Current, boundary gazetted 24 December 2010 – this boundary will apply at the next federal election.
If a by-election is held before the next federal election, the boundary as at the 2010 federal election will apply.
Named after the area in which it is located. Mallee is an Aboriginal word for dwarf eucalypts which grow in the area.
Area and Location Description:
The Division of Mallee is located in north-western Victoria. It covers an area of approximately 73 879 sq km and is bordered by the Murray River in the north, the South Australian border in the west, the division of Wannon in the south and the division of Murray in the east. The main centres are Mildura in the north, Warracknabeal, St Arnaud, Horsham and Stawell in the south and Swan Hill and Kerang in the east.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Dried fruit, citrus and stone fruit, wheat and cereals, wool, sheep, vegetables, vineyards, olive oil, dairy and beef cattle, meat works, mining and flour milling.
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Fisher, P S (CP/NCP/NP) 1972–1993
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