Division of McMillan

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McMillan
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of McMillan 2010.png
Division of McMillan (green) in Victoria
Created 1949
MP Russell Broadbent
Party Liberal
Namesake Angus McMillan
Electors 93,285 (2010)
Area 8,328 km2 (3,215.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of McMillan is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It covers the western part of the Gippsland region. It includes Drouin, Erica, Foster, Inverloch, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Moe, Neerim South, Newborough, Nyora, Pakenham, Trafalgar, Walhalla, Warragul, Wonthaggi, Yallourn North and Yarragon.[1]

The Division was set up in 1949, and named after Angus McMillan, one of the first Europeans to explore the Gippsland region.[1]

In 1972 Country Party candidate Arthur Hewson won the seat with a primary vote of 16.6%.[2] This is the lowest primary vote for a winning candidate in any federal election.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Geoffrey Brown Liberal 1949–1955
  Alexander Buchanan Liberal 1955–1972
  Independent 1972–1972
  Arthur Hewson Country 1972–1975
  Barry Simon Liberal 1975–1980
  Barry Cunningham Labor 1980–1990
  John Riggall Liberal 1990–1993
  Barry Cunningham Labor 1993–1996
  Russell Broadbent Liberal 1996–1998
  Christian Zahra Labor 1998–2004
  Russell Broadbent Liberal 2004–present

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of McMillan (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. Carr, Adam. "1972 results - Victoria". Psephos. Retrieved 3 September 2010.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 38°15′58″S 146°03′32″E / 38.266°S 146.059°E / -38.266; 146.059