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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Page (green) within New South Wales
Created 1984
MP Kevin Hogan
Party National
Namesake Sir Earle Page
Electors 95,710 (2013)
Area 16,143 km2 (6,232.8 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
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The Division of Page is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is in the far north-east of the state, next the border with Queensland and the Tasman Sea. It is named after the Right Honourable Sir Earle Page, the first leader of the Country Party of Australia and the caretaker Prime Minister of Australia after the death of Joseph Lyons in 1939. It was set up in 1984.

The division includes the towns of Ballina, Lismore, Casino, Grafton, Tyringham, Bonalbo, Nimbin and Iluka.

Members

Member Party Term
  Ian Robinson National 1984–1990
  Harry Woods Labor 1990–1996
  Ian Causley National 1996–2007
  Janelle Saffin Labor 2007–2013
  Kevin Hogan National 2013–present

Ian Causley had been in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Clarence. He resigned in 1996 to stand for the Division of Page, and defeated Harry Woods. Woods then stood for Causely's vacant state seat of Clarence which he won. Causley was the Deputy Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives

Election results


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