond be located in the proposed Division of Lyons
  • the localities of Cambridge, Risdon Vale and South Arm continue to be located in the proposed Division of Franklin

the Sorrell – Richmond SA2 be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Lyons

S17

Tasmanian Greens

for community of interest reasons, the Sorrell – Richmond SA2 in its entirety be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

the locality of Richmond be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Lyons

S20

The Liberal Party of Australia Tasmanian Division

for community of interest reasons, the locality of Richmond be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

the locality of Richmond be retained in the Division of Franklin

S6

Martin Gordon

for community of interest reasons, the locality of Richmond be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

CS7

Darren McSweeney

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the Municipality of Dorset be transferred from the Division of Bass to the Division of Lyons

S3

Jeff Waddell

the Municipality of Dorset be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

S10

Darren McSweeney

S21

Ken Hart

CS3

Jeff Waddell

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the Municipality of Dorset not be transferred to the Division of Lyons but be retained in the Division of Bass

S6

Martin Gordon

the Municipality of Dorset be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

S14

Mark Mulcair

the Municipality of Flinders be transferred from the Division of Bass to the Division of Lyons

S3

Jeff Waddell

the Municipality of Flinders be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

S10

Darren McSweeney

CS3

Jeff Waddell

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the Municipality of Flinders not be transferred to the Division of Lyons but be retained in the Division of Bass

S6

Martin Gordon

the Municipality of Flinders be located in the proposed Division of Lyons

S14

Mark Mulcair

the portion of the locality of Old Beach located in the Division of Franklin be transferred to the Division of Lyons, which would result in the suburb of Old Beach and the Municipality of Brighton in their entirety being located in the Division of Lyons

S4

Alex Jago

for community of interest reasons, locating the Old Beach area in the proposed Division of Lyons, thereby locating the Municipality of Brighton in its entirety in the proposed Division of Lyons

S6

Martin Gordon

S10

Darren McSweeney

S14

Mark Mulcair

S16

James Walker

S19

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

CS2

Alex Jago

CS3

Jeff Waddell

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

CS8

Australian Labor Party Tasmanian Branch

the portion of the locality of Old Beach located in the Division of Franklin be retained in the Division of Franklin

S17

Tasmanian Greens

for community of interest reasons, locating the Old Beach area in the proposed Division of Lyons, thereby locating the Municipality of Brighton in its entirety in the proposed Division of Lyons

the portion of the Municipality of Meander Valley located in the Division of Bass be transferred to the Division of Lyons, which would result in the Municipality of Meander Valley in its entirety being located in the Division of Lyons

S6

Martin Gordon

the Municipality of Meander Valley continue to be split between the proposed Divisions of Bass and Lyons

S14

Mark Mulcair

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the area around Sorell be transferred from the Division of Franklin to the Division of Lyons

S21

Ken Hart

the area around Sorell be retained in the Division of Lyons

the City of Glenorchy be transferred from the Division of Denison to the Division of Lyons

CS1

South East Region Development Association

the City of Glenorchy remain in the proposed Division of Denison

an electoral division be created consisting of the City of Hobart, the Municipality of Huon Valley and the Municipality of Kingborough

S3

Jeff Waddell

a new electoral division not be created at this time and:

  • the Municipality of Kingborough continue to be split across the proposed Divisions of Denison and Franklin,
  • the City of Hobart continue to be located in the proposed Division of Denison, and
  • the Municipality of Huon Valley continue to be located in the proposed Division of Franklin

CS1

South East Region Development Association

CS4

Martin Gordon

CS7

Darren McSweeney

a new electoral division be created consisting of the City of Clarence and the Municipalities of Brighton, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Sorrell, Tasman and possibly Southern Midlands

CS1

South East Region Development Association

a new electoral division not be created at this time and:

  • the City of Clarence continue to be split across the proposed Divisions of Franklin and Lyons, and
  • the Municipalities of Brighton, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Sorrell, Tasman and Southern Midlands continue to be retained in the proposed Division of Lyons

the division spanning the Derwent River consist of part of the City of Clarence, the entirety of the City of Glenorchy and part of the Municipality of Brighton

CS7

Darren McSweeney

the proposed Division of Franklin, which spans the Derwent River, will consist of the:

  • Municipality of Huon Valley,
  • part of the City of Clarence, and
  • part of the Municipality of Kingborough

S = suggestion received and CS = comment on suggestion received (refer to Appendix D and Appendix E for full list)

Appendix G: Constructing proposed electoral boundaries

The AEC maintains the electoral roll on the basis of alignment to SA1s, and is able to provide data on enrolments and projected enrolments at this level. Accordingly, in formulating its proposals, the Redistribution Committee used SA1s as its basic building blocks. The SA1s have defined boundaries and are of differing sizes and shapes. In cases where the Redistribution Committee considered that a particular SA1 boundary was inappropriate for use as an electoral division boundary, the SA1 was split to provide a more meaningful boundary.

The indicative area of electoral divisions in Tasmania has been calculated by aggregating the area of:

  • all land-based SA1s;
  • any parts of land-based SA1s; and
  • any lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, wetlands or marshes not already included in land-based SA1s, that are contained within the divisional boundary of each electoral division.

Areas are calculated using the AEC’s Electoral Boundary Mapping System (EBMS), developed within the ‘MapInfo Professional’ software package.

The Redistribution Committee used EBMS as an aid to modelling various boundary options.

Appendix H: Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions

Determining the names of federal electoral divisions is part of the process of conducting a federal redistribution within a state or territory.

The criteria used by redistribution committees to propose the names of electoral divisions, and used by augmented electoral commissions to determine the names of electoral divisions, have previously been the subject of recommendations from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From these recommendations, a set of guidelines were developed as a point of reference only.

It should be noted that redistribution committees and augmented electoral commissions are in no way bound by the guidelines.

Naming after persons

In the main, electoral divisions should be named after deceased Australians who have rendered outstanding service to their country.

When new electoral divisions are created the names of former Prime Ministers should be considered.

Federation Divisional names

Every effort should be made to retain the names of original federation electoral divisions.

Geographical names

Locality or place names should generally be avoided, but in certain areas the use of geographical features may be appropriate (e.g. Perth).

Aboriginal names

Aboriginal names should be used where appropriate and as far as possible existing Aboriginal divisional names should be retained.

Other criteria

The names of Commonwealth electoral divisions should not duplicate existing state districts.

Qualifying names may be used where appropriate (e.g. Melbourne Ports, Port Adelaide).

Names of electoral divisions should not be changed or transferred to new areas without very strong reasons.

When two or more electoral divisions are partially combined, as far as possible the name of the new electoral division should be that of the old electoral division which had the greatest number of electors within the new boundaries. However, where the socio-demographic nature of the electoral division in question has changed significantly, this should override the numerical formula.

Appendix I: Timetable for the remainder of the redistribution of Tasmania

Provision of the Electoral Act Requirement Date

ss.68(2)

Invitation to make written objections and written comments on objections

Gazette notice to be published on Friday 5 May 2017

para 68(2)(a)

Objections close at 6pm on the 4th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice

Written objections must be received by 6pm (AEST) on Friday 2 June 2017

ss.69(2)

Objections made available for public perusal starting on the 5th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice

Objections will be made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Tasmania and on the AEC website on Monday 5 June 2017

para 68(2)(b)

Comments on objections close at 6pm on the 6th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice

Comments on objections must be received by 6pm (AEST) on Friday 16 June 2017

ss.69(4)

Comments on objections made available for public perusal starting on the 7th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice

Comments on objections will be made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Tasmania and on the AEC website on Monday 19 June 2017

ss.72(1)

Consideration of all objections and comments on objections received by the statutory timeframe

The augmented Electoral Commission will consider objections and comments on objections during July and August 2017

ss.72(3)

Public inquiry/inquiries into objections and comments on objections held (if required)

Date(s) to be advised1

para 72(10)(b)

The augmented Electoral Commission announces the proposed redistribution

Date to be advised

ss.72(12) and 72(13)

Further objection period – if required

Date(s) to be advised

ss.73(1)

Determination of names and boundaries of electoral divisions published in the Gazette

Tuesday 14 November 2017

ss.75(2)

Redistribution report laid before both Houses of Parliament

Date to be advised

 

Redistribution report and maps available to the public

Date to be advised

Note:

  1. A public inquiry, if required, would be held in the period July and August 2017.

Appendix J: General description of how proposed electoral divisions are constituted

The following tables show how each proposed electoral division has been constructed from existing electoral divisions. The unit to display this construction is SA2s.87 Each SA2 comprises a number of SA1s.

Proposed electoral divisions are displayed in alphabetical order.

Proposed Division of Bass

Proposed division make up

Enrolment as
at Thursday
1 September 2016

Projected
enrolment as at
Friday 14 May 2021

Electors retained from the current Division of Bass

Dilston – Lilydale (part located in City of Launceston)

3,022

2,956

George Town

4,994

4,989

Grindelwald – Lanena (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

8

8

Hadspen – Carrick (part located in Municipality of Meander Valley)

1,821

1,915

Invermay

2,168

2,175

Kings Meadow – Punchbowl

2,961

2,953

Launceston

3,699

3,821

Legana (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

2,760

2,935

Mowbray

2,198

2,235

Newnham – Mayfield

5,789

5,789

Newstead

3,643

3,786

Norwood (Tas)

2,983

3,061

Prospect Vale – Blackstone (part located in Municipality of Meander Valley)

5,019

5,318

Ravenswood

2,527

2,457

Riverside (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

4,735

4,980

Scottsdale – Bridport (part located in City of Launceston)

8

8

South Launceston

3,249

3,369

Summerhill – Prospect

3,612

3,619

Trevallyn

3,439

3,523

Waverley – St Leonards

2,507

2,605

West Launceston

3,102

3,119

Youngtown – Relbia (part located in City of Launceston)

3,539

3,570

Total electors retained from the current Division of Bass

67,783

69,191

     

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Bass

Electors transferred from the current Division of Lyons

   

Beauty Point – Beaconsfield (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

2,992

2,980

Grindelwald – Lanena (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

4,387

4,548

Legana (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

180

182

Riverside (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

84

86

Westbury (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

32

32

Total transferred from the current Division of Lyons

7,675

7,828

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Bass

7,675

7,828

Total for proposed Division of Bass

75,458

77,019

     

Electors transferred from the existing Division of Bass to another proposed electoral division

Electors transferred to proposed Division of Lyons

   

Dilston – Lilydale (part located in Municipality of Dorset)

18

18

Scottsdale – Bridport (part located in Municipality of Dorset and part located in Municipality of Flinders)

5,831

5,849

Total transferred to proposed Division of Lyons

5,849

5,867

Total electors transferred from the existing Division of Bass to another proposed electoral division

5,849

5,867

Proposed Division of Braddon

Proposed division make up

Enrolment as
at Thursday
1 September 2016

Projected
enrolment as at
Friday 14 May 2021

Electors retained from the current Division of Braddon

Acton – Upper Burnie

2,424

2,461

Burnie – Ulverstone Region (part located in City of Burnie, part located in Municipality of Central Coast and part located in Municipality of Waratah-Wynard)

3,843

3,908

Burnie – Wivenhoe

2,678

2,591

Devonport

10,398

10,237

East Devonport

3,501

3,505

King Island

1,128

1,033

Latrobe (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

3,074

3,223

Miandetta – Don

2,530

2,694

North West

2,728

2,706

Parklands – Camdale

4,540

4,542

Penguin – Sulphur Creek

3,901

3,986

Port Sorell (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

273

278

Quoiba – Spreyton

2,249

2,370

Romaine – Havenview

2,581

2,606

Sheffield – Railton (part located in Municipality of Central Coast)

0

0

Smithton

2,758

2,697

Somerset

2,986

2,931

Turners Beach – Forth (part located in City of Devonport and part located in Municipality of Central Coast)

2,471

2,490

Ulverstone

5,404

5,354

Waratah

2,798

2,860

West Coast (Tas)

2,999

2,866

West Ulverstone

3,188

3,193

Wilderness – West

0

0

Wynyard

4,756

4,755

Total electors retained from the current Division of Braddon

73,208

73,286

     

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Braddon

Electors transferred from the current Division of Lyons

   

Latrobe (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

377

401

Port Sorell (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

4,145

4,296

Sheffield – Railton (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

9

9

Total transferred from the current Division of Lyons

4,531

4,706

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Braddon

4,531

4,706

Total for proposed Division of Braddon

77,739

77,992

Proposed Division of Denison

Proposed division make up

Enrolment as
at Thursday
1 September 2016

Projected
enrolment as at
Friday 14 May 2021

Electors retained from the current Division of Denison

Austins Ferry – Granton (part located in City of Glenorchy)

2,630

2,672

Berriedale – Chigwell (part located in City of Glenorchy)

3,950

4,009

Claremont (Tas) (part located in City of Glenorchy)

5,621

5,677

Derwent Park – Lutana

2,962

3,062

Glenorchy

7,748

8,081

Hobart

5,513

5,643

Kingston – Huntingfield (part located in Municipality of Kingborough)

1,578

1,656

Lenah Valley – Mount Stuart

6,348

6,491

Margate – Snug (part located in Municipality of Kingborough)

173

173

Montrose – Rosetta

3,615

3,661

Moonah

3,726

3,876

Mount Nelson – Dynnyrne

3,085

3,318

Mount Wellington

0

0

New Town

4,217

4,393

Sandy Bay

8,207

8,266

South Hobart – Fern Tree

4,628

4,748

Taroona – Bonnet Hill

2,686

2,657

West Hobart

4,617

4,802

West Moonah

2,689

2,834

Total electors retained from the current Division of Denison

73,993

76,019

     

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Denison

Electors transferred from the current Division of Franklin

   

Margate – Snug (part located in Municipality of Kingborough)

61

61

Total transferred from the current Division of Franklin

61

61

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Denison

61

61

Total for proposed Division of Denison

74,054

76,080

Proposed Division of Franklin

Proposed division make up

Enrolment as
at Thursday
1 September 2016

Projected
enrolment as at
Friday 14 May 2021

Electors retained from the current Division of Franklin

Bellerive – Rosny

4,806

5,150

Bruny Island – Kettering

2,448

2,490

Cambridge

5,885

6,059

Cygnet

3,117

3,255

Derwent Valley (part located in Municipality of Huon Valley)

0

0

Geeveston – Dover

2,721

2,693

Geilston Bay – Risdon

2,600

2,768

Howrah – Tranmere

8,083

8,623

Huonville – Franklin

6,025

6,314

Kingston – Huntingfield (part located in Municipality of Kingborough)

6,400

6,721

Kingston Beach – Blackmans Bay

7,772

8,150

Lindisfarne – Rose Bay

5,632

5,837

Margate – Snug (part located in Municipality of Kingborough)

5,216

5,484

Mornington – Warrane

3,231

3,400

Old Beach – Otago (part located in City of Clarence)

431

473

Risdon Vale

1,692

1,708

Rokeby

4,011

4,449

South Arm

3,234

3,303

Wilderness – East (part located in Municipality of Huon Valley)

0

0

Total electors retained from the current Division of Franklin

73,304

76,877

Total for proposed Division of Franklin

73,304

76,877

   

Electors transferred from the existing Division of Franklin to another proposed electoral division

Electors transferred to proposed Division of Denison

   

Margate – Snug (part located in Municipality of Kingborough)

61

61

Total transferred to proposed Division of Denison

61

61

Electors transferred to proposed Division of Lyons

   

Old Beach – Otago (part located in Municipality of Brighton)

2,391

2,705

Sorell – Richmond (part located in City of Clarence)

1,302

1,354

Total transferred to proposed Division of Lyons

3,693

4,059

Total electors transferred from the existing Division of Franklin to another proposed electoral division

3,754

4,120

Proposed Division of Lyons

Proposed division make up

Enrolment as
at Thursday
1 September 2016

Projected
enrolment as at
Friday 14 May 2021

Electors retained from the current Division of Lyons

Austins Ferry – Granton (part located in Municipality of Derwent Valley)

303

309

Berriedale – Chigwell (part located in Municipality of Derwent Valley)

0

0

Bridgewater – Gagebrook

4,659

4,731

Brighton – Pontville

3,886

4,255

Burnie – Ulverston (part located in Municipality of Kentish)

0

0

Central Highlands

1,591

1,581

Claremont (Tas) (part located in Municipality of Derwent Valley)

6

6

Deloraine

4,202

4,137

Derwent Valley (part located in Municipality of Derwent Valley)

2,142

2,164

Dilston – Lilydale (part located in Municipality of Northern Midlands)

14

14

Dodges Ferry – Lewisham

5,325

5,766

Forestier – Tasman

1,821

1,870

Grindelwald – Lanena (part located in Municipality of Meander Valley)

2

5

Hadspen – Carrick (part located in Municipality of Meander Valley)

654

674

Longford

3,043

3,096

New Norfolk

4,815

4,954

Northern Midlands

2,692

2,662

Old Beach – Otago (part located in Municipality of Brighton)

320

384

Perth – Evandale

3,843

3,950

Scottsdale – Bridport (part located in Municipality of Break O’Day)

9

9

Sheffield – Railton (part located in Municipality of Kentish)

4,556

4,659

Sorell – Richmond (part located in Municipality of Sorrell)

5,132

5,418

Southern Midlands

4,493

4,683

St Helens – Scamander (part located in Municipality of Break O’Day)

4,880

4,964

Triabunna – Bicheno

3,568

3,664

Turners Beach – Forth (part located in Municipality of Kentish)

10

10

Westbury (part located in Municipality of Meander Valley)

3,006

3,053

Wilderness – East (part located in Municipality of Central Highlands and part located in Municipality of Derwent Valley)

2

2

Youngtown – Relbia (part located in City of Launceston)

1

1

Total electors retained from the current Division of Lyons

64,975

67,021

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Lyons

Electors transferred from the current Division of Bass

   

Dilston – Lilydale (part located in Municipality of Dorset and part located in Municipality of Flinders)

18

18

Scottsdale – Bridport (part located in Municipality of Dorset)

5,831

5,849

Total transferred from the current Division of Bass

5,849

5,867

Electors transferred from the current Division of Franklin

   

Old Beach – Otago (part located in Municipality of Brighton)

2,391

2,705

Sorell – Richmond (part located in City of Clarence)

1,302

1,354

Total transferred from the current Division of Franklin

3,693

4,059

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the proposed Division of Lyons

9,542

9,926

Total for proposed Division of Lyons

74,517

76,947

     

Electors transferred from the existing Division of Lyons to another proposed electoral division

Electors transferred to proposed Division of Bass

Beauty Point – Beaconsfield (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

2,992

2,980

Grindelwald – Lanena (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

4,387

4,548

Legana (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

180

182

Riverside (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

84

86

Westbury (part located in Municipality of West Tamar)

32

32

Total transferred to proposed Division of Bass

7,675

7,828

Electors transferred to proposed Division of Braddon

Latrobe (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

377

401

Port Sorell (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

4,145

4,296

Sheffield – Railton (part located in Municipality of Latrobe)

9

9

Total transferred to proposed Division of Braddon

4,531

4,706

Total electors transferred from the existing Division of Lyons to another proposed electoral division

12,206

12,534


  1. References in Appendix B to the Electoral Act reflect the Electoral Act in place in November 2014. Therefore, references do not reflect provisions implemented as a result of the Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016 which commenced on 1 July 2016.
  2. Sub-section 46(1) of the Electoral Act specifies this requirement.
  3. Once the Electoral Commissioner has determined the number of members of the House of Representatives for each state and territory, section 49 of the Electoral Act requires a certificate containing specified information to be forwarded to the Minister and published in the Gazette. The most recent certificate can be found in Gazette C2014G01876 and is available on the AEC website.
  4. Sub-section 46(1) of the Electoral Act specifies this requirement.
  5. Paragraph 46(1A)(a) of the Electoral Act specifies the reference day is the first day after the end of the 12 month period following the first meeting day of the House of Representatives. The reference day was Thursday 13 November 2014.
  6. The statistics used in the ascertainment were supplied on 22 October 2014 and were published in the Australian Demographic Statistics, March 2014 Quarter (ABS Cat. no. 3101.0) – Table 8 on Thursday 25 September 2014.
  7. This formula is specified in paragraph 48(2)(a) of the Electoral Act.
  8. Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, Electoral Redistributions: Report on the Effectiveness and Appropriateness of the Redistribution Provisions of Parts III and IV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, 1995, paragraph 4.3
  9. ibid., paragraph 4.11
  10. Wherever possible, SA2s are based on officially gazetted state/territory suburbs and localities. In urban areas SA2s largely conform to whole suburbs and combinations of whole suburbs, while in rural areas they define functional zones of social and economic links. Geography is also taken into account in SA2 design.
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