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Ginninderra like a boss? Electoral redistribution madness. [With Poll]

By johnboy - 7 July 2011 11

Elections ACT have announced their planned changes to the ACT’s electoral boundaries:

Ginninderra could become a 7-Member electorate and Molonglo could become a 5-Member electorate under major changes to the ACT Legislative Assembly electoral boundaries proposed by the Augmented ACT Electoral Commission, ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green said today.

After considering 23 public objections to the boundaries proposed by the ACT Redistribution Committee, the Augmented Commission has proposed that Ginninderra be made the 7-Member electorate, consisting of Belconnen, Gungahlin and Hall and the suburbs of Lyneham, O’Connor and Turner. Molonglo would become a 5-Member electorate.

In what smack addled mind do the inner north voters living west of Northbourne Avenue identify more with the people of Belconnen than Ainslie?

Putting O'Connor, Turner and Lyneham into the Ginninderra electorate

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11 Responses to
Ginninderra like a boss? Electoral redistribution madness. [With Poll]
A Noisy Noise Annoys 3:43 pm 10 Jul 11

Anything that wipes out The Greens and loopy independents is fine by me.

housebound 1:44 pm 08 Jul 11

If you can’t move the Green ito live in the electorate, then move the electorate to take in the Green.

Gungahlin Al 3:43 pm 07 Jul 11

Tetranitrate said :

Utterly terrible. It would make far more sense to put the whole of Gungahlin into Ginninderra, Move western creek into Brindabella and have Molonglo covering the inner North, Inner South and Woden.
Not sure about the numbers that would bring up, but it would be a lot more logical as far as common interests and whatnot are concerned.

That essentially is what is proposed Tetranite. But the numbers aren’t there yet. So the proposal sets it up so that the continued growth in Gungahlin and Molonglo (the development) will allow the north Canberra suburbs to be put back into the Molonglo electorate probably at the next distribution.

This is about fixing the Molonglo problem (as noted by Random) and setting it up for minimal changes into the future.

The Community Council from Weston made strong representations at the hearing that their natural community of interest is Woden rather than Tuggeranong, which is understandable, and the Committee took note.

Tetranitrate 3:11 pm 07 Jul 11

Utterly terrible. It would make far more sense to put the whole of Gungahlin into Ginninderra, Move western creek into Brindabella and have Molonglo covering the inner North, Inner South and Woden.
Not sure about the numbers that would bring up, but it would be a lot more logical as far as common interests and whatnot are concerned.

p1 2:40 pm 07 Jul 11

I reckon have each suburb vote in one candidate, then them all in a giant cage, and fight until the required number are left.

No only does it make as much sense as the current and proposed systems, but we could film it and sell the rights, bringing much needed income to the territory.

watto23 2:30 pm 07 Jul 11

How about 5 electorates, 4 with 3 members each and 1 with 5 members.

bryansworld 1:39 pm 07 Jul 11

johnboy said :

random said :

If you think the new boundaries are a bad joke, what do you call the current Molonglo electorate?

I would say the old molonglo was whole communities lumped together arbitrarily. Which was not idea, but beats the hell out of eviserating the Inner North for the crime of electing a second green.

These redistributions are supposed to be based on “communities of interest”. Can’t see that happening here!

Sean 1:34 pm 07 Jul 11

If a spilt needs to be made, why not split East and West Belconnen. Bruce and Kaleen arguably have more in common with the Inner North than with Dunlop.

johnboy 12:31 pm 07 Jul 11

random said :

If you think the new boundaries are a bad joke, what do you call the current Molonglo electorate?

I would say the old molonglo was whole communities lumped together arbitrarily. Which was not idea, but beats the hell out of eviserating the Inner North for the crime of electing a second green.

johnboy 12:25 pm 07 Jul 11

The ABC’s Antony Green sees this as creating an extra Labor seat at the expense of the Greens.

random 12:03 pm 07 Jul 11

If you think the new boundaries are a bad joke, what do you call the current Molonglo electorate?

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