I take a look at the possibilities for Canberra’s federal seat redistribution and suggest the ‘sandwich’ approach taken when we last had three seats in 1994 is no longer a good fit for the ACT 25 years on:
… this would ignore both the natural geographic features used to form the seats, and the social developments in Canberra over the past 25 years.
Electorates boundaries are drawn taking both size and community factors into consideration. The AEC must consider physical features, where people live and work, and how they travel. It is not just a matter of getting out a pen and a ruler.