Division of Banks

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Banks (green) in New South Wales
MPDavid Coleman
NamesakeSir Joseph Banks
Area49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Sir Joseph Banks

The Division of Banks is a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It was set up in 1949. It is named for Sir Joseph Banks, the British scientist who accompanied James Cook on his voyage to Australia in 1770.

The division of Banks is covers the south-western suburbs of Sydney. It includes Allawah, Blakehurst, Connells Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, South Hurstville, Kyle Bay, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Padstow Heights, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, and Penshurst, and parts of Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Carlton, Kingsgrove, Narwee, Padstow, Punchbowl, Revesby and Riverwood.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Dominic Costa Labor 1949–1969
  Vince Martin Labor 1969–1980
  John Mountford Labor 1980–1990
  Daryl Melham Labor 1990–2013
  David Coleman Liberal 2013–present

Daryl Melham was the chairman of the ALP caucus from 2004 until 2012.[1]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Benson, Simon (October 9, 2012). "PM Julia Gillard's caucus chairman Daryl Melham resigns". Herald Sun. Retrieved January 3, 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°58′01″S 151°03′58″E / 33.967°S 151.066°E / -33.967; 151.066