Queensland Election 2020 : Electorate Profile Redcliffe

Redcliffe is a Legislative Assembly of Queensland electoral division in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The division encompasses suburbs to the north and northeast of Brisbane, including Redcliffe, Woody Point, Scarborough, Clontarf and Margate, as well as parts of Kippa-Ring. The electorate's boundary stretches to take in Moreton Island.

The seat was created in 1960 and was first held by Liberal (later National) member Jim Houghton. The seat was contested between the Liberal and National Parties until Houghton's mid-term retirement in 1979, followed by a by-election won by Liberal Terry White. White became the Liberal Party leader in August 1983, causing a split in the National-dominated coalition government. In 1989, he lost the seat to Australian Labor Party member Ray Hollis, who at one point was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. In 2005, Hollis resigned and the Liberals' Terry Rogers, a local accountant, picked up the seat in a by-election upset, with an 8.4% swing. However, his tenure in the seat was short, and he lost it to Labor's Lillian van Litsenburg, a school teacher, at the 2006 state election.

Scott Driscoll, president of the United Retail Federation and a local resident born in Redcliffe, contested the seat for the Liberal National Party of Queensland at the 2012 state election, winning with a 15.67% swing. In March 2013 Premier Campbell Newman suspended Driscoll from the Liberal National Party, due to allegations that the MP had misled parliament about his business interests. The month after his suspension, Driscoll announced his resignation from the LNP, and committed to serve the remainder of his parliamentary term on the cross-bench. However, he resigned from Parliament on 19 November 2013 citing ill health--though he was also facing all-but-certain expulsion from the chamber. This triggered a by-election on 22 February 2014, in which former federal MP Yvette D'Ath reclaimed the seat for Labor. She won 57.1% of the two-party preferred vote making it the safest ALP seat in the Queensland Parliament.

2017 result : Labor registered only 38.9% of the two-party preferred vote at the Bally Cara Retirement Village in Scarborough, but passed 50% in the other 11 polling places used in 2017, reaching 61.2% at the Hercules Road State School in Kippa-Ring.

Below all candidates in order of the Ballot paper

Election Numbers

Pre Poll Votes for Monday 19 : 2085

Labor Yvette D’ath (Incumbant)

Party Website https://www.queenslandlabor.org/  contact Yvette D’ath  via email  redcliffe@parliament.qld.gov.au or via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yvetteforredcliffe/, and website http://yvettedathmp.com/

Yvette was elected to represent the Federal electorate of Petrie in 2007 and 2010 and is now the Labor Member for Redcliffe.  She has long had an affinity with the local area; attending school at Redcliffe State High School, and living locally with her husband, a police officer, as they raise their two children.

Yvette entered the full-time workforce at the age of 15 and worked in a variety of jobs including clerical and hospitality positions.  Realising the value of education, Yvette returned to study, putting herself through night school as she continued working and began to raise a family.  She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Laws, attained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from ANU and was admitted as a lawyer in 2006.

Yvette worked for the Australian Workers’ Union before being inspired to run for Parliament by the Howard Government’s treatment of Australian workers under Work Choices.  Prior to being elected, Yvette also served as a member of Queensland’s former Training and Employment Recognition Council (TERC), the Queensland Workplace Bullying Taskforce and the Work and Family Taskforce.

Yvette is passionate about ensuring all children have access to quality education, that we have a strong public health system, improving training opportunities, protecting workers rights and supporting jobs in her community.

Yvette understands the value that seniors bring to our community, both through their working life and in retirement, and believes we should fight for equal opportunities for people with disability and strengthen support for their carers.

She currently serves as Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Leader of the House, and as a Member of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly.

 

Carolyn Kerr - Independent

Virginia Davy - Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Greens Will Simon

Party Website https://greens.org.au/qld  contact Will Simon via  email will.simon@qld.greens.org.au  or facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WillSimon.Greens/.

I'm a student and have lived on the Peninsula my entire life. I was born in Redcliffe Hospital and have called Redcliffe my home ever since. I wouldn't change this for the world!

But I also know that our community has been neglected in favour of big business - the banks and mining corporations that contribute big donations to the major political parties.

Life for those already living it tough has gotten worse under COVID-19, and the economy now no longer works for many, but only a select few.

Manufacturing and jobs are disappearing, and our leaders appear to be asleep behind the steering wheel as we approach a climate emergency. It just has to stop.

I'm excited about the Greens Queensland recovery plan to create tens of thousands of jobs a year by investing in public services and infrastructure to make life better for all of us. We can have free public transport, clean, renewable energy, and affordable housing if we make the mining billionaires and big banks pay their fair share. It's just common sense.

Young people are often told to stop moaning and do something if we don't like the direction that our government is going in, rather than sit by and watch. That's why I've decided to run and get behind the Greens progressive plan for a better future.

It's time to do something about a system that priorities the rich and powerful but leaves the rest of us behind. We have the perfect opportunity to send a message to those in Parliament that they cannot ignore ordinary people much longer. The system as it stands now has failed, and we want change.

That's why I ask you to join us in fighting for a future that works for all of us, not just a few.

 

 

Ian Phelp - Independent

LNP Kerri-Anne Dooley

Party Website https://www.lnp.org.au/  contact Kerri-Anne Dooley Facebook site  https://www.facebook.com/kerrianne.dooley/ or email Kerri-Anne Dooley  redcliffe@lnpq.org.au see her profile at https://lnp.org.au/kerri-anne-dooley/

Kerri-Anne Dooley gives her election pitch here.

Kerri-Anne Dooley is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in Health Science, a Community Advocate, Social Entrepreneur, Sessional Academic and your LNP Candidate for Redcliffe.

Her love of Redcliffe and community service started at birth, born at Redcliffe Hospital with the sand between her toes and the sea in her soul. At the age of 16 years, she was elected first Deputy Youth Mayor of Redcliffe City Youth Council and Vice- Captain of Redcliffe State High School.

Kerri-Anne currently works full time as the Care Service Manager of Home Instead Senior Care empowering seniors to live and die in their own homes, whilst volunteering and chairing multiple community organisations.

Kerri-Anne has demonstrated her leadership and advocacy in being a voice for the voiceless; for people living with dementia, for dying children and adults through community palliative care, for the homeless, for people with disabilities and those living with mental illness after the recent diagnosis of her own son with bipolar.

She is passionate about encouraging others in the value of community service, believes the meaning to life is found in what you give, not what you get and service above self.

Currently serving as the Chair of Redcliffe Crime Stoppers, Kerri-Anne rescued it from being dissolved in 2014 responding to an SOS in the Redcliffe Herald, championing community safety through various events in partnership with the Redcliffe Police Crime Prevention Unit & Neighbourhood Watch Groups. Kerri-Anne also chairs Redcliffe Special School Chaplaincy Committee along with Woody Point Special School Local Chaplaincy Committee and helped create the annual Help Them Shine Dinner’s supporting chaplaincy across all of Redcliffe peninsula raising over $100K in the past 3 years.

After her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, she signed up as a volunteer with Cancer Council Queensland. Celebrating her 5th year (2018) as a volunteer with them, she now Chairs, Redcliffe Relay for Life raising money for cancer research, education and support, helping raise a total of over $200K collectively with the committee and participants in the past 5 years.

A proud member of Deb Frecklington’s LNP team, Kerri-Anne is passionate about delivering for the community she proudly calls home, and getting Queensland working again.

Robert Blohberger - United Australia Party

Polling Booths

Brisbane CBD : Brisbane City Hall, Sandgate Room - 64 Adelaide Street BRISBANE

Clontarf : Clontarf Beach State School Hall91 Elizabeth Avenue CLONTARF 4019

Clontarf Beach : Clontarf Beach State High School Cnr Elizabeth Avenue and King Street CLONTARF 4019

Frawley : Australian Trade College North Brisbane294 Scarborough Road SCARBOROUGH 4020

Kippa-Ring : Kippa-Ring State School Hall Korsch Street KIPPA-RING 4021

Kippa-Ring West : Hercules Road State School Hercules Road KIPPA-RING 4021

Margate : Humpybong State School Hall Ernest Street MARGATE 4019

Margate Early Voting Centre : Margate Office1/32 Baynes St Margate 4019

Redcliffe South : Redcliffe Senior Citizens Centre401 Oxley Avenue REDCLIFFE 4020

Redcliffe TAFE : Redcliffe TAFE 64-68 Klingner Road REDCLIFFE 4020

Returning Officer Redcliffe : Recliffe Office444 Oxley Ave Redcliffe 4020

Scarborough : Scarborough State School Garsden Street SCARBOROUGH 4020

Scarborough North : Alice Bartlett Hall 72 Seaville Avenue SCARBOROUGH 4020

Woody Point : Holy Cross Catholic Parish Hall Cnr Collins Street & Victoria Avenue WOODY POINT 4019

Woody Point South : Woody Point Memorial Hall Cnr Oxley Avenue & Hornibrook Esplanade WOODY POINT 4019

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Result

Candidate Count Percentage
Declared: D'ATH, Yvette
Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland)
15371 46.93%
KERR, Carolyn
352 1.07%
DAVY, Virginia
Pauline Hanson's One Nation Queensland Division
1427 4.36%
SIMON, Will
Queensland Greens
2364 7.22%
PHILP, Ian
694 2.12%
DOOLEY, Kerri-Anne
Liberal National Party of Queensland
12231 37.34%
BLOHBERGER, Bob
Clive Palmer's United Australia Party
314 0.96%
Total Formal Votes 32753 96.91%
Total Informal Votes 1044 3.09%
Total Votes 33797
        Data from Official First Preference Count

About Percentage Counted

Percentage counted is based on the percent of enrolled electors counted in each count. In the Unofficial Indicative Count and Official Distribution of Preferences Count only formal votes are counted.
Voting Method: Attendance Ballot
Voting System: Compulsory Preferential Voting
Percentage of enrolled electors counted: 87.58% counted
Enrolment: 38,589
Last Updated: November 17 2020 5:26 AM

Elected Candidate

Elected Candidate: D'ATH, YVETTE MAREE

What this electorate will gain

Mrs D’Ath first won the seat in the 2014 by-election and has held it ever since.

She was previously the Federal Labor MP for Petrie.

Ms Dooley has contested the seat five times previously, first as a candidate for Family First and later for the LNP.

She picked up 35.83 per cent of the vote.

The key election issues that decided the vote were youth crime, health, education and infrastructure.

Health

Redcliffe Hospital has been the battle ground for state and federal government elections over the past few years and this election was no different. Labor have promised to put $6 million towards plans for a major expansion of the hospital.

Education

A re-elected Labor government will aircondition every state school classroom, library and staffroom by mid-2022

Humpybong State School will receive $700,000 from a Labor State Government for a new boundary fence.

Infrastructure

Labor has promised to put $2 million towards new lights at Dolphin Stadium which the club needs in help its bid towards becoming the next NRL team.

A re-elected Labor Government will provide $200 million over six years to support South East Queensland councils, including Moreton Bay Regional Council undertake community infrastructure projects.

Emergency services

If re-elected Labor will provide 150 more police officers for Redcliffe and the Moreton Bay region.

Labor have also promised to put $35 towards replaced vessels for marine rescue services.

Two of the 25 promised new Mobile Police Beats will be set up in Margate and Redcliffe.

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