Parliament @ Work
Political Parties
CCE Website

Federal House of Representatives
The information on this page was obtained from Australian Electoral Commission publications and the Australian Bureau of Statistics and was correct at February 2008.
This product (electoral map) incorporates data that is:
© Commonwealth of Australia (Australian Electoral Commission) 2001
The Data (Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries 2004) has been used in the electoral map with the permission of the Australian Electoral Commission. The Australian Electoral Commission has not evaluated the Data as altered and incorporated within the electoral map, and therefore gives no warranty regarding its accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability for any particular purpose.
Limited End-user licence provided by the Australian Electoral Commission:
You may use the electoral map to load, display, print and reproduce views obtained from the Data, retaining this notice, for your personal use, or use within your organisation only.

Current Member Mark COULTON
Current Party The Nationals
Description Rural
Location Parkes covers an area from the Queensland border in the north to Kandos, Ilford and Euchareena in the south, from Warialda, Gunnedah and Olinda in the east to Dubbo, Quambone and Lightning Ridge in the west. The main towns include Baradine, Binnaway, Boggabilla, Boggabri, Collarenebri, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dubbo, Dunedoo, Gilgandra, Gulgong, Gunnedah, Kandos, Lightning Ridge, Mendooran, Moree, Mudgee, Mungindi, Narrabri, Walgett, Warialda, Wee Waa and Wellington.
Origin Parkes was named after Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896), former Premier of New South Wales and known as the 'Father of Federation' due to his enthusiastic advocacy of the Federation of the Australian colonies. Parkes was first proclaimed in 1984. The first election was held for the Division in 1984.
Products/Industries Wool, beef, pork, wheat, cotton, oil seed crops, lucerne, fruit, vegetables, dairy cattle, horse, sheep and cattle studs, comprehensive agricultural support services, coal and opal mining, timber, wine growing, light engineering and construction industries
State NSW
Area 107,108 sq kms (approx)
Population 134,125 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 89,887 as at 30/11/07

Return to Search Results

New Search

Australian Government - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace RelationsEducation Services Australia
Copyright | Privacy | Disclaimer | Contact | Acknowledgements