Division of Shortland
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||265 km2 (102.3 sq mi)|
The division closely follows the west coast of the Tasman Sea, on average extending only 5 or 10 kilometres (3.1 or 6.2 mi) inland. Much of the western boundary is formed by Lake Macquarie. Shortland covers an area from Highfields, Cardiff and Boolaroo in the north to Budgewoi and San Remo in the south.
The seat has been held by Labor since its creation; like most seats in the Hunter Region, it has usually been reasonably safe for that party. The Hunter is one of the few non-metropolitan regions where Labor usually does well.
|Labor||10 December 1949 –
2 November 1972
|Labor||2 December 1972 –
31 August 1998
|Served as minister under Hawke. Retired|
|Labor||3 October 1998 –
9 May 2016
|Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Swansea. Retired|
|Labor||2 July 2016 –
|Previously held the Division of Charlton. Incumbent|
|United Australia||Dani Rifai||4,532||4.53||+4.53|
|Animal Justice||Bryan McGrath||3,596||3.60||+3.60|
|Sustainable Australia||Susan Newbury||3,097||3.10||+3.10|
|Christian Democrats||Xing Yu||2,010||2.01||−2.15|
|Total formal votes||99,980||93.59||−1.70|
- Shortland, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.