Support for ACT, NT to have two-seat guarantee in lower house

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
October 16 2020 - 5:30pm

In the unlikely event the fast-growing ACT suffers a catastrophic decline in population, a new bill could stop its share of federal lower house MPs being reduced to one.


Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on

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