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Population statistics and the number of House of Representatives seats for the Northern Territory

Wilson, Tom, Beneforti, Mary and Barnes, Tony (2005). Population statistics and the number of House of Representatives seats for the Northern Territory. People and Place,13(4):23-33.

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Title Population statistics and the number of House of Representatives seats for the Northern Territory
Author Wilson, Tom
Beneforti, Mary
Barnes, Tony
Journal Name People and Place
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1039-4788   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 23
End Page 33
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication Victoria, Australia
Publisher Monash University ePress
Field of Research 1603 - Demography
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The number of seats in the Australian House of Representatives allocated to each state and territory is determined largely by population size, with periodic re-calculations made to allow for the changing geographical distribution of the nation's population. This paper describes how the calculations are made and presents the results of the Australian Electoral Commissioner's November 2005 seat determination. It focuses mostly on the case of the Northern Territory (NT). In the 2000 determination, for the first time, the NT was allocated a second seat, which would have been lost in the 2003 determination had there not been an inquiry and subsequent legislative changes. In the most recent determination the second seat was retained by a small margin. The paper explains the calculations which decided this matter and goes on to discuss the prospects for future representation of the Territory.
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