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

  • WA seats to watch in the federal election - 9news.com.au

    This newly-created Liberal-held seat takes in Perth's southeast. Labor's Matt Keogh is having a second tilt at federal politics, having lost ... Alannah MacTiernan surprisingly retired after one term. Labor's replacement candidate is Tim Hammond, a ...and more »

  • Pilbara to Pemberton: Fast train could 'shrink' WA, boosting economy - WA today

    Pilbara to Pemberton: Fast train could 'shrink' WA, boosting economy - WA today

    WA's leading rail advocate has called on the government to put rail projects back on the agenda to prevent the state's development falling further behind the eastern states. Curtin University's Professor Peter Newman's comments follows Prime Minister ...and more »

  • Perth Freight Link: WA Government dismisses report prioritising Kwinana outer harbour - ABC Online

    Perth Freight Link: WA Government dismisses report prioritising Kwinana outer harbour - ABC Online

    But the advisory report recommended intervention to ensure a harbour at Kwinana became a reality, for the sake of jobs, trade, transport and so Fremantle could continue to thrive. Federal Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan welcomed the finding which ...

  • Federal MPs leaving at next election - NEWS.com.au

    LABOR. Melissa Parke MP Fremantle (WA). Alannah MacTiernan MP Perth (WA). Anna Burke MP Chisholm (VIC). Laurie Ferguson MP Werriwa (NSW). Alan Griffin MP Bruce (VIC). Bernie Ripoll MP Oxley (QLD). Kelvin Thomson MP Wills (VIC). Jill Hall MP ...

  • Alannah MacTiernan critical of DAP process - Community Newspaper Group

    Alannah MacTiernan critical of DAP process - Community Newspaper Group

    FEDERAL Perth MHR Alannah MacTiernan says the Metro Central Joint Development Assessment Panel (DAP) inappropriately used discretion when it approved a seven-storey development on King William Street in Bayswater. She said “something needed ...

  • Comment: The business of Greece and Macedonia - SBS

    Comment: The business of Greece and Macedonia - SBS

    The small nation of 2 million people is struggling to modernise its multi-cultural population and create jobs - it's time for us to recognise this country as the Republic of Macedonia, writes Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan. By. Alannah MacTiernan. 14 Apr ...and more »

  • Seat du jour: Brand - Crikey (registration) (blog)

    The vacancy created by Gray's resignation in Brand resolved an affirmative action headache for Labor, which had a male candidate lined up to succeed Alannah MacTiernan in Perth and two male contestants for preselection to replace Melissa Parke in ...

  • Labor push on for Alannah MacTiernan to become Perth mayor - The Australian (subscription)

    Labor push on for Alannah MacTiernan to become Perth mayor - The Australian (subscription)

    Federal Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan could set her ambitions on becoming Perth's lord mayor rather than returning to state politics, in a move that would alleviate pressure on West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan ahead of next year's election.

  • Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan misses deadline for WA Upper House preselection - ABC Online

    Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan misses deadline for WA Upper House preselection - ABC Online

    Federal Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan has not filed an expression of interest for WA Upper House preselection but says she would still be open to a return to state politics if the party wants her. Expressions of interest in Labor preselection closed late ...

  • Federal member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan says 'no way' to WA Labor leadership - WA today

    Federal member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan says 'no way' to WA Labor leadership - WA today

    Federal member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan insists she doesn't want to unseat Mark McGowan as leader of the state Labor party. Ms MacTiernan and Labor's other two West Australian MPs, Melissa Parke and Gary Gray, recently announced they would not ...

  • Outgoing federal Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan dismisses WA Labor leadership speculation - ABC Online

    Outgoing federal Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan dismisses WA Labor leadership speculation - ABC Online

    However Ms MacTiernan said it was time for someone younger to take over in the federal seat of Perth. She said it was going to be a tough battle for Labor to take power, but said it was not impossible. Ms MacTiernan made the switch to federal politics ...

  • Alannah MacTiernan to quit federal politics - ABC Online

    Alannah MacTiernan to quit federal politics - ABC Online

    The federal member for Perth, Alannah MacTiernan, will not recontest the seat at the next election, saying it is time to pass the baton to someone who can build a bigger role in Labor over the next decade.

  • “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”

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  • “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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