Division of Hasluck

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Hasluck
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of HASLUCK 2016.png
Division of Hasluck in Western Australia, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 2001
MP Ken Wyatt
Party Liberal
Namesake Paul Hasluck; Alexandra Hasluck
Electors 95,402 (2016)
Area 1,192 km2 (460.2 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Hasluck is an electoral division of the Australian House of Representatives, located in Western Australia.

The division was proclaimed at a redistribution of Western Australia's electoral divisions on 20 November 2000,[1] and first contested at the 2001 federal election. The eponyms of the division are Sir Paul Hasluck, the member for the Division of Curtin in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1969[2] and subsequently the Governor-General of Australia from 1969 to 1974, and his wife, Alexandra Hasluck, an author.

Hasluck is a marginal seat and changed hands between the Labor Party and Liberal Party at the first four elections it was contested. At the 2013 federal election there was a swing towards the incumbent Liberal member Ken Wyatt, breaking this pattern. Wyatt is the first Indigenous Australian member of the House of Representatives.

Geography[edit]

From its creation at the 2001 election to the 2013 election, the Division of Hasluck was a north-south arc across Perth's eastern suburbs from Southern River/Gosnells (in the City of Gosnells) in the south to Caversham/Midland (in the City of Swan) in the north. It also incorporated the more urbanised western parts of the Shire of Kalamunda, such as Forrestfield and Kalamunda, and the Shire of Mundaring.

In the redistribution prior to the 2016 election,[3] the Division of Hasluck ceded its portion of the City of Gosnells south of the Canning River to the newly created Division of Burt and the suburb of High Wycombe to the Division of Swan, among other changes. In turn, it gained most of the less urbanised areas of the Shire of Kalamunda, the remainder of the Shire of Mundaring and further territory in the City of Swan from the Division of Pearce. As a result of adding in more rural and semi-rural areas, the area of the Division of Hasluck increased from 245 km2 to 1,192 km2.

On its current (2016) boundaries, the Division of Hasluck includes the following suburbs:[4]

City of Swan Shire of Mundaring Shire of Kalamunda City of Gosnells

* Split between Hasluck and Pearce.
** Split between Hasluck and Canning.
*** Split between Hasluck and Swan.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Sharryn Jackson Labor 2001–2004
  Stuart Henry Liberal 2004–2007
  Sharryn Jackson Labor 2007–2010
  Ken Wyatt Liberal 2010–present

Electoral results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Hasluck[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ken Wyatt 36,519 44.95 −1.18
Labor Bill Leadbetter 28,652 35.26 +5.78
Greens Patrick Hyslop 10,283 12.66 +2.35
Rise Up Australia Henry Barnard 2,999 3.69 +3.34
Christians Phil Twiss 2,798 3.44 +1.19
Total formal votes 81,251 95.96 +1.53
Informal votes 3,425 4.04 −1.53
Turnout 84,676 88.76 −3.08
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ken Wyatt 42,294 52.05 −3.97
Labor Bill Leadbetter 38,957 47.95 +3.97
Liberal hold Swing −3.97

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report". 2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report. Australian Electoral Commission. 20 November 2000. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Australian Electoral Commission - Profile of the Division of Curtin". 
  3. ^ "Restribution of Western Australia into Electoral Divisions - January 2016" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 
  4. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Hasluck (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Hasluck, WA, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°59′49″S 116°00′29″E / 31.997°S 116.008°E / -31.997; 116.008