The federal electorate of Bonner was named after former Senator Neville Bonner AO. Senator Bonner was the first Indigenous Australian elected to the Federal Parliament in 1971. During his 12 years in the Senate he was a hard-working and diligent parliamentarian, respected by both sides of politics.
Bonner covers an area of 374 sq km from the Port of Brisbane in the North to Lota and Manly on the Bayside, to Rochedale and Mount Gravatt in the West. It comprises beautiful destinations such as Moreton Bay and Tangalooma, and has a thriving industry in the Port of Brisbane area and surrounds.
Did you know in Bonner:
- There are 149,636 people residing (as of the 2016 Census)
- A quarter of families with children have both partners employed full-time
- Three quarters of households are family households
- Over 85% of dwellings access the Internet
- The median age of residents is 38
Do you have something to share about how we can make Bonner an even better place to live? Please contact me with your ideas on improving our wonderful electorate.