Well every electorate has a name and there are rules about what they can be called. What happened to the climate change vote? You might even have heard reporters call those areas by special names like Mayo or Dobell or Hasluck. Post: Behind the News, 85 North East Road, Collinswood 5081, BTN Newsbreak: Weekdays, 6:25pmBTN Classroom: Tuesday, 10am↪ Repeats on Thursday at 10.25amBTN Specials: Wednesday, 11am. Note: changed by 2013 redistribution. Note: In some cases a locality/suburb or postcode may be in more than one federal electorate. These are our 150 federal electorates. In some electorates people will keep voting for the same politician year after year after year. But populations change and people move house so every now and then the Australian Electoral Commission has to make little changes to the boundaries to make sure the population numbers stay about equal. Sarah finds out. All Australians over the age of 18 have the right to vote... but it hasn't always been that way. 17,352.89 square kilometres. Localities Follow our live coverage of the US election aftermath. GIRL: Okay but some people seem to talk about some electorates way more than others. Asked by Wiki User. Senators represent their state or territory. Well let's say all these people make up one electorate and it's their job to vote for a politician who'll represent them in parliament. 2019 State election results 2015 State election results 2011 State election results. That's called a marginal seat and politicians tend to spend a lot of time in these electorates, trying to convince people to vote for their party because every vote can count! We'll ask you what you think about that soon but first let's take a closer look at the issue. But amid a second wave, doctors fear they're out of luck, 'Grim milestone' as UK reaches 50,000 COVID-19 deaths on Remembrance Day, Haas and Tino going toe-to-toe was about them, not some State of Origin mysticism, Blues bounce back in style to trounce Maroons in State of Origin II, Pensioner Laurie says he doesn't have any friends — but when his scooter was stolen, an amazing thing happened. What is the name of are local state electorate? How does Federal, State and Local levels of government work together to keep Australia on track? But sometimes it's a little trickier to tell who'll win. Yeah! To make a comment or suggest a change to the election site, please contact us. 13-year old Riley was born with cerebral palsy which makes it difficult for him to do a lot of everyday things. Each state has 12 Senate seats while the territories have 2. New Morrison ministry takes office following election win, Labor leader Anthony Albanese announces frontbench. She won't see them at Christmas either, Morrison makes headlines overseas after interrupting minister who was asked about being a woman in Parliament, Space isn't as lawless as you think. As part of Reconciliation Week, many people gathered for special ceremonies to remember the service and sacrifice of Australia's Indigenous Veterans. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) determines from time to time the number of members to which each state and territory is entitled and the boundaries of each electorate, in a process known in Australia as redistribution..