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Division of Jagajaga

Coordinates: 37°43′44″S 145°07′01″E / 37.729°S 145.117°E / -37.729; 145.117
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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Jagajaga (green) in Victoria
MPKate Thwaites
NamesakeThree Wurundjeri Aborigines
Electors95,146 (2010)
Area128 km2 (49.4 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

The Division of Jagajaga is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It covers the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne north of the Yarra River. It includes the suburbs of Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, Bellfield, Heidelberg, Rosanna, Viewbank, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Yallambie, Eltham, Watsonia, Bundoora, Greensborough, Montmorency, Briar Hill, St Helena, Research, North Warrandyte and Kangaroo Ground.[1]

The Division was set up in 1984, and named after three Wurundjeri indigenous Australian men.[1] They signed the Batman Treaty with one of the founders of Melbourne, John Batman, in 1835.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Peter Staples Labor 1984–1996
  Jenny Macklin Labor 1996–present

Peter Staples held several positions during the Hawke and Keating Governments. These included the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Housing and Aged Care, Minister for Aged, Family and Health Services. Jenny Macklin is the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and former Deputy Leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Election results[change | change source]

2022 Australian federal election: Jagajaga[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Kate Thwaites 41,412 40.90 +0.00
Liberal Sahil Tomar 29,535 29.17 −10.04
Greens Liz Chase 16,855 16.65 +2.26
Liberal Democrats Maya Tesa 3,760 3.71 +3.71
United Australia Allison Zelinka 3,493 3.45 −0.04
Independent Zahra Mustaf 3,150 3.11 +3.11
One Nation John Booker 2,274 2.25 +2.25
Australian Federation Brendan Palmarini 764 0.75 +0.75
Total formal votes 101,243 96.20 −0.74
Informal votes 4,003 3.80 +0.74
Turnout 105,246 93.00 −2.26
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Thwaites 63,122 62.35 +6.46
Liberal Sahil Tomar 38,121 37.65 −6.46
Labor hold Swing +6.46

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Jagajaga (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. Jagajaga, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites[change | change source]

37°43′44″S 145°07′01″E / 37.729°S 145.117°E / -37.729; 145.117