ALP 3.6% vs GRN
Jackie Trad, since 2012.
Central Brisbane. South Brisbane covers suburbs in on the south side of the Brisbane River in central Brisbane, specifically West End, Highgate Hill, Kangaroo Point, East Brisbane, South Brisbane, Woolloongabba and Dutton Park.
The seat of South Brisbane has existed continuously since 1860. The seat has been won by the ALP at almost all elections since 1915.
The seat was once held by Premier Vince Gair from 1932 to 1960. He was expelled in 1957 and formed the Queensland Labor Party, and later served as a Democratic Labor Party Senator from 1964 to 1973.
The ALP held the seat from 1960 to 1974. The seat was held by the Liberal Party for one term from 1974 to 1977 and has been held by the ALP since 1977.
Jim Fouras won the seat in 1977, and held it until 1986, when he lost ALP preselection to Anne Warner. He later held the seat of Ashgrove from 1989 to 2006, serving as Speaker from 1990 to 1996.
Warner had previously won the seat of Kurilpa in 1983, but her original seat was abolished in 1986. She served as a minister in the Goss government until her retirement in 1995.
Anna Bligh won South Brisbane in 1995. Bligh became a minister in the new Beattie government in 1998. In 2005, she became Deputy Premier, and succeeded Peter Beattie as Premier in 2007. She won another term as Premier in 2009.
In 2012, Anna Bligh led the ALP to a massive defeat, with the party losing all but seven seats. Bligh held on in South Brisbane by a 4.7% margin, after a swing to the LNP of over 10%.
Bligh resigned from her seat immediately after the election. Labor’s Jackie Trad won the following by-election by a slim 1.7% margin. Trad was re-elected in 2015 and 2017.
Trad was elected deputy leader of the ALP immediately after the 2015 state election, and thus became Deputy Premier. She served in a number of portfolios, but primarily as Minister for Transport until 2017, and as Treasurer from 2017 to 2020. She was forced to resign from her ministerial roles in May 2020 due to an investigation by the Crime and Corruption Commission into her role in the construction of a new school in her electorate. She was cleared by the investigation in July 2020.
- Jackie Trad (Labor)
- John Meyer (Independent)
- Marcus Thorne (United Australia)
- Amy MacMahon (Greens)
- Rosalie Taxis (One Nation)
- Clem Grehan (Liberal National)
- John Jiggens (Independent)
South Brisbane is a marginal seat, and a key target for the Greens. The Greens won the overlapping Gabba ward of Brisbane City Council with a landslide 62% of the two-candidate-preferred earlier this year, and Trad has lost her previous prominent position as Deputy Premier.
|Simon Quinn||Liberal National||6,764||24.3||-8.0|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths in South Brisbane have been divided into three areas: central, east and west.
Labor won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote in the east (54.7%) and centre (57.4%) while the Greens won a narrow majority in the west (50.5%).
The LNP came third, with a vote ranging from 16.9% in the west to 21% in the centre.
|Voter group||LNP prim||ALP 2CP||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in South Brisbane at the 2017 QLD state election
Toggle between two-candidate-preferred votes (Labor vs Greens) and LNP primary votes.