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Cook
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Cook (green) in New South Wales
Created 1969
MP Scott Morrison
Party Liberal
Namesake James Cook
Electors 100,733 (2010)
Area 100 km2 (38.6 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
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James Cook

The Division of Cook is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It was set up in 1969 and is named for James Cook, who mapped the east coast of Australia in 1770. It is located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, including Caringbah, Cronulla, Miranda and Sylvania.

Members

Member Party Term
  Don Dobie Liberal 1969–1972
  Ray Thorburn Labor 1972–1975
  Don Dobie Liberal 1975–1996
  Stephen Mutch Liberal 1996–1998
  Bruce Baird Liberal 1998–2007 (retired)
  Scott Morrison Liberal 2007–present

In 2007 there were claims that the Liberal candidate Michael Towke had broken party rules and not told the truth about himself. These claims were later found to be not true. Towke lost his Liberal party position and was replaced with Scott Morrison, former director of the New South Wales Liberal Party. In 2013 Morrison became the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

Election results


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