The augmented Electoral Commission for Tasmania today announced the outcome of its deliberations on the names and boundaries of the five federal electoral divisions in Tasmania.
The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy OAM QC, the presiding member, thanked the individuals and organisations who contributed to the redistribution by providing written submissions or appearing at a public inquiry during the redistribution process.
“After a thorough consideration of the further objections and submissions to the inquiry into further objections, the augmented Electoral Commission’s proposal released on 20 July will be implemented without change,” Mr Cowdry said.
“This decision principally resulted from the need for all of Tasmania’s electoral divisions to meet the two numerical requirements of the Electoral Act.”
Changes will be made to the boundaries of all five federal electoral divisions in Tasmania and the previous Division of Denison will become the Division of Clark.
The augmented Electoral Commission has retained the names of the Divisions of Bass, Braddon, Franklin and Lyons. The renaming of the Division of Denison to Clark is in recognition of the contribution Andrew Inglis Clark (1848–1907) made to Australia’s political and legal systems.
An overview of the augmented Electoral Commission’s conclusions on further objections to the revised proposal of federal electoral divisions in Tasmania is available.
The names and boundaries of the federal electoral divisions for Tasmania will apply from 14 November 2017. Electoral events will not be contested on these new federal electoral divisions until a writ is issued for a general federal election.
Overview maps will be available on the AEC website on 14 November 2017. Detailed maps and a report outlining the augmented Electoral Commission’s reasons for its formal determination will be tabled in the Federal Parliament and will subsequently be made publicly available.
More information about the Tasmanian federal redistribution is available on the AEC website.