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Division of Lingiari

The Division of Lingiari is an Australian electoral division in the Northern Territory.

Lingiari
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Lingiari in the Northern Territory, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created2001
MPWarren Snowdon
PartyLabor
NamesakeVincent Lingiari
Electors70,023 (2019)
Area1,352,371 km2 (522,153.4 sq mi)
DemographicRural

HistoryEdit

 
Vincent Lingiari (on left), the division's namesake with Gough Whitlam

The division was named after prominent Aboriginal rights activist Vincent Lingiari AM (1908–1988), who was a member of the Gurindji nation. Other divisions named after Aboriginal Australians are Bennelong in New South Wales, Blair and Bonner in Queensland, and Cooper and Nicholls in Victoria.

The division was one of the two established when the former Division of Northern Territory was redistributed on 21 December 2000. It covers almost the entire Territory—except for the area around Darwin, which is covered by the Division of Solomon—an area of 1,347,849 square kilometres (520,407 sq mi). It is the second largest electorate in terms of area in Australia, the largest being the Division of Durack in Western Australia. The division also includes the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.[1] For its entire existence, it has been held by Warren Snowdon of the Australian Labor Party, who transferred there after the Division of Northern Territory was abolished.[1]

At the time of the 2004 election, there were 58,205 people enrolled to vote in Lingiari, making it one of the least populous divisions in Australia. It has the largest indigenous population in Australia; as of the 2013 election, 42.7 percent of the population was indigenous.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Warren Snowdon
(1950–)
Labor 10 November 2001
present
Previously held the Division of Northern Territory. Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Lingiari[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Warren Snowdon 21,698 44.80 +5.04
Country Liberal Jacinta Price 17,875 36.91 +5.03
Greens George Hanna 3,991 8.24 +0.50
Independent Hamish MacFarlane 2,123 4.38 +4.38
Rise Up Australia Regina McCarthy 1,380 2.85 −0.57
United Australia Daniel Hodgson 1,367 2.82 +2.82
Total formal votes 48,434 94.95 +2.75
Informal votes 2,575 5.05 −2.75
Turnout 51,009 72.85 −1.11
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Warren Snowdon 26,863 55.46 −2.73
Country Liberal Jacinta Price 21,571 44.54 +2.73
Labor hold Swing −2.73

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Profile of the electoral division of Lingiari (NT)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lingiari, NT, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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