Division of Clark (state)

The electoral division of Clark is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly, it is located in Hobart on the western shore of the River Derwent and includes the suburbs below Mount Wellington. Clark is named after Andrew Inglis Clark, a Tasmanian jurist who was the principal author of the Australian Constitution. The electorate shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Clark, and was created in September 2018 to replace the state division of Denison.

Clark and the other House of Assembly electoral divisions are each represented by five members elected under the Hare-Clark electoral system (also named after Andrew Inglis Clark).

History and electoral profile

Clark was created when amendments to the Tasmanian Constitution Act 1934 gained Royal Assent on 28 September 2018,[1] aligning Tasmania's state electoral divisions with the federal divisions which had undergone a boundary redistribution, including renaming Denison to Clark, and was formally gazetted on 14 November 2017.[2]

The division is located on the western side of the Derwent River, covering a part of Kingborough and all of the Hobart and Glenorchy local government areas. Covering an area of 292.26 km² it is the smallest of Tasmania's five electoral divisions.

Members for Clark

Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
2018   Elise Archer Liberal   Scott Bacon Labor   Ella Haddad Labor   Sue Hickey Liberal   Cassy O'Connor Greens

References

  1. ^ "Constitution Amendment (House of Assembly Electoral Boundaries) Act 2018". Tasmanian Legislation. Government of Tasmania. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Determination of names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Tasmania". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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Coordinates: 42°53′17″S 147°14′38″E / 42.8880°S 147.2440°E / -42.8880; 147.2440