Belconnen and Gungahlin may soon get their own federal parliamentarian – Kim Fischer

Belconnen and Gungahlin may soon get their own federal parliamentarian

In my Canberra Times article, I discuss the likelihood of the ACT getting a third seat in the Federal Parliament at the next election:

With strong growth taking Canberra’s population past 400,000, the ACT may be allocated a third federal seat this year. Like in 1996, there is a chance that this third seat will only exist for a single parliamentary term. Any new representative will have a strong incentive to ensure Canberra continues to thrive and grow, so as to lock in this extra seat.

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