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Current Member Brett RAGUSE
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Rural
Location Forde covers an area from Loganholme and Eagleby in the northeast, to Lyons and Undullah in the west, the New South Wales border to the south and the divisions of Fadden, McPherson and Moncrieff in the east. Suburbs and towns include Beenleigh, Bethania, Beaudesert, Beechmont, Canungra, Eagle Heights, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Hillview, Jimboomba, Loganholme, Luscombe, Mount Tamborine, Munruben, Numinbah Valley, Park Ridge South, Rathdowney, Tamborine, Waterford, Waterford West, Yatala and parts of Advancetown, Cedar Creek, Loganlea, Ormeau and Ormeau Hills.
Origin Forde was named after Francis Michael Forde (1890-1983), who entered Federal Parliament in 1922 and became Prime Minister in 1945. Forde was first proclaimed in 1984. The first election was held for the Division in 1984.
Products/Industries A diverse area from residential suburbs to the farming and dairying areas of the Beaudesert and Boonah Shires and also includes some light industry.
State QLD
Area 3,167 sq kms (approx)
Population 135,232 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 87,570 as at 30/11/07

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