Division of Chifley

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Chifley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Chifley 2010.png
Division of Chifley (green) in New South Wales
Created 1969
MP Ed Husic
Party Labor
Namesake Ben Chifley
Electors 97,605 (2010)
Area 135 km2 (52.1 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Ben Chifley
Four of the candidates for the Division of Chifley at the 2007 election. They are (seated at rear) Roger Price (ALP), Dave Vincent (CDP), James Cogan (Socialist) and (standing) John Forrester (Greens)

The Division of Chifley is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It was created in 1969 and is named for Ben Chifley, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1945–49.[1] It covers some of the outer western suburbs of Sydney including Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot, Woodcroft and parts of Eastern Creek, Blacktown, Quakers Hill, Schofields and Riverstone.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  John Armitage Labor 1969–1983
  Russ Gorman Labor 1983–1984
  Roger Price Labor 1984–2010
  Ed Husic Labor 2010–present

Ed Husic was the first Muslim elected to the Australian Parliament.[2]

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Coordinates: 33°44′06″S 150°50′17″E / 33.735°S 150.838°E / -33.735; 150.838