Division of Mallee

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Mallee
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mallee 2019.png
Division of Mallee in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1949
MPAnne Webster[1]
PartyThe Nationals
NamesakeThe Mallee
Electors113,778 (2019)
Area81,962 km2 (31,645.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the far north-west of the state, adjoining the border with South Australia in the west, and the Murray River (which forms the border with New South Wales) in the north. At 81,962 square kilometres (31,646 sq mi), it is the largest Division in Victoria. It includes the centres of Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal, Stawell and Horsham.

History[edit]

The Mallee, a region in Victoria from which the division takes its name from

The division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 election. It was named after the Mallee region of Victoria, in which the division is located, which itself is named after the mallee variety of eucalyptus. Note that the division also includes the Wimmera region of Victoria, which is why the title of the sitting member's newsletter is Wimmera Mallee News.

Mallee has always been a safe Country/National seat. It is currently the safest Coalition seat in federal parliament and also the safest seat in the entire parliament as of the 2010 election, with a 24-point swing required for Labor to win it. In the 2013 election, however, a Liberal Party candidate stood against the Country/National Party, making it a contest between Coalition parties.[2]

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg (Sir) Winton Turnbull
(1899–1980)
Country 10 December 1949
2 November 1972
Previously held the Division of Wimmera. Retired
  No image.svg Peter Fisher
(1936–)
Country / National Country / Nationals 2 December 1972
8 February 1993
Retired
  No image.svg John Forrest
(1949–)
Nationals 13 March 1993
5 August 2013
Retired
  No image.svg Andrew Broad
(1975–)
Nationals 7 September 2013
11 April 2019
Retired
  No image.svg Anne Webster Nationals 18 May 2019
present
Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Mallee[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Anne Webster 26,142 27.86 −28.06
Liberal Serge Petrovich 17,665 18.83 +11.74
Labor Carole Hart 14,722 15.69 −6.85
Independent Jason Modica 8,795 9.37 +9.37
Independent Ray Kingston 8,621 9.19 +9.19
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Dan Straub 5,512 5.87 +5.87
Greens Nicole Rowan 3,297 3.51 −3.50
United Australia Rick Millar 3,171 3.38 +3.38
Independent Cecilia Moar 2,761 2.94 +2.94
Conservative National Rick Grosvenor 1,309 1.40 +1.40
Rise Up Australia Philip Mollison 919 0.98 −3.50
Science Leigh Firman 497 0.53 +0.53
CEC Chris Lahy 416 0.44 −1.23
Total formal votes 93,827 88.84 −6.41
Informal votes 11,792 11.16 +6.41
Turnout 105,619 92.84 −1.48
Two-party-preferred result
National Anne Webster 62,143 66.23 −3.57
Labor Carole Hart 31,684 33.77 +3.57
National hold Swing −3.57

Results are not final. Last updated 5:45pm AEST on 14 June 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shields, Jason. "Federal election 2019: Nationals brand rocked, but Mallee voters give Anne Webster a chance". sunraysiadaily.com.au. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Australian election: Ten things", BBC News, 5 September 2013
  3. ^ Mallee, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°43′08″S 142°10′41″E / 35.719°S 142.178°E / -35.719; 142.178