Electoral district of Inala
The electoral district of Inala is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in south-west Brisbane. It includes the suburbs of Inala, Ellen Grove, Forest Lake, Doolandella, Durack, Wacol, Richlands, and parts of Oxley. It borders the electoral districts of Mount Ommaney, Miller, Algester, Jordan, Bundamba, and Moggill.
The Inala electoral district was created in the 1990 redistribution as part of the one vote one value reforms under Wayne Goss, and was contested for the first time at the 1992 election.
For its entire existence, it has been held by the Labor Party. Henry Palaszczuk, the seat’s first member, transferred from Archerfield to Inala upon Inala’s creation in 1992. He went on to become a senior minister in the Beattie government. Henry retired in 2006 and handed the seat to his daughter and current member, Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has been the Premier of Queensland since 2015.
For most of its existence, Inala has been a comfortably safe Labor seat, and on several occasions it was the safest Labor seat in the state. The only time the Labor hold on Inala was seriously threatened was in 2012, when Annastacia suffered a 14-point swing, reducing her majority to 6.2 percent. The seat reverted to form in 2015, as Palaszczuk’s majority ballooned to 25 percent, the second-safest seat in the entire chamber.
Members for Inala
Member Party Term Henry Palaszczuk Labor 1992–2006 Annastacia Palaszczuk Labor 2006–present
Queensland state election, 2017: Inala
Party Candidate Votes % ± Labor Annastacia Palaszczuk 18,558 68.0 +3.7 Liberal National Leanne McFarlane 5,651 20.7 −7.0 Greens Nav Singh Sidhu 3,097 11.3 +3.9 Total formal votes 27,306 92.8 −5.1 Informal votes 2,105 7.2 +5.1 Turnout 29,411 86.6 +0.8 Two-party-preferred result Labor Annastacia Palaszczuk 20,778 76.1 +5.5 Liberal National Leanne McFarlane 6,528 23.9 −5.5 Labor hold Swing +5.5