Division of Page

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Page 2010.png
Division of Page (green) within New South Wales
Created 1984
MP Kevin Hogan
Party The Nationals
Namesake Sir Earle Page
Electors 95,710 (2013)[1]
Area 16,143 km2 (6,232.8 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Page is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the far north-east of the state, adjoining the border with Queensland and the Tasman Sea. The division is named after the Right Honourable Sir Earle Page, the first leader of the Country Party of Australia and the caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after the death of Joseph Lyons in 1939. The division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 October 1984, and was first contested at the 1984 federal election.

The division includes the towns of Ballina, Lismore, Casino, Grafton, Tyringham, Bonalbo, Nimbin and Iluka. Originally, much of its current territory (including Page's home of Grafton) was located in neighboring Cowper, which Page represented from 1919 to 1961.

The current Member for Page, since the 2013 federal election, is Kevin Hogan, a member of the The Nationals.


The seat is a bellwether seat, swinging between the National Party and the Labor Party. It was previously held by Ian Causley, the Deputy Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives. Causley retired at the 2007 election, and Chris Gulaptis, a former Mayor of Maclean, was endorsed as the Nationals' candidate. Labor selected Janelle Saffin, a former member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, who took the seat with a swing of around 8 per cent. Saffin increased her majority in 2010, however was defeated in 2013 by the Nationals' Kevin Hogan, who won with a swing of 6.71 per cent.


Member Party Term
  Ian Robinson National 1984–1990
  Harry Woods Labor 1990–1996
  Ian Causley National 1996–2007
  Janelle Saffin Labor 2007–2013
  Kevin Hogan National 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Page[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Kevin Hogan 40,088 46.65 +4.18
Labor Janelle Saffin 33,336 38.79 −6.94
Greens Desley Banks 5,601 6.52 −2.06
Palmer United Stephen Janes 4,135 4.81 +4.81
Christian Democrats Carol Ordish 1,394 1.62 +1.62
One Nation Rod Smith 1,381 1.61 +1.61
Total formal votes 85,935 95.32 −0.29
Informal votes 4,223 4.68 +0.29
Turnout 90,158 94.20 −0.46
Two-party-preferred result
National Kevin Hogan 45,134 52.52 +6.71
Labor Janelle Saffin 40,801 47.48 −6.71
National gain from Labor Swing +6.71


  1. ^ a b "NSW Division - Page, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°16′30″S 152°48′14″E / 29.275°S 152.804°E / -29.275; 152.804