Electorate of Perth in Western Australia

Created in 1901 and one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first Federal Election, the division of Perth covers an area of approximately 78 sq km. Suburbs in this division include the districts of Mt Lawley, Ashfield, Bayswater, Bedford, East Perth, Northbridge, Eden Hill, Morley, Embleton, Highgate, Inglewood, Kiara, Bassendean, Lockridge, Beechboro, Maylands and Noranda. It also includes parts of North Pert, Coolbinia, Yokine, Menora, Dianella Perth City and West Perth. It is named after the City of Perth, founded under Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling in 1829.

Map of the Perth electorate

Australian Electorate Commission Profile of the Perth electorate

News from Perth Electorate

  • “Having just heard that the Labor party is going to allow the LNP to pass their bill to spy on Australians without reason (metadata retention), I am frankly outraged. The electorate does not want this. Big business wants this. The attempted police state enforced by Abbott wants this. But the real p...”

  • “We the undersigned, call on the Australian Federal Police to help kick off a mandatory enforcement campaign of the expulsion of crime in Geraldton. In order for our city to gain control and be the thriving business centre, port, tourist attraction, education mecca and family-oriented regional capita…”

  • “Alannah MacTiernan”

  • “LEARN FROM HISTORY: Islam the new Catholicism? With the barbarity of ISIS, it is not hard to understand how hostility towards Islam emerges. But that doesn't make it fair to Australia's Muslims. There are enlightening parallels between the suspicion directed towards Australia's Irish Catholic com...”

  • “200 heavy haulage road deaths last year - and Minister abandons safety plan. We need to do more, not less. http://youtu.be/3GPixRsULuQ”

  • “It's a pretty boring pic - but a great story. At the launch of WA Chapter of the Clean Energy Council, met the guys from Yellow Rock who are planning to open a new vanadium mine to provide high quality ore for the production of next generation batteries. Not only is this great news for renewables bu...”

  • “Indonesian dancers at Chung Wah Year of the Goat. We have so grown as a community. This multicultural thing is really working. Thousands of Australians of all ethnic backgrounds were in Northbridge celebrating Chinese New Year. I always encourage our Islamic groups to aspire to integrate their festivals into the life of the broader population as the Asian communities have.We need real outreach from both directions here.”

  • “Labor gets it needs to rebuild its grassroots campaigning skills - we don't want political agendas determined by the top end of town. This weekend, we started project of skilling up the volunteers to do this campaigning in their local communities. Joining the Labor party can be so much more than going to meetings! Thanks to all those who joined in this pilot project - and congratulations Lenda and party office on driving this vision.”

  • “Labor gets it needs to rebuild its grassroots campaigning skills - we don't want political agendas determined by the top end of town. This weekend, we started project of skilling up the volunteers to do this campaigning in their local communities. Joining the Labor party can be so much more than going to meetings! Thanks to all those who joined in this pilot project - and congratulations Lenda and party office on driving this vision.”

  • “Labor gets it needs to rebuild its grassroots campaigning skills - we don't want political agendas determined by the top end of town. This weekend, we started project of skilling up the volunteers to do this campaigning in their local communities. Joining the Labor party can be so much more than going to meetings! Thanks to all those who joined in this pilot project - and congratulations Lenda and party office on driving this vision.”

  • “Talking renewables: why we need to save the RET and ARENA. Wave energy, super critical solar, battery technology, it can all happen in Australia.”

  • “Labor with angry Wheatbelt farmers:- Federal Labor put $135 million in to upgrade grain rail. Barnett government refuses to share heavy lifting - 6,000 tonnes a day offloaded from rail to road.”

  • “JonathanHallett: 'Political donations: Australians deserve more transparency' via @GuardianAus http://t.co/ThbXZ246Oy #disclosure”

  • “JonathanHallett: Why does Tony Abbott oppose corporate welfare but subsidise fossil fuels $10 billion per year? http://t.co/w9uCa6Swwf”

  • “JonathanHallett: “Do you believe 97% of the world’s climate scientists or do you believe Andrew Bolt? I believe Andrew Bolt.” via @THEMONTHLY”

  • “JonathanHallett: Don't Bet on Coal and Oil Growth http://t.co/BMviA8ELLn #decline #economics #climate”

  • “JonathanHallett: "Excuse me sir, your privilege is showing." On gay male privilege via @Medium: https://t.co/qUPn29VyF1 #entitlement #genderequality”

  • “JonathanHallett: If zombies can do CPR surely you can... http://t.co/DKyrKhP6y2 #undeading”

  • “JonathanHallett: Want to know more about developing + evaluating #healthpromotion interventions? @CurtinUni short course starts 3 Feb: http://t.co/rsvtzxKQls”

  • “JonathanHallett: .@Greens want the Lord's Prayer dumped from federal parliament sittings. http://t.co/ex29fHuiw8”

  • “JonathanHallett: "I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System" - @TheAtlantic http://t.co/qnxsa2LfV1 #NYPD #equalbeforethelaw”

  • “JonathanHallett: RT @CO_OPS: Healthiest diets cost only $1.5 more a day than the least healthy ones, according to new research from @HarvardHSPH. http://t.c…”

  • “JonathanHallett: New @AHPA_AU Journal article: Alcohol-related problems among uni students drinking at hazardous levels http://t.co/w2WaWmVST0 #HPJA”

  • “JonathanHallett: RT @lyndalcurtis: The NBN strategic review has found the Coalition's plan will be more expensive - at $41billion (11.5b more than forecast)”

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