2001 Profile of the division of McMillan

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Angus McMillan (1810–1865), pioneer and explorer who made several trips into the Gippsland area of Victoria.

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 5744 sq km from Pakenham in the west to Traralgon in the east and to Noojee in the north and Thorpdale in the south.

The main towns include Boolarra, Churchill, Darnum, Drouin, Erica, Moe, Morwell, Neerim South, Pakenham, Thorpdale, Trafalgar, Traralgon, Walhalla, Warragul, Yarragon and Yinnar.

Products/Industries of the area:

Dairy farming, coal mining, power generation, paper manufacturing, fruit, forestry, potato growing, sawmilling and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election

1948/1949

Members

  • Christian Zahra (ALP) 1998–
  • R Broadbent (LP) 1996–98
  • B T Cunningham (ALP) 1993–96
  • J P Riggall (LP) 1990–93
  • B T Cunningham (ALP) 1980–90
  • B D Simon (LP) 1975–80
  • H A Hewson (CP/NCP) 1972–75
  • A A Buchanan (LP) 1955–72
  • G W Brown (LP) 1949–55

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses.

Demographic Rating

Rural

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 81 944

Informal Vote: 4.11%

Turnout: 96.53%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 50.57%
  • LP: 49.43%

Enrolment: 83 656

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.73%
  • Preamble Question 0.78%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.16%
  • Preamble Question 95.15%

Enrolment: 85 551

Informal Vote: 3.48%

Turnout: 95.93%

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 52.46%
  • LP: 47.54%
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