Division of Brand

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Brand
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Brand 2010.png
Division of Brand (green) in Western Australia
Created1984
MPGary Gray
PartyLabor
NamesakeDavid Brand
Electors88,186 (2010)
Area411 km2 (158.7 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Brand is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. The division was named after Sir David Brand, a former state premier.[1] It was created in 1984 because of the large increase in population. It covers an area of 411 km² south of Perth.[1] It includes the City of Kwinana, City of Rockingham and the northern section of the City of Mandurah.[2]

According to the 2006 census, Brand is the electorate with the lowest proportion (12.6%) of residents with a university qualification.[3]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Wendy Fatin Labor 1984–1996
  Kim Beazley Labor 1996–2007
  Gary Gray Labor 2007–present

Wendy Fatin was Minister for the Arts in the early 1990s. Kim Beazley was Minister for Defence in the Hawke Government, and Deputy Prime Minister to Paul Keating. He took over the seat in 1996. He had been the member for Swan but changes in the boundaries showed he would lose it. At the 1996 election, Beazley won Brand by just 387 votes. Gary Gray is Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism and Minister for Small Business in the Rudd Government.[4]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Brand (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. See redistributed boundary at foot of map AEC Boundary Map (PDF)
  3. Brand Australian Broadcasting Corporation: 2010 Election, accessed: 22 August 2010
  4. "The Hon Gary Gray AO, MP – Parliament of Australia". aph.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 32°19′19″S 115°47′53″E / 32.322°S 115.798°E / -32.322; 115.798