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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Jagajaga (green) in Victoria
Created: 1984
MP: Jenny Macklin
Party: Labor
Namesake: Three Wurundjeri Aborigines
Electors: 95,146 (2010)
Area: 128 km² (49 sq mi)
Demographic: Inner 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.


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Jagajaga (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.

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