Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||132,824 km2 (51,283.6 sq mi)|
The division was created in 2006, following a redistribution of seats in the state. It was first contested at the 2007 federal election. The electorate generally extends west from the port city of Gladstone, as far as the Central Highlands town of Emerald. It was named after John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
In June 2006, the Australian Electoral Commission announced that the new federal electorate in Queensland to be created for the 2007 election would be named Wright in honour of Judith Wright for her life as a "poet and in the areas of arts, conservation and indigenous affairs in Queensland and Australia". However, in September 2006 the AEC announced that, due to numerous objections from people fearing the name may be linked to disgraced former Queensland ALP leader Keith Wright, it would name the seat after John Flynn.
|Labor||24 November 2007 –
21 August 2010
|Liberal Nationals||21 August 2010 –
|Liberal National||Ken O'Dowd||33,894||37.89||+0.83|
|One Nation||Sharon Lohse||17,531||19.60||+2.45|
|United Australia||Nathan Harris||3,798||4.25||+4.25|
|Conservative National||Marcus Hiesler||2,484||2.78||+2.78|
|Total formal votes||89,457||94.19||+0.38|
|Liberal National||Ken O'Dowd||52,472||58.66||+7.62|
|Liberal National hold||Swing||+7.62|
- "Electoral seat named after flying doctors' founder". ABC News. Retrieved 12 June 2007.[permanent dead link]
- "Proposal for Queensland Federal Electoral Redistribution". Australian Electoral Commission. 23 July 2006. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- Flynn, QLD, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.