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

  • Perth fights for everyone's the right to marry - Green Left Weekly

    Perth fights for everyone's the right to marry - Green Left Weekly

    Alannah MacTiernan spoke on behalf of the ALP. Rachel Siewert spoke on behalf of the Greens. Former Democrats senator Brian Grieg spoke about the early days of the equal marriage rights campaign and how far we have come. Ivan Hinton Teoh spoke on ...

  • Truck toll a condition of freight link funding - Business News

    Truck toll a condition of freight link funding - Business News

    Member for Perth and former WA transport minister Alannah MacTiernan said Labor was opposed to the "completely ridiculous" project because it also needed an eastern bypass around Fremantle to be effective. "All this does is take the traffic off Kwinana ...

  • Feds in stoush over WA road funds - Business News

    Labor candidate for Perth Alannah MacTiernan claims Mr Abbott had taken money out of two existing projects funded in the federal budget, including the Tonkin Highway overpass project and works on Leach Highway and High Street. “All he's done is take ...and more »

  • Rudd pitches to unions in Perth visit - Business News

    Rudd pitches to unions in Perth visit - Business News

    Mr Rudd today dismissed these claims as “nonsense”, stating the federal government had “no interest in running schools”. Mr Rudd will also launch former state planning minister Alannah MacTiernan's campaign for the federal seat of Perth, and is ...and more »

  • Alannah MacTiernan blasts PM Tony Abbott as 'juvenile' over ABC Q&A ban - WA today

    Alannah MacTiernan blasts PM Tony Abbott as 'juvenile' over ABC Q&A ban - WA today

    Ms MacTiernan, the Federal Member for Perth, said she believed the boycott was another offensive in Mr Abbott's ongoing culture wars with the public broadcaster. Scott Ludlam says Tony Abbott needs to "get over it". Photo: Andrew Meares. "There are ...and more »

  • WA govt under fire over Perth Freight Link - 9news.com.au

    Mr Barnett clouded the controversy at the weekend by saying the project should be done in two parts, "whatever the future of the port may be". Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan pounced on the comments. "Procurement 101 says that the key to containing ...and more »

  • Thousands brave rain in support of same-sex marriage at Perth 'Love Rally' - WA today

    Thousands brave rain in support of same-sex marriage at Perth 'Love Rally' - WA today

    Among the turn out was Perth federal MP Alannah MacTiernan, who said the rally was "brilliant" and that it was great to see such a big response from all sections of the community in support of the marriage equality cause. "Australia once led the way in ...

  • Marriage equality rally in Perth urges Tony Abbott to allow Coalition MPs free ... - ABC Online

    Marriage equality rally in Perth urges Tony Abbott to allow Coalition MPs free ... - ABC Online

    Among the speakers were advocacy groups, a reverend and politicians, including Greens senator Rachel Siewert and Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan. Ms Siewert said it was time Mr Abbott started reflecting public sentiment on the issue. "You only have to ...

  • Perth's old lines 'will slow NBN' roll out - Perth Now

    Perth's old lines 'will slow NBN' roll out - Perth Now

    PHOTOGRAPHS have emerged of the degraded condition of Perth's copper wire telephone network ahead of the next phase of the national broadband network rollout. Perth Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan claims it is evidence the network is not up to the task ...and more »

  • Buti in the race despite long odds - Perth Now

    Buti in the race despite long odds - Perth Now

    ... Buti is highly regarded by his Labor colleagues but is unaligned to a faction. Sources close to Mr Buti said the Armadale MP believed not being part of a Faction had cost him dearly. The former professor of law was elected in 2010, after Alannah ...and more »

  • Electric car charging stations in the South West to bring an end to 'range ... - ABC Local

    Electric car charging stations in the South West to bring an end to 'range ... - ABC Local

    Alannah McTiernan is the Opposition spokesperson for Regional Development. Local government has lost $147m in funding, she says. Federal Labor agreed to support the reintroduction of indexation in order to secure $1.1bn over the next couple of years in ...

  • “Raising funds for the Recruit | Train | Retain program tonight at the Retro Art Sale with Alannah MacTiernan in Maylands. Recruit | Train | Retain is a training program turning members into organisers and building WA Labor's Community Action Network. Sign up now at www.walabor.org.au/volunteer”

  • “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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