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Throsby
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Throsby (green) in New South Wales
Created 1984
MP Stephen Jones
Party Labor
Namesake Charles Throsby
Electors 98,415 (2013)
Area 1,422 km2 (549.0 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of Throsby is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is named after Charles Throsby (1777-1828), a pioneer and explorer in the areas south of Sydney.

Throsby includes Albion Park, Berkeley, Berrima, Blackbutt, Bowral, Cringila, Dapto, Exeter, Fitzroy Falls, Horsley, Kembla Grange, Lake Illawarra, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Oak Flats, Port Kembla, Robertson, Warrawong, Welby, Willow Vale, and parts of Warilla.

Members

Member Party Term
  Colin Hollis Labor 1984–2001
  Jennie George Labor 2001–2010
  Stephen Jones Labor 2010–present

Jennie George was the first woman to be the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) 1996-2000.

Election results

Coordinates: 34°32′02″S 150°33′07″E / 34.534°S 150.552°E / -34.534; 150.552


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