Division of Isaacs
The Division of Isaacs is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. It covers the suburbs of Mordialloc, Keysborough, Waterways, Cheltenham, Chelsea, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Edithvale, Bonbeach, Patterson Lakes, Carrum Dandenong South, Highett, Heatherton and Moorabbin.
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir Isaac Isaacs|
|Area||155 km2 (59.8 sq mi)|
The division was named after Sir Isaac Isaacs, former Chief Justice of Australia and the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia. It was proclaimed at the redistribution of 21 November 1968, and first contested at the 1969 federal election. Originally a marginal seat, it switched regularly between the Liberals and Labor. However, Labor has held it without interruption since 1996, and it is now considered fairly safe for that party.
The former Division of Isaacs (1949–69) was located in the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and was not related to this division except in name.
|Liberal||25 October 1969 –
18 May 1974
|Labor||18 May 1974 –
13 December 1975
|Liberal||13 December 1975 –
10 November 1977
|Transferred to the Senate|
|Liberal||10 December 1977 –
18 October 1980
|Labor||18 October 1980 –
19 February 1990
|Liberal||24 March 1990 –
2 March 1996
|Labor||2 March 1996 –
14 June 2000
|Died in office|
|Labor||12 August 2000 –
17 October 2007
|Lost preselection and retired|
|Labor||24 November 2007 –
|Served as minister under Gillard and Rudd. Incumbent|
|United Australia||Tony Seals||3,813||3.94||+3.94|
|Animal Justice||Bronwyn Currie||3,607||3.72||−0.62|
|Rise Up Australia||Ash Puvimanasinghe||1,142||1.18||+0.53|
|Total formal votes||96,837||95.86||−0.73|
- Isaacs, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.