Division of Gorton
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir John Gorton|
|Area||540 km2 (208.5 sq mi)|
The division was created in 2004 to replace the abolished Division of Burke, and is named for Sir John Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. Gorton is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne, including the suburbs of Aintree, Albanvale, Brookfield, Bonnie Brook, Burnside, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Cobblebank, Deanside, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Grangefields, Harkness, Hillside, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Strathtulloh, Taylors Hill and Thornhill Park; parts of Deer Park, Derrimut, Diggers Rest and Truganina; as well as the townships of Exford, Eynesbury, and Rockbank, and parts of Mount Cottrell, Parwan, and Toolern Vale.
The constituency of Gorton features a high proportion of young families and new suburban developments in the working-class outer western suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area.
|Labor||9 October 2004 –
|Previously held the Division of Burke. Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Incumbent|
|Liberal||Nathan Di Noia||24,677||26.07||−2.69|
|United Australia||Richard Turton||7,473||7.90||+7.90|
|Total formal votes||94,641||94.08||−0.87|
|Liberal||Nathan Di Noia||32,780||34.64||+3.13|