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Current Member Sid SIDEBOTTOM
Current Party Australian Labor Party
Description Provincial
Location Braddon is a rural electorate in North West Tasmania. It includes King Island. The cities of Burnie and Devonport are in the Division of Braddon. Other towns include Currie, Latrobe, Penguin, Port Sorell, Smithton, Somerset, Stanley, Ulverstone, Waratah and Wynyard.
Origin Braddon was named after Sir Edward Braddon, who was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1879-88 and 1893-1901, and a member of the House of Representatives from 1901-03. Braddon was first proclaimed in 1955. The first election was held for the Division in 1955.
Products/Industries Forestry, fishing, kelp harvesting, dairying, beef cattle production and vegetable, poppy and pyrethrum growing are major industries. Vegetable processing, cheese manufacture and sawmilling complement these activities. An iron ore mine is located at Savage River. Manufacturing industry includes paper mills at Burnie and Wesley Vale, mining equipment at Burnie and weaving mills at Devonport. A number of telecommunications call centres are located in the Division. Burnie and Devonport are major ports, and interstate airports are located at Devonport and Wynyard. A daily passenger ferry service operates between Devonport and Port Melbourne.
State TAS
Area 11,760 sq kms (approx)
Population 95,363 as at 2006
Enrolled Electors 71,116 as at 30/11/07

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