Division of McMillan facts for kids
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of McMillan (green) in Victoria
|Area||8,328 km2 (3,215.5 sq mi)|
The Division of McMillan was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It covered the western part of the Gippsland region. It included Drouin, Erica, Foster, Inverloch, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Moe, Neerim South, Newborough, Nyora, Pakenham, Trafalgar, Walhalla, Warragul, Wonthaggi, Yallourn North and Yarragon. It was the southernmost electoral division in continental Australia. It was replaced by the Division of Monash in 2019.
The Division was set up in 1949, and named after Angus McMillan, one of the first Europeans to explore the Gippsland region.
In 1972 Country Party candidate Arthur Hewson won the seat with a primary vote of 16.6%. This is the lowest primary vote for a winning candidate in any federal election.
|Geoffrey Brown||Liberal||1949–1955||Died in office|
|Alexander Buchanan||Liberal||1955–1972||Lost preselection, then lost seat.|
|Arthur Hewson||Country||1972–1975||Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Lost seat|
|Barry Simon||Liberal||1975–1980||Lost seat|
|Barry Cunningham||Labor||1980–1990||Served as Chief Government Whip under Hawke. Lost seat|
|John Riggall||Liberal||1990–1993||Lost seat|
|Barry Cunningham||Labor||1993–1996||Lost seat|
|Russell Broadbent||Liberal||1996–1998||Previously held the Division of Corinella. Lost seat|
|Christian Zahra||Labor||1998–2004||Lost seat|
|Russell Broadbent||Liberal||2004–2019||Transferred to the Division of Monash after McMillan was abolished in 2019|
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