2001 Profile of the division of McEwen

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Victoria

Name Derivation:

Named after Sir John McEwen (1900–1980), he served as caretaker Prime Minister of Australia for three weeks (1967–1968).

Area and Location Description:

It covers an area of approximately 14 328 sq km from Murchison East in the north to Powelltown in the south, and from Craigieburn in the west to Mt Buller in the east.

Products/Industries of the area:

Cattle grazing, wool growing, forestry, market gardening, wines, sawmills, knitwear, textiles, dairying, various small businesses and tourism.

First Proclaimed/Election

1984

Members

  • Fran Bailey (LP) 1996–
  • P R Cleeland (ALP) 1993–96
  • F E Bailey (LP) 1990–93
  • P R Cleeland (ALP) 1984–90

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 81 561

Informal Vote: 3.34%

Turnout: 96.17%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 48.96%
  • LP: 51.04%

Enrolment: 84 849

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.85%
  • Preamble Question 0.93%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 96.00%
  • Preamble Question 95.98%

Enrolment: 89 021

Informal Vote: 3.81%

Turnout: 96.37%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 48.80%
  • LP: 51.20%
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