Division of Griffith

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Griffith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Griffith 2010.png
Division of Griffith (green) within Queensland
Created1934
MPVacant
NamesakeSamuel Griffith
Electors92,573 (2010)
Area60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Griffith is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was created in 1934. It is named for Sir Samuel Griffith, 9th Premier of Queensland, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and principal author of the Constitution of Australia.[1] It was represented from 1998 to 2013 by Kevin Rudd, who was Prime Minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010 and from June to September 2013. On 13 November 2013, Rudd announced that he would resign from parliament at the end of week and retire from politics.

Boundaries[change | change source]

Griffith is 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.

Members[change | change source]

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 1998–2013

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Griffith". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Preceded by
Bennelong
Division represented by the Prime Minister
2007–2010
Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by
Lalor
Preceded by
Lalor
Division represented by the Prime Minister
2013
Kevin Rudd
Succeeded by
Warringah

Coordinates: 27°29′10″S 153°03′43″E / 27.486°S 153.062°E / -27.486; 153.062