Division of Riverina
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Riverina (green) within New South Wales
|Dates current||1901–1984, 1993–present|
|Area||61,435 km2 (23,720.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Riverina is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in south-west rural New South Wales, generally following the Murrumbidgee River valley. The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The division was named after the Riverina region in which it is located. The division covers a primarily agricultural area.
In the 1984 redistribution, the division was abolished and replaced by Riverina-Darling, but in the 1993 redistribution it was re-created.
The seat is currently a safe seat for the National Party, but was a much more marginal seat when it included the Labor-voting mining towns of Broken Hill and Cobar which have now been transferred to Farrer and Parkes. The seat has previously been held by Al Grassby, Minister for Immigration in the Whitlam government.
|First incarnation (1901–1984)|
|Robert Blackwood||Free Trade||1903–1904|
|Franc Falkiner||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1914|
|Noel Hicks||National Country||1980–1982|
|Second incarnation (1993–present)|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Riverina|
|Palmer United||Lex Stewart||4,545||5.17||+5.17|
|Democratic Labour||Paul Funnell||3,137||3.57||+3.57|
|Bullet Train||Andrew Lamont||2,405||2.73||+2.73|
|Christian Democrats||Keith Pech||1,314||1.49||+0.13|
|Australia First||Lorraine Sharp||1,287||1.46||+1.46|
|Katter's Australian||Norm Dunn||1,044||1.19||+1.19|
|Rise Up Australia||Kim Heath||1,040||1.18||+1.18|
|Total formal votes||87,973||93.03||−1.21|