Division of Corio
The Division of Corio is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was one of the first 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named for Corio Bay. It covers an area of 989 km2 based on the city of Geelong. In the past it has also included parts of the western suburbs of Melbourne.
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Corio (green) in Victoria
|Area||815 km2 (314.7 sq mi)|
|William Kendell||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1914|
|Richard Casey||United Australia||1931–1940|
Its famous members include Richard Crouch who was the youngest member of the first parliament, and later gave money to set up the Prime Ministers Avenue in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Richard Casey, a leading Cabinet member in the 1930s and later Governor-General. Hubert Opperman was a former cycling champion and a minister in the Menzies Government. Gordon Scholes was Speaker during the Whitlam Government and a minister in the Hawke Government. In 2007, Labor party changed its candidate for the next election. Gavan O'Connor resigned and sat as an independent and unsuccessfully stood in the 2007 election. Richard Marles was ACTU Assistant Secretary and Minister for Trade in the Rudd Government.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Corio (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.