Division of Blaxland
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||61 km2 (23.6 sq mi)|
The Division of Blaxland is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named after Gregory Blaxland, a farmer and an early Australian explorer of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.
The division is based in the western suburbs of Sydney, and includes the working-class suburbs of Bass Hill, Berala, Birrong, Chester Hill, Georges Hall, Lansdowne, Lansvale, Potts Hill, Regents Park, Sefton, Villawood, and Yagoona; and parts of the business park and airport at Bankstown Aerodrome; as well as parts of Auburn, Bankstown, Canley Vale, Carramar, Condell Park, Guildford, Lidcombe, Merrylands, South Granville, Villawood, and Yennora.
The division has been a safe seat for Labor since its creation; western Sydney has been a Labor heartland for over a century. Its most notable member has been Paul Keating, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1991-96. In 2007, Keating's successor, Michael Hatton, lost preselection for this seat to Jason Clare, who was a staffer for former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr. Notably in 2017, the division had the highest percentage of "No" responses in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, with 73.9% of the electorate's respondents to the survey responding "No".
|Christian Democrats||Clint Nasr||4,810||6.02||+3.91|
|Socialist Equality||Gabriela Zabala||980||1.23||+1.23|
|Total formal votes||79,885||88.45||+1.81|
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- "Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey 2017 Response Final". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 15 November 2017.
- Blaxland, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.