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Gorton
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Gorton (green) in Victoria
Created: 2004
MP: Brendan O'Connor
Party: Labor
Namesake: John Gorton
Electors: 113,675 (2010)
Area: 166 km² (64 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan
John Gorton, 1941

The Division of Gorton is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was set up in 2004 and is named for Sir John Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971.[1] It covers the outer western suburbs of Melbourne. It includes the suburbs of Hillside, Delahey, Kings Park, Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Cairnlea and Melton as well as the satellite townships of Diggers Rest and Toolern Vale.[1]

Members

Member Party Term
  Brendan O'Connor Labor 2004–present

Brendan O'Connor had also been the member for the Division of Burke. He has held several Ministerial positions in the Rudd Government and the Gillard Government These have included Immigration and Citizenship, Housing, Human Services, Skills and Training, Small Business, and Employment.

Election results

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Gorton (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/vic/gorton.htm. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

Other websites

Coordinates: 37°44′20″S 144°45′32″E / 37.739°S 144.759°E / -37.739; 144.759