Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||773 km2 (298.5 sq mi)|
The Division of Corio is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. Named for Corio Bay, it has always been based on the city of Geelong, although in the past it stretched as far east as the outer western suburbs of Melbourne.
In Australia, electoral districts for the Australian House of Representatives are called divisions or more commonly referred to as electorates or seats. There are currently 151 single-member electorates for the Australian House of Representatives.
The states and territories are the first-level administrative divisions of the Commonwealth of Australia. They are the second level of government in Australia, located between the federal and local government tiers.
Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.
The current Member for Corio, since the 2007 federal election, is Richard Marles, the current Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party.
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.
Richard Donald Marles is an Australian Labor Party politician serving as Deputy Leader of the Labor Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Corio since 2007.
The Australian Labor Party is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 election. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in the states of Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and in both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state levels. It is the oldest political party in Australia.
For most of the first seven decades after Federation, it was a marginal seat that frequently changed hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties. However, Labor has held it without interruption since a 1967 by-election, and since the 1980s it has been one of Labor's safest non-metropolitan seats. Presently, the Liberals need a 10 percent swing to win it, up from 7.7 percent at the time the writs were dropped for the 2016 election.
A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Corio on 22 July 1967. This was triggered by the resignation of Liberal Party MP Hubert Opperman.
The Liberal Party of Australia is a major centre-right political party in Australia, one of the two major parties in Australian politics, along with the centre-left Australian Labor Party (ALP). It was founded in 1944 as the successor to the United Australia Party (UAP).
Its most prominent members have been Richard Casey, a leading Cabinet member in the 1930s and later Governor-General; John Dedman, a Chifley government minister; Hubert Opperman, a former cycling champion and a minister in the Menzies government; and Gordon Scholes, who was Speaker during the Whitlam government and a minister in the Hawke government.
Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey was an Australian statesman who served as the 16th Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1965 to 1969. He was also a distinguished army officer, longserving cabinet minister, Ambassador to the United States, member of Churchill's War Cabinet, and Governor of Bengal.
The Cabinet of Australia is the Australian Government's council of senior ministers of the Crown, responsible to Parliament. Ministers are appointed by the Governor-General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who serve at the former's pleasure. Cabinet meetings are strictly private and occur once a week where vital issues are discussed and policy formulated. The Cabinet is also composed of a number of Cabinet committees focused on governance and specific policy issues. Outside the Cabinet there is an Outer Ministry and also a number of Assistant Ministers, responsible for a specific policy area and reporting directly to a senior Cabinet minister of their portfolio. The Cabinet, the Outer Ministry, and the Assistant Ministers collectively form the full Commonwealth Ministry of the government of the day.
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The division comprises an area of 773 square kilometres (298 sq mi) from the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, stretching to the north of Geelong and inland. Besides Geelong, it includes Avalon, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Belmont, Breakwater, Corio, Drumcondra, Fyansford, East Geelong, North Geelong, South Geelong, Geelong West, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Highton, Lara, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Moolap, Newcomb, Norlane, North Shore, Portarlington, St Albans Park, Rippleside and Whittington; and parts of Anakie, Batesford, Clifton Springs, Fyansford, Leopold, Newtown, and Thomson.
Port Phillip , is a port in southern Victoria, Australia. It is nearly surrounded by the city of Melbourne and its suburbs. Geographically, the port covers 1,930 square kilometres and the shore stretches roughly 264 km (164 mi). Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the port is navigable. The deepest portion is only 24 metres (79 ft), and half the region is shallower than 8 m (26 ft). The volume of the water in the port is around 25 cubic kilometres (6.0 cu mi).
Avalon is a locality situated north east of Geelong, Victoria. Its local government area is the City of Greater Geelong and its Ward is Windermere. It is located on the northern shore of Corio Bay to the southwest of the state's capital city of Melbourne.
Bell Park is a residential suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It is located 3 km north-west of the Geelong city centre and is bordered to the north by the Ballarat rail line, to the east by Thompson Road, to the south by the Midland Highway and to the west by Anakie Road.
| Richard Crouch |
|Protectionist|| 29 March 1901 –|
26 May 1909
|Lost seat. Later elected to the Division of Corangamite in 1929|
|Commonwealth Liberal||26 May 1909 –|
13 April 1910
| Alfred Ozanne |
|Labor|| 13 April 1910 –|
31 May 1913
| William Kendell |
|Commonwealth Liberal|| 31 May 1913 –|
5 September 1914
|Lost seat. Later elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1916|
| Alfred Ozanne |
|Labor|| 5 September 1914 –|
5 May 1917
| John Lister |
|Nationalist|| 5 May 1917 –|
12 October 1929
| Arthur Lewis |
|Labor|| 12 October 1929 –|
19 December 1931
| Richard Casey |
|United Australia|| 19 December 1931 –|
30 January 1940
|Served as minister under Lyons, Page and Menzies. Resigned in order to become the Australian Ambassador to the United States. Later elected to the Division of La Trobe in 1949|
| John Dedman |
|Labor|| 2 March 1940 –|
10 December 1949
|Served as minister under Curtin, Forde and Chifley. Lost seat|
| Hubert Opperman |
|Liberal|| 10 December 1949 –|
10 June 1967
|Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Menzies. Served as minister under Menzies and Holt. Resigned to become the High Commissioner to Malta|
| Gordon Scholes |
|Labor|| 22 July 1967 –|
8 February 1993
|Served as Speaker during the Whitlam and Fraser Governments. Served as minister under Hawke. Retired|
| Gavan O'Connor |
|Labor|| 13 March 1993 –|
18 October 2007
|Lost preselection and then lost seat|
|Independent||18 October 2007 –|
24 November 2007
| Richard Marles |
|Labor|| 24 November 2007 –|
|Served as minister under Rudd. Incumbent|
|United Australia||Desmond Sanborn||5,414||5.48||+5.48|
|Total formal votes||98,752||96.44||+1.10|
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia. Geelong is 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. It is the second largest Victorian city, with an estimated urban population of 192,393 as of June 2016.
The City of Greater Geelong is a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, located in the western part of the state. It covers an area of 1,247 square kilometres (481 sq mi) and, at the 2016 Census, had a population of 233,429. It is primarily urban with the vast majority of its population living in the Greater Geelong urban area, while other significant settlements within the LGA include Anakie, Balliang, Barwon Heads, Batesford, Ceres, Clifton Springs, Drysdale, Lara, Ocean Grove, Portarlington and St Leonards. It was formed in 1993 from the amalgamation of the Rural City of Bellarine, Shire of Corio, City of Geelong, City of Geelong West, City of Newtown, City of South Barwon, and parts of Shire of Barrabool and Shire of Bannockburn.
The Division of Corangamite is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It is named for Lake Corangamite, although the lake no longer falls within the division's boundaries.
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