April 22, 2021

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1.20am GMT

A few more details on the proposed redistribution.

In Western Australia, Stirling’s voters will be split between Cowan (held by Labor’s Anne Aly), Curtin (Liberal Celia Hammond), Moore (Liberal Ian Goodenough) and Perth (Labor’s Patrick Gorman). Porter’s seat of Pearce will lose the wheat-belt areas to Durack and O’Connor to the north.

1.10am GMT

The Australian Electoral Commission has announced it has spared Christian Porter’s seat of Pearce and instead proposes to abolish the seat of Stirling, held by Liberal MP Vince Connelly:

The proposed names and boundaries for Western Australia’s federal @AboutTheHouse electorate boundaries have been released. #auspol
– Media release: https://t.co/eHMg4pHeer
– Key changes: pic.twitter.com/WVAMmTNAgD

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