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

  • “I'm very concerned about the secret TPP the gov is negotiating could you watch the video and get involved in helping stop thishttp://on.fb.me/1b1XMKI?t=XBAjkfMbG”

  • Shorten renews call for WA payment - Sky News Australia

    Shorten renews call for WA payment - Sky News Australia

    Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan chipped in, saying Mr Barnett had sold his GST argument poorly. 'He's behaved like a Don Quixote, going out there, making an argument that was never going to get anywhere and not doing the detailed work that ...and more »

  • “As one of your constituents from Embleton, I would like you to fight against the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership). I believe this will be extremely damaging to Australia's future if it is passed. Please view the Get Up video : http://on.fb.me/1b1XMKI”

  • “Allannah - much more important than this is the TPP agreement - this country should not sign it for so many reasons and yet you have been very quiet on the issue. Please take a look at this video http://on.fb.me/1b1XMKI and then start doing something for me and your other constituents to save our country from the calamity that this secretive agreement poses. Barry Robson, Perth”

  • “Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities Bill 2015 which gives unprecedented power to guards. What are you doing about that Alannah?”

  • Alannah MacTiernan: WA jobs figures 'masking' reality - WA today

    Alannah MacTiernan: WA jobs figures 'masking' reality - WA today

    But Ms MacTiernan says she suspects WA's job market is weaker than it appears. "The unemployment figures today, I think, don't think reflect what is happening here," she said. "To some extent the job losses have been masked by the redundancy packages ...

  • Shorten suggests one-off $300m help for WA - NEWS.com.au

    Shorten suggests one-off $300m help for WA - NEWS.com.au

    "If tomorrow Tony Abbott and his colleagues can come up with a proposition which recognises that Western Australia is caught in this (post-boom) transition trap, then we'll be happy," he said. Labor Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan said WA had ...and more »

  • “The Dreaming Hill. A must-see for the Gallipoli Centenary: a performance that really captures the youth of those who went to war and the diversity of their character. It gives a very powerful take-away message - if we forget the gruesome reality of the price that was paid, we will lose on prospect...”

  • “I welcome Bill Shorten's acknowledgement of WA's GST problem and his commitment today to a special financial relief package to help our state transition to lower mining royalties. I also welcome his commitment to look at any strategies the Federal Government can offer to help ease WA's financial d...”

  • “Programs: Vaccinations, Press Freedoms & Forced Closures: Q&A.”

  • “Amazingly articulate on Q&A tonight. As a London based Western Australian visiting home, I was relieved to hear such clarity from Labour. Alannah for PM!”

  • “The weekly round-up: community closures, renewable energy and the GST carve-up.”

  • “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)”