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The Division of Higgins is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1949 and is named after Justice H. B. Higgins (1851-1929), Victorian MLA (1894), president of the Carlton Football Club (1904), Australian MP 1906-1929, and justice of the High Court of Australia. The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... VIC redirects here. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hon H.B. Higgins For the fictional character Henry Higgins, see Pygmalion or My Fair Lady. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... High Court entrance The High Court of Australia is the final court of appeal in Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy. ...


It includes affluent inner eastern suburbs of Melbourne, such as Armadale, Ashburton, Malvern, and Toorak, as well as parts of Glen Iris, Camberwell, Prahran, and South Yarra. It has always been a safe seat for the Liberal Party. Its first two members, Harold Holt and John Gorton, were Liberal Prime Ministers. Its current member, Peter Costello, is Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and was previously a Cabinet minister as Treasurer. Higgins is the only Division to have been held by two Prime Ministers. This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... ... Ashburton is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the state of Victoria. ... Malvern is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Toorak is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Glen Iris (postcode 3146) is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. ... Burke Road, Camberwell (looking north from Camberwell Junction) Camberwell is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, in the local municipality of the City of Boroondara. ... Prahran (pronounced puh-RAN), also known colloquially as Pran, is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... South Yarra is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... Harold Edward Holt CH (5 August 1908 – presumed dead 17 December 1967) was an Australian politician who became the 17th Prime Minister of Australia in 1966. ... Sir John Grey Gorton GCMG AC CH (9 September 1911 – 19 May 2002), Australian politician, was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia. ... Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... Peter Howard Costello (born 14 August 1957) is an Australian politician. ... The Cabinet of Australia (whose members also serve in the Executive Council of Australia) is the council of senior ministers, responsible to parliament. ... The Department of the Treasury, Canberra The Australian Treasurer is the minister responsible for government expenditure and revenue raising. ...


Members

Member Party Term
  Harold Holt Liberal 1949—1967
  John Gorton Liberal 1968—1975
  Roger Shipton Liberal 1975—1990
  Peter Costello Liberal 1990—present

Harold Edward Holt CH (5 August 1908 – presumed dead 17 December 1967) was an Australian politician who became the 17th Prime Minister of Australia in 1966. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... Federal elections were held in Australia on December 10, 1949. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Sir John Grey Gorton GCMG AC CH (9 September 1911 – 19 May 2002), Australian politician, was the 19th Prime Minister of Australia. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roger Francis Shipton (b. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... Federal elections were held in Australia on 13 December 1975. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Peter Howard Costello (born 14 August 1957) is an Australian politician. ... The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party. ... Federal elections were held in Australia on 24 March 1990. ...

Election results

Australian federal election, 2004: Higgins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Costello 43,739 55.20 +2.01
Labor Paul Klisaris 24,166 30.50 +1.62
Greens Robert Trafficante 8,993 11.35 +2.54
Democrats Adam McBeth 1,440 1.82 -7.30
Family First Glen Pringle 658 0.83 +0.83
Citizens Electoral Council Katherine Reid 243 0.31 +0.31
Total formal votes 79,239 97.24 -0.08
Informal votes 2,247 2.76 +0.08
Turnout 81,486 92.97 -1.11
2-Candidate Preferred Result
Liberal Peter Costello 46,561 58.76 +0.37
Labor Paul Klisaris 32,678 41.24 -0.37
Liberal hold Swing +0.37

 
 

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