Division of Flynn

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Flynn
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Flynn 2010.png
Division of Flynn (green) within Queensland
Created2006
MPKen O'Dowd
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeJohn Flynn
Electors95,362 (2013)
Area133,063 km2 (51,375.9 sq mi)
DemographicRural
John Flynn

The Division of Flynn is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was set up for the 2007 federal election. The electorate covers the areas west from the port city of Gladstone, as far as the town of Emerald.[1] It was named after John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.[2]

Formation[change | change source]

In June 2006, the Australian Electoral Commission announced that the new division would be named Wright. This would honour Judith Wright for her life as a "poet and in the areas of arts, conservation and indigenous affairs in Queensland and Australia".[3] Many people complained because the name could be linked to disgraced former Queensland ALP leader Keith Wright. Instead the AEC named the seat after John Flynn.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Chris Trevor Labor 2007–2010
  Ken O'Dowd Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Flynn (Qld)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. "Electoral seat named after flying doctors' founder". ABC News. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
  3. "Proposal for Queensland Federal Electoral Redistribution". Australian Electoral Commission. 2006-07-23. Retrieved 2007-02-11.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 24°29′28″S 149°39′50″E / 24.491°S 149.664°E / -24.491; 149.664