Division of Casey

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Casey
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Casey 2010.png
Division of Casey (green) in Victoria
Created1969
MPTony Smith
PartyLiberal
NamesakeRichard Casey
Electors92,317 (2010)
Area409 km2 (157.9 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan
Lord Casey

The Division of Casey is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was set up in 1969 and is named for Richard Casey, who was Governor-General of Australia 1965-69.[1] It covers an area of 2337 km2[2] in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne including Croydon, Montrose and Olinda.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Peter Howson Liberal 1969–1972
  Race Mathews Labor 1972–1975
  Peter Falconer Liberal 1975–1983
  Peter Steedman Labor 1983–1984
  Bob Halverson Liberal 1984–1998
  Michael Wooldridge Liberal 1998–2001
  Tony Smith Liberal 2001–present

Peter Howson was the member for Fawkner from 1955-1969. He served as the Minister for Air and the Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts. Bob Halverson was Speaker of the House of Representatives 1996-98. Michael Wooldridge was Minister for Health and Family Services, and later Minister for Health and Aged Care in the Howard Government. He was also Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Casey (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  2. "Current federal electoral divisions". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 37°46′23″S 145°24′00″E / 37.773°S 145.400°E / -37.773; 145.400