Profile of the electoral division of Blair (Qld)

Updated: 26 March 2018
State/Territory:
Queensland
Date this name and boundary was gazetted:
27 March 2018
First election this name was used at:
1998 federal election
First election this boundary was used at:
The next federal general election following the 2016 federal election
Maps and data
A4 map of the electoral division of Blair (2018) [PDF 2.40MB]
Map of the Division of Blair (2017) [PDF 3.37MB]
Download Queensland GIS data
Name Derivation:
Named in honour of Harold Blair AM, 1924–76, the noted tenor, in recognition of his work for Aboriginal advancement and service to the arts. Mr Blair established the Aboriginal Children's Holiday Project and was a member of the the Aborigines' Welfare Board in Victoria (1957–58) and the Aborigines Advancement League, the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, and the Commonwealth Aboriginal Arts Board.
Area
6,472 sq km
Location description

The Division of Blair consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council,
  • part of the Ipswich City Council,
  • part of the Scenic Rim Regional Council, and
  • part of the Somerset Regional Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Dairy and beef cattle farming, small crop production, commercial, construction and infrastructure industries, tourism and defence.
Demographic Rating:
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities
Current member details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
Members:
Neumann, S (ALP) 2007–
Thompson, C (LP) 1998-2007
AEC Divisional Office:
Divisional Office contact details