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Division of Curtin
The Division of Curtin is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. The division was created in 1949 and is named for John Curtin, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1941-45. It is located in the wealthy beachside suburbs of Perth, including Claremont, Nedlands and Subiaco. It has always been a safe seat for the Liberal Party, although it was won by an independent Liberal in 1996. Its most prominent member has been Paul Hasluck, who was a senior Cabinet minister and then Governor-General of Australia after leaving politics.
- Rt Hon Sir Paul Hasluck (Liberal) 1949-69
- Hon Victor Garland (Liberal) 1969-81
- Allan Rocher (Liberal, Independent) 1981-98
- Julie Bishop (Liberal) 1998-
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