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Electoral district of Cairns

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State  Queensland
Electors  36,290 (2015)
Member of parliament  Rob Pyne
Namesake  Cairns
MP  Rob Pyne
Area  49 km²
Elector  36,290 (2015)
Party  Independent politician
Electoral district of Cairns

Cairns is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia.

The division encompasses the central business district and inner-suburbs of Cairns, in Far North Queensland. Major locations include Bungalow, Manoora, Kanimbla, Earlville and Woree.

History

Created in 1888, Cairns has historically tended to be a safe Labor seat with a blue-collar economy based on sugar, mining and railways. However, in recent decades such industry has been surpassed in importance by tourism and service industries for wealthier retirees and has grown increasingly marginal.

References

Electoral district of Cairns Wikipedia


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