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Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir James Dickson|
|Area||724 km2 (279.5 sq mi)|
Dickson includes the suburbs of Kurwongbah, Petrie, Strathpine, Albany Creek, Ferny Hills, Everton Hills, Murrumba Downs and parts of Kallangur. The electorate also includes Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurwongbah and Covers 724 square kilometres.
The division was formed in 1992 and is named after Sir James Dickson, a leading advocate in Australian Federation, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Defence in the first Australian Ministry. It is located in the outer north-western suburbs of Brisbane, including Albany Creek, Kallangur and Strathpine. The 2006 redistribution added the Shire of Esk to and removed part of Kallangur from the district. It has historically been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.
There was an unusual circumstance at the 1993 election. The seat had been carved out of most of the Brisbane portion of the Sunshine Coast-based seat of Fisher, making it a natural choice for that seat's Labor MP, Michael Lavarch, to transfer ahead of the 1993 election.
However, one of the candidates, an independent, died very shortly before the election, making it necessary to hold a standalone 'supplementary election' on 17 April (the rest of the country had already voted on 13 March). Following Labor's reelection, the Prime Minister Paul Keating announced the makeup of the Second Keating Ministry to be sworn in on 24 March, but kept the portfolio of Attorney-General open for Lavarch subject to him winning Dickson on 17 April. He won the seat, and was appointed to the ministry on 27 April.
|Labor||17 April 1993 –
2 March 1996
|Previously held the Division of Fisher. Served as minister under Keating. Lost seat|
|Liberal||2 March 1996 –
|Lost preselection and then lost seat|
3 October 1998
|Labor||3 October 1998 –
10 November 2001
|Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat|
|Liberal||10 November 2001 –
19 July 2010
|Served as minister under Howard, Abbott and Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison|
|Liberal National||19 July 2010 –|
|Liberal National||Peter Dutton||44,528||45.93||+1.23|
|One Nation||Carrol Halliwell||5,022||5.18||+5.18|
|United Australia||Steve Austin||2,176||2.24||+2.24|
|Animal Justice||Maureen Brohman||1,831||1.89||+1.89|
|Conservative National||Richelle Simpson||1,044||1.08||+1.08|
|Total formal votes||96,948||95.64||−1.02|
|Liberal National||Peter Dutton||52,968||54.64||+2.95|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+2.95|
- Dickson, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.