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
Division of Hasluck 2022.png
Division of Hasluck in Western Australia, as of the 2021 redistribution.
Created2001
MPTania Lawrence
PartyLabor
NamesakeSir Paul Hasluck and Dame Alexandra Hasluck
Electors117,642 (2022)
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 was the first Indigenous Australian member of the House of Representatives.

GeographyEdit

Federal electoral division boundaries in Australia are determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[3]

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,[4] 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.

In August 2021, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced a number of changes to the boundaries of Hasluck. The Gosnells suburbs of Beckenham, Kenwick and Maddington, along with the seat's portion of Gosnells, were transferred to the electorate of Canning, thus removing the City of Gosnells from Hasluck entirely. In addition, the Kalamunda suburbs of Maida Vale and Wattle Grove, along with the seat's portion of Forrestfield, were transferred to the electorate of Swan. Hasluck consequently gained a large portion of the City of Swan from the seat of Pearce, including the suburbs of Aveley, Baskerville, Belhus, Brabham, Brigadoon, Dayton, Ellenbrook, Henley Brook, Herne Hill, Millendon, The Vines, Upper Swan, West Swan and Whiteman, a portion of Lexia, and the remainder of Middle Swan and Red Hill, also gaining the suburb of Bennett Springs from the seat of Cowan. These boundary changes took place as of the 2022 election.[5]

On its current (2022) boundaries, the Division of Hasluck includes the following suburbs:[6]

City of Swan Shire of Mundaring City of Kalamunda

* 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
21 May 2022
Served as minister under Turnbull and Morrison. Lost seat
    Tania Lawrence Labor 21 May 2022
present
Incumbent

Electoral resultsEdit

2022 Australian federal election: Hasluck[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tania Lawrence 39,144 39.73 +9.41
Liberal Ken Wyatt 32,889 33.39 −10.59
Greens Brendan Sturcke 10,826 10.99 +0.24
One Nation Ian Monck 3,783 3.84 −2.29
Independent Jeanene Williams 3,318 3.37 +3.37
United Australia Will Scott 2,973 3.02 +0.79
Western Australia Pauline Clark 2,561 2.60 +1.00
Australian Federation Marijanna Smith 1,739 1.77 +1.77
Liberal Democrats Steven McCreanor 1,280 1.30 +1.30
Total formal votes 98,513 94.46 +0.16
Informal votes 5,782 5.54 −0.16
Turnout 104,295 88.74 −0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tania Lawrence 55,166 56.00 +11.89
Liberal Ken Wyatt 43,347 44.00 −11.89
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +11.89
Primary vote results in Hasluck (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Liberal
  Labor
  Greens
  One Nation
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
Two-candidate-preferred results in Hasluck

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. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Restribution of Western Australia into Electoral Divisions - January 2016" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission.
  5. ^ https://www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions/2021/wa/files/redistribution-of-western-australia-into-electoral-divisions-august-2021.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  6. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Hasluck (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ Hasluck, WA, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

External linksEdit

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