Augmented Electoral Commission Decides Boundaries And Names For Nsw

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23rd October 2009, 01:24pm - Views: 1011
23 October 2009

AUGMENTED ELECTORAL COMMISSION DECIDES BOUNDARIES AND NAMES FOR FEDERAL ELECTORAL DIVISIONS IN NEW SOUTH WALES

The augmented Electoral Commission for New South Wales today announced the outcome of the deliberations on the boundaries and names of the 48 federal electoral divisions in New South Wales, in accordance with a requirement of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. The presiding member of the augmented Electoral Commission for New South Wales, the Hon Peter Heerey QC, said that it had adopted the proposal of the Redistribution Committee for New South Wales, published on 7 August 2009, with some changes.

The augmented Electoral Commission considers that its proposal is not significantly different from that proposed by the Redistribution Committee. MED Therefore, a further objection period and further hearing are not required. The formal determination of the boundaries and names of the electoral divisions will be gazetted on 22 December 2009.

Final maps and a report setting out the augmented Electoral Commission's reasons will be tabled in the Federal Parliament after the formal determination is made, and will then be publicly released.

The augmented Electoral Commission's proposed redistribution is broadly explained on the AEC website.

Further information about the redistribution and the August 2009 report of the Redistribution Committee is available on the New South Wales redistribution page.

Media contacts

Mr Tjoen San Lauw
State Manager, AEC, NSW
02 9375 6300
0423 847 984

Phil Diak
Director, Media and Public Awareness
02 6271 4415
0413 452 539

SOURCE: Australian Electoral Commission
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