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Electoral district of Brisbane Central

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State  Queensland
Electors  34,465 (2015)
Member of parliament  Grace Grace
Party  Australian Labor Party
MP  Grace Grace
Area  18 kmĀ²
Elector  34,465 (2015)
Electoral district of Brisbane Central
Namesake  Brisbane central business district

Brisbane Central is an electoral division in the state of Queensland, Australia.

The electorate covers the central portion of Brisbane, including the Brisbane central business district as well as the inner suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Spring Hill, New Farm, Newmarket and Windsor. It is bordered on the east and south by the Brisbane River.

History

The Town of Brisbane was one of the original electorates established by Order-in-Council in 1859. Since then, the name of the electorate covering what is now the CBD of Brisbane has been variously known as Brisbane City, North Brisbane, Brisbane North, and Brisbane (from 1912). Brisbane Central was created in 1977 and was held from 1989 to 2007 by Labor's Peter Beattie, who was Premier of Queensland from 1998. Beattie resigned as both Premier and Member for Brisbane Central and a 2007 Brisbane Central by-election was held. The seat was won by Labor candidate Grace Grace.

References

Electoral district of Brisbane Central Wikipedia


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