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Division of Flynn

Coordinates: 24°29′28″S 149°39′50″E / 24.491°S 149.664°E / -24.491; 149.664
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Australian House of Representatives Division
Interactive map of boundaries (excluding outer islands)
MPColin Boyce
PartyLiberal National
NamesakeJohn Flynn
Electors95,362 (2013)
Area133,063 km2 (51,375.9 sq mi)
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]


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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.

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

Election results

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2022 Australian federal election: Flynn[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Colin Boyce 34,046 36.88 −1.01
Labor Matt Burnett 30,948 33.53 +4.88
One Nation Sharon Lohse 11,287 12.23 −7.37
United Australia Tanya Wieden 6,266 6.79 +2.54
Greens Paul Bambrick 4,007 4.34 +1.27
Independent Duncan Scott 3,745 4.06 +2.51
Great Australian Carla Svendsen 2,012 2.18 +2.18
Total formal votes 92,311 96.17 +1.98
Informal votes 3,672 3.83 −1.98
Turnout 95,983 88.07 −4.08
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Colin Boyce 49,682 53.82 −4.84
Labor Matt Burnett 42,629 46.18 +4.84
Liberal National hold Swing −4.84


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  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.
  4. Flynn, QLD, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

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