Division of Batman

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Batman
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of BATMAN 2016.png
Division of Batman (green) in Melbourne, Victoria
Created1906
MPDavid Feeney
PartyLabor
NamesakeJohn Batman
Electors108,942 (2016)
Area66 km2 (25.5 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

The Division of Batman is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was created in 1906 and replaced the Division of Northern Melbourne. It takes its name from John Batman, one of the founders of the city of Melbourne.[1] At first it covered the inner suburbs of Carlton and Fitzroy, but as the boundaries have been changed it has moved north. It now includes Alphington, Clifton Hill , Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Jabez Coon Protectionist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Henry Beard Labor 1910–1910
  Frank Brennan Labor 1911–1931
  Samuel Dennis United Australia 1931–1934
  Frank Brennan Labor 1934–1949
  Alan Bird Labor 1949–1962
  Sam Benson Labor 1962–1966
  Independent 1966–1969
  Horrie Garrick Labor 1969–1977
  Brian Howe Labor 1977–1996
  Martin Ferguson Labor 1996–2013
  David Feeney Labor 2013-present

Brian Howe was the Deputy Prime Minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. Martin Ferguson was the leader of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) before being elected.[2] David Feeney was elected to the Australian Senate in 2007, and resigned to take up a seat in the House of Representatives.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Batman (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  2. "Tony Abbott's teary farewell to former Labor minister Martin Ferguson". heraldsun.com.au. 2013 [last update]. Retrieved 26 July 2013. Check date values in: |year= (help)

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 37°43′59″S 145°00′50″E / 37.733°S 145.014°E / -37.733; 145.014