Division of Fisher

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Fisher
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fisher 2010.png
Division of Fisher (green) within Queensland
Created1949
MPMal Brough
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeAndrew Fisher
Electors88,388 (2013)
Area1,170 km2 (451.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Fisher is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up in 1949 and is named after Andrew Fisher, three times Prime Minister of Australia.[1] It covers the Sunshine Coast area north of Brisbane. It includes the towns of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Beerwah, Maleny, Woodford and Kilcoy.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Charles Adermann Country 1949–1972
  Evan Adermann Country, National 1972–1984
  Peter Slipper National 1984–1987
  Michael Lavarch Labor 1987–1993
  Peter Slipper Liberal 1993–2010
  Liberal National 2010–2011
  Independent 2011–2013
  Mal Brough Liberal National 2013–present

Sir Charles Adermann was Deputy Leader of the Country Party 1964–66.

Peter Slipper was elected as Speaker on 24 November 2011 and resigned from the Liberal National Party.[2][3] He stayed in parliament as an independent member. He resigned as speaker on 9 October 2012.[3] On 11 May 2013, he joined businessman Clive Palmer's new Palmer United Party, becoming its first member in federal parliament. However, only hours later his membership of the party was cancelled and Slipper returned to being an independent.[4]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Fisher (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. "Peter Slipper has been formally elected Speaker of the House of Representatives". The Australian. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Renegade Liberal to boost Labor's numbers". ABC News. Australia. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  4. Atfield, Cameron (2013). Peter Slipper joins Palmer's party – The Age. Published 11 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 26°47′20″S 152°53′56″E / 26.789°S 152.899°E / -26.789; 152.899