Division of Calwell

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Calwell
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Calwell 2010.png
Division of Calwell (green) in Victoria
Created 1984
MP Maria Vamvakinou
Party Labor
Namesake Arthur Calwell
Electors 101,342 (2010)
Area 504 km2 (194.6 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Arthur Calwell

The Division of Calwell is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was created in 1984 and is named for Arthur Calwell,[1] who was Minister for Immigration 1945-1949 and Leader of the Australian Labor Party 1960-1967.

It covers an area of 175 km2 in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and the boundary was last changed in 2010.[2] It includes Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Sunbury and Tullamarine.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Andrew Theophanous Labor 1984–2000
  Independent 2000–2001
  Maria Vamvakinou Labor 2001–present

Andrew Theophanous left the ALP in 2000 after claims he was taking bribes. He stood for the seat at the 2001 election as an independent but was defeated. He became the first Australian politician to be put in prison for bribery.[3]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Calwell (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. "Current federal electoral divisions". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  3. "Theophanous released from prison - National - www.theage.com.au". theage.com.au. 4 February 2004. Retrieved 30 October 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 37°35′20″S 144°49′30″E / 37.589°S 144.825°E / -37.589; 144.825