Division of Chifley

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Chifley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of CHIFLEY 2016.png
Division of Chifley in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created1969
MP Ed Husic
Party Labor
Namesake Ben Chifley
Electors 112,069 (2019)
Area126 km2 (48.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Chifley is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.

Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives federal electorates in Australia

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History

Ben Chifley, the division's namesake Benchifley.jpg
Ben Chifley, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1969 and is named for Ben Chifley, who was Prime Minister of Australia 194549.

Ben Chifley Australian politician, 16th Prime Minister of Australia

Joseph Benedict Chifley was an Australian politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1945 to 1949. He was leader of the Labor Party from 1945 until his death.

Prime Minister of Australia executive head of the Government of Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of Australia. The individual who holds the office is the most senior Minister of State, the leader of the Federal Cabinet. The Prime Minister also has the responsibility of administering the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and is the chair of the National Security Committee and the Council of Australian Governments. The office of Prime Minister is not mentioned in the Constitution of Australia but exists through Westminster political convention. The individual who holds the office is commissioned by the Governor-General of Australia and at the Governor-General's pleasure subject to the Constitution of Australia and constitutional conventions.

Chifley has been won by the Labor Party at every federal election since its creation in 1969, and at the 2007 federal election was one of Labor's safest seats. [1] The Member for Chifley, since the 2010 federal election, is Ed Husic, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

2007 Australian federal election election

A federal election was held in Australia on 24 November 2007. All 150 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 of the seats in the 76-member Senate were up for election. The election featured a 39-day campaign, with 13.6 million Australians enrolled to vote.

2010 Australian federal election general election

A federal election was held on Saturday, 21 August 2010 for members of the 43rd Parliament of Australia. The incumbent centre-left Australian Labor Party led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard won a second term against the opposition centre-right Liberal Party of Australia led by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, after Labor formed a minority government with the support of three independent MPs and one Australian Greens MP.

Ed Husic is an Australian politician who is a member of the Australian House of Representatives, elected to represent the seat of Chifley in western Sydney for the Australian Labor Party at the 2010 federal election.

Boundaries

Four of the candidates who stood for election for the Division of Chifley at the 2007 federal election address electors at a public meeting in Shalvey on 11 November 2007. They are (seated at rear) Roger Price (ALP), Dave Vincent (CDP), James Cogan (Socialist) and (standing) John Forrester (Greens) Chifley candiidates meeting nov 2007.jpg
Four of the candidates who stood for election for the Division of Chifley at the 2007 federal election address electors at a public meeting in Shalvey on 11 November 2007. They are (seated at rear) Roger Price (ALP), Dave Vincent (CDP), James Cogan (Socialist) and (standing) John Forrester (Greens)

The division is located in the western suburbs of Sydney. On its original boundaries it was based on Blacktown, but now includes the suburbs of Bidwill, Blackett, Bungarribee, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot, and Woodcroft; as well as parts of Arndell Park, Blacktown, Eastern Creek, Huntingwood, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, and Schofields.

Western Sydney is a major region of Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It has a number of different definitions, although the one consistently used is the region composed of the nine local government authorities which are all members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC). The NSW Government's Office of Western Sydney uses the broader Greater Western Sydney definition to refer to the region. The region lies west of Sydney in the Cumberland Plain.

Sydney State capital of New South Wales and most populous city in Australia and Oceania

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.

Blacktown Suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Blacktown is located 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. Blacktown is the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales and is one of the most multicultural places in Sydney.

Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  No image.svg John Armitage
(1920–2009)
Labor 25 October 1969
4 February 1983
Previously held the Division of Mitchell. Retired
  No image.svg Russ Gorman
(1926–2017)
Labor 5 March 1983
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Greenway
  Roger Price Portrait 2007.jpg Roger Price
(1945–)
Labor 1 December 1984
19 July 2010
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Rudd and Gillard. Retired
  No image.svg Ed Husic
(1970–)
Labor 21 August 2010
present
Incumbent

Election results

2019 Australian federal election: Chifley [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor Ed Husic 49,41854.30−6.79
Liberal Livingston Chettipally25,41127.92+5.26
Christian Democrats Josh Green5,8596.44−2.70
Greens Brent Robertson4,6045.06+0.52
United Australia Joseph O'Connor4,1334.54+4.54
Independent Ammar Khan1,5811.74−0.82
Total formal votes91,00690.34−1.32
Informal votes9,7289.66+1.32
Turnout 100,73489.96+0.08
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ed Husic 56,76162.37−6.82
Liberal Livingston Chettipally34,24537.63+6.82
Labor hold Swing −6.82

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References

  1. "House of Representatives: Two party preferred by division". Election 2007. Australian Electoral Commission. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. Chifley, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

Coordinates: 33°44′06″S150°50′17″E / 33.735°S 150.838°E / -33.735; 150.838

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