Division of Chifley

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Chifley 2010.png
Division of Chifley (green) in New South Wales
MPEd Husic
NamesakeBen Chifley
Electors97,605 (2010)
Area135 km2 (52.1 sq mi)
DemographicOuter 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]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Chifley (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  2. Wilson, Lauren (28 September 2010). "New MP is first in Australia to be sworn in with Koran". The Australian. Retrieved 20 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

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