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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Isaacs (green) in Victoria
Created 1969
MP Mark Dreyfus
Party Labor
Namesake Isaac Isaacs
Electors 102,769 (2010)
Area 171 km2 (66.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Isaac Isaacs

The Division of Isaacs is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It covers the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. It includes Mordialloc, Keysborough, Waterways, Noble Park, Chelsea, Aspendale, Edithvale, Bonbeach, Patterson Lakes and Carrum.

The Division was named after Sir Isaac Isaacs, former Chief Justice of Australia and the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia. It was set up for the 1969 federal election.

The former Division of Isaacs (1949–69) covered the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and was not related to this Division except in name.


Member Party Term
  David Hamer Liberal 1969–1974
  Gareth Clayton Labor 1974–1975
  David Hamer Liberal 1975–1977
  William Burns Liberal 1977–1980
  David Charles Labor 1980–1990
  Rod Atkinson Liberal 1990–1996
  Greg Wilton Labor 1996–2000
  Ann Corcoran Labor Isaacs by-election, 2000–2007
  Mark Dreyfus Labor 2007–present

Mark Dreyfus is Attorney-General of Australia, Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, Minster for Emergency Management, and Special Minister of State in the Rudd Government.

Election results

Coordinates: 38°02′20″S 145°10′16″E / 38.039°S 145.171°E / -38.039; 145.171

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