Australian Capital Territory

Welcome to Your Electorate page. Active Democracy Australia (ADA) wishes you success in your joint efforts with others in this seat to improve representation and contribute to improving Australian democracy. ADA will help you in whatever ways we can, including linking you up with other Canberra voters who have contacted us. Don’t hesitate to make contact.

We will also be reporting news, stories and ideas from groups across the nation in Updates on this site and in the ADA newsletter, so let us know from time to time what you’re up to and how you’re going.

Electorate action groups in this seat

While there no Active Democracy Group as yet, our MP Alicia Payne and DemocracyCo are organising The Canberra Forum. The Forum will run along the lines of a standing citizens’ assembly for a trial of six to 12 months in early 2023. Members will be selected by inviting people from the electoral roll. Details are still being finalised. More information as it comes to hand.

If you are interested in helping start an Active Democracy group, please email:

Your MP

    Alicia Payne (ALP) is your MP. To find out about Alicia:

    • Check out her parliamentary website here and her personal website here. Her Wikipedia page is here.
    • This site tells you how Alicia’s policy priorities align with the priorities of voters in the seat. From Menu, choose Meet the Perfect Candidate, click Let’s talk, choose Compare my electorate, enter your electorate name and then follow the prompts.
    • Enter your MP’s name on this site and find out the parliamentary bills the MP voted for or against (or abstained on), and whether this conformed to their party vote.

    This site also tells you how your MP voted, as well as biographical information, the MPs’ speeches, their parliamentary expenses and their declared interests (that is, their properties, investments and gifts). The best place to start is to click on the summary button.

      At the next election, check out all the other candidates as well as your sitting member.

      Results from past elections in this electorate

      These can be found here.

      More information about this electorate

      This Australian Electoral Commission Profile contains some basic information about the electorate, including a map, the local government areas it covers and a link to details of the current MP.

      This Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Quickstats page for this seat provides a range of demographic information relating to gender, age, education levels, ethnic background, religious affiliation, employment levels, occupations, incomes, family composition, housing circumstances and more, in numbers and percentages. These are compared with figures for your state and the nation. Note: in the 2016 Census the electorate of Canberra included Bean. Some of the northern part is in what is now Fenner.

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