Division of Dobell

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Dobell
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Dobell 2010.png
Division of Dobell (green) in New South Wales
Created: 1984
MP: Karen McNamara
Party: Liberal
Namesake: Sir William Dobell
Electors: 93,646 (2010)
Area: 775 km² (299 sq mi)
Demographic: Provincial
William Dobell

The Division of Dobell is an Australian electoral Division in New South Wales. It was set up in 1984 and is named for the Australian painter, Sir William Dobell.[1] It is on the Central Coast and includes Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, The Entrance, Gorokan, Jilliby, Ourimbah, Toukley, Tuggerah, Tumbi Umbi, Wamberal, Wyoming.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Michael Lee Labor 1984–2001
  Ken Ticehurst Liberal 2001–2007
  Craig Thomson Labor 2007–2012
  Independent 2012–2013
  Karen McNamara Liberal 2013–present

Craig Thomson was arrested in 2013 and charged with 173 offences including fraud and theft.[2] He resigned form the ALP and sat as an an independent. He contested the 2013 election as an independent but only got 4% of the votes.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Dobell (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/nsw/dobell.htm. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. Farnsworth, Sarah (22 May 2013). "Craig Thomson faces 19 new charges including 15 counts of fraud". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-22/craig-thomson-new-fraud-charges/4705424. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°14′53″S 151°21′58″E / 33.248°S 151.366°E / -33.248; 151.366