Division of Chifley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Chifley (green) in New South Wales
|Area||135 km2 (52.1 sq mi)|
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. 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.
Members[change | change source]
Ed Husic was the first Muslim elected to the Australian Parliament.
Election results[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Profile of the electoral division of Chifley (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/nsw/chifley.htm. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- Wilson, Lauren (28 September 2010). "New MP is first in Australia to be sworn in with Koran". The Australian. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/new-mp-is-first-in-australia-to-be-sworn-in-with-koran/story-e6frg6nf-1225930365789. Retrieved 20 August 2013.