Division of Corio

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Corio 2010.png
Division of Corio (green) in Victoria
Created 1901
MP Richard Marles
Party Labor
Namesake Corio Bay
Electors 91,924 (2010)
Area 815 km2 (314.7 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of Corio is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was one of the first 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named for Corio Bay. It covers an area of 989 km2 based on the city of Geelong.[1] In the past it has also included parts of the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Richard Crouch Protectionist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Alfred Ozanne Labor 1910–1913
  William Kendell Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1914
  Alfred Ozanne Labor 1914–1917
  John Lister Nationalist 1917–1929
  Arthur Lewis Labor 1929–1931
  Richard Casey United Australia 1931–1940
  John Dedman Labor 1940–1949
  Hubert Opperman Liberal 1949–1967
  Gordon Scholes Labor 1967–1993
  Gavan O'Connor Labor 1993–2007
  Independent 2007–2007
  Richard Marles Labor 2007–present

Its famous members include Richard Crouch who was the youngest member of the first parliament, and later gave money to set up the Prime Ministers Avenue in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Richard Casey, a leading Cabinet member in the 1930s and later Governor-General. Hubert Opperman was a former cycling champion and a minister in the Menzies Government. Gordon Scholes was Speaker during the Whitlam Government and a minister in the Hawke Government. In 2007, Labor party changed its candidate for the next election. Gavan O'Connor resigned and sat as an independent and unsuccessfully stood in the 2007 election. Richard Marles was ACTU Assistant Secretary and Minister for Trade in the Rudd Government.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Corio (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/vic/corio.htm. Retrieved 4 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 37°59′49″S 144°22′52″E / 37.997°S 144.381°E / -37.997; 144.381