The Queensland Redistribution Commission is responsible for administering the redistribution of Queensland's electoral districts, ensuring that the number of electors in each district remains within the acceptable range (quota) and that every persons vote carries the same value (one vote, one value).
Due to recent legislative changes, the 2017 boundary review will be responsible for increasing the number of electoral districts from 89 to 93. While elector numbers are crucial to the Commission's decision making process, there are a number of other factors that are also taken into consideration.
The Review Panel:
The 2017 Queensland Redistribution Commission includes the following members:
- Judge Hugh Botting, retired District Court Judge and the Chairperson for the redistribution;
- Ms Liza Carroll, Director-General, Department of Housing and Public Works; and
- Mr Walter van der Merwe, the Electoral Commissioner of Queensland.
From left to right: Ms Liza Carroll, Judge Hugh Botting and Mr Walter van der Merwe.