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Durack
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Durack (green) in Western Australia
Created 2008
MP Barry Haase
Party Liberal
Namesake Durack family of Western Australia
Electors 85,811 (2010)
Area 1,587,758 km2 (613,036.8 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Durack is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Western Australia. The Division is named after the pioneering Durack family. Author Mary Durack's wrote about the family history in her books, Kings in Grass Castles and Sons in the Saddle. The division was set up in 2010.

Durack covers the northern parts of Western Australia. It includes Geraldton, Broome, Carnarvon, Derby, Dongara, Kalbarri, Karratha, Kununurra, Meekatharra, Merredin, Moora, Mukinbudin, Newman, Port Hedland and Tom Price.

At 1,587,758 km², Durack is the largest electorate in Australia by land area.

Members

Member Party Term
  Barry Haase Liberal 2010–2013
  Melissa Price Liberal 2013-present

Barry Haase was the member for the Division of Kalgoorlie which was abolished in the changes which established Durack.

Election results


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