Division of Isaacs
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Isaacs (green) in Victoria
|Area||166 km2 (64.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Isaacs is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. It covers the suburbs of Mordialloc, Keysborough, Waterways, Noble Park, Chelsea, Aspendale, Edithvale, Bonbeach, Patterson Lakes and Carrum.
The Division was named after Sir Isaac Isaacs, former Chief Justice of Australia and the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia. It was proclaimed at the redistribution of 21 November 1968, and first contested at the 1969 federal election. Originally a marginal seat, it switched regularly between the Liberals and Labor. However, Labor has held it without interruption since 1996, and it is now considered fairly safe for that party.
The former Division of Isaacs (1949–69) was located in the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and was not related to this Division except in name.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Isaacs|
|Palmer United||Avtar Gill||2,846||3.28||+3.28|
|Family First||John Elliott||2,503||2.89||−0.76|
|Sex Party||Laith Graham||2,093||2.41||+2.41|
|Democratic Labour||James Leach||1,144||1.32||+1.32|
|Rise Up Australia||Nadia Seaman||558||0.64||+0.64|
|Total formal votes||86,708||95.20||−0.09|