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Division of Moore

Moore
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Moore in Western Australia, as of the 2021 redistribution.
Created1949
MPIan Goodenough
PartyLiberal
NamesakeGeorge Fletcher Moore
Electors119,412 (2022)
Area90 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
DemographicOuter metropolitan

The Division of Moore is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia.

History

George Fletcher Moore, the division's namesake

The Division was named after George Fletcher Moore, the first Advocate-General of Western Australia, and is at present a marginal Liberal seat held by Ian Goodenough since the 2013 federal election, having changed significantly throughout its history in both geographical area and in political character.

Due to significant demographic change, the seat's boundaries and constituency has evolved considerably since it was proclaimed at the 11 May 1949 redistribution. At that time, it was basically a rural electorate, which included parts of the Wheatbelt along the Indian Ocean coast to the north and east of Perth, the state capital — a similar region to that presently covered by the state seat of Moore. At the 1949 election, it was won by the Country Party. The seat maintained its rural character over the years. However, growth in Perth's northern suburbs of Perth from the 1960s onwards eventually pushed its southern boundary inside the urban fringe.

The 28 February 1980 redistribution moved much of the electorate's rural hinterland into the new seat of O'Connor, and the creation of Cowan four years later, in the suburbs north of Reid Highway to Whitfords Avenue, transformed Moore into a safe Labor seat, with a population centred on Midland, but still including the shires of Chittering, Gingin and Dandaragan to the north.

The creation of Pearce at the 31 March 1989 redistribution pushed Moore into the now heavily urban and relatively affluent coastal areas north of the Reid Highway, removing areas like Midland and Beechboro completely, and making it a notionally Liberal seat.[1] The Liberals won it at the 1990 election and have held it ever since, apart from the period between the 1996 and 1998 federal elections, when sitting member Paul Filing was disendorsed by the Liberal Party and was elected as an Independent. The Liberal candidate, Mal Washer, regained the seat for his party at the 1998 election.

Geography

Since 1984, federal electoral division boundaries in Australia have been determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[2]

In August 2021, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced that Moore would gain the suburbs of Carine, North Beach and Watermans Bay, along with parts of Gwelup, Karrinyup and Trigg, from the abolished seat of Stirling, along with the remainder of Kingsley from the seat of Cowan. These boundary changes took place at the 2022 election.[3]

The seat presently contains the vast majority of the City of Joondalup, in the northwest metropolitan area of Perth. Suburbs presently included are:[4]

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Hugh Leslie
(1900–1974)
Country 10 December 1949
22 November 1958
Previously held the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Mount Marshall. Lost seat
  Hugh Halbert
(1910–1997)
Liberal 22 November 1958
9 December 1961
Lost seat
  Hugh Leslie
(1900–1974)
Country 9 December 1961
1 November 1963
Retired
  Don Maisey
(1915–2005)
30 November 1963
18 May 1974
Lost seat
  John Hyde
(1936–)
Liberal 18 May 1974
5 March 1983
Lost seat
  Allen Blanchard
(1929–2008)
Labor 5 March 1983
24 March 1990
Lost seat
  Paul Filing
(1955–)
Liberal 24 March 1990
18 June 1995
Lost seat
  Independent 18 June 1995 –
3 October 1998
  Mal Washer
(1945–)
Liberal 3 October 1998
5 August 2013
Retired
  Ian Goodenough
(1975–)
7 September 2013
present
Incumbent

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Moore[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Goodenough 43,706 41.81 −9.69
Labor Tom French 34,227 32.74 +7.99
Greens Mark Cooper 14,902 14.26 +2.20
One Nation Brian Brightman 3,541 3.39 −1.06
Western Australia Peter Gunness 3,095 2.96 +1.32
United Australia Helen Watkinson 2,342 2.24 +0.48
Great Australian Sue Andersson 1,926 1.84 +1.84
Australian Federation Martin Suter 792 0.76 +0.76
Total formal votes 104,531 95.83 +0.69
Informal votes 4,545 4.17 −0.69
Turnout 109,076 91.43 −1.90
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Goodenough 52,958 50.66 −10.96
Labor Tom French 51,573 49.34 +10.96
Liberal hold Swing −10.96

References

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  2. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  3. ^ https://www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions/2021/wa/files/redistribution-of-western-australia-into-electoral-divisions-august-2021.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Moore (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  5. ^ Moore, WA, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

31°44′20″S 115°45′29″E / 31.739°S 115.758°E / -31.739; 115.758

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