Division of Shortland
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||265 km2 (102.3 sq mi)|
The Division of Shortland is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after Lt John Shortland, an early explorer of the Hunter Region, and was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 federal election.
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.
|Christian Democrats||Morgan Cox||4,081||4.16||+2.59|
|Total formal votes||98,038||95.29||+1.58|
- Shortland, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.