Paul Neville, since 1993.
Central Queensland. Hinkler covers the city of Bundaberg and rural areas south of the city.
Hinkler was created in 1984. It has been held by the National Party for most of the last quarter-century. The seat was originally considered notionally Labor when it was created in 1984.
Hinkler was won in 1984 by Bryan Conquest (NAT), who only held the seat until 1987, when Brian Courtice (ALP) won Hinkler. Paul Neville won the seat in 1993 and has held it ever since.
Neville’s margin was cut to less than 2% in 2007, but a swing of 8.9% in 2010 strengthened his hold on the seat.
Sitting Liberal National MP Paul Neville is not running for re-election.
- Leanne Donaldson (Labor)
- David Dalgleish (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Reid Schirmer (Independent)
- Troy Sullivan (Family First)
- Keith Pitt (Liberal National)
- Mark Simpson (Greens)
- Rob Messenger (Palmer United Party)
Hinkler is a safe LNP seat.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four areas. Hinkler covers parts of Bundaberg and Fraser Coast council areas. Those in the Fraser Coast council area, including Hervey Bay, have been grouped together. Those in Bundaberg Region have been split between those in the Bundaberg urban area, those rural booths near Bundaberg as Woongarra, and those to the south of Bundaberg as Isis.
The LNP won a 55.4% majority in Bundaberg, and a majority of just under 62% in the other three areas.
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