Division of Hasluck

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Hasluck
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of HASLUCK 2016.png
Division of Hasluck in Western Australia, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created2001
MP Ken Wyatt
Party Liberal
Namesake Sir Paul Hasluck and Dame Alexandra Hasluck
Electors 98,623 (2019)
Area1,192 km2 (460.2 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Hasluck is an electoral division of the Australian House of Representatives, located in Western Australia.

Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives federal electorates in Australia

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.

Western Australia State in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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History

Sir Paul and Dame Alexandra Hasluck (on right), the division's namesakes with Queen Juliana of the Netherlands V.l.n.r. koningin Juliana, minister Hasluck en mevrouw Hasluck, Bestanddeelnr 911-2797.jpg
Sir Paul and Dame Alexandra Hasluck (on right), the division's namesakes with Queen Juliana of the Netherlands

The division was proclaimed at a redistribution of Western Australia's electoral divisions on 20 November 2000, [1] and first contested at the 2001 federal election. The eponyms of the division are Sir Paul Hasluck, the member for the Division of Curtin in the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1969 [2] and subsequently the Governor-General of Australia from 1969 to 1974, and his wife, Dame Alexandra Hasluck, an author.

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.

Eponym Someone or something after which something is named

An eponym is a person, place, or thing after whom or after which something is named, or believed to be named. The adjectives derived from eponym include eponymous and eponymic. For example, Elizabeth I of England is the eponym of the Elizabethan era, and "the eponymous founder of the Ford Motor Company" refers to Henry Ford. Recently, especially in the recorded-music industry, eponymous has been used to mean "named after its central character or creator".

Paul Hasluck Governor-General of Australia

Sir Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck, was an Australian statesman who served as the 17th Governor-General of Australia, in office from 1969 to 1974. Prior to that, he was a Liberal Party politician, holding ministerial office continuously from 1951 to 1969.

Hasluck is a marginal seat and changed hands between the Labor Party and Liberal Party at the first four elections it was contested. At the 2013 federal election there was a swing towards the incumbent Liberal member Ken Wyatt, breaking this pattern. Wyatt is the first Indigenous Australian member of the House of Representatives.

A marginal seat or swing seat is a constituency held with a small majority in a legislative election, generally one conducted under a single-winner voting system. In Canada, they may be known as target ridings. The opposite is a safe seat.

2013 Australian federal election Election held on 7 September 2013

The 2013 Australianfederal election to elect the members of the 44th Parliament of Australia took place on 7 September 2013. The centre-right Liberal/National Coalition opposition led by Opposition leader Tony Abbott of the Liberal Party of Australia and Coalition partner the National Party of Australia, led by Warren Truss, defeated the incumbent centre-left Labor Party government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd by a 17-seat 3.6 percentage point two-party swing resulting in a landslide win for the Coalition. Labor had been in government for 6 years since first being elected in the 2007 election .This election marked the end of the 6 year Rudd-Gillard Labor government and the start of the current Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Liberal-National Coalition government. Abbott was sworn in by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, as Australia's 28th Prime Minister on 18 September 2013, along with the Abbott Ministry and the members of the House of Representatives. The 44th Parliament of Australia opened on 12 November 2013, which is taken to be the commencement of the term of members of the House of Representatives. The new senators were sworn in by the next Governor-General Peter Cosgrove on 7 July 2014, with their six-year terms commencing on 1 July.

Ken Wyatt Australian politician

Kenneth George Wyatt is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2010, representing the Division of Hasluck for the Liberal Party. He is the first Indigenous Australian elected to the House of Representatives, the first to serve as a government minister, and the first appointed to cabinet. Wyatt was appointed Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health in the Turnbull Government in January 2017, after previously serving as an assistant minister since September 2015. He was elevated to cabinet in May 2019 as Minister for Indigenous Australians in the Morrison Government.

Geography

From its creation at the 2001 election to the 2013 election, the Division of Hasluck was a north-south arc across Perth's eastern suburbs from Southern River/Gosnells (in the City of Gosnells) in the south to Caversham/Midland (in the City of Swan) in the north. It also incorporated the more urbanised western parts of what was then the Shire of Kalamunda, such as Forrestfield and Kalamunda, and the Shire of Mundaring.

Perth City in Western Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.

Southern River, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Southern River is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Gosnells.

Gosnells, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Gosnells is a suburb located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells is approx. 20 kilometres south-east of Perth CBD.

In the redistribution prior to the 2016 election, [3] the Division of Hasluck ceded its portion of the City of Gosnells south of the Canning River to the newly created Division of Burt and the suburb of High Wycombe to the Division of Swan, among other changes. In turn, it gained most of the less urbanised areas of what was then the Shire of Kalamunda, the remainder of the Shire of Mundaring and further territory in the City of Swan from the Division of Pearce. As a result of adding in more rural and semi-rural areas, the area of the Division of Hasluck increased from 245 km2 to 1,192 km2.

2016 Australian federal election Election held on 2 July 2016

The 2016 Australian federal election was a double dissolution election held on Saturday 2 July to elect all 226 members of the 45th Parliament of Australia, after an extended eight-week official campaign period. It was the first double dissolution election since the 1987 election and the first under a new voting system for the Senate that replaced group voting tickets with optional preferential voting.

City of Gosnells Local government area in Western Australia

The City of Gosnells is a local government area in the southeastern suburbs of the Western Australian capital city of Perth, located northwest of Armadale and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Perth's central business district. The City covers an area of 128 square kilometres (49.42 sq mi), much of which is state forest rising into the Darling Scarp to the east, and had a population of approximately 118,000 at the 2016 Census.

Canning River (Western Australia) river in Western Australia

The Canning River is a major tributary of the Swan River in south western Western Australia.

On its current (2016) boundaries, the Division of Hasluck includes the following suburbs: [4]

City of Swan Shire of Mundaring City of Kalamunda City of Gosnells

* Split between Hasluck and Pearce.
** Split between Hasluck and Canning.
*** Split between Hasluck and Swan.

Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  No image.svg Sharryn Jackson
(1962–)
Labor 10 November 2001
9 October 2004
Lost seat
  No image.svg Stuart Henry
(1946–)
Liberal 9 October 2004
24 November 2007
Lost seat
  No image.svg Sharryn Jackson
(1962–)
Labor 24 November 2007
21 August 2010
Lost seat
  Ken Wyatt cropped.jpg Ken Wyatt
(1952–)
Liberal 21 August 2010
present
Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Electoral results

2019 Australian federal election: Hasluck [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Ken Wyatt 36,73743.62−1.33
Labor James Martin25,79430.63−4.63
Greens Lee-Anne Miles9,64811.46−1.20
One Nation Tim Orr4,4455.28+5.28
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Fiona White-Hartig2,4412.90+2.90
United Australia Mike Dale1,9292.29+2.29
Christians Brady Williams1,6781.99−1.45
Western Australia Stephen Phelan1,5461.84+1.84
Total formal votes84,21894.52−1.44
Informal votes4,8805.48+1.44
Turnout 89,09890.34+1.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ken Wyatt 46,49455.21+3.16
Labor James Martin37,72444.79−3.16
Liberal hold Swing +3.16

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References

  1. "2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report". 2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report. Australian Electoral Commission. 20 November 2000. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. "Australian Electoral Commission - Profile of the Division of Curtin".
  3. "Restribution of Western Australia into Electoral Divisions - January 2016" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission.
  4. "Profile of the electoral division of Hasluck (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission . Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  5. Hasluck, WA, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

Coordinates: 31°59′49″S116°00′29″E / 31.997°S 116.008°E / -31.997; 116.008