1304.5 - Stats Talk WA (Newsletter), Dec 2003  
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Revised Electoral Boundaries

The Electoral Distribution Commissioners : Ms Lyn Auld, The Hon David K. Malcolm, AC, Cit. WA, Mr C. Nagle.

The Electoral Distribution Act 1947 establishes the process by which the State's electoral boundaries are set. Three Electoral Distribution Commissioners are appointed under the Act to divide the State into electoral regions and districts. The Commissioners who undertook the 2003 division were:

  • The Hon David K. Malcolm, AC, CIT. WA, Chief Justice of Western Australia (Chairman)
  • Ms Lyn Auld, Electoral Commissioner; and
  • Mr Colin Nagle, Government Statistician and Australian Bureau of Statistics Regional Director, Western Australia.

The Commissioners determined that the 2003 division of the State should commence on 5 February, 2003. Under the current legislation, the electoral boundaries determined by this process apply for the next two State general elections due by 2005 and 2009. Western Australia's Electoral Region and District Maps August 2003 contains detailed maps of the Electoral Regions and Districts for Western Australia.

Further information is available from the Office of the Western Australian Electoral Commission http://www.waec.wa.gov.au