ACT Federal Redistribution
As a long term advocate for a third seat, I welcome today’s final decision by the Australian Electoral Commission on the three electorates in the ACT.
Any fair, democratic system should be as close as possible to one vote, one value.By that measure, the people of the ACT have been the most under-represented community in Australia for too long.
I also welcome the fact that all of the community of Phillip will be incorporated into the southern division.
The AEC has confirmed the southern division will be named Bean after Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean.
This acknowledges Charles Bean’s strong connection to the Tuggeranong Homestead and the valley. It’s a tribute to the war correspondent and historian who chronicled Australia’s contribution to World War 1 and the man who was instrumental in establishing the Australian War Memorial.
Subject to preselection, I plan to stand in the seat of Bean.
TUESDAY, 3 JULY 2018