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Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions JULY 2021

Report of the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions JULY 2021

Report of the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

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The report should be cited as augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria, Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions.

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The augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria (the augmented Electoral Commission) has undertaken a redistribution of Victoria. In developing the redistribution, the augmented Electoral Commission has satisfied itself that the electoral divisions meet the requirements of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act). The augmented Electoral Commission commends its redistribution for Victoria.

This report is prepared to fulfil the requirements of section 74 of the Electoral Act.

Augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

The Hon. Justice Susan Kenny AM Dr David Gruen Chairperson Member

Mr Tom Rogers Mr Aneurin Coffey

Member Member

Mr Craig Sandy Mr Andrew Greaves

Member Member

July 2021

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Contents 1 About this report 1 Abbreviations and glossary

3 Executive summary 4 Background 5 Legislative requirements 6 Redistribution of Victoria 8 Elector movements 8 Implementation of this redistribution

9 Chapter 1: Background and context 9 Compliance with legislative requirements 9 Background to this redistribution 12 Release of proposed redistribution of Victoria 12 Invitation for interested individuals and organisations

to submit objections and comments on objections 13 Augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria 14 Consideration of objections and comments on objections by the augmented Electoral

Commission 15 Inquiry by the augmented Electoral Commission into objections 16 Conclusion of consideration of objections by the augmented Electoral Commission 16 Statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution 17 Public announcement by the augmented Electoral Commission 17 Determination made by the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

18 Chapter 2: The augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution and reasons for the redistribution 18 Augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution of Victoria 20 New electoral division 20 Augmented Electoral Commission’s approach to naming electoral divisions 27 Augmented Electoral Commission’s approach to formulating electoral boundaries 38 Movement of electors between electoral divisions 39 Redistribution of Victoria - by electoral division

41 Chapter 3: Implementation of the redistribution 41 When do the new electoral divisions apply? 42 Do I need to do anything to change my electoral division? 42 For how long will the new electoral divisions apply? 42 On which electoral divisions would a by-election be contested? 42 How do I find out if my electoral division has changed? 42 Do I need to know my electoral division to enrol or update my enrolment details? 43 Where can I find information about the new electoral divisions? 43 Where can I find information about the electoral divisions which applied at previous

federal elections? 43 Is geospatial data for the new electoral divisions available?

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Tables 10 Table A: Redistribution quota and permissible range for Victoria 11 Table B: Projected enrolment quota and permissible range for Victoria 13 Table C: Options to make an objection or comment on an objection 14 Table D: Membership of the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria 19 Table E: Electoral divisions where boundaries are as proposed by the Redistribution

Committee or have been modified by the augmented Electoral Commission 21 Table F: Names advocated in objections and comments on objections as alternatives to ‘Hawke’ 24 Table G: Names offered in objections, comments on objections and submissions to

the inquiry as alternatives to ‘Corangamite’ and ‘Tucker’ 25 Table H: Names offered in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry as alternatives to those proposed by the Redistribution Committee 26 Table I: Names of Victorian electoral divisions retained by the augmented Electoral

Commission 38 Table J: Summary of movement of electors between electoral divisions 39 Table K: Summary of electoral divisions 56 Table L: Objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry relating

to the names of electoral divisions 62 Table M: Objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry relating to the placement of electoral divisions and divisional boundaries

44 Appendices 44 Appendix A: Summary of compliance with legislative requirements 46 Appendix B: Operation of statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution 48 Appendix C: Regional newspapers in which notices were published 49 Appendix D: Objections to the proposed redistribution of Victoria 52 Appendix E: Comments on objections to the proposed redistribution of Victoria 56 Appendix F: Augmented Electoral Commission’s response to themes contained in

objections, comments on objections and in submissions to the inquiry into objections 78 Appendix G: Inquiry into objections 79 Appendix H: Constructing electoral division boundaries 80 Appendix I: Announcement of the augmented Electoral Commission’s proposed

redistribution 83 Appendix J: Determination of electoral divisions in Victoria by the augmented Electoral Commission 84 Appendix K: Comparison of Victorian electoral division names 85 Appendix L: Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions 86 Appendix M: General description of how electoral divisions are constituted

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About this report This report outlines the redistribution of Victoria and the augmented Electoral Commission’s reasons supporting this redistribution.

The report consists of the following sections:

• Executive summary

• Chapter 1: Background and context This chapter outlines the legislative requirements of the redistribution from the release of the Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution to the determination of the names and boundaries of electoral divisions by the augmented Electoral Commission.

• Chapter 2: The augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution and reasons for the redistribution This chapter outlines the augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution and the reasons for this proposal. Also included is the augmented Electoral Commission’s approach to formulating the names and boundaries of electoral divisions.

• Chapter 3: Implementation of the redistribution This chapter outlines what the implementation of the redistribution means in practice for residents of Victoria.

• Appendices

Abbreviations and glossary Word or acronym Meaning

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

AEC Australian Electoral Commission

AEST Australian Eastern Standard Time - AEST is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours (UTC +10)

augmented Electoral Commission augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria The Electoral Commission, augmented by the members of the Redistribution Committee for Victoria

COB comment on objection received

current enrolment quota (Number of electors enrolled in a state or territory on the day the redistribution commences) / (Number of members of the House of Representatives the state or territory is entitled to)

The current enrolment quota for this redistribution is 109,021 electors

Note: Following the commencement of legislative change, from Tuesday 16 February 2021 this quota is known as the ‘redistribution quota’

EBMS Electoral Boundary Mapping System - a modification of commercially available mapping software which automatically calculates the revised actual and projected enrolments when boundaries are moved

Electoral Act Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

Electoral Commission The Electoral Commission is headed by a Chairperson, who is selected from a list of names of three eligible Judges submitted to the Governor-General by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. The other members are the Electoral Commissioner and a non-judicial member, currently the Australian Statistician

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Word or acronym Meaning

Gazette Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette - gazette notices contain a range of information about legislation, including proclamations and notices of Commonwealth government departments and courts, and other notices required under Commonwealth law

general election a general election of the members of the House of Representatives

guidelines Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions

IF participant on Friday 11 June 2021 at the inquiry into objections

IM participant on Monday 7 June 2021 at the inquiry into objections

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters - the role of this Committee of the Australian Parliament is to inquire into and report on such matters relating to

electoral laws and practices and their administration as may be referred to it by either House of the Parliament or a Minister

localities Geographical areas with recognised and registered boundaries that provide an official reference area for addressing purposes. In urban areas, a locality is commonly referred to as a ‘suburb’

OB objection received

projected enrolment quota (Number of electors projected to be enrolled in a state or territory at the projection time) / (Number of members of the House of Representatives the state or territory is entitled to)

The projected enrolment quota for this redistribution is 117,107 electors

projection time The projection time is generally the end of the period of three years and six months after the final determination of electoral division boundaries and names is published in the Gazette. There are circumstances where this time may be varied

The projection time for this redistribution is Sunday 26 January 2025

redistribution A redistribution of electoral divisions is the process where electoral divisions and their names and boundaries are reviewed, and may be altered, to ensure, as near as practicable: • each state and territory gains representation in the House of Representatives in

proportion to the population of the state or territory, and • there are a similar number of electors in each electoral division for a given state or territory

Redistribution Committee Redistribution Committee for Victoria

Redistribution Committee for Victoria The Electoral Commissioner, Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria, the Surveyor-General of Victoria and Auditor-General for Victoria

redistribution quota Number of electors enrolled in a state or territory on the day the redistribution commences) / (Number of members of the House of Representatives the state or territory is entitled to)

The redistribution quota for this redistribution is 109,021 electors

Note: The name ‘redistribution quota’ was adopted following the commencement of legislative change on Tuesday 16 February 2021. It was previously referred to as the ‘current enrolment quota’

SA1 Statistical Area 1 - SA1s are the smallest unit at which the ABS makes available

disaggregated Census data. The SA1s which have been used in this redistribution are those which applied at the 2016 Census of Population and Housing

SA2 Statistical Area 2 - SA2s consist of one or more SA1s and wherever possible are

based on officially gazetted state/territory suburbs and localities. In urban areas, SA2s largely conform to whole suburbs but can be a combination of suburbs. The SA2s which have been used in this redistribution are those which applied at the 2016 Census of Population and Housing

3 Executive summary

Executive summary This report outlines the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria’s (the augmented Electoral Commission’s) redistribution of Victoria into 39 electoral divisions.

The name and boundaries of the new Division of Hawke, in recognition of the former Prime Minister, the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC (1929-2019), have been unanimously adopted.

One modification has been made to the Redistribution Committee for Victoria’s (the Redistribution Committee’s) proposed redistribution with respect to the names of electoral divisions. The name of the Division of Corangamite has been retained.

The names of the remaining 37 electoral divisions have been retained by the augmented Electoral Commission.

The augmented Electoral Commission has adopted all of the boundaries of electoral divisions proposed by the Redistribution Committee with the following modifications:

• Cranbourne and Glasscocks Roads have been adopted as the south-eastern boundary for the Division of Bruce • the portion of Berwick located south of Greaves Road and west of Clyde Road is located in the Division of Bruce and the portion located to the east of Harkaway Road and north of High Street/

Princes Highway is located in the Division of La Trobe • the part of the locality of Burwood East bounded by Burwood Highway, Blackburn Road, Hawthorn Road and Mahoneys Road is located in the Division of Chisholm, uniting the locality in

the one electoral division • the entirety of the localities of Hesse and Inverleigh, and part of the locality of Wingeel, are located in the Division of Corangamite • the majority of the locality of Windsor has been transferred to the Division of Higgins • the localities of Clyde and Tooradin are retained in the Division of Holt • the residential part of the locality of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons

Road and the Cranbourne rail line, is retained in the Division of Holt • the part of the locality of Oakleigh East bounded by the Princes Highway, Ferntree Gully Road and Clayton Road is located in the Division of Hotham, uniting the locality in the one electoral division • the part of the locality of Dandenong, located to the south of the Pakenham-Cranbourne rail line

and bounded by Eastlink, the Dandenong Bypass and the South Gippsland Highway, is located in the Division of Isaacs • the portion of the locality of Surrey Hills bounded by Riversdale Road, Elgar Road, Canterbury Road and Warrigal Road is now located in the Division of Kooyong, uniting the locality in the one

electoral division • the portion of the locality of Harkaway to the east of Harkaway Road is located in the Division of La Trobe • the entirety of the localities of Caulfield, Caulfield East and Caulfield North, together with that

portion of the locality of St Kilda East located to the east of Hotham Street and those portions of the localities of Elsternwick and Glen Huntly located to the north of Glen Huntly Road are retained in the Division of Macnamara • a small number of minor alterations, involving little or no elector movement, to adhere to features or administrative boundaries.

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Background A redistribution of electoral divisions is the process where electoral divisions and their names and boundaries are reviewed, and may be altered, to ensure, as near as practicable:

• each state and territory gains representation in the House of Representatives in proportion to the population of the state or territory, and • there are a similar number of electors in each electoral division for a given state or territory.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act) makes provision for the conduct of redistributions, including procedures, processes and timelines to be followed and how and when public consultation is to occur.

A redistribution of electoral divisions in Victoria was required as the number of members of the House of Representatives that is to be chosen for Victoria at the next general election has increased from 38 to 39.

The redistribution process commenced with a direction from the Electoral Commission on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

The Redistribution Committee released its proposed redistribution on Friday 19 March 2021. Interested individuals and organisations were invited to make written objections on the proposed redistribution and written comments on objections via notices published in:

• the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette (the Gazette) on Friday 19 March 2021, • The Age, The Herald Sun and The Weekend Australian on Saturday 27 March 2021, • Weekly Times on Wednesday 31 March 2021, • Koori Mail on Wednesday 7 April 2021, and • 10 regional newspapers

Sixty-seven objections to the proposed redistribution were made available for public perusal on Monday 19 April 2021 and 53 comments on objections were made available from Monday 3 May 2021. An online inquiry into objections was held for video and audio participants with:

• 20 submissions made on Monday 7 June 2021, and • two submissions made on Friday 11 June 2021.

The augmented Electoral Commission found the written submissions made throughout the redistribution process, together with the submissions presented by those participating in the inquiry, to be a valuable contribution and is appreciative of the time and effort expended by all those who contributed. The redistribution has been informed by a thorough consideration of these submissions and the augmented Electoral Commission has taken them into account in making its determination. However, the augmented Electoral Commission felt unable to implement some aspects of these submissions for the reasons set out in Chapter 2 and Appendix F of this report.

This redistribution complies with all relevant provisions of the Electoral Act.

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Legislative requirements The Electoral Act requires Victoria to be divided into the same number of electoral divisions as the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in Victoria at a general election. As Victoria is entitled to 39 members of the House of Representatives, the augmented Electoral Commission has redistributed Victoria into 39 electoral divisions.

In making its redistribution, the augmented Electoral Commission is required to adhere to two strict numerical requirements imposed by the Electoral Act. These two numerical requirements provide an overall constraint to ensure that there are approximately equal numbers of electors in each electoral division so that each elector in Victoria has equality of representation in the House of Representatives.

All electoral divisions are required to be within the range of plus 10 per cent and minus 10 per cent of the redistribution quota. At the end of Wednesday 15 July 2020, the day on which the redistribution commenced, 4,251,806 electors were enrolled in Victoria. The redistribution quota was therefore 109,021 electors. As the Electoral Act requires electoral divisions to be within the range of plus and minus 10 per cent of this quota, the augmented Electoral Commission was required to construct electoral divisions which contain between 98,119 and 119,923 electors.

All electoral divisions are also required to be within the range of plus 3.5 per cent and minus 3.5 per cent of the projected enrolment quota at the projection time of Sunday 26 January 2025. As the number of electors projected to be enrolled in Victoria at this time is 4,567,191, and the projected enrolment quota is 117,107, the augmented Electoral Commission was required to construct electoral divisions which are projected to contain between 113,009 and 121,205 electors on Sunday 26 January 2025.

In relation to each proposed electoral division, the augmented Electoral Commission is also required by the Electoral Act to give due consideration to:

i. community of interests within the electoral division, including economic, social and regional interests,

ii. means of communication and travel within the electoral division,

iv. the physical features and area of the electoral division, and

v. the boundaries of existing electoral divisions in Victoria, with this factor being subordinate to the consideration of i, ii and iv.

The augmented Electoral Commission can only balance the different criteria against each other so far as they affect each of the 39 electoral divisions in Victoria and try and achieve the best balance overall. Given the primacy of the two numerical requirements, it is impossible to satisfy all the statutory criteria to the same extent in each electoral division.

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Redistribution of Victoria The redistribution covers:

• where to locate the new electoral division, • the names of the 39 electoral divisions, and • where to draw the boundaries between electoral divisions in Victoria to accommodate the new electoral division.

Creation of a new electoral division The augmented Electoral Commission’s consideration of where to locate a new electoral division was guided by the Electoral Act, namely, the numerical requirements and the obligations relating to community of interest, means of communication and travel, the physical features and area of the electoral division and the boundaries of existing electoral divisions.

The Redistribution Committee proposed creating a new electoral division to the north-west of Melbourne to be named ‘Hawke’ in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC (1929-2019), Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991. The proposed Division of Hawke centred on the localities of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Melton, and Sunbury in the local government areas of Hume City, Melton City and Moorabool Shire Councils.

A small number of objections to the proposed redistribution argued:

• for different electoral division boundaries to those proposed by the Redistribution Committee; and • the new electoral division be given a different name.

The augmented Electoral Commission has unanimously adopted the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to create the new Division of Hawke to the north-west of Melbourne. Reasons for doing so are set out in Chapter 2 of this report.

Names of electoral divisions The Redistribution Committee proposed:

• naming the new electoral division ‘Hawke’, • renaming the Division of Corangamite to ‘Tucker’ in honour of Margaret (Lilardia) Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-1996), for her significant work to create a more equal and understanding society for Aboriginal people, and

• retaining the names of 37 of the 38 existing electoral divisions in Victoria.

With respect to the names of electoral divisions, a significant proportion of submissions referred to the names of electoral divisions.

Some of these supported the Redistribution Committee’s proposed names, while others argued that electoral divisions should retain the name they had at the commencement of the redistribution or offered a different name for consideration by the augmented Electoral Commission.

A large number of arguments were made advocating retention of the original name ‘Corangamite’ for the proposed Division of Tucker. The augmented Electoral Commission unanimously concluded it would be appropriate to retain the existing name of ‘Corangamite’ for the electoral division, which is both a Federation name and an Aboriginal name.

After careful consideration of the arguments to rename the proposed Division of Hawke, the augmented Electoral Commission observed the name was consistent with the ‘Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions’ (the guidelines) and should stand unchanged. The new electoral division will be named ‘Hawke’ to recognise the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC.

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The augmented Electoral Commission unanimously agreed the arguments offered in support of altering the names of any of the other 37 proposed electoral divisions were not substantive enough to warrant change from the Redistribution Committee’s proposal. These 37 electoral divisions will be known by the names proposed by the Redistribution Committee.

The augmented Electoral Commission’s electoral division names have been agreed for the reasons set out in Chapter 2 and Appendix F of this report.

Boundaries of electoral divisions In determining the boundaries of electoral divisions in a state or territory, the Electoral Act requires the augmented Electoral Commission to ensure the enrolment numbers for each electoral division remain within the two ranges of the permissible maximum and minimum number of electors in an electoral division.

Victoria’s entitlement to members of the House of Representatives has increased from 38 to 39 members. As a consequence of inserting an electoral division, the redistribution quota and projected enrolment quota were reduced, as were the ranges for the permissible maximum and minimum number of electors around these quotas. More electoral divisions fell outside these ranges than may otherwise have been the case. The augmented Electoral Commission was required, as was the Redistribution Committee, to alter the electoral division boundaries of 19 of Victoria’s electoral divisions to accommodate this and ensure that all electoral divisions met the requirements of the Electoral Act.

The augmented Electoral Commission noted that the Redistribution Committee’s proposal met the requirements of the Electoral Act and proposed electoral divisions that can accommodate growth while keeping existing communities of interest together where possible and providing strong and readily identifiable features as boundaries where possible. Further, the augmented Electoral Commission noted the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was consistent with the suggestions and comments on suggestions received.

The augmented Electoral Commission noted that the Redistribution Committee’s proposal met the requirements of the Electoral Act and proposed electoral divisions which:

• were more equitably balanced numerically across the state, • could accommodate the differing projected rates of growth across Victoria, • kept together or improved existing communities of interest, in some cases represented by local government areas and localities, where possible,

• used strong and readily identifiable features, such as major roads, rivers or established administrative boundaries to define electoral division boundaries, and • were consistent with elements of the 35 suggestions to the redistribution and 21 comments on suggestions which identified electoral boundary changes to meet the numerical requirements of

the Electoral Act.

Constructing a new electoral division will, of necessity, result in significant elector movement into the new electoral division and will also require consequential boundary changes and elector movements across the state to ensure that all electoral divisions remain within the two permissible ranges. The augmented Electoral Commission noted that the Redistribution Committee’s proposal met the requirements of the Electoral Act and provided electoral divisions that accommodated future growth while recognising and maintaining communities of interest and using strong boundaries where possible.

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The augmented Electoral Commission carefully considered the Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution, the objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and further information provided in submissions at the inquiry, which was conducted in a virtual environment. The augmented Electoral Commission unanimously agreed with much of what was proposed by the Redistribution Committee but was of the opinion that improvements could be made.

As a number of the changes advocated in objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry were able to be accommodated within the permissible ranges for the number of electors within an electoral division, or with minimal boundary adjustments to the surrounding electoral divisions, the augmented Electoral Commission unanimously agreed to make these changes. As a result, 20 electoral divisions of the augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution differ from those proposed by the Redistribution Committee. These changes have been made to better reflect communities of interest and/or improve electoral division boundaries.

While acknowledging the merits of a number of other ideas advocated in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry, they were unable to be accepted because the resultant adjustments to the boundaries led to electoral divisions which fell outside the permissible ranges. Any alternative adjustments would, in the augmented Electoral Commission’s opinion, have caused significant flow-on effects for other electoral divisions across Victoria under the requirements of the Electoral Act.

Elector movements Overall, 483,173 electors enrolled in Victoria (or 11.36 per cent of all electors enrolled in Victoria on Wednesday 15 July 2020) will change their federal electoral division as a result of this redistribution.

Implementation of this redistribution Changes to electoral divisions as a result of this redistribution will apply from the day on which a notice of determination is published in the Gazette. This notice was published on Monday 26 July 2021.

Electoral events will not be contested on these new federal electoral divisions until a writ is issued for a general election following the expiry or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

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Chapter 1:

Background and context This chapter outlines the legislative requirements of the redistribution from the release of the Redistribution Committee for Victoria’s (the Redistribution Committee’s) proposed redistribution to the determination of the names and boundaries of electoral divisions by the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria (the augmented Electoral Commission).

1. A redistribution of electoral divisions is the process where electoral divisions and their names and

boundaries are reviewed, and may be altered, to ensure, as near as practicable:

• each state and territory gains representation in the House of Representatives in proportion to the population of the state or territory, and • there are a similar number of electors in each electoral division for a given state or territory.

Compliance with legislative requirements 2. The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act) specifies that a redistribution process

should be undertaken when:

• the number of members of the House of Representatives to which a state or territory is entitled has changed (relative population change) • the number of electors in more than one-third of the electoral divisions in a state (or one of the electoral divisions in the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory) deviates from the

average divisional enrolment by over ten per cent for a period of more than two months, or • a period of seven years has elapsed since the last redistribution process was determined.1

3. The procedures to be followed in conducting a redistribution process are also specified in the

Electoral Act. Appendix A summarises the legislative requirements which have been followed in conducting this redistribution. Each of these requirements is discussed in further detail in this chapter.

Background to this redistribution 4. The steps followed from the commencement of the redistribution of Victoria to the release of the

Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution are outlined in Chapter 1 of the Redistribution Committee’s report: Proposed redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions.2

1 Sub-section 59(2) of the Electoral Act specifies when a redistribution process should be undertaken. 2 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, Proposed redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions, March 2021, pages 9-15

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Requirement to conduct a redistribution of electoral divisions in Victoria and commencement 5. On Friday 3 July 2020, the Electoral Commissioner made a determination under sub-section 48(1)

of the Electoral Act of the number of members of the House of Representatives each state and territory would be entitled to at the next general election.3

6. As a result of this determination, Victoria’s entitlement increased from 38 to 39 members of the

House of Representatives.

7. In accordance with sub-section 59(1) of the Electoral Act, the Electoral Commission published a

notice in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette (the Gazette) on Wednesday 15 July 2020 directing that a redistribution of Victoria into 39 electoral divisions commence.

Redistribution quota 8. Section 65 of the Electoral Act requires the Electoral Commissioner, as soon as practicable after

the redistribution process commences, to determine the redistribution quota or average divisional enrolment using the following formula:4

Number of electors enrolled in Victoria as at the end of the day on which the redistribution commenced (Wednesday 15 July 2020)

Number of members of the House of Representatives to which Victoria is entitled

9. In calculating this quota, sub-section 65(2) of the Electoral Act provides that:

• where the result includes a fraction that is less than 0.5, the number is rounded down to the nearest whole number, or • where the result includes a fraction that is equal to or greater than 0.5, the number is rounded up to the nearest whole number.

10. Table A shows the figures used to calculate the redistribution quota and the resultant range of the

permissible maximum and minimum number of electors in an electoral division (discussed further in the section titled ‘Statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution’).

Table A: Redistribution quota and permissible range for Victoria

Number of electors enrolled in Victoria as at the end of the day on which the redistribution commenced (Wednesday 15 July 2020) 4,251,806

Number of members of the House of Representatives to which Victoria is entitled 39

Redistribution quota for Victoria 109,021

Permissible maximum number of electors in an electoral division (redistribution quota + 10 per cent) 119,923

Permissible minimum number of electors in an electoral division (redistribution quota - 10 per cent) 98,119

11. As part of the redistribution process, the Redistribution Committee is required to ensure that the

number of electors in a proposed electoral division is within the range of plus 10 per cent and minus 10 per cent of the redistribution quota (see Appendix B).

3 A copy of this determination is available on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website. 4 The name ‘redistribution quota’ was not applied to this quota until Tuesday 16 February 2021 when legislative changes became operative.

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12. The number of electors at the commencement date of Wednesday 15 July 2020 at both the

electoral division and Statistical Area 1s (SA1s) level were published on the AEC website when the invitation for interested individuals and organisations to submit suggestions and comments on suggestions was made.5

Enrolment projections and projected enrolment quota 13. When determining a redistribution, the augmented Electoral Commission is required by

paragraph 73(4)(a) to ensure, as far as practicable, that the number of electors enrolled in the electoral division at the projection time will be within the range of plus 3.5 per cent and minus 3.5 per cent of the projected enrolment quota (see Appendix B). This quota is calculated using the following formula:

Estimated total number of electors enrolled in Victoria at the projection time (Sunday 26 January 2025)

Number of members of the House of Representatives to which Victoria is entitled

14. For the purposes of this redistribution, projected enrolment has been calculated by the Australian

Bureau of Statistics (ABS). These projections were subsequently reviewed by AEC officers.

15. Projected enrolment at the projection time of Sunday 26 January 2025, together with the processes

used by the ABS to calculate these projections, were published on the AEC website when the invitation for interested individuals and organisations to submit suggestions and comments on suggestions was made. The projections were made available at both the electoral division and SA1 level.6

16. Table B shows the figures used to calculate the projected enrolment quota and the resultant

range of the permissible maximum and minimum number of electors in an electoral division at the projection time (discussed further in the section titled ‘Statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution’).

Table B: Projected enrolment quota and permissible range for Victoria

Estimated total number of electors enrolled in Victoria at the projection time (Sunday 26 January 2025) 4,567,191

Number of members of the House of Representatives to which Victoria is entitled 39

Projected enrolment quota for Victoria 117,107

Permissible maximum number of electors in an electoral division at the projection time (projected enrolment quota + 3.5 per cent) 121,205

Permissible minimum number of electors in an electoral division at the projection time (projected enrolment quota - 3.5 per cent) 113,009

5 See Appendix H for a discussion of how the AEC uses SA1s. SA1s are the smallest unit at which the ABS makes available disaggregated Census data. At the time of the 2016 Census, there were 57,523 SA1s with populations in the range of 200-800. SA1s, which are part of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, are defined by the ABS and remain stable between censuses. The SA1s currently in use were defined for the 2016 Census.

6 Accompanying papers explained the assumptions used in calculating these enrolment projections. The assumptions relating to net interstate migration and net overseas migration reflect the uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on the movement of the population.

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Release of proposed redistribution of Victoria 17. Sub-section 66(1) of the Electoral Act requires the Redistribution Committee to make a proposed

redistribution, with section 67 requiring that written reasons for the proposed redistribution be provided.

18. In its report Proposed redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions, the Redistribution Committee

outlined its proposed redistribution of Victoria and in Chapter 2 and Appendix F explained the reasons behind its proposal.7 On Friday 19 March 2021, this report was made available on the AEC website and in each AEC office located in Victoria.

19. In addition, and as required by sub-section 68(1) of the Electoral Act, the following information was

also made available at each AEC office in Victoria from Friday 19 March 2021:

• maps showing the names and boundaries of each proposed electoral division in Victoria, and • copies of the 102 suggestions made to the redistribution and 48 comments on suggestions which were received.

Invitation for interested individuals and organisations to submit objections and comments on objections 20. The Redistribution Committee is required by sub-sections 68(1) and 68(2) of the Electoral Act to

draw attention to the redistribution material able to be viewed at AEC offices in Victoria and to invite written objections relating to the proposed redistribution of Victoria and written comments on objections via:

• a notice published in the Gazette on a Friday, • a notice published in two newspapers circulating throughout Victoria, and • notices published in such regional newspapers circulating in regions affected by the proposed redistribution as determined by the Redistribution Committee.

21. The notice was published in the Gazette on Friday 19 March 2021. Newspaper notices were

published in:

• The Age, The Herald Sun and The Weekend Australian on Saturday 27 March 2021, • Weekly Times on Wednesday 31 March 2021,8 • Koori Mail on Wednesday 7 April 2021,9 and • 10 regional newspapers (see Appendix C for details of where and when notices were published).

22. In accordance with section 68 of the Electoral Act, these notices included a brief outline of the

proposed redistribution, where to view the proposed redistribution, how to participate in the process and where to find further information. 10 As required by paragraph 68(1)(d):

• the notices published in The Age, The Herald Sun, Weekly Times and Koori Mail included maps showing the names and boundaries of each proposed electoral division in Victoria, and • the notices published in the regional newspapers listed in Appendix C included maps showing the names of boundaries of proposed electoral divisions in areas covered by the

newspaper’s circulation.11

7 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., pages 28-78 and 95-136 8 The Weekly Times is a rurally oriented newspaper published in Victoria on a weekly basis. 9 The Koori Mail is the national Indigenous newspaper and is published fortnightly. 10 A disc included in Proposed redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions provided the material which sub-section 68(1) of the

Electoral Act specifies is to be made available at each office of the AEC in the state/territory undergoing redistribution. 11 This requirement is specified by sub-paragraph 68(1)(d)(iv) of the Electoral Act.

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23. Table C presents information on the options for making an objection or comment on an objection,

and the extent to which these options were used.

Table C: Options to make an objection or comment on an objection

Options

Objections Comments on objections

Number Percentage Number Percentage

Form upload on AEC website 44 65.67% 37 69.81%

Email 21 31.34% 13 24.53%

Mail 2 2.99% 3 5.66%

Fax 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

In person 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Total 67 100.00% 53 100.00%

24. Interested individuals and organisations were able to submit written objections from

Friday 19 March 2021 until 6pm AEST on Friday 16 April 2021, the 4th Friday after the publication of the Gazette notice.12 During this time, 67 objections were received by the Electoral Commission (see Appendix D).

25. As required by sub-section 69(2) of the Electoral Act, copies of these objections were made

available to members of the public for perusal at the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria in Melbourne from Monday 19 April 2021, the 5th Monday after the publication of the Gazette notice. The objections were also made available on the AEC website from this date.

26. Interested individuals and organisations were able to submit written comments on objections

received from Monday 19 April 2021 until 6pm AEST on Friday 30 April 2021, the 6th Friday after the publication of the Gazette notice.13 During this time, 53 comments on objections were received by the Electoral Commission (see Appendix E).

27. As required by sub-section 69(4) of the Electoral Act, copies of these comments on objections were

made available to members of the public for perusal at the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria in Melbourne from Monday 3 May 2021, the 7th Monday after the publication of the Gazette notice. The comments on objections were also made available on the AEC website on this date.

Augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria 28. Sub-section 70(1) of the Electoral Act specifies that, for the purposes of a redistribution of Victoria,

an augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria is established. The membership of the augmented Electoral Commission is specified by sub-section 70(2).

29. The membership of the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria is outlined in Table D.

12 This requirement is specified by paragraph 68(2)(a) of the Electoral Act. 13 This requirement is specified by paragraph 68(2)(b) of the Electoral Act.

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Table D: Membership of the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

Position on the augmented Electoral Commission Name Basis for membership

Chairperson The Hon. Justice Susan Kenny AM Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

Member Dr David Gruen non-judicial member of the Electoral Commission

Member Mr Tom Rogers Electoral Commissioner

Member Mr Aneurin Coffey Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria

Member Mr Craig Sandy Surveyor-General of Victoria

Member Mr Andrew Greaves Auditor-General for Victoria

Note:

1. Shading indicates the members of the Redistribution Committee (chaired by Mr Rogers).

2. Mr Aneurin Coffey was acting Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria from Monday 1 February 2021 and was appointed Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria on Thursday 1 April 2021. Mr Steve Kennedy was Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria until Sunday 31 January 2021 and in this capacity had served as a member of the Redistribution Committee.

30. The augmented Electoral Commission is responsible for:

• considering all objections to the Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution and all comments on objections which were received by the specified lodgement times, • developing a proposed redistribution of Victoria in accordance with the requirements of the Electoral Act, • conducting an inquiry into objections, should one be required, • determining the names and boundaries of electoral divisions in Victoria, and • making the reasons for the augmented Electoral Commission’s determination available for

public perusal.

31. The augmented Electoral Commission met on:

• Tuesday 18 May 2021, and • Friday 11 June 2021

Consideration of objections and comments on objections by the augmented Electoral Commission 32. The augmented Electoral Commission is required by sub-section 72(1) of the Electoral Act to

consider all objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections which were received by the required specified lodgement times.

33. In formulating its redistribution of Victoria, the augmented Electoral Commission considered each of

the 67 objections to the proposed redistribution and 53 comments on objections received.

34. The augmented Electoral Commission found the written submissions made throughout the

redistribution valuable and appreciates the time and effort expended by all those who contributed.

35. Chapter 2 and Appendix F outline the key themes contained in these objections and comments on

objections, and how the augmented Electoral Commission responded to them, having regard to the requirements of the Electoral Act.

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Inquiry by the augmented Electoral Commission into objections 36. Sub-section 72(3) of the Electoral Act requires the augmented Electoral Commission to hold an

inquiry into an objection unless it is of the opinion:

• the matters raised in the objection were raised, or are substantially the same as matters that were raised, in:

- suggestions relating to the redistribution lodged with the Redistribution Committee; or - comments lodged with the Redistribution Committee; or

• the objection is frivolous or vexatious.

37. Analysis of the 67 objections to the proposed redistribution indicated the matters to be inquired into as:

• boundaries of the proposed Divisions of Bruce, Holt and La Trobe, • boundaries of the proposed Divisions of Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies, • boundary of the proposed Division of Hawke, • boundary between the proposed Divisions of Higgins and Macnamara, • boundary of the proposed Division of Tucker, • name of the proposed Division of Gellibrand, • name of the proposed Division of Hawke, and • name of the proposed Division of Tucker.

38. The manner in which an inquiry into objections is to be conducted by the augmented

Electoral Commission is specified in sub-sections 72(4) to 72(9) of the Electoral Act.

39. The augmented Electoral Commission held a virtual inquiry on Monday 7 June 2021 and

Friday 11 June 2021.

40. Invitations to attend the inquiry were sent to those who made objections to the proposed

redistribution or commented on objections. Notices of invitation were placed in The Age, The Herald Sun and The Weekend Australian on Saturday 22 May 2021.

41. Appendix G lists those who made submissions to the inquiry and a transcript is included with

this report. The augmented Electoral Commission found the submissions presented by those participating at the inquiry to be a valuable contribution and is appreciative of the time and effort expended by all those who contributed.

42. The augmented Electoral Commission’s response to the matters raised at the inquiry is summarised

in Chapter 2 and Appendix F.

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Conclusion of consideration of objections by the augmented Electoral Commission 43. Sub-section 72(2) of the Electoral Act requires the augmented Electoral Commission to conclude

its consideration of the objections before the expiration of 60 days after the close of comments on objections. As comments on objections closed on Friday 30 April 2021, the augmented Electoral Commission was required to conclude its consideration by Tuesday 29 June 2021.

44. Consideration of objections by the augmented Electoral Commission was concluded on

Monday 28 June 2021.

Statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution 45. Section 73 of the Electoral Act requires the augmented Electoral Commission to adhere to specific

criteria in determining boundaries of electoral divisions.

46. The augmented Electoral Commission endeavoured to ensure that the number of electors in each

Victoria electoral division would:

• meet the requirement of sub-section 73(4) of the Electoral Act for the number of electors in an electoral division to not be less than 90 per cent or more than 110 per cent of the redistribution quota of 109,021 electors (Table A indicates the number of electors enrolled in each electoral division in Victoria must therefore be between 98,119 and 119,923), and

• meet the requirement of paragraph 73(4)(a) of the Electoral Act for the number of electors projected to be in an electoral division to not be less than 96.5 per cent or more than 103.5 per cent of the projected enrolment quota at the projection time of Sunday 26 January 2025 (Table B indicates the number of electors projected to be enrolled in each electoral division in Victoria at the projection time of Sunday 26 January 2025 must be between 113,009 and 121,205).

47. The augmented Electoral Commission also gave due consideration to the requirements of

paragraph 73(4)(b) of the Electoral Act:

i. community of interests within the electoral division, including economic, social and regional interests, ii. means of communication and travel within the electoral division, iv. the physical features and area of the electoral division, and v. the boundaries of existing electoral divisions in Victoria, with this factor being subordinate to

the consideration of i, ii and iv.

48. Further details regarding these requirements are in Appendix B.

49. Appendix H outlines the mechanics of constructing electoral divisions.

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Public announcement by the augmented Electoral Commission 50. Once its inquiries into objections are completed, sub-section 72(10) of the Electoral Act requires the

augmented Electoral Commission to:

• make a proposed redistribution of the state, and • make a public announcement.

51. While the augmented Electoral Commission is able to choose the means by which this public

announcement is issued,14 sub-section 72(12) requires the following content:

• the substance of the augmented Electoral Commission’s findings or conclusions on the initial objections to the Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution, • the augmented Electoral Commission’s proposed redistribution of the state/territory, and • a statement whether, in the opinion of the augmented Electoral Commission, its proposed

redistribution is significantly different from the Redistribution Committee’s proposed redistribution. 15

52. The augmented Electoral Commission did not consider their proposed redistribution to be

significantly different to that of the Redistribution Committee. The text of the augmented Electoral Commission’s public announcement, which was made on Tuesday 29 June 2021, is at Appendix I.

Determination made by the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria 53. In accordance with sub-section 73(1) of the Electoral Act, the names and boundaries of electoral

divisions for a territory are determined when the augmented Electoral Commission publishes a notice in the Gazette.

54. The text of the notice published in the Gazette on Monday 26 July 2021 is at Appendix J.

14 Paragraph 72(10)(b) of the Electoral Act states the announcement may be made by a statement to the media or by other expeditious means. 15 In the event the augmented Electoral Commission considers their proposed redistribution to be significantly different to that of the Redistribution Committee, paragraph 72(12)(d) specifies the inclusion of additional information in the public announcement.

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Chapter 2:

The augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution and reasons for the redistribution This chapter outlines the augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution and the reasons for this redistribution. Also included is the augmented Electoral Commission’s approach to formulating the names and boundaries of electoral divisions.

Augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution of Victoria 55. The augmented Electoral Commission was required to redistribute Victoria into 39 electoral

divisions.

56. The augmented Electoral Commission decided to adopt the proposal of the Redistribution

Committee, as outlined in Proposed redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions, with some modifications.

57. There are three components to the augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution:

• where to locate the new electoral division, • the names of the 39 electoral divisions, and • where to draw the boundaries between electoral divisions in Victoria to accommodate the new electoral division.

New electoral division 58. The new electoral division is located to the north-west of Melbourne and is named ‘Hawke’ in

recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC (1929-2019), Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee.

Names of electoral divisions 59. The augmented Electoral Commission has made a modification to the Redistribution Committee’s

proposed names.

60. The augmented Electoral Commission has:

• retained the name of the Division of Corangamite rather than rename it ‘Tucker’, as had been proposed by the Redistribution Committee, and • adopted the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to retain the names of the remaining 37 electoral divisions.

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61. This is consistent with the ‘Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions’ (the guidelines) and the

sentiments expressed in many objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry.

62. Appendix K presents some summary information about Victoria’s electoral division names and how

this compares to electoral division names in place at the start of this redistribution.

Boundaries of electoral divisions 63. With respect to the boundaries of electoral divisions in Victoria, the augmented Electoral

Commission was required to:

• create a new electoral division which meets the requirements of the Electoral Act, and • alter the boundaries of 19 of Victoria’s 38 electoral divisions which did not meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act.

64. The augmented Electoral Commission has adopted the boundaries proposed by the Redistribution

Committee with some modifications. Table E indicates:

• where the augmented Electoral Commission has modified electoral division boundaries proposed by the Redistribution Committee, and • where the augmented Electoral Commission has adopted the Redistribution Committee’s electoral divisions without change.

65. As a result, 30 electoral divisions have different boundaries compared to those in place at the start

of the redistribution, while eight remain unchanged.16

Table E: Electoral divisions where boundaries are as proposed by the Redistribution Committee or have been modified by the augmented Electoral Commission

Boundaries which have been modified by the augmented Electoral Commission Boundaries as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

Ballarat Isaacs Aston Goldstein

Bruce Jagajaga Bendigo Gorton

Casey Kooyong Calwell Hawke

Chisholm La Trobe Cooper Lalor

Corangamite Macnamara Corio Maribyrnong

Deakin Mallee Dunkley Melbourne

Higgins McEwen Flinders Menzies

Holt Monash Fraser Scullin

Hotham Nicholls Gellibrand Wills

Indi Wannon Gippsland

Note: Shading indicates electoral divisions which have the same boundaries as were in place at the start of the redistribution.

66. The augmented Electoral Commission’s modifications are listed in Appendix I and are discussed

below.

16 As a result of modifications made by the augmented Electoral Commission to the boundaries proposed by the Redistribution Committee, the Division of Isaacs boundaries will be the same as were in place at the start of the redistribution.

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New electoral division 67. The Redistribution Committee proposed creating the new electoral division to the north-west

of Melbourne, specifically incorporating electors from the local government areas of Hume City Council, Melton City Council and Moorabool Shire Council, to be named the Division of Hawke.17

68. Very few objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions made

to the inquiry referred to the placement of the new electoral division, with those submitted:

• supporting the new electoral division being based on Melton, Bacchus Marsh and Sunbury,18 • advocating that Bacchus Marsh should not be located in the proposed Division of Hawke or not in the same electoral division as Sunbury and Melton,19 or • arguing that the eastern boundary of the Division of Hawke should extend eastwards along the

rail corridor rather than northwards, excluding Sunbury.20

69. The augmented Electoral Commission noted these objections, however, did not consider the

advocated changes were a significant improvement on the proposed boundaries. The augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was sound and should be adopted without change.

70. The new Division of Hawke will be located to the north-west of Melbourne, specifically incorporating

electors from the local government areas of Hume City Council, Melton City Council and Moorabool Shire Council.

Augmented Electoral Commission’s approach to naming electoral divisions 71. The naming of federal electoral divisions has been the subject of a number of recommendations

from parliamentary committees. The guidelines were developed by the AEC from recommendations made by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters in 1995 in Electoral Redistributions: Report on the Effectiveness and Appropriateness of the Redistribution Provisions of Parts III and IV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. The guidelines are publicly available on the AEC website (see Appendix K for a copy), with attention directed to this availability when the redistribution was advertised.

Name of the new electoral division 72. A significant number of names for the new electoral division were advocated in suggestions to the

redistribution and comments on suggestions, with a number arguing that the new electoral division be named to recognise the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, former Prime Minister of Australia.21

73. The Redistribution Committee also observed the guidelines which suggest:

• in the main, electoral divisions should be named after deceased Australians who have rendered outstanding service to their country, and • when new electoral divisions are created the names of former Prime Ministers should be considered.22

17 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 32 18 Support was indicated by OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair. 19 This was advocated by: OB23 - Janelle Jordan, OB24 - Stewart Jordan, OB32 - Margot Dunne and IM14 - Janelle Jordan. 20 This was argued by OB46 - Ron Geurts. 21 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., pages 33-36 and 97-113 22 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 36

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74. As Victoria is gaining a new electoral division, the Redistribution Committee considered it was

appropriate for it to be named ‘Hawke’ in honour of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC (1929-2019). Mr Hawke was the Member for Wills from 1980 to 1992 and was Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991.23

75. A small number of objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections

supported the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to name an electoral division to recognise Mr Hawke, with there being differing views as to whether this should be the new electoral division or whether it would be better to rename the proposed Division of Wills.24

76. One objection argued that 'Hawke' should be used as the name of a Western Australian electoral

division, not a Victorian electoral division, on the basis that he was born in Western Australia.25 (This claim is incorrect as he was born in Bordertown in South Australia.) Some objections to the proposed redistribution argued that the new division shouldn’t be named to recognise an individual who had no connection to the area covered by the proposed electoral division. Another objection argued that because several electoral divisions located in that specific part of Victoria had been abolished in the past and the name subsequently retired, the Division of Maribyrnong should instead be renamed ‘Hawke’.

77. A number of objections to the redistribution and comments on objections to the proposed

redistribution argued that the electoral division should not be named to recognise Mr Hawke.26 Some argued that his alleged past behaviour was not aligned to modern norms and that naming an electoral division after such a person could be seen as endorsing the alleged behaviour. Others expressed the view that electoral divisions should not be named after former members of the House of Representatives.

78. In most cases, an alternative name to ‘Hawke’ was not offered, but those that were are displayed in

Table F.

Table F: Names advocated in objections and comments on objections as alternatives to ‘Hawke’

Alternative names advocated in objections or comments on objections

Burke - in honour of Robert O’Hara Burke (1821-61), explorer

Burke - It is not indicated explicitly who the electoral division should be named after

Gillard - in honour of the Hon. Julia Eileen Gillard AC (1961- ), Prime Minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013

Tucker - in honour of Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Whitlam - in honour of the Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (1916-2014), Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975

a geographical name

an early Victorian Premier

Hogan - in honour of Edmond John (Ned) Hogan (1883-1964), Premier of Victoria from 1927 to 1928 and 1929 to 1932

23 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 36 24 Naming the new electoral division ‘Hawke’ was supported by OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) and IM13 - Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) while COB53 - Charles Richardson argued to rename the Division of Wills. 25 The augmented Electoral Commission notes that, according to the National Museum of Australia, Mr Hawke was born in

Bordertown, South Australia, but grew up in Western Australia, graduating from the University of Western Australia. Source: www.nma.gov.au/explore/features/prime-ministers/bob-hawke Accessed: Monday 21 June 2021 26 Arguments that an electoral division should not be named Hawke were made by: OB8 - Jacqueline Elworthy, OB9 - David Griffiths, OB17 - John Costa, OB21 - Albert Jarvis, OB23 - Janelle Jordan, OB24 - Stewart Jordan, OB32 - Margot Dunne, OB36 - Martin

John Reich, OB48 - Colin McLaren, OB62 - Elidor Brown, OB65 - William Green, COB37 - Steve Melzer, COB44 - Elizabeth Ryan and IM6 - Martin Reich.

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79. In noting the views expressed by those arguing for an alternative name for the new electoral

division, the augmented Electoral Commission observed:

• electoral divisions named to recognise former Prime Ministers have been located in the same state as the electoral division the former Prime Minister represented, and • naming the new electoral division ‘Hawke’ would be consistent with the naming guidelines for federal electoral divisions.

80. The augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was

sound, follows the guidelines and should stand unchanged.

81. The new electoral division will be named ‘Hawke’ to recognise the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC.

Renaming of proposed electoral divisions in Victoria 82. The guidelines note that the names of electoral divisions should not be changed or transferred to

new areas without very strong reasons. Any decision to alter the name of an electoral division is therefore one which is not taken lightly.

83. The augmented Electoral Commission received a number of objections, comments on objections

and submissions to the inquiry proposing that electoral divisions be renamed.

84. Where an alternative name to the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was advocated, the

augmented Electoral Commission considered whether modifications should be made to address the alternative. The following paragraphs, together with Appendix F, outline the augmented Electoral Commission’s decisions with respect to the alternatives offered.

Renaming the proposed Division of Gellibrand 85. Several suggestions to the redistribution and comments on suggestions argued that the Division

of Gellibrand should be renamed. As the Redistribution Committee did not consider that strong enough reasons to alter the electoral division name had been provided in suggestions and comments on suggestions, it proposed retaining the name of the Division of Gellibrand.27

86. A number of objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections argued that the

name ‘Gellibrand’ should be retired or that the Division of Gellibrand should be renamed ‘Tucker’ to recognise Margaret Tucker.28 Those in favour of renaming the Division of Gellibrand to ‘Tucker’ observed:

• the Division of Gellibrand is named after a British colonialist, not an Australian, • Joseph Gellibrand, for whom the electoral division is named, had links to John Batman and the Batman Treaty and his treatment of Indigenous people is up for debate, and • Joseph Gellibrand did not have a sound connection to Victoria.

87. The augmented Electoral Commission observed that this is the second consecutive redistribution

at which arguments have been made to change the name of the Division of Gellibrand,29 however many of the alternative names offered have either not met the guidelines or are better suited as the name for another proposed electoral division. The augmented Electoral Commission does not intend renaming the proposed Division of Gellibrand at this time but encourages those who may be involved in future redistributions to consider doing so. Those wishing to rename the electoral

27 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 40 28 Retirement was argued by OB4 - Martin Gordon and renaming to ‘Tucker’ by: OB2 - Nimalan Sivakumar, OB3 - Tim Barnes, OB41 - Andrew Sutherland, OB63 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), COB29 - Donnie Grigau, IM17 - Arjun Swaminathan and IM16 - Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party.

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division are advised to review the guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions and to contribute alternative names during the suggestions period, which is the first time at which public input can be provided for consideration by the Redistribution Committee.

88. The electoral division will continue to be known as the Division of Gellibrand.

Renaming the proposed Division of Tucker 89. Several suggestions to the redistribution and comments on suggestions supported renaming the

Division of Corangamite. The Redistribution Committee formed the view that it would be appropriate to rename the electoral division due to its changed nature as a result of significant proposed changes to the boundaries of the electoral division.30 The Redistribution Committee proposed renaming the Division of Corangamite to ‘Tucker’ to honour and recognise Margaret (Lilardia) Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-1996), a Yorta Yorta woman, for her significant work to create a more equal and understanding society for Aboriginal people.

90. A number of objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections were of the

view that an electoral division be named to recognise Margaret Tucker,31 although arguments were made that:

• ‘Lilardia’, Margaret Tucker’s Aboriginal name,32 be used instead of ‘Tucker’,33 or • there may be a more appropriate electoral division than ‘Corangamite’ to be named to recognise Margaret Tucker.34 The proposed Divisions of Flinders, Gellibrand, Hawke, Hotham, Mallee and Nicholls were all suggested as suitable alternative electoral divisions to bear the name ‘Tucker’.35

91. A significant number of objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and

submissions to the inquiry did not support renaming the Division of Corangamite to ‘Tucker’. Those arguing against renaming the electoral division to ‘Tucker’ advanced the following arguments:

• Margaret Tucker does not have a sufficient connection to the electoral division and is not known by the community, • ‘Tucker’ can easily be changed by graffiti to a word which will open the electoral division and the local member to ridicule, • if the electoral division is to be renamed, it should be to a name relevant to the Indigenous

people associated with the country covered by the proposed electoral division, and/or • the name ‘Corangamite’ should be retained as it is a Federation name, an Aboriginal name, and a name that is still strongly connected to the area.

92. The desire of those resident in the proposed electoral division to retain an Aboriginal name for their

electoral division that had a connection to the country covered by the proposed electoral division was strongly argued throughout objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry. Many indicated that their preference would be to retain ‘Corangamite’. Some objections noted that the name ‘Corangamite’ has a strong connection to the area covered by the electoral division itself, rather than simply the lake or the local government area. Several arguments

30 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., pages 39-40 31 Views that it would be appropriate to name an electoral division to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE were expressed by: OB2 - Nimalan Sivakumar, OB4 - Martin Gordon, OB25 - Joe Thwaites, OB33 - Jan Swain, OB56 - Sue, OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), OB63 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), OB65 - William Green and COB29 - Donnie Grigau.

32 Entry from Obituaries Australia. Source: ia.anu.edu.au/biography/tucker-margaret-elizabeth-auntie-marge-1556 Accessed on Monday 21 June 2021 33 Using ‘Lilardia’ as an alternative name for the Division of Corangamite was advocated by: OB25 - Joe Thwaites, OB47 - Susan Meyer and COB5 - Hilary Lovibond. Using ‘Lilardia’ as the name of an electoral division named in in honour of Margaret Elizabeth

Tucker MBE was argued by OB25 - Joe Thwaites and OB56 - Sue. 34 This was argued by OB33 - Jan Swain, OB56 - Sue and OB65 - William Green. 35 Table L indicates who advocated an electoral division other than the Division of Corangamite be named to recognise Margaret

Elizabeth Tucker MBE.

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were made that it was not appropriate to name the electoral division in recognition of Margaret Tucker as she was a Yorta Yorta woman with Yorta Yorta country spanning from Cohuna to Albury/Wodonga and covering land on both sides of the Murray River.36

93. Several alternative names were offered should the augmented Electoral Commission decide against

using the name ‘Tucker’ or retaining the name ‘Corangamite’, with these names connected to the country included in the proposed electoral division. These alternatives are displayed in Table G.

Table G: Names offered in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry as alternatives to ‘Corangamite’ and ‘Tucker’

Alternative names advocated in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry

an Aboriginal name

a local First Nation Woman from Wadawurrung Country

Barrabool - thought to be an Aboriginal word with several recorded meanings: oyster, or a slope down to water, or a rounded mountain

Conneware or Kunuwarra - Indigenous name meaning ‘Black Swan’

Geelong - in honour of the term used by the local tribes of Aborigines to describe their homeland before the arrival of settlers from the other side of the world. The name ‘Geelong’ is variously believed to mean: • the place on the cliff, or • white sea bird or curlew, or • swampy plains, resort of native companions

Wadawurrung or Wathaurong - in honour of the traditional owners and keepers of Brown Hill, in particular the land between Ballarat and Geelong

94. In making its decision, the augmented Electoral Commission was mindful of the following elements

of the guidelines, and observed arguments could be made for and against each of them:

• every effort should be made to retain the names of original Federation electoral divisions, • locality or place names should generally be avoided, • Aboriginal names should be used where appropriate and as far as possible existing Aboriginal divisional names should be retained, and

• names of electoral divisions should not be changed or transferred to new areas without very strong reasons.

95. The augmented Electoral Commission considered the arguments opposing the use of the

name ‘Tucker’ for the electoral division presented by those making objections to the proposed redistribution, commenting on objections or making submissions to the inquiry. It was not convinced by arguments that an electoral division should not be named after Margaret Tucker because she was not significant, was an activist female and was not known by an Indigenous name. Women, specifically Indigenous women, are under-represented in the names of federal electoral divisions, and frequently unrecognised for their achievements. The augmented Electoral Commission does not accept that, as Margaret Tucker is currently unrecognised by some segments of society, she should not be recognised today, and notes its own role in addressing such imbalances and oversights. The augmented Electoral Commission commends Margaret Tucker as an individual who has rendered outstanding service to Australia through her campaigning for citizenship rights for, and the health and welfare of, Aboriginal people.

36 Yorta Yorta country includes towns such as Echuca, Shepparton, Benalla, Corowa and Wangaratta and extends northwards to just south of Deniliquin.

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96. On balance, however, the augmented Electoral Commission considered that, at this time,

it would be appropriate to retain the name ‘Corangamite’. Doing so will allow for the retention of a Federation name and an Aboriginal name.

97. As a consequence, the augmented Electoral Commission does not propose naming an electoral

division to recognise Margaret Tucker at this time but encourages those who may be involved in future redistributions to consider doing so.

98. The electoral division will be known as the Division of Corangamite.

Renaming of the remaining electoral divisions 99. The Redistribution Committee noted that many suggestions to the redistribution and comments

on suggestions advocated changing the names of existing electoral divisions, but did not consider that strong enough reasons to alter electoral division names had been provided. The Redistribution Committee therefore proposed retaining the names of 37 of Victoria’s remaining electoral divisions.37

100. Objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry

advocated renaming 10 proposed electoral divisions.38 The alternative names offered are displayed in Table H.

Table H: Names offered in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry as alternatives to those proposed by the Redistribution Committee

Name proposed by the Redistribution Committee Alternative names advocated in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry

Corio renamed to honour an individual

Flinders Tucker - in honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Gellibrand Tucker - in honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Hotham Tucker - in honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Indi Tucker - in honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Kooyong renamed to honour an individual

Mallee Tucker - in honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

37 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 40 38 Further information about those indicating alternative names is provided in Table L.

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Name proposed by the Redistribution Committee Alternative names advocated in objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry

Maribyrnong renamed to honour an individual

Barak - in honour of William Barak (1823-1903), a Woi wurung man who was a major advocate for Aboriginal rights and protecting Aboriginal culture, fighting to prevent the closure of Coranderrk and the relocation of its residents

Hawke - in honour of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC (1929-2019), Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991

Wurundjeri - in honour of the Wurundjeri people, considered by some to be the traditional owners of Greater Melbourne

Nicholls Tucker - in honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE (1904-96), an Aboriginal rights activist and community leader who was the first woman to be appointed to the Victorian Aborigines Welfare Board and the first Aboriginal woman to join the Commonwealth’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

Wills Hawke - in honour of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC (1929-2019),

Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991

101. The guidelines note that the names of electoral divisions should not be changed or transferred to

new areas without very strong reasons. Any decision to alter the name of an electoral division is not taken lightly.

102. While noting the contribution to Australian society of those individuals submitted for its

consideration and the general relevance of those names submitted, the augmented Electoral Commission concluded strong enough reasons to alter the names of the electoral divisions listed in Table H were not provided. The augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal with respect to these names should stand unchanged.

103. The augmented Electoral Commission has retained the names of the electoral divisions indicated in

Table I.

Table I: Names of Victorian electoral divisions retained by the augmented Electoral Commission

Names of electoral divisions

Aston Deakin Hotham McEwen

Ballarat Dunkley Indi Melbourne

Bendigo Flinders Isaacs Menzies

Bruce Fraser Jagajaga Monash

Calwell Gellibrand Kooyong Nicholls

Casey Gippsland Lalor Scullin

Chisholm Goldstein La Trobe Wannon

Cooper Gorton Macnamara Wills

Corangamite Higgins Mallee

Corio Holt Maribyrnong

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Augmented Electoral Commission’s approach to formulating electoral boundaries 104. In deciding whether to amend the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to incorporate a concept

submitted in an objection, comment on objection or submission to the inquiry, the augmented Electoral Commission was mindful whether the suggested amendment would improve the Redistribution Committee’s proposal. As the augmented Electoral Commission’s formulation of electoral divisions must conform to the requirements of the Electoral Act, potential amendments were also analysed with respect to the requirements of sub-section 73(4) of the Electoral Act.

105. The primary requirement was to ensure each electoral division remains within the permissible

maximum and minimum number of electors around the redistribution enrolment quota (see Table A) and the projected enrolment quota (see Table B). In modifying the boundaries of electoral divisions proposed by the Redistribution Committee, the augmented Electoral Commission was therefore required to ensure that each electoral division in Victoria continued to fall within the permissible ranges for the maximum and minimum number of electors in an electoral division.

106. Similarly, when considering adjusting the boundary of an electoral division to better reflect one

community of interest, the augmented Electoral Commission observed that such an adjustment could prompt concerns about one or more different communities of interest.

Adjusting the boundaries of existing electoral divisions 107. In constructing their proposed redistribution, the Redistribution Committee noted that it was

required to create a new electoral division and that 19 of the 38 electoral divisions did not satisfy the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act and therefore must change. To meet these requirements the Redistribution Committee proposed adjusting the boundaries of 29 of Victoria’s 38 existing electoral divisions such that:39

• most electoral divisions have a rural, provincial, or metropolitan focus, with future growth more evenly distributed, • in a number of cases local government areas are united within one, or shared between fewer electoral divisions, and • proposed electoral division boundaries remain clearly defined, where possible. 40

108. The Redistribution Committee considered that this proposed redistribution would result in electoral

divisions which:

• are more equitably balanced numerically across the state, • can accommodate the differing projected rates of growth and decline across Victoria, • keep together or improve existing communities of interest, and • use strong and readily identifiable features such as major roads, rivers, or established

administrative boundaries to define electoral division boundaries. 41

39 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., pages 7 and 42 40 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 7 41 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 7

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109. Twenty electoral divisions in the augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution differ from those

proposed by the Redistribution Committee, although a number of these changes were taken to provide more appropriate boundaries and resulted in no or minimal elector movement. Alternatives to these changes did not feature in objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections or submissions to the inquiry. These changes include:

• a minor realignment of the boundary between the Divisions of Casey and La Trobe to follow the Clematis locality boundary, uniting the locality of Clematis in the Division of Casey, • a minor realignment of the boundary between the Divisions of Indi and Nicholls to adhere to the local government area boundary between Mitchell and Murrindindi Shire Councils in the locality

of Trawool, • a minor adjustment of the boundary between the Divisions of Jagajaga and McEwen in the locality of Diamond Creek, • a minor adjustment of the boundary between the Divisions of La Trobe and Monash in the locality

of Lang Lang, and • a minor adjustment to the boundary between the Divisions of Mallee and Wannon in the locality of Black Range.

110. The augmented Electoral Commission considered the Redistribution Committee’s proposal and

agreed with much of what was proposed. Where an alternative to the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was advocated, the augmented Electoral Commission considered whether modifications should be made to address the alternative. The following paragraphs, together with Appendix F, outline the augmented Electoral Commission’s decision with respect to the alternatives offered.

The boundaries of the proposed Divisions of Bruce, Holt, and La Trobe 111. The proposed Division of Bruce’s southern and eastern boundaries adjoin the proposed Divisions of

Holt and La Trobe. On the boundaries in place at the start of the redistribution, the Division of Bruce needed to gain electors and the Divisions of Holt and La Trobe needed to shed electors for each of these three electoral divisions to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act.42 To enable this to occur, and to ensure that all surrounding electoral divisions would continue to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act, the Redistribution Committee proposed, amongst other movements, that:

• the proposed Division of Bruce gain electors in the areas of:43 - Berwick, Harkaway and Narre Warren from the Division of La Trobe, and - Hampton Park and Narre Warren South from the Division of Holt

• the proposed Division of La Trobe gain electors in the areas of:44 - Clyde and Tooradin from the Division of Holt

112. As a result of the Redistribution Committee’s proposal, the locality of Berwick, which has

experienced high levels of population and enrolment growth, was proposed to be split across the proposed Divisions of Bruce, Holt and La Trobe.

113. There was some support for of the Redistribution Committee’s proposal.45

42 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 20 43 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 144 44 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 166 45 OB4 - Martin Gordon agreed with the changes made to the Division of Holt and was in broad agreement with the changes made to

the Divisions of Bruce and La Trobe.

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The electoral division(s) in which the locality of Berwick is located 114. A number of objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to

the inquiry took issue with the Redistribution Committee’s proposed boundaries at the intersection of the Divisions of Bruce, Holt and La Trobe, particularly the splitting of Berwick along High Street/ Princes Highway.46 Arguments were made that the proposed boundary following High Street/ Princes Highway in this area should instead:

• be moved further south and the centre of Berwick be located in the Division of Bruce,47 or • run north-south rather than east-west and the centre of Berwick be located in the Division of La Trobe.48

115. Arguments were also made that the part of the locality of Berwick proposed to be located in the

Division of Holt be located in the Division of Bruce, which would result in the locality being split across two electoral divisions rather than three.49

116. Noting the strong communities of interest arguments put forward in these objections to the

proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry, the augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal could be improved by adjusting the boundary between the Divisions of Bruce and La Trobe such that:

• the portion of Berwick to the south of Greaves Road and west of Clyde Road is located in the Division of Bruce, and • the portion of Berwick to the east of Harkaway Road and north of High Street/Princes Highway be located in the Division of La Trobe.

117. As a result of these adjustments, the locality of Berwick is split between fewer electoral divisions.

118. To ensure that all adjoining electoral divisions meet the Electoral Act’s numerical parameters, the

augmented Electoral Commission has made a number of other adjustments which are discussed in this chapter.

The electoral division(s) in which the localities of Clyde, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Narre Warren South and Tooradin are located 119. A number of those who argued for alternative boundaries through the locality of Berwick presented

a number of compensatory moves involving Clyde, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Narre Warren South and/or Tooradin. Some argued that a general clockwise rotation of these areas through the Divisions of Bruce, Holt and La Trobe would result in better outcomes for communities of interest and a more even spread of growth areas across electoral divisions.50

120. In order to ensure the proposed Divisions of Bruce, Holt and La Trobe would meet the numerical

requirements of the Electoral Act, the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring:

• Harkaway, and Narre Warren from the Division of La Trobe to the proposed Division of Bruce,51 and • part of Hampton Park and Narre Warren South from the Division of Holt to the proposed Division of Bruce.52

46 This was argued by: OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair, OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), OB60 - Charles Richardson, COB31 - Julian Hill MP, COB34 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), COB49 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), IM1 - Julian Hill MP - Member for Bruce and IM13 - Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division).

47 This was argued by: OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair and OB48 - Colin McLaren. 48 This was argued by: OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), OB60 - Charles Richardson, COB31 - Julian Hill MP, COB49 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), IM1 - Julian Hill MP and IM13 - Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division).

49 This was advocated by OB60 - Charles Richardson, OB63 - Victorian Labor, COB31 - Julian Hill MP, COB49 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) and IM1 - Julian Hill MP. 50 Alternatives to the Redistribution Committee’s boundaries were presented by: OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), OB60 - Charles Richardson, COB31 - Julian Hill MP, COB49 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), and IM13 - Adam Wojtonis

- Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division). 51 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 47 52 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 47

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121. The Redistribution Committee had proposed changes to the Division of Bruce as a consequence of

the flow on effect to adjust boundaries to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act. As the Divisions of Holt and La Trobe needed to lose electors for it to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act, it was considered part of the northern localities within the Divisions of Isaacs and Holt and part of the western localities of La Trobe were the most appropriate locations from which the proposed Division of Bruce could gain electors.

122. The augmented Electoral Commission noted that changes presented in objections to the proposed

redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry would meet all of the requirements of the Electoral Act. As these changes would better reflect communities of interest, the augmented Electoral Commission therefore concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal could be improved by placing:

• in the Division of Bruce: the portion of Narre Warren South located east of Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road and north of Glasscocks Road; • in the Division of Holt: the entire locality of Clyde, part of the locality of Tooradin and that portion of Hampton Park north of Pound Road; and • in the Division of La Trobe: that portion of the locality of Harkaway located east of Harkaway Road.

The boundaries of the proposed Divisions of Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies 123. At its northern end, the proposed Division of Chisholm’s boundary adjoins the proposed Divisions

of Deakin and Menzies. On the boundaries in place at the start of the redistribution, each of these three electoral divisions were required to gain electors to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act.53 To enable this to occur and to ensure that all surrounding electoral divisions would continue to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act, the Redistribution Committee proposed that these electoral divisions move generally southwards. Specifically, the Redistribution Committee proposed that:

• the proposed Division of Chisholm gain electors in: - the balance of Chadstone, Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley, plus Wheelers Hill, Notting Hill and parts of Clayton, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East and Mulgrave from the Division of Hotham54

• the proposed Division of Menzies gain electors in: - Box Hill North, Blackburn North and parts of Box Hill, Blackburn and Nunawading from the Division of Chisholm55

• the proposed Division of Deakin gain electors in: - the balance of Forest Hill, a further part of Nunawading, and parts of Blackburn and Burwood East from the Division of Chisholm, and - the locality of Warranwood, from the Division of Menzies, uniting Maroondah City Council in

the proposed Division of Deakin56 124. Several objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections supported the

Redistribution Committee’s proposal.57

53 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 27 54 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 49 55 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 73 56 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 52 57 Support was indicated by OB4 - Martin Gordon, COB9 - Asian Business Association of Whitehorse and COB11

- Khalsa Punjabi School.

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The electoral division(s) in which the localities of Blackburn, Box Hill, Nunawading and surrounds are located 125. The Redistribution Committee’s proposal allocated the localities of Box Hill, Blackburn, Nunawading

and surrounds between the proposed Divisions of Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies.

126. A number of objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry disagreed with

the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to use Whitehorse Road as the northern boundary of the Division of Chisholm and proposed alternatives such as Canterbury Road, Koonung Creek or Gardiners Creek be used.58 It was argued that communities of interest would be improved by avoiding the split of shopping precincts and uniting all or some of Box Hill, Box Hill North, Blackburn and Blackburn North in one electoral division. Some also advocated for the boundary between the proposed divisions of Chisholm and Deakin to be moved east to Springvale Road, resulting in Burwood East and part of Forest Hill being located in the proposed Division of Chisholm.59 Others requested the boundary be adjusted so that Burwood East specifically be located in the proposed Division of Chisholm rather than split between the proposed Divisions of Chisholm and Deakin.60

127. In addition to arguments for a different northern boundary for the Division of Chisholm, a number of

objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry provided competing arguments as to the most appropriate placement of the localities of Box Hill, Blackburn, Nunawading and surrounds. Some supported the Redistribution Committee’s proposal that these northern areas of Whitehorse City Council be located in the Division of Menzies.61 Others argued that the southern boundary of the Division of Menzies should not cross Koonung Creek in this area and instead the Division of Deakin should extend further west to incorporate Box Hill, Blackburn, Nunawading and surrounds.62

128. The augmented Electoral Commission noted the range of arguments regarding communities

of interest in this area, however, was not able to accommodate all proposals without significant impacts on electoral divisions elsewhere. The augmented Electoral Commission did agree that the Redistribution Committee’s proposal could be improved and concluded that:

• uniting the locality of Burwood East in the Division of Chisholm by relocating that portion bounded by Burwood Highway, Blackburn Road, Hawthorn Road and Mahoneys Road, would better reflect communities of interest and could be adopted, and

• any other alternatives proposed or other adjustments necessary to accommodate these changes within the requirements of the Electoral Act would not result in an improved outcome for all impacted divisions at this time.

58 One or more of these points was advocated by: OB3 - Tim Barnes, OB35 - Ruixing Zhang, OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair, OB39 - Abdullah Bin al-Azziz, OB60 - Charles Richardson, OB61 - Justin Lamond, OB63 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), COB6 - Connor Hickey, COB7 - John Smith, COB20 - Dr Mark Mulcair , COB27- Nicholas Weston, COB49 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), COB53 - Charles Richardson and IM18 - Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor.

59 This was advocated by: OB1 - John Smith, OB35 - Ruixing Zhang, OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair, OB48 - Colin McLaren, OB60 - Charles Richardson, OB61 - Justin Lamond and COB53 - Charles Richardson. 60 This was requested by: OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), COB49 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), IM13 - Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) and IM18 - Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor. 61 This was submitted by: OB4 - Martin Gordon, OB59 - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division), COB9 - Asian Business

Association of Whitehorse, COB11 - Khalsa Punjabi School and IM13 - Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division). 62 This was advocated in: OB60 - Charles Richardson, OB63 - Australian Labor Party, COB53 - Charles Richardson and IM18 - Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor.

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The electoral division(s) in which the locality of Oakleigh East is located 129. The Division of Hotham, as it existed at the commencement of this redistribution:

• needed to gain electors to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act,63 and • shared boundaries with six other electoral divisions, two of which needed to gain electors in order to meet the requirements of the Electoral Act.64

130. To enable this to occur and to ensure that all surrounding electoral divisions would continue to meet

the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act, the Redistribution Committee proposed that these electoral divisions move generally southwards. Specifically, the Redistribution Committee proposed that the proposed Division of Chisholm gain the balance of electors in Chadstone, Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley, plus Wheelers Hill, Notting Hill and parts of Clayton, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East and Mulgrave from the Division of Hotham.65

131. Some objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions

to the inquiry were against the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to use Dandenong and Wellington Roads as the southern boundary of the Division of Chisholm and proposed alternatives such as, or combinations of, the Monash Freeway, Ferntree Gully Road and/or Police Road.66 Such an alteration would enable the locality of Oakleigh East to be united in the one proposed electoral division.

132. The augmented Electoral Commission observed that uniting the locality of Oakleigh East in the

Division of Hotham would better reflect communities of interest and could be accommodated within the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act.

133. The locality of Oakleigh East, in its entirety, will be located in the Division of Hotham.

The electoral division(s) in which the locality of Surrey Hills is located 134. Prior to the commencement of this redistribution, the locality of Surrey Hills was split across the

Divisions of Chisholm and Kooyong. While a number of suggestions to the redistribution and comments on suggestions proposed that the Division of Kooyong gain the balance of the locality of Surrey Hills from the Division of Chisholm, the Redistribution Committee decided against making this change.67

135. A small number of comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry argued that community

of interest could be improved by:

• uniting Surrey Hills in the one electoral division, noting this would be dependent on the final arrangement of boundaries of the Divisions of Chisholm, Deakin, Kooyong and Menzies,68 or • transferring the remainder of the locality of Surrey Hills bounded by Riversdale Road, Elgar Road, Canterbury Road and Warrigal Road from the Division of Chisholm into the proposed Division of

Kooyong.69

136. The augmented Electoral Commission observed that, given the other changes being made to the

Division of Chisholm, this move could be accommodated within the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act. The augmented Electoral Commission therefore concluded the Redistribution

63 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 61 64 Electoral divisions adjoining the Division of Hotham which needed to gain electors were the Divisions of Bruce and Chisholm. 65 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 49 66 These arguments were by: OB1 - John Smith, OB3 - Tim Barnes, OB34 - Therese Mullholland, OB35 - Ruixing Zhang, OB37 -

Dr Mark Mulcair, OB39 - Abdullah Bin al-Azziz, OB48 - Colin McLaren and COB7 - John Smith. 67 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 64 68 This was advocated by COB20 - Dr Mark Mulcair. 69 This was argued by OB63 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) and IM18 - Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor.

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Committee’s proposal could be improved and has moved the portion of the locality of Surrey Hills bounded by Riversdale Road, Elgar Road, Canterbury Road and Warrigal Road into the Division of Kooyong. As a result, the locality Surrey Hills is united in the Division of Kooyong.

The orientation of the Divisions of Chisholm and Menzies 137. The Redistribution Committee proposed a number of changes to the Divisions of Deakin and

Menzies in order to meet the numerical and community of interest requirements of the Electoral Act.70 These changes generally resulted in the east-west orientation of the Divisions of Deakin and Menzies being maintained.

138. Several objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections argued the

proposed Divisions of Deakin and Menzies be realigned as north-south oriented electoral divisions, generally seeing:71

• Maroondah City Council and eastern parts of Manningham City Council located in the Division of Deakin, including Croydon, Ringwood, Warrandyte, Warranwood, and surrounding areas; and • parts of Whitehorse City Council north of Canterbury Road and western parts of Manningham City Council located in the Division of Menzies, including Blackburn, Box Hill, Doncaster,

Templestowe, and surrounding areas.

139. The augmented Electoral Commission acknowledged the opposing submissions, however, did not

consider significant realignment of these electoral divisions was necessary to meet the requirements of the Electoral Act at this time.

140. The augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was

sound and should be adopted without change. The boundary between the Divisions of Deakin and Menzies will be as proposed by the Redistribution Committee.

The boundary of the proposed Division of Corangamite (previously the proposed Division of Tucker) 141. On the boundaries in place at the start of redistribution, the Division of Corangamite needed to lose

electors.

142. The Redistribution Committee considered the community ties between the Golden Plains Shire

Council and the Division of Ballarat and therefore proposed altering the existing boundary of the Division of Corangamite so as to transfer part of Golden Plains Shire Council, including Lethbridge and Meredith, to the proposed Division of Ballarat.

143. The Redistribution Committee deemed no change was required to the boundary between the

proposed Divisions of Tucker and Corio, and therefore considered the west of the Division of Corangamite to be the most sensible place to transfer further electors. The Redistribution Committee proposed moving the balance of Colac Otway Shire Council plus the eastern parts of the Surf Coast Shire Council, including Anglesea, Lorne and Winchelsea, to the proposed Division of Wannon, uniting communities along the Great Ocean Road and the Otway hinterland in the more regionally oriented proposed electoral division.72

70 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., pages 52 and 72-73 71 Arguments in favour of this change were made by OB35 - Ruixing Zhang, OB39 - Abdullah Bin al-Azziz, COB6 - Conor Hickey, COB7 - John Smith and COB27 - Nicholas Weston. 72 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., pages 75-76

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The electoral division(s) in which Surf Coast Shire Council is located 144. Some objections to the proposed redistribution argued that the electoral division should be based

on Lake Corangamite,73 with one objection arguing that a proposed Division of Corangamite should be based on Lake Corangamite and a new Division of Tucker should be based on the Bellarine Peninsula and the urban growth corridor from Geelong to Ballarat.74 Comments on objections to the proposed redistribution sought to modify the proposed electoral division boundaries by retaining some or all of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Fairhaven and Lorne, which are located in the Surf Coast Shire Council, in the electoral division rather than being transferred to the proposed Division of Wannon.75

145. These objections and comments on objections argued:

• these areas were strongly aligned with towns to the east, such as Geelong and Torquay, rather than those to the west, such as Warrnambool and Hamilton, • the Redistribution Committee’s proposed electoral division boundaries would lead to a reduction in the representation of electors’ interests and their disenfranchisement, and • there is no common community of interest with the Division of Wannon, which has an agricultural

focus, whereas these areas are focused on culture and industries.

146. In considering arguments that that the boundaries of the proposed Division of Corangamite should

extend further to the west and should include more of the Surf Coast Shire Council, the augmented Electoral Commission noted that concerns about the quality of representation, or any potential change in representation, fall outside of the scope of the augmented Electoral Commission’s considerations.76 Further, for the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act to be met, it was not possible to adjust the boundaries of the electoral division in order to accommodate the ideas about the Surf Coast Shire Council advanced in objections and comments on objections.

147. The augmented Electoral Commission concluded that:

• the Redistribution Committee's proposal was sound, and • any alternatives proposed, or other adjustments necessary to accommodate these changes within the requirements of the Electoral Act, would not result in an improved outcome at this time.

73 OB65 - William Green made this point. 74 This was argued by OB45 - Andy McClusky. 75 This was argued by: COB35 - Kaz Paton, COB39 - Libby Stapleton, COB45 - Gary Allen, COB47 - Laurence Mason and COB52 - Shane Scanlon.

76 Sub-section 73(4) of the Electoral Act states the factors the augmented Electoral Commission is to take into account when determining the boundaries of electoral divisions.

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The electoral division(s) in which Inverleigh, Lethbridge, Shelford and Teesdale are located 148. Other objections to the proposed redistribution sought to alter the proposed electoral division by

retaining some or all of Inverleigh, Lethbridge, Shelford and Teesdale, which are located in Golden Plains Shire Council, in the electoral division rather than being transferred to the proposed Division of Ballarat.77 Those arguing for these changes did so on the basis of:

• community of interest, with it being argued that these communities were more aligned with Geelong than Ballarat, and • the belief that the distance of these towns from the City of Ballarat would result in poor representation from the elected Member.

149. An alternative idea offered was to transfer Inverleigh to the Division of Wannon on the basis that the

Redistribution Committee’s proposed boundaries left it isolated from other communities along the Hamilton Highway.78

150. The augmented Electoral Commission observed that Teesdale in particular is an area that is growing

and is likely to continue to grow. Noting that substantial changes to the boundaries of the electoral division were proposed by the Redistribution Committee in order to accommodate the high growth in the Division of Corangamite, the augmented Electoral Commission observed that it would not be possible to incorporate all of the localities advanced in objections.

151. Observing that the locality of Inverleigh was split over two electoral divisions, the augmented Electoral

Commission noted that adjusted boundaries would enable Inverleigh in its entirety to be located in the Division of Corangamite. As this change would better reflect communities of interest, the augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal could be improved.

152. The locality of Inverleigh, together with Hesse and that portion of Wingeel in the Golden Plains

Shire, will be located in the Division of Corangamite.

The boundary of the proposed Division of Hawke 153. The Redistribution Committee proposed creating the new electoral division to the north-west

of Melbourne, specifically incorporating electors from the local government areas of Hume City Council, Melton City Council and Moorabool Shire Council, to be named the Division of Hawke. The proposed new electoral division incorporated high-growth areas around Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Sunbury.79

154. While there was some support for the Redistribution Committee’s proposal,80 several objections to

the proposed redistribution argued:

• Bacchus Marsh should not be located in the same electoral division as Sunbury and Melton but should remain in a regional electoral division,81 • Bacchus Marsh should be located in a different electoral division,82 • the eastern boundary of the Division of Hawke should extend eastwards along the rail corridor

rather than northwards, excluding Sunbury,83 and • more or all of the Moorabool Shire should be retained in the Division of Ballarat.84

77 OB6 - Cameron Peel and OB22 - Golden Plains Shire Council made this argument. 78 This point was made by OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair. 79 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 32 80 Support was indicated by OB37 - Dr Mark Mulcair. 81 This was advocated by OB23 - Janelle Jordan, OB24 - Stewart Jordan and IM14 - Janelle Jordan. 82 OB32 - Margot Dunne made this point. 83 This was argued by OB46 - Ron Geurts. 84 OB21 - Albert Jarvis, OB66 - Moira Shanahan and OB67 - Frances Lloyd argued this point.

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155. Those arguing against the inclusion of these areas in the proposed Division of Hawke were of the

view that these predominantly rural and farming areas did not fit within the proposed electoral division.

156. The augmented Electoral Commission observed that Bacchus Marsh is an area that is growing and

is likely to continue to grow.

157. The augmented Electoral Commission concluded that:

• the Redistribution Committee’s proposal was sound, • the inclusion of Bacchus Marsh in a different electoral division would require large compensating changes to a number of electoral divisions which would lead to communities having similarly strong claims regarding the electoral division they should be placed in,

• any alternatives proposed or other adjustments necessary to accommodate these changes within the requirements of the Electoral Act would not result in an improved outcome at this time and would have significant consequential effects on the rest of the redistribution, and

• for these reasons, the Redistribution Committee’s proposal should stand unchanged.

158. The localities of Bacchus Marsh, Sunbury and Melton will be located in the Division of Hawke.

The boundary between the proposed Divisions of Higgins and Macnamara 159. On the boundaries in place at the commencement of the redistribution, the Division of Macnamara

needed to lose electors in order to meet both of the numerical parameters required by the Electoral Act. The Redistribution Committee proposed that:

• the proposed Division of Macnamara gain territory in the Stonnington City Council from the Division of Higgins, gaining all territory west of Williams Road (South Yarra and part of Prahran), and

• the Division of Macnamara transfer all territory east of Williams Road to the proposed Division of Higgins, being part of Port Phillip City Council and its share of Glen Eira City Council (Caulfield East, Caulfield, Caulfield North and parts of St Kilda East and Elsternwick). 85

160. Several objections to the proposed redistribution and comments on objections supported the

Redistribution Committee’s proposal.86 Supporting arguments noted that:

• the proposed electoral division boundaries unite parts of both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities, including the LGBTIQ+ community, • the Jewish community is not located solely in St Kilda, and • Melbourne’s Jewish community is diverse, and many Jewish people live outside of areas of

higher Jewish population density.

161. Objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry

opposing the Redistribution Committee’s alteration of the boundary argued that the proposed boundary split a community of interest based on Melbourne’s Jewish community, with the adoption of Hotham Street and Williams Road as a boundary splitting inner city suburbs that shared common commercial centres, transport links, school zones and community groups.87 Arguments were made that the Redistribution Committee had proposed more substantial moves than were required to meet the numerical parameters of the Electoral Act, which could instead be met if the only change to be made was transferring the locality of Windsor to the proposed Division of Higgins.88

85 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 67 86 Support was indicated by: OB20 - Adrian Jackson, COB1 - Yaron Gottlieb, COB32 - Robert Simons, COB38 - Danny Blay, COB42 - Maddy Blay, COB43 - John Lowndes, COB48 - William O’Loughlin, IM15 - Martin Shield and IM19 - Yaron Gottlieb. 87 COB32 - Robert Simons made this argument. 88 This was argued by COB21 - Peter Martin, COB33 - Josh Burns MP, COB36 - Michael Borowick JP, IM2 - Josh Burns MP -

Member for Macnamara, IM16 - Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party and IM20 - Dean Sherr.

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162. The augmented Electoral Commission observed that:

• the primary factor for consideration in determining electoral divisions is to ensure the two numerical requirements of the Electoral Act are met, • the Division of Macnamara, as it existed at the commencement of the redistribution, exceeded the permissible requirement for projected enrolment under the Electoral Act and was therefore

required to transfer electors to one or more other electoral divisions, • the Division of Macnamara is projected to continue to grow and will likely need to transfer further areas to other electoral divisions in the future, • communities of interest evolve over time, individuals’ perceptions of communities of interest may

reasonably differ, and individuals may relate to more than one community of interest, and • minimisation of elector movement is generally desirable and movement can be minimised where existing boundaries are retained, although this factor is subordinate to other considerations.

163. The augmented Electoral Commission has altered the Redistribution Committee’s proposal by:

• locating that portion of the localities of South Yarra and Windsor located to the east of Punt Road and that portion of the locality of Prahran located between Punt Road and Williams Road in the Division of Higgins, and

• locating the entirety of the localities of Caulfield, Caulfield East and Caulfield North, together with that portion of the locality of St Kilda East located to the east of Hotham Street and those portions of the localities of Elsternwick and Glen Huntly located to the north of Glen Huntly Road in the Division of Macnamara.

164. As a result, the Division of Macnamara is the same as at the commencement of the redistribution,

except that the majority of the locality of Windsor has been transferred to the Division of Higgins.

The electoral division(s) in which the localities of Dandenong and Lyndhurst are located 165. The Redistribution Committee proposed transferring:

• the balance of the locality of Dandenong, plus that part of Dandenong South north of the Dandenong Bypass, from the Division of Isaacs to the proposed Division of Bruce, uniting this community of interest in the proposed Division of Bruce, and

• the balance of the locality of Lyndhurst from the Division of Holt to the proposed Division of Isaacs to provide an equitable distribution of electors between the two electoral divisions.89

166. These transfers were a result of changes required to be made to the adjoining Division of Holt,

which needed to undergo a significant reduction in the number of electors to meet the numerical parameters of the Electoral Act.90

167. A number of objections to the proposed redistribution, comments on objections and submissions

to the inquiry advocated that the part of Dandenong south of the rail line be retained in the Division of Isaacs and the residential part of Lyndhurst be retained in the Division of Holt.91 These arguments were made on the basis that the southern part of Dandenong shares strong community of interest links with Keysborough and that the residential part of Lyndhurst shares stronger links with other areas of the Division of Holt.

89 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 63 90 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 60 91 This was referred to by: OB50 - Jim Memeti, OB63 - Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch), COB30 - Mark Dreyfus MP, COB31 - Julian Hill MP, COB53 - Charles Richardson, IM3 - Mark Dreyfus MP - Member for Isaacs, IM4 - Cr Jim Memeti and IM16 - Shane

Easson - Australian Labor Party.

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168. The augmented Electoral Commission noted that these adjustments could be accommodated

within the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act if alterations were made to adjoining electoral divisions, as discussed in this chapter. As these changes would better reflect communities of interest, the augmented Electoral Commission concluded the Redistribution Committee’s proposal could be improved by retaining:

• the part of the locality of Dandenong, located to the south of the Pakenham-Cranbourne rail line and bounded by Eastlink, the Dandenong Bypass and the South Gippsland Highway in the Division of Isaacs, and

• the residential part of the locality of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons Road and the Cranbourne rail line in the Division of Holt.

169. As a result of these changes, the boundaries of the Division of Isaacs will be the same as those in

place at the start of the redistribution.

Movement of electors between electoral divisions 170. The Redistribution Committee noted that it was required to increase or decrease the number

of electors in at least 19 of Victoria’s 38 electoral divisions in order to meet the numerical requirements of the Electoral Act. As not all of these electoral divisions were adjacent to each other, the Redistribution Committee observed it also needed to alter the boundaries of electoral divisions which meet those numerical requirements of the Electoral Act in order to ensure that all of Victoria’s electoral divisions meet the numerical requirements.92 As a consequence of making changes to 29 of the existing electoral divisions in Victoria and creating one new electoral division, the Redistribution Committee proposed transferring 536,730 electors, or 12.62 per cent of electors enrolled in Victoria at the commencement of the redistribution, to another electoral division.93

171. The augmented Electoral Commission was also obligated to increase or decrease the number of

electors in at least 19 of Victoria’s 38 electoral divisions and to create one electoral division. As the augmented Electoral Commission adopted the Redistribution Committee’s proposal with some modifications, the extent of elector movements between electoral divisions decreased from those proposed by the Redistribution Committee.

172. The adjustments to electoral divisions made by the augmented Electoral Commission resulted in

53,557 fewer electors moving between electoral divisions than was proposed by the Redistribution Committee. Table J outlines the extent of elector movements resulting from the augmented Electoral Commission’s redistribution. Noting the variable levels of population and enrolment growth across Victoria, together with the ongoing uncertainty as to how this may vary over coming years, the augmented Electoral Commission notes that the next redistribution of electoral divisions may require more comprehensive movements of electors across the state.

Table J: Summary of movement of electors between electoral divisions

Number Percentage

Electors transferred to another electoral division 483,173 11.36%

Electors remaining in their electoral division 3,768,633 88.64%

Total 4,251,806 100.00%

92 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 42 93 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 42

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173. The Redistribution Committee’s proposal to rename the Division of Corangamite would have

resulted in 101,000, or approximately 2.38 per cent of electors enrolled in Victoria at the commencement of the redistribution, proposed to live in an electoral division with a new name.94

174. As the augmented Electoral Commission has modified the Redistribution Committee’s proposal by

retaining the name ‘Corangamite’, the only electors who will experience a newly named electoral division are those who have been transferred to the Division of Hawke.

Redistribution of Victoria - by electoral division 175. For each of the electoral divisions in Victoria, Table K presents:

• initial enrolment based on enrolment figures as at Wednesday 15 July 2020, • percentage variation from the redistribution quota, • projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025, • percentage variation from the projected enrolment quota, and • the approximate area of each proposed electoral division.

Table K: Summary of electoral divisions

Electoral division

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020 Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Approximate area Number

Percentage variation from the redistribution quota Number

Percentage variation from the projected enrolment quota

Aston 111,098 1.91% 115,439 -1.42% 114 km2

Ballarat 106,745 -2.09% 115,696 -1.20% 5,399 km2

Bendigo 108,821 -0.18% 117,818 0.61% 5,285 km2

Bruce 112,619 3.30% 116,317 -0.67% 115 km2

Calwell 99,781 -8.48% 116,976 -0.11% 221 km2

Casey 114,652 5.17% 119,870 2.36% 2,481 km2

Chisholm 108,703 -0.29% 113,388 -3.18% 77 km2

Cooper 109,021 0.00% 115,519 -1.36% 59 km2

Corangamite 102,213 -6.24% 121,041 3.36% 1,506 km2

Corio 110,886 1.71% 117,383 0.24% 773 km2

Deakin 113,602 4.20% 117,874 0.65% 85 km2

Dunkley 111,277 2.07% 114,591 -2.15% 153 km2

Flinders 112,085 2.81% 117,374 0.23% 871 km2

Fraser 110,937 1.76% 116,440 -0.57% 88 km2

Gellibrand 105,930 -2.84% 117,361 0.22% 146 km2

Gippsland 111,875 2.62% 116,288 -0.70% 33,131 km2

Goldstein 109,554 0.49% 115,856 -1.07% 51 km2

94 Redistribution Committee for Victoria, op. cit., page 42

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Electoral division

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020 Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Approximate area Number

Percentage variation from the redistribution quota Number

Percentage variation from the projected enrolment quota

Gorton 106,192 -2.59% 116,508 -0.51% 217 km2

Hawke 102,921 -5.60% 117,105 0.00% 1,842 km2

Higgins 108,459 -0.52% 114,331 -2.37% 39 km2

Holt 100,923 -7.43% 120,236 2.67% 258 km2

Hotham 115,226 5.69% 120,530 2.92% 78 km2

Indi 113,715 4.31% 118,758 1.41% 29,187 km2

Isaacs 109,823 0.74% 117,413 0.26% 156 km2

Jagajaga 114,328 4.87% 118,508 1.20% 126 km2

Kooyong 113,962 4.53% 119,909 2.39% 59 km2

La Trobe 99,301 -8.92% 120,137 2.59% 1,327 km2

Lalor 100,493 -7.82% 116,592 -0.44% 464 km2

Macnamara 109,508 0.45% 116,276 -0.71% 40 km2

Mallee 119,582 9.69% 118,663 1.33% 83,4112 km2

Maribyrnong 109,869 0.78% 116,598 -0.43% 98 km2

McEwen 101,104 -7.26% 116,913 -0.17% 2,676 km2

Melbourne 108,204 -0.75% 119,625 2.15% 40 km2

Menzies 112,514 3.20% 118,193 0.93% 137 km2

Monash 104,357 -4.28% 113,386 -3.18% 8,255 km2

Nicholls 112,149 2.87% 114,674 -2.08% 14,773 km2

Scullin 107,312 -1.57% 116,741 -0.31% 116 km2

Wannon 113,161 3.80% 113,987 -2.66% 33,595 km2

Wills 108,904 -0.11% 116,877 -0.20% 46 km2

Total 4,251,806 4,567,191

176. Numerical summaries of the electoral divisions are provided in Appendix M. These summaries are

provided to assist electors to identify if their electoral division has been altered as a result of this redistribution.

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Chapter 3:

Implementation of the redistribution This chapter outlines what the implementation of the redistribution means in practice for residents of Victoria.

177. In accordance with sub-section 73(1) of the Electoral Act, the electoral divisions described in this

report came into effect from Monday 26 July 2021 as this is the day on which the augmented Electoral Commission published a notice in the Gazette determining the names and boundaries of electoral divisions in Victoria.

178. However, members of the House of Representatives will not represent or contest these electoral

divisions until after a writ is issued for a general election following the expiration or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

179. In practice, this means:

• electors will continue to be represented by the members of the House of Representatives who were elected at the most recent federal general election on Saturday 18 May 2019 or at a by-election held after that date,

• members of the House of Representatives represent the electoral divisions which were in place at the most recent federal general election on Saturday 18 May 2019, • where relevant, allowances for members of the House of Representatives are calculated based on the electoral divisions in place at the most recent federal general election, • from Monday 26 July 2021, enrolment statistics will be published based on the electoral divisions

described in this report,95 and • from Monday 26 July 2021, members of the House of Representatives are able to request copies of the electoral roll for any electoral division which includes all or part of the electoral division for which they were elected.96

When do the new electoral divisions apply? 180. While the new names and boundaries of electoral divisions apply from Monday 26 July 2021,

elections will not be contested on these new electoral divisions until a writ is issued for a general election following the expiration or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

95 Section 58 of the Electoral Act requires the Electoral Commissioner to publish on a monthly basis, via a notice in the Gazette, the number of electors enrolled in each electoral division, the average divisional enrolment for each state and territory and the extent to which each electoral division differs from the average divisional enrolment.

96 Item 15 of sub-section 90B(1) of the Electoral Act specifies the information from the electoral roll which can be supplied to a member of the House of Representatives whose electoral division is affected by a redistribution.

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Do I need to do anything to change my electoral division? 181. Individuals do not need to take any action where their electoral division changes as the result of a

redistribution. Section 86 of the Electoral Act requires the AEC to:

• transfer the elector to the new electoral roll, and • notify the elector their electoral division has changed.97

For how long will the new electoral divisions apply? 182. Sub-section 73(1) of the Electoral Act provides that the new electoral divisions apply until the

determination of the next redistribution via publication of a notice in the Gazette. This determination may be made as a result of sub-section 73(1) or sub-section 76(6) of the Electoral Act.

On which electoral divisions would a by-election be contested? 183. By-elections are conducted using the electoral divisions which existed prior to the determination of

the redistribution, as provided by sub-sections 73(6) and 73(7) of the Electoral Act.

How do I find out if my electoral division has changed? 184. You can check your enrolment by using the AEC’s online enrolment verification facility available at:

www.aec.gov.au/check For privacy reasons, your electoral enrolment will only be confirmed if the details you enter are an exact match to your details on the electoral roll.

185. Alternatively, you can contact the AEC on 13 23 26 or use the ‘Find my electorate’ tool on the AEC

website at: www.aec.gov.au/electorate, which will enable you to find:

• which federal electorate you live in, • a profile and map of your electoral division, and • the name of the incumbent member of the House of Representatives for your electoral division.

Do I need to know my electoral division to enrol or update my enrolment details? 186. No, all you need to do is provide the details of your residential address and the AEC will tell you

which electoral division you are enrolled for. You can enrol by using:

• the AEC’s online enrolment service available at: www.aec.gov.au/enrol/, • completing and printing a PDF enrolment form available from the AEC website and returning it to the AEC, or • picking up an enrolment form at any AEC office and returning it to the AEC.

97 Sub-section 86(3) of the Electoral Act provides for this notification to be via a notice published in a newspaper or a notice delivered to the elector’s address.

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Where can I find information about the new electoral divisions? 187. Maps and descriptions of the new electoral divisions are available on the AEC website.

Where can I find information about the electoral divisions which applied at previous federal elections? 188. Maps and descriptions of previous electoral divisions are available on the AEC website.

Is geospatial data for the new electoral divisions available? 189. Individual state/territory boundaries are available on the relevant redistribution page and on the

Maps and Spatial Data page of the AEC website.

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Appendices

Appendix A: Summary of compliance with legislative requirements Provision of the Electoral Act Requirement Compliance

ss.68(1) Maps showing the names and boundaries of

each proposed electoral division, copies of suggestions and comments on suggestions and reasons for the proposed redistribution to be made available in each AEC office in the state

The required information was made available in AEC offices in Victoria from Friday 19 March 2021

ss.68(1) and 68(2) Invitation to peruse maps showing the names and boundaries of each proposed electoral division, copies of suggestions and comments on suggestions and reasons for the proposed redistribution and to make written objections and written comments on objections

Gazette notice published on Friday 19 March 2021

Newspaper notices were published in:

• The Age, The Herald Sun and The Weekend Australian on Saturday 27 March 2021

• Weekly Times on Wednesday 31 March 2021 • Koori Mail on Wednesday 7 April 2021 • 10 regional newspapers, as listed

in Appendix C

para 68(2)(a) Objections close at 6pm on the 4th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice Objections closed at 6pm AEST on Friday 16 April 2021

ss.69(2) Objections made available for public perusal starting on the 5th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice

Objections were made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria and on the AEC website from Monday 19 April 2021

para 68(2)(b) Comments on objections close at 6pm on the 6th Friday after publication of the Gazette notice

Comments on objections closed at 6pm AEST on Friday 30 April 2021

ss.69(4) Comments on objections made available for public perusal starting on the 7th Monday after publication of the Gazette notice

Comments on objections were made available in the office of the Australian Electoral Officer for Victoria and on the AEC website from Monday 3 May 2021

ss.72(1) Consideration of all objections and

comments on objections received by the statutory timeframe

The augmented Electoral Commission considered each of the 67 objections and 53 comments on objections received

ss.72(3) Inquiry/inquiries into objections held (if

required)

An inquiry into objections was held online on Monday 7 June 2021 and Friday 11 June 2021

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Provision of the Electoral Act Requirement Compliance

ss.72(2) Consideration of objections is to conclude

before the expiration of 60 days after the close of comments on objections

Consideration of objections by the augmented Electoral Commission was concluded on Monday 28 June 2021

para 72(10)(b) The augmented Electoral Commission announces the proposed redistribution The augmented Electoral Commission announced its proposed redistribution

on Tuesday 29 June 2021

ss.72(12) and 72(13) Further objection period - if required A further objection period was not required

ss.73(1) Determination of names and boundaries of

electoral divisions published in the Gazette The names and boundaries of electoral divisions were determined by a notice published in the Gazette on Monday 26 July 2021

s.74 Reasons for the determination are stated in

writing

The augmented Electoral Commission’s reasons for the determination are stated in Chapter 2 and Appendix F of this report

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Appendix B: Operation of statutory requirements for the making of a redistribution Section 73 of the Electoral Act requires the augmented Electoral Commission to abide by the following requirements:

• make a determination of the names and boundaries of the electoral divisions in Victoria by a notice published in the Gazette, • ensure the number of electoral divisions Victoria is divided into equals the number of members of the House of Representatives to be chosen in Victoria at a general election, and • abide by the following requirements:

(4) In making the determination, the augmented Electoral Commission:

(a) shall, as far as practicable, endeavour to ensure that the number of electors enrolled in each Electoral Division in the State or Territory will not, at the projection time determined under section 63A, be less than 96.5% or more than 103.5% of the average divisional enrolment of that State or Territory at that time; and

(b) subject to paragraph (a), shall give due consideration, in relation to each proposed Electoral Division, to:

(i) community of interests within the proposed Electoral Division, including economic, social and regional interests;

(ii) means of communication and travel within the proposed Electoral Division;

(iv) the physical features and area of the proposed Electoral Division; and

(v) the boundaries of existing Divisions in the State or Territory;

and subject thereto the quota of electors for the State or Territory shall be the basis for the proposed redistribution, and the augmented Electoral Commission may adopt a margin of allowance, to be used whenever necessary, but in no case shall the quota be departed from to a greater extent than one-tenth more or one-tenth less.

(4A) When applying subsection (4), the augmented Electoral Commission must treat the matter in subparagraph (4)(b)(v) as subordinate to the matters in subparagraphs (4)(b)(i), (ii) and (iv).

These statutory requirements are expressed generally in a hierarchical order.

The purpose of paragraph 73(4)(a) is suggested by its history. It has undergone some transformation since the Commonwealth Electoral Legislation Amendment Act 1983 stipulated that boundaries were to be drawn, as far as practicable, to achieve equal numbers of electors in each of a state’s electoral divisions three-and-a-half years after a redistribution. By 1984 ‘it was observed that the three-and-a-half year rule had in some areas forced the adoption, on purely numerical grounds, of boundaries which took little account of perceived community of interest’.98

98 Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, Electoral Redistributions: Report on the Effectiveness and Appropriateness of the Redistribution Provisions of Parts III and IV of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, 1995, paragraph 4.3

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Therefore, in 1987, the rule was relaxed to permit a measure of tolerance to plus or minus two per cent from average projected enrolment. Subsequently, the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters concluded that:

the numerical criteria do not allow “due consideration”, in the words of the Act, to be given to the qualitative factors. Rather, the political parties and others attempting to frame electoral boundaries essentially find themselves engaged in a mathematical modelling exercise. In order to relax the enrolment requirements to that extent necessary to allow a realistic degree of flexibility the Committee recommends … that subsections 66(3)(a) and 73(4)(a) of the Electoral Act be amended, so as to extend the variation from average divisional enrolment allowed three-and-a-half years after a redistribution from two to 3.5 percent.99

The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters also, in the same report, refers to its recommended amendment as one that ‘would maintain substantial restrictions on malapportionment [and] would allow other legitimate policy objectives to be more effectively met’.

Paragraph 73(4)(a) follows this recommendation. The terms of the recommendation, and the discussion which preceded it, make clear the purpose of paragraph 73(4)(a), as it now stands, and how it was intended to interact with the other criteria set out in the sub-paragraphs of paragraph 73(4)(b), to which also ‘due consideration’ must be given. The Redistribution Committee has considered the suggestions and comments and made its proposed redistribution on this basis.

In summary, the primary criteria are to:

• endeavour to ensure that the number of electors in the proposed electoral divisions are within a range of 3.5 per cent below or above the projected enrolment quota at the projection time, and • ensure that current enrolments are within 10 per cent below or above the redistribution quota.

The secondary criteria are community of interests, means of communication and travel, and physical features and area. The augmented Electoral Commission also considers the boundaries of existing electoral divisions; however this criterion is subordinate to the others.

99 Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, op. cit., paragraph 4.11

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Appendix C: Regional newspapers in which notices were published Newspaper Date of publication

Pakenham Berwick Gazette Wednesday 31 March 2021

Surf Coast & Bellarine Times Wednesday 31 March 2021

The Weekly Advertiser Wednesday 31 March 2021

Berwick Star News Thursday 1 April 2021

Geelong Independent Friday 2 April 2021

Ballarat Courier Saturday 3 April 2021

Geelong Advertiser Saturday 3 April 2021

Dandenong Star Journal Tuesday 6 April 2021

Moorabool News Tuesday 6 April 2021

Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Star Weekly Tuesday 6 April 2021

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Appendix D: Objections to the proposed redistribution of Victoria Sixty-seven written objections were received.

No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to

OB1 John Smith Division

boundaries

Chisholm and Deakin

OB2 Nimalan Sivakumar Division names Gellibrand, Hotham and Tucker

OB3 Tim Barnes Division names

and division boundaries

Chisholm, Deakin, Gellibrand, Menzies and Tucker

OB4 Martin Gordon Division names

and division boundaries

Aston, Ballarat, Bendigo, Bruce, Calwell, Casey, Chisholm, Corio, Deakin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Gippsland, Goldstein, Gorton, Higgins, Holt, Indi, Isaacs, Jagajaga, Kooyong, La Trobe, Lalor, Macnamara, Mallee, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Monash, Nicholls, Scullin, Tucker, Wannon and Wills

OB5 Jesse Mansfield Division

boundaries

Goldstein, Higgins and Macnamara

OB6 Cameron Peel Division

boundaries

Ballarat and Tucker

OB7 Graham McGuire J.P LL.B. Division boundaries

Gellibrand

OB8 Jacqueline Elworthy Division names Hawke

OB9 David Griffiths Division names Hawke

OB10 Stan Maniatis Division

boundaries

Higgins and Hotham

OB11 Rod Matthews Division

boundaries and division names

Cooper, Kooyong and Tucker

OB12 Sandra & Robert Francis Division names Tucker

OB13 Cathy Walker Division names Tucker

OB14 Michael Moylan Division

boundaries

Fraser, Gellibrand and Maribyrnong

OB15 Alison Carter Division names Nicholls and Tucker

OB16 Donald Gibson Division names Tucker

OB17 John Costa Division names Hawke

OB18 Margaret Borthwick Division names Tucker

OB19 Peter Collopy Division names Tucker

OB20 Adrian Jackson Division

boundaries

Macnamara

OB21 Albert Jarvis Division

boundaries and division names

Ballarat, Gorton and Hawke

OB22 Golden Plains Shire Council Division boundaries

Ballarat and Tucker

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No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to

OB23 Janelle Jordan Division

boundaries and division names

Hawke

OB24 Stewart Jordan Division

boundaries and division names

Hawke

OB25 Joe Thwaites Division name Tucker

OB26 Charles Henry Division name Tucker

OB27 Matthew Briggs Division name Tucker

OB28 Russell Allthorpe Division name Tucker

OB29 Hilary Hallowes Division name Corio and Tucker

OB30 Cr Adrian Schonfelder Division name Tucker

OB31 Slobodanka Millicent Vladiv-Glover Division name Tucker

OB32 Margot Dunne Division

boundaries and division names

Hawke

OB33 Jan Swain Division name Tucker

OB34 Therese Mulholland Division boundaries Chisholm and Hotham

OB35 Ruixing Zhang Division

boundaries

Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies

OB36 Martin John Reich Division name Hawke

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair Division

boundaries

Ballarat, Bendigo, Bruce, Calwell, Chisholm, Cooper, Corio, Deakin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Gorton, Hawke, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Jagajaga, Kooyong, Lalor, La Trobe, Macnamara, Mallee, Maribyrnong, McEwen, Menzies, Scullin, Tucker and Wannon

OB38 Adass Israel Community Division boundaries Higgins and Macnamara

OB39 Abdullah Bin al-Azziz Division boundaries Chisholm, Deakin, Dunkley, Flinders, Hotham and Menzies

OB40 Jamie Saggers Division

boundaries

Maribyrnong and Melbourne

OB41 Andrew Sutherland Division names Flinders, Gellibrand and Tucker

OB42 Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Baker Division boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

OB43 Michael Carroll Division

boundaries

Maribyrnong

OB44 Gila Schnapp Division

boundaries

Jagajaga and McEwen

OB45 Andy McClusky Division

boundaries and division names

Tucker

OB46 Ron Geurts Division

boundaries

Hawke

OB47 Susan Meyer Division name Tucker

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No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to

OB48 Colin McLaren Division

boundaries and division names

Bruce, Calwell, Casey, Chisholm, Deakin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Hawke, Holt, Indi, Lalor, La Trobe, Maribyrnong, McEwen, Menzies, Nicholls and Scullin

OB49 Julia Nelson Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

OB50 Cr Jim Memeti Division

boundaries

Isaacs

OB51 Michael Claude Palmer Division name Tucker

OB52 Vishnupriya Shaw Division

boundaries

Maribyrnong and Melbourne

OB53 Jennifer Huppert Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

OB54 Zionism Victoria Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

OB55 Jonathan Schlossberg Division boundaries Fraser, Gellibrand and Maribyrnong

OB56 Sue Division name Tucker

OB57 Adam Bandt MP Division

boundaries

Maribyrnong and Melbourne

OB58 St Kilda Hebrew Congregation Division boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) Division boundaries

Aston, Ballarat, Bendigo, Bruce, Calwell, Casey, Chisholm, Cooper, Corio, Deakin, Dunkley, Flinders, Fraser, Gellibrand, Gippsland, Goldstein, Gorton, Hawke, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Indi, Isaacs, Jagajaga, Kooyong, Lalor, La Trobe, Macnamara, Mallee, McEwen, Monash, Menzies, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Nicholls, Scullin, Tucker, Wannon and Wills

OB60 Charles Richardson Division boundaries Ballarat, Bruce, Casey, Chisholm, Cooper, Corio, Deakin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Gippsland, Hawke,

Higgins, Holt, Indi, Jagajaga, Lalor, La Trobe, Macnamara, Mallee, McEwen, Menzies, Monash, Scullin, Tucker Wannon and Wills

OB61 Justin Lamond Division

boundaries

Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies

OB62 Elidor Brown Division name Hawke and Tucker

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) Division boundaries and

division names

Bruce, Chisholm, Deakin, Fraser, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Isaacs, Kooyong, Macnamara, Maribyrnong, Menzies, Tucker and Wannon

OB64 Murray Davis Division

boundaries

Mallee and Wannon

OB65 William Green Division

boundaries and division names

Tucker

OB66 Moira Shanahan Division

boundaries and division names

Ballarat and Hawke

OB67 Frances Lloyd Division

boundaries and division names

Hawke

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Appendix E: Comments on objections to the proposed redistribution of Victoria Fifty-three written comments on objections were received.

No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to Objections referred to in comment

COB1 Yaron Gottlieb Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB5, OB38, OB42, OB49, OB53, OB54, OB58 and OB63

COB2 Diane & Kenneth McBeath Division boundaries

Ballarat and Wannon

COB3 Dick Gross Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

COB4 Maroondah City Council Division boundaries

Deakin OB60 and OB63

COB5 Hilary Lovibond Division names Tucker OB47

COB6 Connor Hickey Division boundaries Chisholm, Deakin and Menzies

OB39

COB7 John Smith Division

boundaries

Bruce, Chisholm, Deakin, Hotham and Menzies OB35, OB37 and OB39

COB8 Australian Jewish Association Other topics OB38, OB42, OB53, OB54

and OB58

COB9 Asian Business Association of Whitehorse

Division boundaries

Chisholm and Menzies OB60 and OB63

COB10 Maureen Turner Division names Tucker

COB11 Khalsa Punjabi School Division boundaries

Chisholm and Menzies

COB12 Derek Costello Division names Tucker

COB13 Borough of Queenscliffe Division names Tucker

COB14 St Kilda Hebrew Congregation Other topics OB58

COB15 Alexandra Fein Other topics Goldstein, Higgins and Isaacs OB38, OB42, OB53, OB54, OB58 and OB63

COB16 Joel Silver Other topics Goldstein, Higgins and

Macnamara

OB54

COB17 Andrew Dye Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

COB18 John Safran Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB38, OB42, OB53, OB54 and OB58

COB19 Marie James Division names Tucker OB13, OB19, OB27, OB28,

OB33 and OB51

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No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to Objections referred to in comment

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair Division names and division boundaries

Ballarat, Bruce, Calwell, Casey, Chisholm, Corio, Deakin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Gippsland, Goldstein, Hawke, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Indi, Jagajaga, Kooyong, La Trobe, Lalor, Macnamara, Mallee, Maribyrnong, McEwen, Melbourne, Menzies, Monash, Tucker, Wannon and Wills

OB37, OB59, OB60 and OB63

COB21 Peter Martin Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB5, OB42, OB49, OB53, OB54, OB58 and OB63

COB22 Dale Schnapp Division boundaries Jagajaga and McEwen OB44

COB23 Maroondah Business Group Division boundaries

Deakin OB60 and OB63

COB24 Judith Brooks Division names Tucker

COB25 Heatherdale Community Action Group

Division boundaries

Deakin and Menzies OB37, OB60 and OB61

COB26 Geraldine Thomson Division names Tucker OB2, OB3, OB4, OB12,

OB13, OB15, OB18, OB19, OB26, OB27, OB28, OB31, OB56 and OB62

COB27 Nicholas Weston Division boundaries Aston, Casey, Chisholm, Deakin, Gippsland,

Goldstein, Higgins, Hotham, Indi, Jagajaga, Kooyong and Menzies

OB1, OB3, OB4, OB10, OB34, OB35, OB37, OB39, OB48, OB59, OB60, OB61 and OB63

COB28 Sarah Barton Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB63

COB29 Donnie Grigau Division names Flinders, Gellibrand and Tucker

COB30 Mark Dreyfus MP Division boundaries Isaacs OB50 and OB63

COB31 Julian Hill MP Division

boundaries

Bruce, Holt, Hotham, Isaacs and La Trobe OB50, OB59, OB60 and OB63

COB32 Robert Simons Division boundaries Macnamara

COB33 Josh Burns MP Division boundaries Higgins and Macnamara OB5, OB38, OB42, OB49, OB53, OB54, OB58 and

OB63

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No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to Objections referred to in comment

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

Division boundaries

Ballarat, Bruce, Chisholm, Cooper, Corio, Deakin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Jagajaga, Kooyong, Lalor, La Trobe, Macnamara, Mallee, Maribyrnong, McEwen, Menzies, Scullin, Tucker and Wannon

OB5, OB6, OB22, OB35, OB37, OB38, OB39, OB42, OB44, OB49, OB53, OB54, OB55, OB58, OB59, OB60 and OB63

COB35 Kaz Paton Division

boundaries

Tucker

COB36 Michael Borowick JP Division boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB5, OB37, OB38, OB42, OB49, OB53, OB54, OB58, OB60 and OB63

COB37 Steve Melzer Division name Hawke

COB38 Danny Blay Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB54 and OB63

COB39 Libby Stapleton Division boundaries Tucker and Wannon

COB40 June Sorbi Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara

COB41 Australian Greens Victoria Division boundaries

Calwell, Chisholm, Cooper, Fraser, Gellibrand, Goldstein, Hawke, Higgins, Hotham, Isaacs, Lalor, Macnamara and Wills

OB54 and OB63

COB42 Maddy Blay Division

boundaries

Higgins and Macnamara OB54 and OB63

COB43 John Lowndes Division boundaries Higgins and Macnamara OB63

COB44 Elizabeth Ryan Division names and division boundaries

Hawke, Tucker and Wannon

COB45 Gary Allen Division

boundaries

Tucker and Wannon

COB46 Michael Crane Division boundaries Macnamara

COB47 Laurence Mason Division names and division boundaries

Tucker

COB48 William O'Loughlin Division boundaries Higgins and Macnamara

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

Division boundaries and division names

Ballarat, Bruce, Chisholm, Corio, Deakin, Goldstein, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Isaacs, Kooyong, La Trobe, Macnamara, Mallee, Melbourne, Menzies, Tucker, Wannon and Wills

OB37, OB48, OB59 and OB60

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No. Submitted by Topics referred to Divisions referred to Objections referred to in comment

COB50 Val and Naomi Clayton Division names Tucker OB45

COB51 Lucian Green Division names Tucker

COB52 Shane Scanlon Division boundaries Tucker

COB53 Charles Richardson Division boundaries and division names

Ballarat, Bruce, Calwell, Casey, Chisholm, Cooper, Corio, Deakin, Flinders, Fraser, Gellibrand, Hawke, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Indi, Jagajaga, Kooyong, Lalor, La Trobe, Macnamara, Mallee, Maribyrnong, McEwen, Melbourne, Menzies, Nicholls, Scullin, Tucker, Wannon and Wills

OB1, OB3, OB4, OB6, OB8, OB9, OB10, OB11, OB14, OB17, OB21, OB22, OB23, OB24, OB32, OB34, OB35, OB36, OB37, OB38, OB39, OB40, OB42, OB43, OB44, OB45, OB46, OB48, OB49, OB50, OB52, OB53, OB54, OB55, OB56, OB59, OB61, OB63, OB64 and OB65

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Appendix F: Augmented Electoral Commission’s response to themes contained in objections, comments on objections and in submissions to the inquiry into objections Table L: Objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry relating to the names of electoral divisions

Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

an electoral division be named ‘Lilardia’ in honour of Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB25 Joe Thwaites no electoral division be named

‘Lilardia’, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB56 Sue

it is appropriate to name an electoral division in honour of Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB2 Nimalan Sivakumar no electoral division be named to recognise Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB4 Martin Gordon

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB29 Donnie Grigau

an electoral division named in honour of Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE would be better suited to northern Victoria

OB33 Jan Swain no electoral division be named

to recognise Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

consideration be given to if there is a more appropriate electoral division to name in recognition of Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB56 Sue no electoral division be named

to recognise Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

if an electoral division is to be named in honour of Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE, it should be located in the area north or south of the Murray River

OB65 William Green no electoral division be named

to recognise Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

the Division of Corangamite not be renamed ‘Tucker’ and/or the name of the Division of Corangamite be retained

OB2 Nimalan Sivakumar the name of the Division of Corangamite will be retained

OB3 Tim Barnes

OB4 Martin Gordon

OB11 Rod Matthews

OB12 Sandra & Robert Francis

OB16 Donald Gibson

OB18 Margaret Borthwick

OB19 Peter Collopy

OB26 Charles Henry

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

OB27 Matthew Briggs

OB28 Russell Allthorpe

OB31 Slobodanka Millicent Vladiv-Glover

OB33 Jan Swain

OB41 Andrew Sutherland

OB45 Andy McClusky

OB51 Michael Claude Palmer

OB62 Elidor Brown

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

OB65 William Green

COB10 Maureen Turner

COB12 Derek Costello

COB13 Borough of Queenscliffe

COB19 Marie James

COB24 Judith Brooks

COB26 Geraldine Thomson

COB29 Donnie Grigau

COB44 Elizabeth Ryan

COB47 Laurence Mason

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB50 Val and Naomi Clayton

IM5 Donnie Grigau

IM7 Andy McClusky

IM8 Cr Ross Ebbels

IM10 Judith Brookes

IM11 Cr Adrian Schonfelder

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

IM17 Arjun Swaminathan

IF1 Senator Sarah

Henderson

the Division of Corangamite be renamed ‘Lilardia’ to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB25 Joe Thwaites the name of the Division of

Corangamite will be retained

OB47 Susan Meyer

COB5 Hilary Lovibond

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the Division of Corangamite be renamed after a First Nation Woman from Wadawurrung Country

OB13 Cathy Walker the name of the Division of

Corangamite will be retained

the Division of Corangamite be renamed ‘Conneware’/’Kunuwarra’ or ‘Wadawurrung’/’Wathaurong’

OB28 Russell Allthorpe the name of the Division of

Corangamite will be retained

the Division of Corangamite be renamed ‘Geelong’ OB29 Hilary Hallowes the name of the Division of

Corangamite will be retained

the Division of Corangamite be renamed ‘Barrabool’ OB30 Cr Adrian Schonfelder the name of the Division of Corangamite will be retained

COB51 Lucian Green

IM11 Cr Adrian Schonfelder

the Division of Flinders be renamed to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB41 Andrew Sutherland the name of the Division of Flinders will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB29 Donnie Grigau

the Division of Gellibrand be renamed to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB2 Nimalan Sivakumar the name of the Division of Gellibrand will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB3 Tim Barnes

OB41 Andrew Sutherland

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB29 Donnie Grigau

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

IM17 Arjun Swaminathan

the name ‘Gellibrand’ be retired OB4 Martin Gordon the name of the Division of

Gellibrand will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

support for naming the new electoral division to honour the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the electoral division will be known as the Division of Hawke

in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

IM13 Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the new electoral division not be named to honour the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC

OB8 Jaqueline Elworthy the electoral division will be known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB9 David Griffiths

OB17 John Costa

OB21 Albert Jarvis

OB23 Janelle Jordan

OB24 Stewart Jordan

OB32 Margot Dunne

OB36 Martin John Reich

OB62 Elidor Brown

OB65 William Green

OB66 Moira Shanahan

OB67 Frances Lloyd

COB37 Steve Melzer

COB44 Elizabeth Ryan

IM6 Martin Reich

the new electoral division be named to honour the Hon. Julia Eileen Gillard AC

OB9 David Griffiths • the naming guidelines note

that electoral divisions should be named after deceased Australians; and • the electoral division will be known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the new electoral division be named to honour the Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC

OB9 David Griffiths • a Commonwealth Division of

Whitlam, named to recognise the Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, has existed in New South Wales since the 2016 general election; and • the electoral division will be

known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the new electoral division be named ‘Burke’ OB48 Colin McLaren the electoral division will be

known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the new electoral division be named to honour Robert O’Hara Burke

OB60 Charles Richardson the electoral division will be known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the new electoral division be given a geographical name OB66 Moira Shanahan • the naming guidelines note that locality or place names should

generally be avoided; and • the electoral division will be known as the Division of Hawke

in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the new electoral division be named for an early Victorian premier

OB66 Moira Shanahan the electoral division will be known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the new electoral division be named to honour Edmond John (Ned) Hogan

OB67 Frances Lloyd the electoral division will be

known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

a new electoral division, with different boundaries to those proposed by the Redistribution Committee, be named to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB45 Andy McClusky the electoral division will be

known as the Division of Hawke in recognition of the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the Division of Hotham be renamed to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB2 Nimalan Sivakumar the name of the Division of Hotham will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

the Division of Mallee be renamed to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB4 Martin Gordon the name of the Division of Mallee

will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the name ‘Maribyrnong’ be retired OB48 Colin McLaren the name of the Division of Maribyrnong will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the Division of Maribyrnong be renamed to honour the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC

OB48 Colin McLaren • the name of the Division of

Maribyrnong will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee; and • the new electoral division will be named ‘Hawke’ to honour the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC

the Division of Maribyrnong be renamed to honour the Wurundjeri people

OB48 Colin McLaren the name of the Division of

Maribyrnong will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the Division of Maribyrnong be renamed honour William Barak OB48 Colin McLaren the name of the Division of

Maribyrnong will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the Division of Nicholls be renamed to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB15 Alison Carter the name of the Division of Nicholls

will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

a merged Division of Indi and Division of Nicholls be renamed to honour Margaret Elizabeth Tucker MBE

OB62 Elidor Brown the names of the Division of Indi

and the Division of Nicholls will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the Division of Wills be renamed to honour the Hon. Robert James Lee Hawke AC

OB60 Charles Richardson the name of the Division of Wills will be retained, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB53 Charles Richardson

Note:

1. OB = objection received

2. COB = comment on objections received

3. IF = participant on Friday 11 June 2021 at the inquiry into objections

4. IM = participant on Monday 7 June 2021 at the inquiry into objections

5. Refer to Appendix D, Appendix E or Appendix G for full list of objections and comments on objections received and participants at the inquiry

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Table M: Objections, comments on objections and submissions to the inquiry relating to the placement of electoral divisions and divisional boundaries

Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

questions the extent to which bodies who made objections to the proposed redistribution spoke on behalf of the community they purported to represent

COB8 Australian Jewish Association the augmented Electoral Commission notes that community

of interests within electoral divisions, including economic, social and regional interests, is only one of the factors required to be considered in the placement of electoral division boundaries

COB15 Alexandra Fein

COB16 Joel Silver

COB42 Maddy Blay

IM9 Alexandra Fein

the interests, goals and objectives of a community are not limited or defined by the boundaries of an electoral division

COB14 St Kilda Hebrew Congregation the augmented Electoral Commission notes that community

of interests within electoral divisions, including economic, social and regional interests, is only one of the factors required to be considered in the placement of electoral division boundaries

COB15 Alexandra Fein

COB40 June Sorbi

there should be 80 electoral divisions in the House of Representatives

COB44 Elizabeth Ryan the objection was not based on a ground that could be considered by the augmented Electoral Commission in making a redistribution of electoral divisions. The augmented Electoral Commission came to this conclusion as: • section 24 of the Constitution

requires that the number of members of the House of Representatives shall be, as nearly as practicable, twice the number of the Senators; and • there could not be 80 members

of the House of Representatives for Victorian unless the size of the Senate, and consequently the House of Representatives, were significantly increased.

the boundaries of the Division of Aston as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Aston will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundaries of the Division of Ballarat as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Ballarat will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel

are located in the Division of Corangamite

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

some or all of the regional localities of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Gordon and/or Myrniong be located in a regional electoral division such as the Division of Ballarat and not be located in the Division of Hawke

OB21 Albert Jarvis to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the part of Moorabool Shire Council that includes Bacchus Marsh and surrounds will remain located in the Division of Hawke, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB23 Janelle Jordan

OB24 Stewart Jordan

OB32 Margot Dunne

OB66 Moira Shanahan

OB67 Frances Lloyd

IM14 Janelle Jordan

the locality of Bacchus Marsh and surrounds be located in the Division of Hawke

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, Bacchus Marsh and surrounds will remain located in the Division of Hawke, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB53 Charles Richardson

if the Pittong-Lismore Road is to be the electoral division boundary, all properties with that road as their address be part of the Division of Ballarat

COB2 Diane & Kenneth McBeath to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the

requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Ballarat will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel

are located in the Division of Corangamite

the boundaries of the Division of Bendigo as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Bendigo will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the part of the locality of Berwick located south of Greaves Road and west of Clyde Road be located in the Division of Bruce and not in the Division of Holt, splitting the locality between fewer electoral divisions

OB60 Charles Richardson to ensure the Divisions of Bruce and Holt meet all requirements of the Electoral Act, the part of Berwick located south of Greaves Road and west of Clyde Road will be located in the Division of Bruce

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

the entire locality of Noble Park North be located in the Division of Bruce

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the

requirements of the Electoral Act, the locality of Noble Park North will be split between the Divisions of Bruce and Hotham, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB31 Julian Hill MP

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM1 Julian Hill MP

the boundaries of the Division of Casey as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Casey will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • a minor alignment with the

Division of La Trobe to the Clematis locality boundary uniting the locality of Clematis in the Division of Casey

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Chisholm as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Chisholm will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Burwood

East will be located in the Division of Chisholm; • the entire locality of Oakleigh East will be located in the

Division of Hotham; and • the entire locality of Surrey Hills will be located in the Division of

Kooyong

COB9 Asian Business Association of Whitehorse

COB11 Khalsa Punjabi School

the northern boundary of the Division of Chisholm in the areas of Blackburn and Box Hill be Canterbury Road and not Whitehorse Road

OB35 Ruixing Zhang to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the northern boundary of the Division of Chisholm will remain Whitehorse Road, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair

OB39 Abdullah Bin al-Azziz

OB60 Charles Richardson

OB61 Justin Lamond

COB6 Connor Hickey

COB7 John Smith

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

COB27 Nicholas Weston

COB53 Charles Richardson

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the southern boundary of the Division of Chisholm be moved generally north to some combination of: • Ferntree Gully Road, • Monash Freeway, • Police Road, and/or • Wellington Road, and • not be Dandenong Road and

Wellington Road

OB1 John Smith to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the southern boundary of the Division of Chisholm will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • the entire locality of Oakleigh

East, including that part bounded by the Princes Highway, Ferntree Gully Road and Clayton Road, will be located in the Division of Hotham

OB3 Tim Barnes

OB34 Therese Mullholland

OB35 Ruixing Zhang

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair

OB39 Abdullah Bin al-Azziz

COB6 Connor Hickey

COB7 John Smith

COB27 Nicholas Weston

COB53 Charles Richardson

the entire locality of Vermont South be located in the Division of Chisholm

OB39 Abdullah Bin al-Azziz to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all requirements of the Electoral Act, the locality of Vermont South will remain located in the Division of Deakin, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB6 Connor Hickey

COB7 John Smith

COB53 Charles Richardson

the entire locality of Burwood East be located in the Division of Chisholm

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the

requirements of the Electoral Act, the entire locality of Burwood East, including the part of the locality bounded by Burwood Highway, Blackburn Road, Hawthorn Road and Mahoneys Road, will be located in the Division of Chisholm

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM18 Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor

the north-eastern boundary of the Division of Chisholm in the areas of Blackburn, Burwood East and Forest Hill be Springvale Road and not Blackburn Road

OB35 Ruixing Zhang to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the north-eastern boundary of the Division of Chisholm will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • the entire locality of Burwood

East, including the part of the locality bounded by Burwood Highway, Blackburn Road, Hawthorn Road and Mahoneys Road, will be located in the Division of Chisholm

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair

OB48 Colin McLaren

OB60 Charles Richardson

OB61 Justin Lamond

COB7 John Smith

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

COB53 Charles Richardson

the entire locality of Oakleigh East be located in the Division of Hotham and not be split between the Divisions of Chisholm and Hotham

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the entire locality of Oakleigh East, including that part bounded by the

Princes Highway, Ferntree Gully Road and Clayton Road, will be located in the Division of Hotham

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the Divisions of Cooper and Kooyong be reconfigured such that one electoral division incorporates:

• the area south of Normanby Avenue and Darebin Road currently located in the Division of Cooper; and • the suburban areas of Kew

currently located in the Division of Kooyong

OB11 Rod Matthews to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries between the Divisions of Cooper and Kooyong will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the boundaries of the Division of Corangamite as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure that the Division of Corangamite meets the community

of interest requirement of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel will

be located in the Division of Corangamite

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

some or all of the localities of Inverleigh, Lethbridge, Shelford and/or Teesedale be located in the Division of Corangamite

OB6 Cameron Peel to ensure that the Division of

Corangamite meets the community of interest requirement of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel will

be located in the Division of Corangamite

OB22 Golden Plains Shire

the locality of Inverleigh be located in in the Division of Wannon OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

Colac, Camperdown, the Lakes district and Lake Corangamite be included in the Division of Corangamite

OB45 Andy McClusky to ensure that the Division of

Corangamite meets all of the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel will

be located in the Division of Corangamite

the original boundaries of the Division of Corangamite be reinstated

OB65 William Green to ensure that the Division of

Corangamite meets all of the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel will

be located in the Division of Corangamite

the localities of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Fairhaven and/or Lorne be located in the Division of Corangamite and not the Division of Wannon

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) to ensure the Divisions of Corangamite and Wannon meet

all requirements of the Electoral Act, the localities of Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Fairhaven and Lorne will be located in the Division of Wannon, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB35 Kaz Paton

COB39 Libby Stapleton

COB45 Gary Allen

COB47 Laurence Mason

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB52 Shane Scanlon

the boundaries of the Division of Corio as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the boundaries of the Division of Corio will remain as proposed by

the Redistribution Committee

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

adopt the Barwon River as the boundary between the Divisions of Corangamite and Corio

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Corio will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB60 Charles Richardson

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundaries of the Division of Deakin as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted, resulting in the Maroondah City Council being united in the one electoral division

COB4 Maroondah Council to ensure the Division of Deakin meets all the requirements of the Electoral Act, Maroondah City Council will remain united in the Division of Deakin, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB23 Maroondah Business Group

the Divisions of Deakin and Menzies be realigned as north-south orienting electoral divisions, generally seeing: • Maroondah City Council and

eastern parts of Manningham City Council located in the Division of Deakin, including Croydon, Ringwood, Warrandyte, Warranwood, and surrounding areas; and • parts of Whitehorse City Council

north of Canterbury Road and western parts of Manningham City Council located in the Division of Menzies, including Blackburn, Box Hill, Doncaster, Templestowe, and surrounding areas

OB35 Ruixing Zhang to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the Divisions of Deakin and Menzies will remain east-west orienting electoral divisions, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB39 Abdullah Bin al-Azziz

COB6 Connor Hickey

COB7 John Smith

COB27 Nicholas Weston

the boundaries of the Division of Dunkley as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the boundaries of the Division of Dunkley will remain as proposed by

the Redistribution Committee

the boundaries of the Division of Flinders as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the boundaries of the Division of Flinders will remain as proposed by

the Redistribution Committee

COB53 Charles Richardson

an alternative boundary be adopted between the Divisions of Fraser and Gellibrand in the locality of Yarraville

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundary between the Divisions of Fraser and Gellibrand will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB48 Colin McLaren

OB55 Jonathan Schlossberg

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Branch)

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Branch)

COB53 Charles Richardson

the boundaries of the Division of Gellibrand as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Gellibrand will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB7 Graham McGuire J.P. LL.B.

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the entire locality of Point Cook be located in the Division of Gellibrand OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries between the Divisions of Gellibrand and Lalor will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB48 Colin McLaren

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB53 Charles Richardson

the boundaries of the Division of Gippsland as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Gippsland will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Goldstein as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Goldstein will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Gorton as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the boundaries of the Division of Gorton will remain as proposed by

the Redistribution Committee

the new electoral division be based on Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Sunbury

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair the Division of Hawke will be

based on Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Sunbury, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

• the eastern boundary of the Division of Hawke extend further east along the rail corridor; and • that area to the north-east of the

electoral division, including the locality of Sunbury, be removed

OB46 Ron Geurts to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Hawke will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundary between the Divisions of Higgins and Macnamara as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure the Divisions of Higgins and Macnamara meet all

requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral divisions see the following changes: • the portion of the localities

of South Yarra and Windsor located east of Punt Road and the portion of the locality of Prahran located between High Street and Williams Road will be located in the Division of Higgins; and • the entire localities of Caulfield,

Caulfield East and Caulfield North, together with the portion of the locality of St Kilda East located east of Hotham Street and the portions of the localities of Elsternwick and Glen Huntly located north of Glen Huntly Road will be located in the Division of Macnamara

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB1 Yaron Gottlieb

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

COB28 Sarah Barton

COB32 Robert Simons

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB38 Danny Blay

COB41 Australian Greens Victoria

COB42 Maddy Blay

COB43 John Lowndes

COB48 William O’Loughlin

COB53 Charles Richardson

IM12 William O’Loughlin

IM13 Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

IM15 Martin Shield

IM19 Yaron Gottlieb

the entire locality of Glen Iris be located in the Division of Higgins OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the locality of Glen Iris, east of the Alamein railway and north of Baker Parade, will remain located in the Division of Kooyong, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the locality of Hughesdale be retained in the Division of Higgins and not transferred to the Division of Hotham

OB10 Stan Maniatis to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the locality of Hughesdale will remain in the Division of Hotham, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the locality of Windsor be located in the Division of Higgins and not the Division of Macnamara

COB21 Peter Martin to ensure the Divisions of

Higgins and Macnamara meet all requirements of the Electoral Act, the portion of the locality of Windsor located east of Punt Road will be located in the Division of Higgins with the remainder of the locality in the Division of Macnamara

COB33 Josh Burns MP

COB36 Michael Borowick JP

IM2 Josh Burns MP

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

IM20 Dean Sherr

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundaries of the Division of Holt as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon to ensure the Division of Holt meets

all requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division see the following changes: • the residential part of the

locality of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons Road and the Leongatha rail line, will be located in the Division of Holt; • the entire locality of Clyde and

part of the locality of Tooradin will be located in the Division of Holt; • the entire locality of Hampton Park will be located in the Division of Holt; • the part of Berwick located south of Greaves Road and west of Clyde Road will be located in the Division of Bruce; and • the part of Narre Warren South located east of Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road and north of Glasscocks Road will be located in the Division of Bruce

the part of the locality of Lyndhurst located east of the Western Port Highway be located in the Division of Holt and not the Division of Isaacs

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) to ensure the Division of Holt meets all requirements of the

Electoral Act, the residential part of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons Road and the Leongatha rail line, will be located in the Division of Holt

COB30 Mark Dreyfus MP

COB31 Julian Hill MP

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB53 Charles Richardson

IM1 Julian Hill MP

IM3 Mark Dreyfus MP

IM4 Cr Jim Memeti

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

the localities of Clyde and Tooradin be located in the Division of Holt and not the Division of La Trobe

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure the Division of Holt meets all the requirements of the Electoral

Act, the entire locality of Clyde and part of the locality of Tooradin will be located in the Division of Holt

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB31 Julian Hill MP

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM1 Julian Hill MP

IM13 Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the locality of Mulgrave be located in the Division of Hotham OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the locality of Mulgrave will remain split between the Divisions of Bruce, Chisholm, and Hotham, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB31 Julian Hill MP

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM1 Julian Hill MP

OB4 Martin Gordon

the boundaries of the Division of Indi as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the boundaries of the Division of Indi will remain as proposed by the

Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • a minor adjustment with the Division of Nicholls to better align

the electoral division boundary with the local government area boundary between the Mitchell and Murrindindi Shire Councils in the locality of Trawool

the boundaries of the Division of Isaacs as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon to ensure the Division of Isaacs

meets all of the requirements of the Electoral Act, including the community of interest requirement, the boundaries of the electoral division change such that: • the part of the locality of

Dandenong located south of the Pakenham/Cranbourne rail line and bounded by Eastlink, the Dandenong Bypass and the South Gippsland Highway, will be located in the Division of Isaacs; and • the residential part of the

locality of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons Road and the Leongatha rail line, will be located in the Division of Holt

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the part of the locality of Dandenong located south of the Pakenham-Cranbourne rail line be located in the Division of Isaacs and not in the Division of Bruce

OB50 Cr Jim Memeti to ensure the Division of Isaacs

meets all of the requirements of the Electoral Act, including the community of interest requirement, the boundaries of the electoral division change such that: • the part of the locality of

Dandenong located south of the Pakenham/Cranbourne rail line and bounded by Eastlink, the Dandenong Bypass and the South Gippsland Highway, will be located in the Division of Isaacs; and • the residential part of the

locality of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons Road and the Leongatha rail line, will be located in the Division of Holt

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB30 Mark Dreyfus MP

COB31 Julian Hill MP

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM1 Julian Hill MP

IM3 Mark Dreyfus MP

IM4 Cr Jim Memeti

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

the boundary between the Divisions of Cooper and Jagajaga be Darebin Creek and Plenty Road, resulting in the entire locality of Macleod plus that part of Bundoora east of Plenty Road being located in the Division of Jagajaga

OB37 Dr Mark Mulcair to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundary between the Divisions of Cooper and Jagajaga will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

the localities of Plenty and Diamond Creek be located in the Division of Jagajaga and not the Division of McEwen

OB44 Gila Schnapp to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Jagajaga will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB22 Dale Schnapp

IF2 Gila Schnapp

the boundaries of the Division of Kooyong as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon to ensure the Division of Kooyong

meets all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division are those proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • the entire locality of Surrey Hills

will be located in the Division of Kooyong

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the entire locality of Surrey Hills be located in the Division of Kooyong OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

to ensure the Division of Kooyong meets all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division are those proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • the entire locality of Surrey Hills

will be located in the Division of Kooyong

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

IM18 Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor

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Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundary between the Divisions of Bruce and La Trobe in the locality of Berwick run north-south and not east-west along High Street/Princes Highway

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure the Division of La Trobe meets all requirements of the

Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral division see the following changes: • part of the localities of Berwick

and Harkaway located east of Harkaway Road will be located in the Division of La Trobe; and • the entire locality of Clyde and part of the locality of Tooradin will be located in the Division of Holt

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB31 Julian Hill MP

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM1 Julian Hill MP

IM13 Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

• the Dandenong Road boundary between the Divisions of Higgins and Macnamara be retained; and • the localities of Caulfield,

Elsternwick and St Kilda East be located in the Division of Macnamara and not the Division of Higgins

OB5 Jesse Mansfield to ensure the Divisions of

Higgins and Macnamara meet all requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral divisions see the following changes: • the portion of the localities

of South Yarra and Windsor located east of Punt Road and the portion of the locality of Prahran located between High Street and Williams Road will be located in the Division of Higgins; and • the entire localities of Caulfield,

Caulfield East and Caulfield North, together with the portion of the locality of St Kilda East located east of Hotham Street and the portions of the localities of Elsternwick and Glen Huntly located north of Glen Huntly Road will be located in the Division of Macnamara

OB38 Adass Israel Community

OB42 Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Baker

OB49 Julia Nelson

OB53 Jennifer Huppert

OB54 Zionism Victoria

OB58 St Kilda Hebrew Congregation

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB3 Dick Gross

COB17 Andrew Dye

COB18 John Safran

COB21 Peter Martin

COB33 Josh Burns MP

COB36 Michael Borowick JP

COB46 Michael Crane

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

IM2 Josh Burns MP

IM20 Dean Sherr

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundaries of the Division of Macnamara as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB20 Adrian Jackson to ensure the Divisions of

Higgins and Macnamara meet all requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the electoral divisions see the following changes: • the portion of the localities

of South Yarra and Windsor located east of Punt Road and the portion of the locality of Prahran located between High Street and Williams Road will be located in the Division of Higgins; and • the entire localities of Caulfield,

Caulfield East and Caulfield North, together with the portion of the locality of St Kilda East located east of Hotham Street and the portions of the localities of Elsternwick and Glen Huntly located north of Glen Huntly Road will be located in the Division of Macnamara

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Mallee as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Mallee will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with a minor alignment with the boundary of the Division of Wannon in the locality of Black Range

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

all or part of the suburb of Maribyrnong be located in the Division of Maribyrnong

OB55 Jonathan Schlossberg the boundaries of the Division of Maribyrnong will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

the boundaries of the Division of McEwen as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) the boundaries of the Division of McEwen will remain as proposed

by the Redistribution Committee, with a minor alteration in the locality of Diamond Creek

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Melbourne as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Melbourne will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB53 Charles Richardson

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Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the localities of Flemington and/ or Kensington be located in the Division of Melbourne and not in the Division of Maribyrnong

OB14 Michael Moylan to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the localities of Flemington and Kensington will remain in the Division of Maribyrnong, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB40 Jamie Saggers

OB43 Michael Carroll

OB52 Vishnupriya Shaw

OB57 Adam Bandt MP

supports the locality of Kensington being located in the Division of Maribyrnong

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all

the requirements of the Electoral Act, the localities of Flemington and Kensington will remain in the Division of Maribyrnong, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the southern boundary of the Division of Menzies be Koonung Creek/Mullum Mullum Creek in the area west of Eastlink

OB3 Tim Barnes to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Menzies will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB39 Abdullah Bin al-Azziz

OB60 Charles Richardson

OB63 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB53 Charles Richardson

IM18 Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor

the boundaries of the Division of Menzies as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the

requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Menzies will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

the southern boundary of the Division of Menzies be Whitehorse Road and that area of Whitehorse City Council north of Whitehorse Road, including areas of Blackburn, Box Hill and Mitcham, be located in the Division of Menzies, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB9 Asian Business Association of Whitehorse

to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Menzies will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB11 Khalsa Punjabi School

COB25 Heatherdale Community Action Group

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Monash as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Monash will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with a minor alignment with the boundary of the Division of La Trobe in the locality of Lang Lang

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the boundaries of the Division of Nicholls as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Nicholls will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following change: • a minor adjustment with the

Division of Indi to better align with the local government area boundary between the Mitchell and Murrindindi Shire Councils in the locality of Trawool

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Scullin as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Scullin will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Wannon as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the boundaries of the Division of Wannon will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee, with the following changes: • the entire locality of Inverleigh

will be located in the Division of Corangamite; and • a minor adjustment with the Division of Mallee in the locality

of Black Range involving no elector movement

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

• the localities of Halls Gap and Stawell, and surrounding areas, be retained in the Division of Wannon and not be located in the Division of Mallee; and • the locality of Lexton be

transferred from the Division of Wannon to the Division of Mallee

OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) to ensure that each of Victoria’s 39 electoral divisions meet all

the requirements of the Electoral Act, the localities of Halls Gap and Stawell will be located in the Division of Mallee, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

OB60 Charles Richardson

COB34 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the locality of Dergholm be located in the Division of Wannon and not in the Division of Mallee

OB64 Murray Davis to ensure that each of Victoria’s

39 electoral divisions meet all the requirements of the Electoral Act, the locality of Dergholm will remain located in the Division of Mallee, as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB53 Charles Richardson

the boundaries of the Division of Wills as proposed by the Redistribution Committee be adopted

OB4 Martin Gordon the boundaries of the Division of

Wills will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB49 Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

COB53 Charles Richardson

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Objections, comments on objections and submission to the inquiry broadly recommend that…

Submission

The augmented Electoral Commission has concluded that… No. Submitted by

the entire locality of Brunswick East be located in the Division of Wills OB59 Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

the boundaries of the Division of Wills will remain as proposed by the Redistribution Committee

COB20 Dr Mark Mulcair

Note:

1. OB = objection received

2. COB = comment on objections received

3. IF = participant on Friday 11 June 2021 at the inquiry into objections

4. IM = participant on Monday 7 June 2021 at the inquiry into objections

5. Refer to Appendix D, Appendix E or Appendix G for full list of objections and comments on objections received and participants at the inquiry

Appendix G: Inquiry into objections Twenty-two submissions were made at the inquiry held by the augmented Electoral Commission on Monday 7 June 2021 and Friday 11 June 2021.

No. Participant

IM1 Julian Hill MP - Member for Bruce

IM2 Josh Burns MP - Member for Macnamara

IM3 Mark Dreyfus MP - Member for Isaacs

IM4 Cr Jim Memeti

IM5 Donnie Grigau

IM6 Martin Reich

IM7 Andy McClusky

IM8 Cr Ross Ebbels - Borough of Queenscliffe

IM9 Alexandra Fein

IM10 Judith Brooks

IM11 Cr Adrian Schonfelder - Shire of the Surf Coast

IM12 William O’Loughlin

IM13 Adam Wojtonis - Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)

IM14 Janelle Jordan

IM15 Martin Shield

IM16 Shane Easson - Australian Labor Party

IM17 Arjun Swaminathan

IM18 Cameron Petrie - Victorian Labor

IM19 Yaron Gottlieb

IM20 Dean Sherr

IF1 Senator Sarah Henderson

IF2 Gila Schnapp

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Appendix H: Constructing electoral division boundaries The AEC maintains the electoral roll on the basis of alignment to SA1s, and is able to provide data on enrolments and projected enrolments at this level. Accordingly, in formulating its proposals, the augmented Electoral Commission used SA1s as its basic building blocks. The SA1s have defined boundaries and are of differing sizes and shapes. In cases where the augmented Electoral Commission considered that a particular SA1 boundary was inappropriate for use as an electoral division boundary, the SA1 was split to provide a more meaningful boundary.

The indicative area of electoral divisions in Victoria has been calculated by aggregating the area of:

• all land-based SA1s; • any parts of land-based SA1s; and • any lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, wetlands or marshes not already included in land-based SA1s, that are contained within the divisional boundary of each electoral division.

Areas are calculated using the AEC’s Electoral Boundary Mapping System (EBMS), developed within the ‘MapInfo Professional’ software package.

The augmented Electoral Commission used EBMS as an aid to modelling various boundary options.

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Appendix I: Announcement of the augmented Electoral Commission’s proposed redistribution The text of the augmented Electoral Commission’s public announcement of their proposed redistribution, issued on Tuesday 29 June 2021, is reproduced below.

Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria decided The augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria today announced the outcome of its deliberations on the names and boundaries of the 39 federal electoral divisions in Victoria.

The Hon. Justice Susan Kenny AM, the presiding member, thanked the individuals and organisations who contributed to the redistribution.

“All written objections and comments, as well as the information presented at the online inquiry, have been carefully considered in deciding the final names and boundaries,” Justice Kenny said.

“The augmented Electoral Commission has unanimously agreed to retain the name of the Division of Corangamite and to modify the boundaries of 20 of the electoral divisions initially proposed in March,” Justice Kenny said.

“The augmented Electoral Commission has also unanimously accepted the Redistribution Committee’s proposed boundary changes to the remaining electoral divisions and the creation of the new Division of Hawke.”

As a result of these modifications, fewer electors will change their electoral division. This article contains a brief outline of:

• Electoral division names, • Electoral division boundaries, and • Next steps.

Electoral division names The augmented Electoral Commission has adopted the majority of the names proposed by the Redistribution Committee for Victoria.

The exception is the decision to retain the name of the Division of Corangamite, which was previously proposed to be renamed the Division of Tucker.

Electoral division boundaries The augmented Electoral Commission has modified the Redistribution Committee’s initial redistribution proposal by placing:

• that portion of Berwick located south of Greaves Road and west of Clyde Road in the proposed Division of Bruce - the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing this portion of Berwick in the proposed Division of Holt

• the portion of Narre Warren South located east of Narre Warren - Cranbourne Road and north of Glasscocks Road in the proposed Division of Bruce - the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing this portion of Narre Warren South in the proposed Division of Holt

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• the part of the locality of Burwood East bounded by Burwood Highway, Blackburn Road, Hawthorn Road and Mahoneys Road in the proposed Division of Chisholm, uniting the locality in the one electoral division - the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring this part of Burwood East to the

proposed Division of Deakin

• the entirety of the locality of Inverleigh in the proposed Division of Corangamite - the Redistribution Committee had proposed splitting this locality across the proposed Divisions of Ballarat and Wannon

• the locality of Hesse and part of the locality of Wingeel in the proposed Division of Corangamite - the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring these areas to the proposed Division of Ballarat

• that portion of the localities of South Yarra and Windsor located to the east of Punt Road and that portion of the locality of Prahran located between Punt Road and Williams Road in the proposed Division of Higgins - the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing these areas in the proposed Division of

Macnamara

• the entirety of the locality of Clyde and part of the locality of Tooradin in the proposed Division of Holt - the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring these localities to the proposed Division of La Trobe

• that portion of Hampton Park located to the north of Pound Road be located in the proposed Division of Holt - the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring this area to the proposed Division of Bruce

• the residential part of the locality of Lyndhurst, bounded by Western Port Highway, Thompsons Road and the Cranbourne rail line, in the proposed Division of Holt - the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring this part of Lyndhurst to the proposed Division of Isaacs

• the part of the locality of Oakleigh East bounded by the Princes Highway, Ferntree Gully Road and Clayton Road in the proposed Division of Hotham, uniting the locality in the one electoral division - the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring this portion of Oakleigh East to the

proposed Division of Chisholm

• the part of the locality of Dandenong, located to the south of the Pakenham-Cranbourne rail line and bounded by Eastlink, the Dandenong Bypass and the South Gippsland Highway, in the proposed Division of Isaacs. As a result of this move and the Lyndhurst move above, the proposed Division of Isaacs is the same as at the commencement of the redistribution

- the Redistribution Committee had proposed transferring this part of Dandenong to the proposed Division of Bruce

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• the portion of the locality of Surrey Hills bounded by Riversdale Road, Elgar Road, Canterbury Road and Warrigal Road in the proposed Division of Kooyong, uniting the locality in the one electoral division - the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing this part of Surrey Hills in the proposed

Division of Chisholm

• that portion of Berwick located to the east of Harkaway Road and north of High Street/Princes Highway in the proposed Division of La Trobe - the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing this portion of Berwick in the proposed Division of Bruce

• that portion of the locality of Harkaway located to the east of Harkaway Road in the proposed Division of La Trobe - the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing the locality of Harkaway, in its entirety, in the proposed Division of Bruce

• the entirety of the localities of Caulfield, Caulfield East and Caulfield North, together with that portion of the locality of St Kilda East located to the east of Hotham Street and those portions of the localities of Elsternwick and Glen Huntly located to the north of Glen Huntly Road in the proposed Division of Macnamara. As a result, the proposed Division of Macnamara is the same as at the commencement of the redistribution, except that the majority of the locality of Windsor has been transferred to the proposed Division of Higgins

- the Redistribution Committee had proposed placing these areas in the proposed Division of Higgins

The augmented Electoral Commission has also made a small number of minor alterations, involving little or no elector movement, to adhere to features or administrative boundaries as a means of providing more easily recognisable electoral division boundaries.

Next steps The augmented Electoral Commission notes this proposal is not significantly different from the Redistribution Committee’s proposal. Therefore, no further input from members of the public will be sought.

The names and boundaries of the federal electoral divisions for Victoria will apply from Monday 26 July 2021 when a notice of determination is published in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette. Electoral events will not be contested on these new federal electoral divisions until a writ for a full federal election is issued after the notice of determination is published.

Overview maps will be available on the AEC website on Monday 26 July 2021. Detailed maps and a report outlining the augmented Electoral Commission's reasons for its formal determination will be tabled in the Federal Parliament and will subsequently be made publicly available.

Editor’s notes: • Initial proposal for the redistribution of Victoria (19 March 2021) • Written objections and comments on those objections are all available via the AEC website as well as a full overview of the augmented Electoral Commission's conclusions on objections.

• More information about the Victorian federal redistribution • Western Australia federal redistribution: The announcement of the final names and boundaries of the 15 electoral divisions in Western Australia. • Information about the 2020-21 redivision of Victoria’s state electoral boundaries: This is a

separate process not administered by the AEC and is not related to federal parliament.

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Appendix J: Determination of electoral divisions in Victoria by the augmented Electoral Commission The text of the augmented Electoral Commission’s determination of electoral divisions in Victoria, published in the Gazette on Monday 26 July 2021, is reproduced below.

Determination of names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria: 26 July 2021 As determined by the Electoral Commissioner on 3 July 2020, Victoria is entitled to 39 members of the House of Representatives.

Pursuant to sub-section 73(1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act), the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria has determined the names of the 39 electoral divisions are:

• Aston • Fraser • La Trobe

• Ballarat • Gellibrand • Lalor

• Bendigo • Gippsland • Macnamara

• Bruce • Goldstein • Mallee

• Calwell • Gorton • Maribyrnong

• Casey • Hawke • McEwen

• Chisholm • Higgins • Melbourne

• Cooper • Holt • Menzies

• Corangamite • Hotham • Monash

• Corio • Indi • Nicholls

• Deakin • Isaacs • Scullin

• Dunkley • Jagajaga • Wannon

• Flinders • Kooyong • Wills

Pursuant to sub-section 73(1) of the Electoral Act, the augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria has determined that the boundaries of these electoral divisions are as shown on the maps displayed on the Australian Electoral Commission website at www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/ Redistributions and lodged in file number 2021/4028 at the National Office of the Australian Electoral Commission in Canberra.

The augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria has made decisions in accordance with the requirements of sub-sections 73(3), 73(4) and 73(4A) of the Electoral Act.

As provided for by sub-section 73(1) of the Electoral Act, and subject to the provisions of the Electoral Act, the electoral divisions determined by this notice will apply from 26 July 2021 until the next determination of names and boundaries of electoral divisions in Victoria is published in the Commonwealth Government Notices Gazette pursuant to sub-section 73(1) or sub-section 76(6) of the Electoral Act.

Pursuant to sub-section 73(6) of the Electoral Act, until the next following expiration or dissolution of the House of Representatives the redistribution does not affect the election of a new member to fill a vacancy happening in the House of Representatives.

The Hon. Justice Susan Kenny AM Chairperson Augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria

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Appendix K: Comparison of Victorian electoral division names

Category

Victorian electoral divisions in this category as at Tuesday 16 February 2021

Victorian electoral divisions in this category as at Monday 26 July 2021

Electoral division is named after one or more people

27 of 38

(71.05%)

28 of 39

(71.79%)

Electoral division is named after a man 20 of 38 (52.63%)

21 of 39

(53.85%)

Electoral division is named after a woman 5 of 38 (13.16%)

5 of 39

(12.82%)

Electoral division is jointly named

2 of 38

(5.26%)

2 of 39

(5.13%)

Electoral division is named after a former Prime Minister

8 of 38

(21.05%)

9 of 39

(23.08%)

Electoral division is named after a geographical feature

11 of 38

(28.95%)

11 of 39

(28.21%)

Electoral division is named for an Aboriginal person or word

11 of 38

(28.95%)

11 of 39

(28.21%)

Electoral division is named for an Aboriginal person

3 of 38

(7.89%)

3 of 39

(7.69%)

Electoral division is named for an Aboriginal word

8 of 38

(21.05%)

8 of 39

(20.51%)

Electoral division name is that of an original Federation electoral division

10 of 38

(26.32%)

10 of 39

(25.64%)

Source: Data available at: www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/Redistributions/electoral-names.htm

Note:

1. Jointly named electoral divisions are those which have been named for a husband and wife, for a family or for a group of individuals with a common surname who may or may not be related.

2. Electoral divisions named for an Aboriginal word include those named for an anglicised version of an Aboriginal word.

3. Federation electoral divisions are those which were in place for the 1901 election.

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Appendix L: Guidelines for naming federal electoral divisions Determining the names of federal electoral divisions is part of the process of conducting a federal redistribution within a state or territory.

The criteria used by redistribution committees to propose the names of electoral divisions, and used by augmented electoral commissions to determine the names of electoral divisions, have previously been the subject of recommendations from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. From these recommendations, a set of guidelines were developed as a point of reference only.

It should be noted that redistribution committees and augmented electoral commissions are not bound by the guidelines.

Naming after persons In the main, electoral divisions should be named after deceased Australians who have rendered outstanding service to their country.

When new electoral divisions are created the names of former Prime Ministers should be considered.

Federation Divisional names Every effort should be made to retain the names of original federation electoral divisions.

Geographical names Locality or place names should generally be avoided, but in certain areas the use of geographical features may be appropriate (e.g. Perth).

Aboriginal names Aboriginal names should be used where appropriate and as far as possible existing Aboriginal divisional names should be retained.

Other criteria The names of Commonwealth electoral divisions should not duplicate existing state districts.

Qualifying names may be used where appropriate (e.g. Melbourne Ports, Port Adelaide).

Names of electoral divisions should not be changed or transferred to new areas without very strong reasons.

When two or more electoral divisions are partially combined, as far as possible the name of the new electoral division should be that of the old electoral division which had the greatest number of electors within the new boundaries. However, where the socio-demographic nature of the electoral division in question has changed significantly, this should override the numerical formula.

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Appendix M: General description of how electoral divisions are constituted The following tables show how each electoral division has been constructed and are intended to assist electors to identify if their electoral division has been altered as a result of this redistribution.

The unit to display this construction is Statistical Area 2s (SA2s).100 Each SA2 comprises a number of SA1s. The SA1s and SA2s which applied at the 2016 Census of Population and Housing have been used. Some SA2s will appear multiple times in the following tables as they are not contained within the one electoral division but cover multiple electoral divisions.

Electoral divisions are displayed in alphabetical order.

Division of Aston

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Aston Bayswater 8,311 8,709

Boronia 16,141 16,752

Ferntree Gully (North) 10,388 10,611

Ferntree Gully (South) - Upper Ferntree 10,917 11,313

Knoxfield - Scoresby 10,681 11,817

Lysterfield 4,924 5,322

Rowville - Central 10,985 11,216

Rowville - North 5,631 5,846

Rowville - South 7,763 8,081

The Basin 3,149 3,233

Wantirna 9,636 9,655

Wantirna South 12,572 12,884

Total electors retained from the former Division of Aston 111,098 115,439

Total for Division of Aston 111,098 115,439

100 SA2s are an area defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, and consist of one or more whole SA1s. Wherever possible, SA2s are based on officially gazetted state/territory suburbs and localities. In urban areas SA2s largely conform to whole suburbs and combinations of whole suburbs, while in rural areas they define functional zones of social and economic links. Geography is also taken into account in SA2 design.

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Division of Ballarat

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Ballarat Alfredton 9,613 12,118

Avoca 42 44

Ballarat 9,059 8,913

Ballarat - North 18,092 19,159

Ballarat - South 18,435 19,555

Beaufort 202 217

Buninyong 5,137 5,540

Creswick - Clunes 6,056 6,354

Daylesford 7,435 7,719

Delacombe 6,440 8,019

Golden Plains - South 1 1

Gordon (Vic.) 4,528 4,873

Wendouree - Miners Rest 10,966 11,377

Total electors retained from the former Division of Ballarat 96,006 103,889

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Ballarat Electors transferred from the former Division of Corangamite Golden Plains - South 3,414 3,853

Total transferred from the former Division of Corangamite 3,414 3,853

Electors transferred from the former Division of Wannon Golden Plains - North 3,426 3,785

Golden Plains - South 809 911

Smythes Creek 3,090 3,258

Total transferred from the former Division of Wannon 7,325 7,954

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Ballarat 10,739 11,807

Total for Division of Ballarat 106,745 115,696

Electors transferred from the former Division of Ballarat to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Hawke Bacchus Marsh 16,343 18,227

Bacchus Marsh Region 4,723 4,925

Lara 0 0

Total transferred to Division of Hawke 21,066 23,152

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Ballarat to another electoral division 21,066 23,152

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Division of Bendigo

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Bendigo Bendigo 10,764 10,574

Bendigo Region - North 3,438 3,736

Bendigo Region - South 5,684 6,434

California Gully - Eaglehawk 9,279 10,573

Castlemaine 8,193 8,637

Castlemaine Region 7,042 7,331

Daylesford 0 0

East Bendigo - Kennington 10,470 10,400

Flora Hill - Spring Gully 6,851 6,900

Heathcote 3,788 4,048

Kangaroo Flat - Golden Square 15,327 16,195

Kyneton 7,499 8,085

Maiden Gully 3,787 4,173

Maryborough Region 3 3

Romsey 93 103

Seymour Region 96 98

Strathfieldsaye 7,069 8,710

White Hills - Ascot 9,438 11,818

Total electors retained from the former Division of Bendigo 108,821 117,818

Total for Division of Bendigo 108,821 117,818

Electors transferred from the former Division of Bendigo to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of McEwen Romsey 0 0

Woodend 5,529 6,140

Total transferred to Division of McEwen 5,529 6,140

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Bendigo to another electoral division 5,529 6,140

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Division of Bruce

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Bruce Belgrave - Selby 0 0

Dandenong 10,557 10,762

Dandenong North 14,642 14,803

Doveton 6,376 6,526

Endeavour Hills - North 8,173 8,360

Endeavour Hills - South 9,329 9,269

Hallam 6,869 6,972

Lysterfield 0 0

Narre Warren - North East 4,814 4,962

Narre Warren - South West 4,149 4,181

Narre Warren North 2,884 3,099

Noble Park - East 101 102

Noble Park North 3,457 3,556

Total electors retained from the former Division of Bruce 71,351 72,592

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Bruce Electors transferred from the former Division of Holt Berwick - South 522 678

Narre Warren - South West 0 0

Narre Warren South (East) 8,548 9,100

Narre Warren South (West) 1,531 1,620

Total transferred from the former Division of Holt 10,601 11,398

Electors transferred from the former Division of Hotham Mulgrave 3,290 3,337

Total transferred from the former Division of Hotham 3,290 3,337

Electors transferred from the former Division of La Trobe Berwick - North 10,014 10,291

Berwick - South 5,775 6,467

Narre Warren - North East 4,429 4,660

Narre Warren - South West 4,798 4,982

Narre Warren North 2,361 2,590

Narre Warren South (East) 0 0

Total transferred from the former Division of La Trobe 27,377 28,990

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Bruce 41,268 43,725

Total for Division of Bruce 112,619 116,317

Electors transferred from the former Division of Bruce to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Hotham Keysborough 8,114 8,702

Noble Park - East 6,736 6,871

Noble Park - West 10,875 11,252

Noble Park North 1,708 1,713

Springvale 6,045 6,307

Springvale South 5,257 5,504

Total transferred to Division of Hotham 38,735 40,349

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Bruce to another electoral division 38,735 40,349

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Division of Calwell

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Calwell Broadmeadows 7,222 7,494

Campbellfield - Coolaroo 9,962 10,011

Craigieburn - Central 5,024 5,045

Craigieburn - North 6,706 7,700

Craigieburn - South 10,949 13,321

Craigieburn - West 9,020 12,478

Gladstone Park - Westmeadows 7,049 7,214

Greenvale - Bulla 13,231 15,852

Meadow Heights 9,325 9,422

Mickleham - Yuroke 7,541 12,805

Roxburgh Park - Somerton 13,752 15,634

Total electors retained from the former Division of Calwell 99,781 116,976

Total for Division of Calwell 99,781 116,976

Electors transferred from the former Division of Calwell to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Maribyrnong Gladstone Park - Westmeadows 6,105 6,196

Keilor 2,083 2,111

Melbourne Airport 75 75

Tullamarine 4,668 4,705

Total transferred to Division of Maribyrnong 12,931 13,087

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Calwell to another electoral division 12,931 13,087

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Division of Casey

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Casey Belgrave - Selby 7,399 7,497

Chirnside Park 8,151 9,239

Emerald - Cockatoo 263 269

Healesville - Yarra Glen 10,434 11,024

Kilsyth 6,958 7,284

Kinglake 0 0

Lilydale - Coldstream 14,251 14,900

Lysterfield 36 38

Monbulk - Silvan 4,296 4,418

Montrose 5,059 5,142

Mooroolbark 16,103 17,106

Mount Baw Baw Region 0 0

Mount Dandenong - Olinda 7,504 7,698

Mount Evelyn 7,216 7,625

The Basin 0 0

Upper Yarra Valley 156 152

Upwey - Tecoma 7,374 7,428

Wandin - Seville 5,845 6,103

Warrandyte - Wonga Park 308 339

Yarra Valley 12,224 12,526

Total electors retained from the former Division of Casey 113,577 118,788

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Casey Electors transferred from the former Division of La Trobe Belgrave - Selby 152 153

Emerald - Cockatoo 923 929

Total transferred from the former Division of La Trobe 1,075 1,082

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Casey 1,075 1,082

Total for Division of Casey 114,652 119,870

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Division of Chisholm

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Chisholm Ashwood - Chadstone 8,936 9,636

Blackburn 3,927 4,212

Blackburn South 6,295 6,466

Box Hill 9,060 9,936

Burwood 6,477 7,266

Burwood East 6,506 6,639

Glen Waverley - East 10,757 10,843

Glen Waverley - West 7,393 7,726

Mount Waverley - North 9,954 10,257

Mount Waverley - South 5,715 5,917

Total electors retained from the former Division of Chisholm 75,020 78,898

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Chisholm Electors transferred from the former Division of Hotham Ashwood - Chadstone 2,944 3,083

Clayton 2,084 2,348

Glen Waverley - East 2,423 2,477

Glen Waverley - West 4,237 4,306

Mount Waverley - South 6,344 6,588

Mulgrave 870 891

Oakleigh - Huntingdale 650 696

Wheelers Hill 14,131 14,101

Total transferred from the former Division of Hotham 33,683 34,490

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Chisholm 33,683 34,490

Total for Division of Chisholm 108,703 113,388

Electors transferred from the former Division of Chisholm to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Deakin Blackburn 2,133 2,254

Blackburn South 1,029 1,066

Forest Hill 4,124 4,251

Nunawading 1,101 1,137

Total transferred to Division of Deakin 8,387 8,708

Electors transferred to Division of Kooyong Surrey Hills (East) - Mont Albert 2,931 3,023

Total transferred to Division of Kooyong 2,931 3,023

Electors transferred to Division of Menzies Blackburn 8,641 9,462

Box Hill 1,550 1,717

Box Hill North 7,141 7,589

Doncaster 0 0

Nunawading 2,491 2,615

Total transferred to Division of Menzies 19,823 21,383

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Chisholm to another electoral division 31,141 33,114

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Division of Cooper

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Cooper Alphington - Fairfield 6,822 7,337

Coburg 422 461

Coburg North 2,635 2,930

Heidelberg West 0 0

Kingsbury 6,076 6,674

Northcote 19,597 20,846

Preston - East 14,567 15,753

Preston - West 8,827 9,505

Reservoir - East 17,912 18,681

Reservoir - West 15,953 16,211

Thornbury 14,093 14,815

Yarra - North 2,117 2,306

Total electors retained from the former Division of Cooper 109,021 115,519

Total for Division of Cooper 109,021 115,519

Electors transferred from the former Division of Cooper to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Melbourne Yarra - North 3,804 4,040

Total transferred to Division of Melbourne 3,804 4,040

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Cooper to another electoral division 3,804 4,040

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Division of Corangamite

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Corangamite Bannockburn 5,033 6,086

Belmont 0 0

Clifton Springs 12,119 14,583

Corio - Norlane 0 0

Golden Plains - South 1,151 1,292

Grovedale 21,204 26,450

Highton 1,110 1,182

Leopold 9,847 10,748

Newcomb - Moolap 1,394 1,456

Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads 20,507 24,876

Point Lonsdale - Queenscliff 4,134 4,608

Portarlington 7,241 8,246

Torquay 16,006 18,954

Winchelsea 2,467 2,560

Total electors retained from the former Division of Corangamite 102,213 121,041

Total for Division of Corangamite 102,213 121,041

Electors transferred from the former Division of Corangamite to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Ballarat Golden Plains - South 3,414 3,853

Total transferred to Division of Ballarat 3,414 3,853

Electors transferred to Division of Wannon Colac Region 1,194 1,177

Lorne - Anglesea 4,459 4,638

Otway 2,912 2,886

Winchelsea 2,269 2,312

Total transferred to Division of Wannon 10,834 11,013

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Corangamite to another electoral division 14,248 14,866

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Division of Corio

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Corio Bacchus Marsh Region 0 0

Belmont 10,369 10,512

Corio - Norlane 18,054 18,857

Geelong 9,697 9,963

Geelong West - Hamlyn Heights 15,037 15,762

Grovedale 0 0

Highton 14,974 15,982

Lara 13,531 15,920

Newcomb - Moolap 10,268 10,553

Newtown (Vic.) 7,583 7,927

North Geelong - Bell Park 11,373 11,907

Total electors retained from the former Division of Corio 110,886 117,383

Total for Division of Corio 110,886 117,383

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Division of Deakin

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Deakin Bayswater North 8,467 8,783

Croydon - East 10,944 11,409

Croydon - West 9,887 10,431

Croydon Hills - Warranwood 9,497 9,708

Croydon South 3,509 3,668

Forest Hill 2,975 3,076

Mitcham (Vic.) 6,185 6,426

Nunawading 1,910 2,020

Ringwood 11,631 12,252

Ringwood East 14,279 14,820

Ringwood North 7,021 7,174

Vermont 6,989 7,281

Vermont South 8,099 8,183

Total electors retained from the former Division of Deakin 101,393 105,231

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Deakin Electors transferred from the former Division of Chisholm Blackburn 2,133 2,254

Blackburn South 1,029 1,066

Forest Hill 4,124 4,251

Nunawading 1,101 1,137

Total transferred from the former Division of Chisholm 8,387 8,708

Electors transferred from the former Division of Menzies Croydon Hills - Warranwood 3,822 3,935

Total transferred from the former Division of Menzies 3,822 3,935

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Deakin 12,209 12,643

Total for Division of Deakin 113,602 117,874

Electors transferred from the former Division of Deakin to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Menzies Mitcham (Vic.) 4,822 5,048

Nunawading 2,143 2,277

Total transferred to Division of Menzies 6,965 7,325

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Deakin to another electoral division 6,965 7,325

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Division of Dunkley

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Dunkley Carrum Downs 14,679 15,374

Frankston 16,540 17,052

Frankston North 13,586 13,380

Frankston South 13,761 13,791

Langwarrin 17,788 18,595

Mount Eliza 13,379 13,910

Seaford (Vic.) 12,479 12,615

Skye - Sandhurst 9,065 9,874

Total electors retained from the former Division of Dunkley 111,277 114,591

Total for Division of Dunkley 111,277 114,591

Division of Flinders

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Flinders Dromana 9,956 11,168

Flinders 4,573 4,586

French Island 86 86

Hastings - Somers 17,090 17,944

Mornington 19,515 20,445

Mount Martha 14,138 14,945

Point Nepean 15,157 15,855

Rosebud - McCrae 17,571 17,652

Somerville 13,999 14,693

Total electors retained from the former Division of Flinders 112,085 117,374

Total for Division of Flinders 112,085 117,374

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Division of Fraser

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Fraser Ardeer - Albion 4,550 4,603

Braybrook 5,499 6,007

Cairnlea 6,419 7,029

Deer Park - Derrimut 163 164

Keilor 0 0

Keilor Downs 2,311 2,348

St Albans - North 12,009 12,314

St Albans - South 10,229 10,497

Sunshine 5,440 5,592

Sunshine North 7,550 7,789

Sunshine West 12,247 12,696

West Footscray - Tottenham 11 11

Total electors retained from the former Division of Fraser 66,428 69,050

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Fraser Electors transferred from the former Division of Gellibrand Footscray 5,048 5,408

Seddon - Kingsville 6,699 6,905

West Footscray - Tottenham 2,479 2,612

Yarraville 5,389 5,756

Total transferred from the former Division of Gellibrand 19,615 20,681

Electors transferred from the former Division of Maribyrnong Braybrook 5,827 6,218

Footscray 5,535 5,889

Maribyrnong 8,400 9,156

West Footscray - Tottenham 5,132 5,446

Total transferred from the former Division of Maribyrnong 24,894 26,709

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Fraser 44,509 47,390

Total for Division of Fraser 110,937 116,440

Electors transferred from the former Division of Fraser to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Gorton Delahey 5,788 5,947

Keilor 4,573 4,755

Keilor Downs 7,424 7,419

Kings Park (Vic.) 5,435 5,549

Sydenham 6,632 6,903

Taylors Lakes 13,319 13,668

Total transferred to Division of Gorton 43,171 44,241

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Fraser to another electoral division 43,171 44,241

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Division of Gellibrand

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Gellibrand Altona 9,749 10,227

Altona Meadows 13,408 13,643

Altona North 9,643 9,828

Laverton 2,422 2,625

Newport 12,830 13,642

Point Cook - East 8,383 11,146

Point Cook - North 12,585 13,378

Seabrook 3,224 3,376

Williamstown 11,829 12,673

Yarraville 5,469 5,798

Total electors retained from the former Division of Gellibrand 89,542 96,336

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Gellibrand Electors transferred from the former Division of Lalor Point Cook - South 7,375 9,300

Truganina 9,013 11,725

Total transferred from the former Division of Lalor 16,388 21,025

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Gellibrand 16,388 21,025

Total for Division of Gellibrand 105,930 117,361

Electors transferred from the former Division of Gellibrand to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Fraser Footscray 5,048 5,408

Seddon - Kingsville 6,699 6,905

West Footscray - Tottenham 2,479 2,612

Yarraville 5,389 5,756

Total transferred to Division of Fraser 19,615 20,681

Electors transferred to Division of Lalor Laverton 2,423 3,224

Truganina 1,310 1,600

Total transferred to Division of Lalor 3,733 4,824

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Gellibrand to another electoral division 23,348 25,505

100 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Gippsland

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Gippsland Alps - East 3 3

Alps - West 22 22

Bairnsdale 11,349 11,871

Bruthen - Omeo 5,990 6,279

Churchill 8,654 8,671

Lake King 2 2

Lakes Entrance 8,412 8,868

Leongatha 45 49

Longford - Loch Sport 3,453 3,687

Maffra 10,716 11,185

Moe - Newborough 90 90

Morwell 10,298 10,233

Mount Baw Baw Region 0 0

Orbost 4,900 4,936

Paynesville 5,703 6,433

Rosedale 2,851 2,886

Sale 11,108 11,431

Towong 0 0

Trafalgar (Vic.) 0 0

Traralgon 20,372 21,589

Yallourn North - Glengarry 3,565 3,586

Yarram 4,342 4,467

Total electors retained from the former Division of Gippsland 111,875 116,288

Total for Division of Gippsland 111,875 116,288

Division of Goldstein

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Goldstein Beaumaris 10,535 11,126

Bentleigh - McKinnon 16,139 17,731

Brighton (Vic.) 17,300 18,049

Brighton East 11,537 11,685

Caulfield - South 8,848 9,063

Cheltenham - Highett (West) 8,400 9,126

Elsternwick 4,498 4,727

Hampton 13,112 13,993

Ormond - Glen Huntly 6,397 6,754

Sandringham - Black Rock 12,788 13,602

Total electors retained from the former Division of Goldstein 109,554 115,856

Total for Division of Goldstein 109,554 115,856

101 Appendices

Division of Gorton

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Gorton Burnside 3,469 3,919

Burnside Heights 3,399 3,661

Caroline Springs 12,310 13,242

Deer Park - Derrimut 14,894 15,672

Hillside 8,452 10,773

Kings Park (Vic.) 3,676 3,857

Rockbank - Mount Cottrell 4,191 7,153

Sydenham 798 857

Taylors Hill 11,832 13,133

Total electors retained from the former Division of Gorton 63,021 72,267

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Gorton Electors transferred from the former Division of Fraser Delahey 5,788 5,947

Keilor 4,573 4,755

Keilor Downs 7,424 7,419

Kings Park (Vic.) 5,435 5,549

Sydenham 6,632 6,903

Taylors Lakes 13,319 13,668

Total transferred from the former Division of Fraser 43,171 44,241

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Gorton 43,171 44,241

Total for Division of Gorton 106,192 116,508

Electors transferred from the former Division of Gorton to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Hawke Hillside 6,972 8,419

Melton 12,883 13,599

Melton South 17,727 22,019

Melton West 12,380 14,572

Rockbank - Mount Cottrell 11 17

Sunbury - South 2,991 3,763

Total transferred to Division of Hawke 52,964 62,389

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Gorton to another electoral division 52,964 62,389

102 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Hawke

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Hawke Electors transferred from the former Division of Ballarat Bacchus Marsh 16,343 18,227

Bacchus Marsh Region 4,723 4,925

Lara 0 0

Total transferred from the former Division of Ballarat 21,066 23,152

Electors transferred from the former Division of Gorton Hillside 6,972 8,419

Melton 12,883 13,599

Melton South 17,727 22,019

Melton West 12,380 14,572

Rockbank - Mount Cottrell 11 17

Sunbury - South 2,991 3,763

Total transferred from the former Division of Gorton 52,964 62,389

Electors transferred from the former Division of McEwen Greenvale - Bulla 500 561

Sunbury 9,823 10,306

Sunbury - South 18,568 20,697

Total transferred from the former Division of McEwen 28,891 31,564

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Hawke 102,921 117,105

Total for Division of Hawke 102,921 117,105

103 Appendices

Division of Higgins

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Higgins Armadale 7,035 7,775

Ashburton (Vic.) 5,321 5,477

Carnegie 11,339 12,019

Glen Iris - East 8,960 9,603

Malvern - Glen Iris 15,113 15,817

Malvern East 14,634 15,617

Murrumbeena 6,191 6,370

Ormond - Glen Huntly 1,299 1,376

Prahran - Windsor 9,374 9,695

South Yarra - East 13,702 14,634

Toorak 10,435 10,771

Total electors retained from the former Division of Higgins 103,403 109,154

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Higgins Electors transferred from the former Division of Macnamara Prahran - Windsor 5,056 5,177

Total transferred from the former Division of Macnamara 5,056 5,177

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Higgins 5,056 5,177

Total for Division of Higgins 108,459 114,331

Electors transferred from the former Division of Higgins to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Hotham Hughesdale 4,929 5,218

Total transferred to Division of Hotham 4,929 5,218

Electors transferred to Division of Kooyong Glen Iris - East 2,953 3,132

Total transferred to Division of Kooyong 2,953 3,132

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Higgins to another electoral division 7,882 8,350

104 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Holt

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Holt Cranbourne 12,688 13,182

Cranbourne East 17,234 24,482

Cranbourne North 13,372 16,279

Cranbourne South 8,920 11,722

Cranbourne West 10,849 14,012

Hampton Park - Lynbrook 14,651 15,367

Lynbrook - Lyndhurst 9,142 10,177

Narre Warren South (West) 8,286 8,817

Pearcedale - Tooradin 5,781 6,198

Total electors retained from the former Division of Holt 100,923 120,236

Total for Division of Holt 100,923 120,236

Electors transferred from the former Division of Holt to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Bruce Berwick - South 522 678

Narre Warren - South West 0 0

Narre Warren South (East) 8,548 9,100

Narre Warren South (West) 1,531 1,620

Total transferred to Division of Bruce 10,601 11,398

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Holt to another electoral division 10,601 11,398

105 Appendices

Division of Hotham

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Hotham Bentleigh East (North) 10,525 11,445

Bentleigh East (South) 9,585 10,059

Clarinda - Oakleigh South 8,501 8,411

Clayton 5,144 5,616

Clayton South 7,071 7,461

Dingley Village 3 3

Moorabbin - Heatherton 2 2

Mulgrave 8,689 8,838

Oakleigh - Huntingdale 13,445 14,193

Springvale 5,910 6,202

Springvale South 2,687 2,733

Total electors retained from the former Division of Hotham 71,562 74,963

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Hotham Electors transferred from the former Division of Bruce Keysborough 8,114 8,702

Noble Park - East 6,736 6,871

Noble Park - West 10,875 11,252

Noble Park North 1,708 1,713

Springvale 6,045 6,307

Springvale South 5,257 5,504

Total transferred from the former Division of Bruce 38,735 40,349

Electors transferred from the former Division of Higgins Hughesdale 4,929 5,218

Total transferred from the former Division of Higgins 4,929 5,218

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Hotham 43,664 45,567

Total for Division of Hotham 115,226 120,530

Electors transferred from the former Division of Hotham to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Bruce Mulgrave 3,290 3,337

Total transferred to Division of Bruce 3,290 3,337

Electors transferred to Division of Chisholm Ashwood - Chadstone 2,944 3,083

Clayton 2,084 2,348

Glen Waverley - East 2,423 2,477

Glen Waverley - West 4,237 4,306

Mount Waverley - South 6,344 6,588

Mulgrave 870 891

Oakleigh - Huntingdale 650 696

Wheelers Hill 14,131 14,101

Total transferred to Division of Chisholm 33,683 34,490

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Hotham to another electoral division 36,973 37,827

106 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Indi

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Indi Alexandra 5,288 5,435

Beechworth 3,649 3,873

Benalla 8,323 8,248

Benalla Region 2,879 3,034

Bright - Mount Beauty 6,104 6,264

Bruthen - Omeo 0 0

Chiltern - Indigo Valley 2,465 2,595

Euroa 4,506 4,746

Healesville - Yarra Glen 4 4

Kinglake 2,980 3,202

Mansfield (Vic.) 7,000 7,658

Myrtleford 3,517 3,528

Rutherglen 3,138 3,284

Towong 4,750 4,631

Upper Yarra Valley 0 0

Wangaratta 14,452 14,735

Wangaratta Region 7,554 7,806

West Wodonga 11,079 11,658

Wodonga 19,341 21,188

Yackandandah 3,730 3,763

Yea 2,954 3,104

Total electors retained from the former Division of Indi 113,713 118,756

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Indi Electors transferred from the former Division of Nicholls Yea 2 2

Total transferred from the former Division of Nicholls 2 2

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Indi 2 2

Total for Division of Indi 113,715 118,758

107 Appendices

Division of Isaacs

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Isaacs Aspendale Gardens - Waterways 6,380 6,776

Braeside 25 25

Carrum - Patterson Lakes 8,950 9,571

Chelsea - Bonbeach 10,553 10,953

Chelsea Heights 3,911 4,071

Cheltenham - Highett (East) 16,630 17,886

Dandenong 4,720 4,933

Dingley Village 7,809 8,024

Edithvale - Aspendale 9,681 10,219

Keysborough 10,437 12,677

Mentone 9,716 9,996

Moorabbin - Heatherton 6,067 6,439

Moorabbin Airport 5 5

Mordialloc - Parkdale 14,939 15,838

Nobel Park - East 0 0

Springvale South 0 0

Total electors retained from the former Division of Isaacs 109,823 117,413

Total for Division of Isaacs 109,823 117,413

108 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Jagajaga

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Jagajaga Bundoora - East 6,671 6,797

Eltham 1,552 1,564

Greensborough 15,501 15,895

Heidelberg - Rosanna 10,835 11,387

Heidelberg West 9,957 10,644

Ivanhoe 9,065 9,954

Ivanhoe East - Eaglemont 6,108 6,419

Montmorency - Briar Hill 12,236 12,530

Plenty - Yarrambat 3,907 3,990

Viewbank - Yallambie 12,988 13,048

Watsonia 6,788 6,980

Wattle Glen - Diamond Creek 0 0

Total electors retained from the former Division of Jagajaga 95,608 99,208

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Jagajaga Electors transferred from the former Division of Menzies Eltham 15,796 16,255

Research - North Warrandyte 2,924 3,045

Wattle Glen - Diamond Creek 0 0

Total transferred from the former Division of Menzies 18,720 19,300

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Jagajaga 18,720 19,300

Total for Division of Jagajaga 114,328 118,508

Electors transferred from the former Division of Jagajaga to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of McEwen Plenty - Yarrambat 1,914 2,035

Research - North Warrandyte 3 3

Wattle Glen - Diamond Creek 10,517 10,886

Total transferred to Division of McEwen 12,434 12,924

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Jagajaga to another electoral division 12,434 12,924

109 Appendices

Division of Kooyong

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Kooyong Balwyn 10,907 11,352

Balwyn North 13,923 14,820

Box Hill North 3,911 4,081

Camberwell 15,181 15,660

Doncaster 0 0

Glen Iris - East 2 2

Hawthorn 15,397 16,656

Hawthorn East 10,669 11,395

Kew 17,568 18,346

Kew East 4,732 4,983

Surrey Hills (East) - Mont Albert 4,210 4,409

Surrey Hills (West) - Canterbury 11,578 12,050

Total electors retained from the former Division of Kooyong 108,078 113,754

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Kooyong Electors transferred from the former Division of Chisholm Surrey Hills (East) - Mont Albert 2,931 3,023

Total transferred from the former Division of Chisholm 2,931 3,023

Electors transferred from the former Division of Higgins Glen Iris - East 2,953 3,132

Total transferred from the former Division of Higgins 2,953 3,132

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Kooyong 5,884 6,155

Total for Division of Kooyong 113,962 119,909

110 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of La Trobe

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of La Trobe Beaconsfield - Officer 13,764 19,256

Belgrave - Selby 0 0

Berwick - North 6,602 6,890

Berwick - South 10,338 11,808

Bunyip - Garfield 1,336 1,426

Cranbourne East 9,806 15,331

Emerald - Cockatoo 11,957 12,520

Koo Wee Rup 526 569

Narre Warren North 547 563

Pakenham - North 13,567 16,333

Pakenham - South 19,647 23,093

Total electors retained from the former Division of La Trobe 88,090 107,789

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of La Trobe Electors transferred from the former Division of Monash Bunyip - Garfield 5,574 5,938

Koo Wee Rup 5,637 6,410

Total transferred from the former Division of Monash 11,211 12,348

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of La Trobe 11,211 12,348

Total for Division of La Trobe 99,301 120,137

Electors transferred from the former Division of La Trobe to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Bruce Berwick - North 10,014 10,291

Berwick - South 5,775 6,467

Narre Warren - North East 4,429 4,660

Narre Warren - South West 4,798 4,982

Narre Warren North 2,361 2,590

Narre Warren South (East) 0 0

Total transferred to Division of Bruce 27,377 28,990

Electors transferred to Division of Casey Belgrave - Selby 152 153

Emerald - Cockatoo 923 929

Total transferred to Division of Casey 1,075 1,082

Total electors transferred from the former Division of La Trobe to another electoral division 28,452 30,072

111 Appendices

Division of Lalor

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Lalor Hoppers Crossing - North 12,556 12,875

Hoppers Crossing - South 11,846 12,038

Tarneit 21,167 26,474

Truganina 2,953 3,691

Werribee - East 12,013 12,307

Werribee - South 9,481 11,150

Werribee - West 11,140 14,285

Wyndham Vale 15,604 18,948

Total electors retained from the former Division of Lalor 96,760 111,768

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Lalor Electors transferred from the former Division of Gellibrand Laverton 2,423 3,224

Truganina 1,310 1,600

Total transferred from the former Division of Gellibrand 3,733 4,824

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Lalor 3,733 4,824

Total for Division of Lalor 100,493 116,592

Electors transferred from the former Division of Lalor to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Gellibrand Point Cook - South 7,375 9,300

Truganina 9,013 11,725

Total transferred to Division of Gellibrand 16,388 21,025

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Lalor to another electoral division 16,388 21,025

112 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Macnamara

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Macnamara Albert Park 11,097 11,881

Caulfield - North 14,572 15,243

Caulfield - South 3,871 3,903

Docklands 1,583 1,788

East Melbourne 0 0

Elsternwick 3,802 4,112

Elwood 11,058 11,352

Ormond - Glen Huntly 620 658

Port Melbourne 12,126 12,394

Port Melbourne Industrial 351 650

South Melbourne 8,427 8,950

South Yarra - West 4,569 4,839

Southbank 8,415 10,088

St Kilda 17,551 18,424

St Kilda East 11,466 11,994

West Melbourne 0 0

Total electors retained from the former Division of Macnamara 109,508 116,276

Total for Division of Macnamara 109,508 116,276

Electors transferred from the former Division of Macnamara to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Higgins Prahran - Windsor 5,056 5,177

Total transferred to Division of Higgins 5,056 5,177

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Macnamara to another electoral division 5,056 5,177

113 Appendices

Division of Mallee

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Mallee Avoca 2,002 2,026

Bendigo Region - North 99 111

Bendigo Region - South 92 104

Buloke 4,695 4,425

Castlemaine Region 19 20

Creswick - Clunes 0 0

Gannawarra 5,122 5,123

Horsham 12,508 12,460

Horsham Region 2,571 2,569

Irymple 4,848 5,180

Kerang 2,969 2,884

Loddon 5,409 5,396

Maryborough (Vic.) 6,278 6,421

Maryborough Region 4,265 4,370

Merbein 3,431 3,531

Mildura - North 12,403 12,409

Mildura - South 10,976 11,347

Mildura Region 2,623 2,645

Nhill Region 5,274 4,847

Red Cliffs 4,047 4,029

Robinvale 1,724 1,523

Southern Grampians 0 0

St Arnaud 2,754 2,607

Stawell 475 467

Swan Hill 7,667 7,493

Swan Hill Region 4,452 4,269

West Wimmera 2,055 2,029

Yarriambiack 5,043 4,761

Total electors retained from the former Division of Mallee 113,801 113,046

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Mallee Electors transferred from the former Division of Wannon Ararat Region 0 0

Horsham Region 0 0

Stawell 5,781 5,617

Total transferred from the former Division of Wannon 5,781 5,617

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Mallee 5,781 5,617

Total for Division of Mallee 119,582 118,663

114 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Maribyrnong

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Maribyrnong Airport West 5,897 6,306

Ascot Vale 10,734 11,596

Essendon - Aberfeldie 20,484 22,293

Essendon Airport 3 3

Flemington 6,339 6,670

Flemington Racecourse 42 42

Glenroy 0 0

Gowanbrae 2,202 2,342

Keilor 18 18

Keilor Downs 0 0

Keilor East 19,778 20,523

Kensington (Vic.) 0 0

Moonee Ponds 11,033 11,736

Niddrie - Essendon West 5,353 5,873

Strathmore 7,405 8,031

Total electors retained from the former Division of Maribyrnong 89,288 95,433

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Maribyrnong Electors transferred from the former Division of Calwell Gladstone Park - Westmeadows 6,105 6,196

Keilor 2,083 2,111

Melbourne Airport 75 75

Tullamarine 4,668 4,705

Total transferred from the former Division of Calwell 12,931 13,087

Electors transferred from the former Division of Melbourne Kensington (Vic.) 7,650 8,078

Total transferred from the former Division of Melbourne 7,650 8,078

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Maribyrnong 20,581 21,165

Total for Division of Maribyrnong 109,869 116,598

Electors transferred from the former Division of Maribyrnong to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Fraser Braybrook 5,827 6,218

Footscray 5,535 5,889

Maribyrnong 8,400 9,156

West Footscray - Tottenham 5,132 5,446

Total transferred to Division of Fraser 24,894 26,709

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Maribyrnong to another electoral division 24,894 26,709

115 Appendices

Division of McEwen

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of McEwen Doreen 15,882 20,586

Gisborne 9,896 10,561

Hurstbridge 2,703 2,764

Kilmore - Broadford 7,089 8,467

Macedon 2,532 2,591

Mernda 8,954 12,474

Panton Hill - St Andrews 4,036 4,252

Plenty - Yarrambat 1,276 1,348

Riddells Creek 3,202 3,441

Romsey 7,420 8,002

Wallan 13,349 15,808

Whittlesea 6,337 6,820

Wollert 463 733

Woodend 2 2

Yea 0 0

Total electors retained from the former Division of McEwen 83,141 97,849

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of McEwen Electors transferred from the former Division of Bendigo Romsey 0 0

Woodend 5,529 6,140

Total transferred from the former Division of Bendigo 5,529 6,140

Electors transferred from the former Division of Jagajaga Plenty - Yarrambat 1,914 2,035

Research - North Warrandyte 3 3

Wattle Glen - Diamond Creek 10,517 10,886

Total transferred from the former Division of Jagajaga 12,434 12,924

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of McEwen 17,963 19,064

Total for Division of McEwen 101,104 116,913

Electors transferred from the former Division of McEwen to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Hawke Greenvale - Bulla 500 561

Sunbury 9,823 10,306

Sunbury - South 18,568 20,697

Total transferred to Division of Hawke 28,891 31,564

Total electors transferred from the former Division of McEwen to another electoral division 28,891 31,564

116 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Melbourne

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Melbourne Abbotsford 6,130 6,665

Carlton 7,328 8,827

Carlton North - Princes Hill 6,753 6,858

Collingwood 6,587 7,628

Docklands 3,714 4,396

East Melbourne 3,846 4,106

Fitzroy 7,693 8,009

Fitzroy North 10,023 10,655

Melbourne 8,884 10,170

North Melbourne 11,708 13,471

Parkville 3,822 4,126

Richmond (Vic.) 23,551 25,558

West Melbourne 4 4

Yarra - North 1,168 1,236

Total electors retained from the former Division of Melbourne 101,211 111,709

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Melbourne Electors transferred from the former Division of Cooper Yarra - North 3,804 4,040

Total transferred from the former Division of Cooper 3,804 4,040

Electors transferred from the former Division of Wills Brunswick East 3,189 3,876

Total transferred from the former Division of Wills 3,189 3,876

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Melbourne 6,993 7,916

Total for Division of Melbourne 108,204 119,625

Electors transferred from the former Division of Melbourne to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Maribyrnong Kensington (Vic.) 7,650 8,078

Total transferred to Division of Maribyrnong 7,650 8,078

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Melbourne to another electoral division 7,650 8,078

117 Appendices

Division of Menzies

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Menzies Balwyn North 0 0

Bulleen 8,315 8,509

Doncaster 14,801 16,632

Doncaster East (North) 10,487 10,890

Doncaster East (South) 9,054 9,543

Donvale - Park Orchards 11,724 12,085

Research - North Warrandyte 2,193 2,236

Templestowe 12,108 12,086

Templestowe Lower 9,671 9,772

Warrandyte - Wonga Park 7,373 7,732

Total electors retained from the former Division of Menzies 85,726 89,485

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Menzies Electors transferred from the former Division of Chisholm Blackburn 8,641 9,462

Box Hill 1,550 1,717

Box Hill North 7,141 7,589

Doncaster 0 0

Nunawading 2,491 2,615

Total transferred from the former Division of Chisholm 19,823 21,383

Electors transferred from the former Division of Deakin Mitcham (Vic.) 4,822 5,048

Nunawading 2,143 2,277

Total transferred from the former Division of Deakin 6,965 7,325

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Menzies 26,788 28,708

Total for Division of Menzies 112,514 118,193

Electors transferred from the former Division of Menzies to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Deakin Croydon Hills - Warranwood 3,822 3,935

Total transferred to Division of Deakin 3,822 3,935

Electors transferred to Division of Jagajaga Eltham 15,796 16,255

Research - North Warrandyte 2,924 3,045

Wattle Glen - Diamond Creek 0 0

Total transferred to Division of Jagajaga 18,720 19,300

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Menzies to another electoral division 22,542 23,235

118 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Monash

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Monash Churchill 64 65

Drouin 13,494 16,026

Emerald - Cockatoo 0 0

Foster 6,989 7,079

Koo Wee Rup 0 0

Korumburra 7,213 7,530

Leongatha 8,424 8,696

Moe - Newborough 12,795 12,581

Mount Baw Baw Region 4,851 5,034

Phillip Island 9,339 10,515

Trafalgar (Vic.) 6,072 6,368

Upper Yarra Valley 0 0

Warragul 15,834 17,813

Wilsons Promontory 11 11

Wonthaggi - Inverloch 19,271 21,668

Yallourn North - Glengarry 0 0

Yarra Valley 0 0

Total electors retained from the former Division of Monash 104,357 113,386

Total for Division of Monash 104,357 113,386

Electors transferred from the former Division of Monash to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of La Trobe Bunyip - Garfield 5,574 5,938

Koo Wee Rup 5,637 6,410

Total transferred to Division of La Trobe 11,211 12,348

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Monash to another electoral division 11,211 12,348

119 Appendices

Division of Nicholls

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Nicholls Benalla Region 38 41

Bendigo Region - North 0 0

Cobram 4,694 4,600

Echuca 11,708 11,656

Euroa 660 687

Kilmore - Broadford 3,964 4,557

Kyabram 8,185 8,242

Lockington - Gunbower 2,917 2,943

Moira 2,104 2,175

Mooroopna 5,855 5,964

Nagambie 3,387 3,669

Numurkah 9,131 9,204

Rochester 3,149 3,168

Rushworth 3,084 3,023

Seymour 4,812 4,836

Seymour Region 2,969 3,007

Shepparton - North 12,785 13,135

Shepparton - South 15,959 16,297

Shepparton Region - East 2,859 2,791

Shepparton Region - West 7,306 7,364

Yarrawonga 6,558 7,288

Yea 25 27

Total electors retained from the former Division of Nicholls 112,149 114,674

Total for Division of Nicholls 112,149 114,674

Electors transferred from the former Division of Nicholls to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Indi Yea 2 2

Total transferred to Division of Indi 2 2

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Nicholls to another electoral division 2 2

120 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Scullin

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Scullin Bundoora - North 4,564 5,049

Bundoora - West 4,141 4,247

Epping - East 8,619 8,837

Epping - South 5,217 5,148

Epping - West 6,463 7,620

Lalor 15,150 15,966

Mernda 3,904 5,212

Mill Park - North 12,832 13,059

Mill Park - South 8,268 8,250

South Morang (North) 7,983 8,871

South Morang (South) 8,248 8,501

Thomastown 13,752 13,786

Wollert 8,171 12,195

Total electors retained from the former Division of Scullin 107,312 116,741

Total for Division of Scullin 107,312 116,741

121 Appendices

Division of Wannon

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Wannon Ararat 5,672 5,652

Ararat Region 2,387 2,328

Avoca 678 702

Beaufort 3,010 3,161

Camperdown 2,730 2,831

Colac 9,201 9,401

Colac Region 3,041 2,980

Corangamite - North 4,110 4,012

Corangamite - South 5,326 5,107

Glenelg (Vic.) 6,783 6,891

Hamilton (Vic.) 7,656 7,542

Horsham Region 0 0

Moyne - East 4,997 4,879

Moyne - West 7,371 7,527

Portland 8,575 8,519

Southern Grampians 4,713 4,534

Stawell 0 0

Warrnambool - North 16,399 17,332

Warrnambool - South 9,678 9,576

Total electors retained from the former Division of Wannon 102,327 102,974

Electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Wannon Electors transferred from the former Division of Corangamite Colac Region 1,194 1,177

Lorne - Anglesea 4,459 4,638

Otway 2,912 2,886

Winchelsea 2,269 2,312

Total transferred from the former Division of Corangamite 10,834 11,013

Total electors transferred from another electoral division into the Division of Wannon 10,834 11,013

Total for Division of Wannon 113,161 113,987

Electors transferred from the former Division of Wannon to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Ballarat Golden Plains - North 3,426 3,785

Golden Plains - South 809 911

Smythes Creek 3,090 3,258

Total transferred to Division of Ballarat 7,325 7,954

Electors transferred to Division of Mallee Ararat Region 0 0

Horsham Region 0 0

Stawell 5,781 5,617

Total transferred to Division of Mallee 5,781 5,617

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Wannon to another electoral division 13,106 13,571

122 Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions July 2021

Division of Wills

Division make up

Enrolment as at Wednesday 15 July 2020

Projected enrolment as at Sunday 26 January 2025

Electors retained from the former Division of Wills Brunswick 19,871 21,686

Brunswick East 5,925 6,977

Brunswick West 10,341 11,095

Coburg 19,155 20,128

Coburg North 3,007 3,212

Fawkner 8,392 8,737

Glenroy 13,770 14,521

Gowanbrae 0 0

Hadfield 4,134 4,252

Pascoe Vale 16,699 18,117

Pascoe Vale South 7,610 8,152

Total electors retained from the former Division of Wills 108,904 116,877

Total for Division of Wills 108,904 116,877

Electors transferred from the former Division of Wills to another electoral division Electors transferred to Division of Melbourne Brunswick East 3,189 3,876

Total transferred to Division of Melbourne 3,189 3,876

Total electors transferred from the former Division of Wills to another electoral division 3,189 3,876