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

  • Morning Headlines - Business News

    Page 11: Federal MP Alannah MacTiernan has ruffled the feathers of Labor colleagues by giving guarded support to families who do not want their children immunised. Dick Smith shoppers had thousands of dollars in gift cards deemed worthless yesterday ...

  • Calls to shut Perth's Bennett Brook Disability Justice Centre - WA today

    Calls to shut Perth's Bennett Brook Disability Justice Centre - WA today

    Mr Kelly and federal member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan joined residents on Monday to also demand more transparency about the facility, which they say should be housed away from residents. "People aren't happy that the centre's there. People are very ...

  • Roe 8 plan hits a roadblock - Community Newspaper Group

    Roe 8 plan hits a roadblock - Community Newspaper Group

    Perth MHR Alannah MacTiernan called for the Federal Government to ditch its $925m worth of funding for the project in favour of ready-to-go rail projects. But Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said he was disappointed by the decision, labelling the outer ...and more »

  • Freo $2bn port plan no easy sell - Business News

    Way back in 2002, then planning and infrastructure minister Alannah MacTiernan kicked off planning for an outer harbour so that work could commence “in the next decade”. Successive ministers kept on saying the outer harbour would be needed in about 10 ...and more »

  • $1.6bn Perth Freight Link project stalled by wetlands ruling - The Australian (subscription)

    $1.6bn Perth Freight Link project stalled by wetlands ruling - The Australian (subscription)

    Federal Labor's MP for Perth, Alannah MacTiernan, described the link as “a dog of a project” hastily cobbled together to appease then prime minister Tony Abbott's preference for road over rail. She said state Labor had received advice as early as 2003 ...and more »

  • PM, Barnett to discuss GST, freight link - Perth Now

    PM, Barnett to discuss GST, freight link - Perth Now

    Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan used Mr Turnbull's Wednesday visit to WA as an opportunity to demand the Government restore $500 million in funding for city rail, previously pledged by Labor, at the expense of funds towards the controversial toll ...

  • Esperance bushfires: Malcolm Turnbull flags better telco coverage - WA today

    Esperance bushfires: Malcolm Turnbull flags better telco coverage - WA today

    Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan used Malcolm Turnbull's Wednesday visit to WA as an opportunity to demand the government restore $500 million in funding for city rail, previously pledged by Labor, at the expense of funds towards the controversial ...and more »

  • Probe into biotech star earns rebuke - Farm Weekly

    Probe into biotech star earns rebuke - Farm Weekly

    The investigating methods have been criticised by a Federal Court judge and federal Labor MP, Alannah MacTiernan, who said the investigation should have been completed by now. "This is an appalling way to treat a company," the member for Perth said.and more »

  • Train cuts will be 'catastrophic' for Perth - Perth Now

    Train cuts will be 'catastrophic' for Perth - Perth Now

    Mr McGowan also said he disagreed with charging drivers for every kilometre of road they used under a GPS tracking system — a plan Perth MP Alannah MacTiernan wants investigated. He believed the system would be “fundamentally unfair” with people ...and more »

  • Why it's time for 'user pays' road option - Perth Now

    Why it's time for 'user pays' road option - Perth Now

    In Perth, we are headed for some more desperate times. Infrastructure Australia says in the next 15 years we will become the congestion capital of Australia. We need action. Public transport and better urban planning are part of the answer; but we will ...and more »

  • Slow going as family awaits NBN rollout - Community Newspaper Group

    Slow going as family awaits NBN rollout - Community Newspaper Group

    BEDFORD'S Brett Blanchard fears his children's education would suffer because the suburb is still not on the NBN plan. Already plagued with snail's pace connection to the internet, Mr Blanchard said videos on Facebook did not load and online streaming ...

  • Keogh's rival for seat of Burt pulls out - Sky News Australia

    Keogh's rival for seat of Burt pulls out - Sky News Australia

    Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan said Mr Yang had shown 'great decency'. 'You always had an excellent story to tell as a candidate, and you have recognised that the Canning campaign resulted in Matt gaining a significant profile for Labor,' she ...and more »

  • “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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