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

  • “Fab night with Australian Chinese Labor Association, the Australia-China Young Elite Association and Roger Cook, talking politics and democracy. Mused on the pluses and minuses of one party states and why compulsory voting makes democracy stronger. Talked about the essence of Labor - what's change...”

  • “Labor members - come along tomorrow and meet four of the candidates for National President. 11.30am at North Perth Town Hall. A great way to get to know the people running for National President, plus there'll be food and music. See you there!”

  • “Marking the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.”

  • “Vale Peter Walsh: totally not a failed finance minister.”

  • “The misallocation of $925 million in the Budget for the Perth Freight Link is proof that the refusal to contribute to urban rail projects does not free up money for rail, but results in State Governments walking away from rail projects as they chase Federal dollars. Perth Freight Link is a highly ...”

  • Valley experiences - Community Newspaper Group

    Valley experiences - Community Newspaper Group

    The City of Swan is presenting Swan Valley and Surrounds: Endless Experiences in association with Pearce MHR Christian Porter, Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins, Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt and Perth MHR Alannah McTiernan. City of Swan Mayor Charlie ...

  • “WA’s fiscal and economic future remains bleak and the Federal Budget offers us little relief. Our share of Commonwealth funding will fall to just 6.9 per cent of total Commonwealth payments to the states in the coming financial year. WA's GST revenue could fall as low as 18 cents for every dolla...”

  • Labor MP says UWA Lomborg centre funding 'corrupt' - Perth Now

    West Australian Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan said on Tuesday that science has been the big loser under the Abbott government. But, curiously, it found $4 million for the ironically named Australian Consensus Centre, a think-tank which had at its heart a ...and more »

  • War of words over car plan - Community Newspaper Group

    SWAN MHR Steve Irons has accused Perth Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan of scaremongering over proposed changes to car import laws. Last month, the Federal Government agreed to consider options to reduce restrictions on the personal importation of ...

  • “Science and education has been the big loser under the last Abbott Budget: - 800 jobs gone from the CSIRO; - Round 17 of CRC funding disappeared altogether. Yet curiously, $4 million was found to fund the ironically named “Australian Consensus Centre” – a think tank which has at its heart a commitm...”

  • “Saw a lot of debate last night and this morning on yesterday's post. We're not against the Greens - but when they attack Labor for our practical stance on the Renewable Energy Target, which is the only way to get investment in the industry back on track, we will fight back. We support a higher RET, ...”

  • “The Greens are peddling complete nonsense on the Renewable Energy Target – and showing that their leadership is more worried about product differentiation than they are about making progress on renewables. Labor introduced the Renewable Energy Target at 41,000GWh by 2020. We believe that is totall...”

  • “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)”