Division of Farrer

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Farrer
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of FARRER 2016.png
Division of Farrer in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created1949
MP Sussan Ley
Party Liberal
Namesake William Farrer
Electors 115,659 (2019)
Area126,590 km2 (48,876.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Farrer 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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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.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In December 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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History

William Farrer, the division's namesake William Farrer gnangarra PD pre 1906.jpg
William Farrer, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, an agricultural scientist.

William Farrer Australian agronomist and plant breeder

William James Farrer was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder. Farrer is best remembered as the originator of the "Federation" strain of wheat, distributed in 1903. His work resulted in significant improvements in both the quality and crop yields of Australia's national wheat harvest, a contribution for which he earned the title 'father of the Australian wheat industry'.

The division is located in the far south-western area of the state and includes Albury, Corowa, Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, Deniliquin, Hay, Balranald and Wentworth.

Albury City in New South Wales, Australia

Albury is a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Albury is the seat of local government for the council area which also bears the city's name – the City of Albury.

Corowa Town in New South Wales, Australia

Corowa is a town in the state of New South Wales in Australia. It is on the bank of the Murray River, the border between New South Wales and Victoria, opposite the Victorian town of Wahgunyah. It is the largest town in the Federation Council and was the administrative centre of the former Corowa Shire. The name could have derived from an Aboriginal word referring to the curra pine which yielded gum used by Aborigines to fasten the heads of spears to the shafts. Another translation is rocky river.

Narrandera Town in New South Wales, Australia

Narrandera until around 1949 also spelled "Narandera", is a town located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia. The town lies on the junction of the Newell and Sturt highways, adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River, and it is considered the gateway to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. At the 2016 census, Narrandera had a population of 3,746 people.

The sitting member, since the 2001 election, is Sussan Ley, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia. [1]

2001 Australian federal election election

The 2001 Australian Federal election was held in Australia on 10 November 2001. All 150 seats in the House of Representatives and 40 seats in the 76-member Senate were up for election. The incumbent Liberal Party of Australia led by Prime Minister of Australia John Howard and coalition partner the National Party of Australia led by John Anderson defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Kim Beazley.

Sussan Ley Australian politician

Sussan Penelope Ley is an Australian Liberal Party politician serving as Minister of the Environment since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Farrer since 2001.

Liberal Party of Australia Australian political party

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).

It has always been a safe non-Labor seat, alternating between the Liberal Party and the National Party. All four of its members have gone on to serve in cabinet, most notably Tim Fischer, leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999 and Deputy Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the first half of the Howard Government.

The National Party of Australia is an Australian political party. Traditionally representing graziers, farmers, and rural voters generally, it began as the Australian Country Party in 1920 at a federal level. It would later briefly adopt the name National Country Party in 1975, before adopting its current name in 1982.

Tim Fischer Australian politician, 10th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Timothy Andrew Fischer, is a former Australian politician and diplomat who served as leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999. He was Deputy Prime Minister in the Howard Government from 1996 to 1999.

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia is the second-most senior officer in the Government of Australia. The office of Deputy Prime Minister was officially created as a ministerial portfolio in 1968, although the title had been used informally for many years previously. The Deputy Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister. When Australia has a Labor Government, the deputy leader of the parliamentary party holds the position of Deputy Prime Minister. When Australia has a Coalition Government, the Coalition Agreement mandates that all Coalition members support the leader of the Liberal Party becoming Prime Minister and mandates that the leader of the National Party be selected as Deputy Prime Minister.

Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  DavidFairbairn1963.jpg David Fairbairn
(1917–1994)
Liberal 10 December 1949
11 November 1975
Served as minister under Menzies, Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon. Retired
  No image.svg Wal Fife
(1929–2017)
Liberal 13 December 1975
1 December 1984
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Wagga Wagga. Served as minister under Fraser. Transferred to the Division of Hume
  Tim Fischer.jpg Tim Fischer
(1946–)
Nationals 1 December 1984
8 October 2001
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Murray. Served as minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Howard. Retired
  Sussan Ley Portrait 2011.JPG Sussan Ley
(1961–)
Liberal 10 November 2001
present
Served as minister under Abbott and Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Election results

2019 Australian federal election: Farrer [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Sussan Ley 49,31650.71−7.16
Independent Kevin Mack19,92620.49+20.49
Labor Kieran Drabsch14,23614.64−3.47
Greens Dean Moss4,5294.66−3.56
United Australia Michael Rose4,1474.26+4.26
Sustainable Australia Ross Hamilton1,4291.47+1.47
Christian Democrats Philip Langfield1,3271.36−2.24
Independent Brian Mills1,2551.29−2.99
Liberal Democrats Mark Ellis1,0841.11+1.11
Total formal votes97,24990.87−2.73
Informal votes9,7689.13+2.73
Turnout 107,01792.64+0.01
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 67,90869.83−0.70
Labor Kieran Drabsch29,34130.17+0.70
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 59,26060.94−9.59
Independent Kevin Mack37,98939.06+39.06
Liberal hold Swing N/A

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References

  1. Johnston, David (31 January 2013). "Ley now the third longest serving in Farrer". The Border Mail . Fairfax Media . Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. Farrer, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

Coordinates: 32°30′04″S143°18′40″E / 32.501°S 143.311°E / -32.501; 143.311