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The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the far north-west of the state, adjoining the border with South Australia in the west, and the Murray River (which forms the border with New South Wales) in the north. At 81,962 square kilometres (31,646 sq mi), it is the largest Division in Victoria. It includes the centres of Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal, and Horsham.

Mallee
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mallee 2019.png
Division of Mallee in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1949
MPJason Modica
PartyIndependant
NamesakeThe Mallee
Electors113,778 (2019)
Area81,962 km2 (31,645.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

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HistoryEdit

 
The Mallee, a region in Victoria from which the division takes its name from

The division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 election. It was named after the Mallee region of Victoria, in which the division is located, which itself is named after the mallee variety of eucalyptus. Note that the division also includes the Wimmera region of Victoria, which is why the title of the sitting member's newsletter is Wimmera Mallee News.

Mallee has always been a safe Country/National seat. It is currently the safest Coalition seat in federal parliament and also the safest seat in the entire parliament as of the 2010 election, with a 24-point swing required for Labor to win it. In the 2013 election, however, a Liberal Party candidate stood against the Country/National Party, making it a contest between Coalition parties.[1]

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Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Mallee[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Anne Webster 25,729 28.93 −26.99
Liberal Serge Petrovich 16,243 18.26 +11.17
Labor Carole Hart 13,740 15.45 −7.09
Independent Jason Modica 8,701 9.78 +9.78
Independent Ray Kingston 8,239 9.26 +9.26
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Dan Straub 5,082 5.71 +5.71
United Australia Rick Millar 2,925 3.29 +3.29
Greens Nicole Rowan 2,799 3.15 −3.86
Independent Cecilia Moar 2,549 2.87 +2.87
Conservative National Rick Grosvenor 1,234 1.39 +1.39
Rise Up Australia Philip Mollison 868 0.98 −3.50
Science Leigh Firman 443 0.50 +0.50
CEC Chris Lahy 392 0.44 −1.23
Total formal votes 88,944 89.97 −5.28
Informal votes 9,917 10.03 +5.28
Turnout 98,861 86.89 −7.43
Two-party-preferred result
National Anne Webster 59,225 66.59 −3.21
Labor Carole Hart 29,719 33.41 +3.21
National hold Swing −3.21

Results are not final. Last updated 5:30pm AEST on 25 May 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australian election: Ten things", BBC News, 5 September 2013
  2. ^ Mallee, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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