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Turning 16 WA seats into 15

June 20, 2020 - 12:47 -- Admin

Western Australia is on track to lose the sixteenth seat it gained at the 2016 election. This will trigger a redistribution before the next election, and will have knock-on effects across the state.

Only one of Western Australia’s 16 electorates has enough voters to still be above-quota once the seats are reduced to fifteen, and that one seat sits quite far above the quota.

SA redistribution – the starting statistics

June 9, 2020 - 09:30 -- Admin

South Australia is currently undergoing a redistribution of its state electoral boundaries. The redistribution kicked off late last year, with the first round of submissions closing in April.

The Commission has released current population figures as of February 2020, and projected electors as of June 2022. Each electorate is required to fall within 10% of the average.

NSW redistribution stats released

June 5, 2020 - 21:35 -- Admin

The next redistribution for NSW state electorates has just kicked off, with boundaries due to be redrawn for the 2023 state election.

The first stage of the process allows anyone to make submissions suggesting electoral boundaries, either making suggestions about a particular seat or the entire state. Suggestions are open from last Monday, 1 June, until 1 July.

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