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Division of Scullin

Scullin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Scullin in Victoria, as of the 2022 federal election
Created1968
MPAndrew Giles
PartyLabor
NamesakeJames Scullin
Electors108,670 (2022)
Area116 km2 (44.8 sq mi)
DemographicOuter metropolitan

The Division of Scullin is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown, and Bundoora.

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.[1]

History

James Scullin, the division's namesake

The Division replaced the abolished Division of Darebin at the redistribution of 21 November 1968. It was named after Rt Hon James Scullin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1929 to 1932. The Division has been a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party since its inception. Labor has never won less than 57 percent of the two-party vote, and has generally garnered enough primary votes to win the seat outright, with the exception of the 1990 and 2022 elections.

From 1969 to 2013, the seat was held by two generations of the Jenkins family. Harry Jenkins Sr. was the Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives from 1983 to 1986. His son, Harry Jr. was Deputy Speaker from 1993–1996, second Deputy Speaker from 1996–2007 and was Speaker from 2007 until 2011.

Harry Jr. retired at the 2013 election, and was succeeded by current member Andrew Giles.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Harry Jenkins Sr.
(1925–2004)
Labor 25 October 1969
20 December 1985
Served as Speaker during the Hawke Government. Resigned to retire from politics
  Harry Jenkins Jr.
(1952–)
8 February 1986
5 August 2013
Served as Speaker during the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Retired
  Andrew Giles
(1973–)
7 September 2013
present
Incumbent. Currently a minister under Albanese

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Scullin[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Andrew Giles 42,147 46.25 −14.17
Liberal Virosh Perera 19,780 21.71 −0.60
Greens Patchouli Paterson 9,953 10.92 +4.25
United Australia Yassin Albarri 7,444 8.17 +3.13
One Nation Ursula van Bree 5,907 6.48 +6.48
Liberal Democrats Eric Koelmeyer 3,422 3.76 +3.76
Victorian Socialists Cameron Rowe 2,469 2.71 +2.71
Total formal votes 91,122 94.31 −0.47
Informal votes 5,494 5.69 +0.47
Turnout 96,616 88.98 −3.25
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Andrew Giles 59,761 65.58 −6.08
Liberal Virosh Perera 31,361 34.42 +6.08
Labor hold Swing −6.08

References

  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ Scullin, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

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