Named after Sir Paul Hasluck (1905–93), Diplomat, Cabinet Minister and the only Western Australian born Governor-General of Australia, and his wife, Dame Alexandra Hasluck (1908–93) who, in addition to being a noted author, also held office as National President of the Girl Guides Association and the Australian Red Cross while at Government House in Canberra.
It covers an area of approximately 227 sq km from Caversham in the north to Gosnells in the south and is bordered by the foothills of the Darling Range to the east and the Midland to Kwinana freight rail line to the west.
The division includes the majority of the City of Gosnells, the western portion of the Shire of Kalamunda and parts of the Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan. It includes the suburbs of Gosnells, Kalamunda, Maddington, Midland and Thornlie.
Mainly retail, transport and service industries with some light industry, market gardens and vineyards.
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|10 November 2001 Election|
Enrolment: 78 418
Informal Vote: 5.8%
Seat Status: Marginal Labor
Two Party Preferred: