Saturday 23 August 2008

A seat bigger than France

We have learnt that One Nation's Rosa Lee Long's Tablelands electorate seat, has been consumed into a massive new electorate that now includes Charters Towers.

However the new Queensland boundary changes has seen the Mount Isa seat double in size to 570,500 square kms.

This is 20,000 kms larger than France, which I believe is an entire country, full of French people.

Hat Tip: KiwiBlog


Anonymous said...

What a dilemma! Rosa Lee Long strikes me as a prejudiced know-nothing blatherer who'll say a lot without doing anything, and she's served her constituents particularly poorly in the past.

The only politician with a worse record in office is Jason O'Brien in Cook.

Wouldn't it be nice if Rosa ran against Jason next year in Cook and they both lost?

Anonymous said...

Size of an electorate doesn't matter. It is the number of electors...people, which count.
The old Bjelke-Petersen Government had one of the worst gerry-mandered systems ever in Australia, where some huge country electorates totally thousands of kilometres, had a few thousand voters, whereas on the coast and around Brisbane, electorates were much smaller in size, but contained tens of thousands of electors.
The imperative of a democracy is to give people equal voting power.