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Riverina
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Riverina 2007.png
Division of Riverina (green) within New South Wales
Created: 1901, 1993
Abolished: 1984
MP: Kay Hull
Party: National
Namesake: Riverina
Electors: 91,364
Area: 42,201 km² (16,294 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Riverina is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in south-west rural New South Wales, generally following the Murrumbidgee River valley. It includes the towns of Wagga Wagga, Junee, Gundagai, Hay, Leeton and Griffith. The Sturt Highway runs along the length of the Division.

The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The Division was named after the Riverina region in which it is located. In the 1984 redistribution, the Division was abolished and replaced by Riverina-Darling, but in the 1992 redistribution it was re-created. The Division covers a primarily agricultural area.

The seat is currently a safe Nationals seat, but was a much more marginal seat when it included the Labor-voting mining towns of Broken Hill and Cobar which have now been transferred to Calare. The seat has previously been held by Al Grassby, Minister for Immigration in the Whitlam government.

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Members

First incarnation (1901–1984)
Member Party Term
  John Chanter Protectionist 1901–1903
  Robert Blackwood Free Trade 1903–1904
  John Chanter Protectionist 1904–1909
  Labor 1909–1913
  Franc Falkiner Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1914
  John Chanter Labor 1914–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1922
  William Killen Country 1922–1931
  Horace Nock Country 1931–1940
  Joseph Langtry Labor 1940–1949
  Hugh Roberton Country 1949–1965
  Adam Armstrong Country 1965–1969
  Al Grassby Labor 1969–1974
  John Sullivan Country 1974–1977
  John FitzPatrick Labor 1977–1980
  Noel Hicks National 1980–1984
Second incarnation (1993–present)
Member Party Term
  Noel Hicks National 1993–1998
  Kay Hull National 1998–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2007: Riverina
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Kay Hull 52,779 62.57 -4.47
Labor Peter Knox 24,471 29.01 +4.48
Greens Ray Goodlass 4,130 4.90 +0.58
One Nation Craig Hesketh 1,837 2.18 -1.77
CEC Gary Johnson 1,141 1.35 +1.31
Total formal votes 84,358 96.17 -0.01
Informal votes 3,361 3.83 +0.01
Turnout 87,719 96.01 -0.31
Two Candidate Preferred Result
National Kay Hull 55,868 66.23 -4.62
Labor Peter Knox 28,490 33.77 +4.62
National hold Swing -4.62

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