- Division of Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Griffith (green) within Queensland
Created: 1934 MP: Kevin Rudd Party: Labor Namesake: Samuel Griffith Area: 60 km² (23 sq mi) Demographic: Outer Metropolitan
The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1934, when the old seat of Oxley was abolished, and is named for Sir Samuel Griffith, 9th Premier of Queensland and principal author of the Australian Constitution. It has been represented since 1998 by Kevin Rudd, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 until 2010.
Griffith is located in the inner southern suburbs of Brisbane, including Balmoral, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Carina Heights, Coorparoo, Dutton Park, East Brisbane, Greenslopes, Highgate Hill, Hawthorne, Kangaroo Point, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills, South Brisbane, and Woolloongabba, and parts of Annerley, Cannon Hill, Carina, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Tarragindi, and West End.
Member Party Term Francis Baker Labor 1934–1939 William Conelan Labor 1939–1949 Douglas Berry Liberal 1949–1954 Wilfred Coutts Labor 1954–1958 Arthur Chresby Liberal 1958–1961 Wilfred Coutts Labor 1961–1966 Donald Cameron Liberal 1966–1977 Ben Humphreys Labor 1977–1996 Graeme McDougall Liberal 1996–1998 Kevin Rudd Labor 1998–present
Australian federal election, 2010: Griffith Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labor Kevin Rudd 35,445 44.08 -9.01 Liberal National Rebecca Docherty 28,784 35.80 +1.82 Greens Emma-Kate Rose 12,378 15.39 +7.54 Liberal Democrats Gregory Romans 1,866 2.32 +2.10 Family First Jesse Webb 1,163 1.45 +0.66 Hamish Chitts 601 0.75 +0.75 CEC Jan Pukallus 175 0.22 +0.22 Total formal votes 80,412 95.11 -2.01 Informal votes 4,137 4.89 +2.01 Turnout 84,549 91.32 -2.30 Two-candidate preferred result Labor Kevin Rudd 47,007 58.46 -3.86 Liberal National Rebecca Docherty 33,405 41.54 +3.86 Labor hold Swing -3.86
Electoral divisions of the Australian House of Representatives in Queensland
Blair · Bonner · Bowman · Brisbane · Capricornia · Dawson · Dickson · Fadden · Fairfax · Fisher · Flynn · Forde · Griffith · Groom · Herbert · Hinkler · Kennedy · Leichhardt · Lilley · Longman · Maranoa · McPherson · Moncrieff · Moreton · Oxley · Petrie · Rankin · Ryan · Wide Bay · Wright
Divisions in: New South Wales · Victoria · Queensland · Western Australia · South Australia · Tasmania · Australian Capital and Northern Territories
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