Division of Hasluck

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

Hasluck
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Hasluck in Western Australia, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created2001
MPKen Wyatt
PartyLiberal
NamesakeSir Paul Hasluck and Dame Alexandra Hasluck
Electors98,623 (2019)
Area1,192 km2 (460.2 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

HistoryEdit

 
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.

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.

GeographyEdit

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.

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.

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.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Sharryn Jackson
(1962–)
Labor 10 November 2001
9 October 2004
Lost seat
    Stuart Henry
(1946–)
Liberal 9 October 2004
24 November 2007
Lost seat
    Sharryn Jackson
(1962–)
Labor 24 November 2007
21 August 2010
Lost seat
    Ken Wyatt
(1952–)
Liberal 21 August 2010
present
Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Electoral resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Hasluck[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ken Wyatt 36,737 43.62 −1.33
Labor James Martin 25,794 30.63 −4.63
Greens Lee-Anne Miles 9,648 11.46 −1.20
One Nation Tim Orr 4,445 5.28 +5.28
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Fiona White-Hartig 2,441 2.90 +2.90
United Australia Mike Dale 1,929 2.29 +2.29
Christians Brady Williams 1,678 1.99 −1.45
Western Australia Stephen Phelan 1,546 1.84 +1.84
Total formal votes 84,218 94.52 −1.44
Informal votes 4,880 5.48 +1.44
Turnout 89,098 90.34 +1.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ken Wyatt 46,494 55.21 +3.16
Labor James Martin 37,724 44.79 −3.16
Liberal hold Swing +3.16

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 31°59′49″S 116°00′29″E / 31.997°S 116.008°E / -31.997; 116.008