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Mallee
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Mallee (green) in Victoria
Created 1949
MP Andrew Broad
Party National
Namesake The Mallee
Electors 89,824 (2010)
Area 70,694 km2 (27,295.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Mallee is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is in the far north-west of the state. At 70,694 square kilometres (27,295 sq mi), it is the largest Division in Victoria. It includes Mildura, Ouyen, Swan Hill, St Arnaud, Warracknabeal and Horsham.

The Division was set up in 1949 was named after the Mallee region of Victoria, where it is located. Mallee is a variety of eucalyptus. The Division also includes the Wimmera region of Victoria.

For the 2013 election, Mallee is the safest Coalition seat in federal parliament with a swing of 24% needed for it to change parties.

Members

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Winton Turnbull Country 1949–1972
  Peter Fisher Country 1972–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1993
  John Forrest National 1993–2013 (retired)
  Andrew Broad National 2013-present

Winton Turnbull was a prisoner of war during World War Two, and held at the infamous Changi prison in Singapore. He never missed a single sitting day in Parliament during his 26 years and 8 months as a member.

Election results


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