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Monday, 24 May 1965

In Committee.

Clauses1 and 2 agreed to.

Clause 3.

Sections 19 to 23 (inclusive) of the Principal Act are repealed and the following sections inserted in their stead: - " 19. - (1.) In making any proposed distribution of a State into Divisions, the Distribution Commissioners shall so determine the proposed Divisions that each Division contains a number of electors not exceeding, or falling short of, the quota of electors by more than one-fifth of the quota. " (2.) For the purposes of the last preceding subsection, the Distribution Commissioners shall give due consideration, in relation to each proposed Division, to-

(a)   community of interests within the Division, including economic, social and regional interests;

(b)   means of communication and travel within the Division, with special reference to disabilities arising out of remoteness or distance;

(c)   the trend of population changes within the State;

(d)   the density or sparsity of population of the Division;

(e)   the area of the Division;

(f)   the physical features of the Division; and

(g)   existing boundaries of Divisions and Subdivisions.

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