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Curtin
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Curtin (green) in Western Australia
Created 1949
MP Julie Bishop
Party Liberal
Namesake John Curtin
Electors 90,430 (2010)
Area 104 km2 (40.2 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Curtin is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. It was created in 1949 and is named for John Curtin, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1941-45. Much of the area was part of the Division of Fremantle, which Curtin represented from 1928 to 1945. It covers the beachside suburbs of Perth, including Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Subiaco and Swanbourne.

Members

Member Party Term
  Paul Hasluck Liberal 1949–1969
  Victor Garland Liberal 1969–1981
  Allan Rocher Liberal 1981–1996
  Independent 1995–1998
  Julie Bishop Liberal 1998–present

Its most famous member was Paul Hasluck, a Cabinet minister and later Governor-General of Australia. Julie Bishop was Minister for Education, Science and Training and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues in the Howard Government. She is the Deputy Leader of the parliamentary Liberal Party, making her the first woman to hold this role.

Election results


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