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Division of Hinkler

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Hinkler (green) within Queensland
Created 1984
MP Keith Pitt
Party Liberal National
Namesake Bert Hinkler
Electors 94,449 (2013)
Area 3,504 km2 (1,352.9 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of Hinkler is an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Bert Hinkler, the great pioneer Australian aviator.

The seat is located in coastal Queensland, including the towns of Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Childers, Gayndah and Monto.

The electoral division had previously centred on Gladstone and its surrounding area. On those boundaries, it was a marginal seat that traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the National Party of Australia. However, after a redistribution in 2006, the Gladstone area, a Labor bastion, was transferred to the Division of Flynn. This seemingly consolidated the Nationals' hold on the seat. While National incumbent Paul Neville was nearly swept out in 2007 due

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