Division of Mallee

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is in the far north-west of the state. At 70,694 square kilometres (27,295 sq mi), it is the largest Division in Victoria. It includes Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal and Horsham.[1]

Mallee
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mallee 2010.png
Division of Mallee (green) in Victoria
Created1949
MPAndrew Broad
PartyNational
NamesakeThe Mallee
Electors89,824 (2010)
Area70,694 km2 (27,295.1 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division was set up in 1949 was named after the Mallee region of Victoria, where it is located. Mallee is a variety of eucalyptus.[1] The Division also includes the Wimmera region of Victoria.

For the 2013 election, Mallee is the safest Coalition seat in federal parliament with a swing of 24% needed for it to change parties.[2]

MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Winton Turnbull Country 1949–1972
  Peter Fisher Country 1972–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1993
  John Forrest National 1993–2013 (retired)
  Andrew Broad National 2013-present

Winton Turnbull was a prisoner of war during World War Two, and held at the infamous Changi prison in Singapore.[3] He never missed a single sitting day in Parliament during his 26 years and 8 months as a member.[3]

Election resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Mallee (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. Wright, Tony (5 August 2013). "Let the battle begin for the 2013 bellwether". The Age. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Boadle, Donald (2002). "Turnbull, Sir Winton George (1899–1980)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 22 August 2013 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

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