Adam Carr's guide to
The 2007 Australian federal election

The House of Representatives

Western Australia

Division of Hasluck


Stuart Henry (Lib)

His Liberal Party
and his
campaign website

Sharryn Jackson (ALP)

Her ALP website

Steve Bolt (FF)

No website

Jane Bremmer (Grn)

Her Greens website

Rob Merrells (CDP)

His Christian Democrats website
Location: Perth: Gosnells, Helena Valley, Kalamunda, Midland
Division named for: Rt Hon Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia 1969-74, and his wife Dame Alexandra Hasluck, writer
Median weekly family income: $896 (77th highest)
Persons born in non English speaking countries: 10.4% (72nd highest)
Persons born in the UK and Ireland: 14.2% (6th highest)
Persons in professional occupations: 17.5% (134th highest)
Persons aged 65 and over: 10.4% (110th highest)
Couple families with dependent children: 38.0% (83rd highest)
Dwellings being purchased: 40.1% (12th highest)
Sitting member:
Stuart Henry (Liberal), elected 2004
Born: 21 June 1946, Sydney. Career: Business manager and proprietor. Chief Executive Officer Master Plumbersí and Mechanical Services Association and the Master Painters, Decorators and Signwriters Association 1986-2003.
2001 two-party majority: Labor 01.8
2004 primary votes: Labor 38.3, Liberal 45.4, Green 6.9
2004 two-party majority: Liberal 01.8
2004 enrolment: 80,544
2007 enrolment: 82,331 (+02.2%)
Hasluck was created at the 2001 redistribution, in Perth's fast-growing outer eastern suburbs. Although it has the high proportion of dwellings being purchased typical of outer suburban seats, it has a lower rate of families with dependent children than is usual for such seats, and cannot be classed as a pure mortgage belt seat as a result. It has a low proportion of people born in non English speaking countries, and a very low proportion of people in professional occupations. The Labor vote in concentrated in the Midland areas in the north of the seat, and around Thornlie and Gosnells in the south - the middle part of seat around Kalamunda is heavily Liberal. In 2004 the Liberals got their best vote, 64% of the two-party vote, in Wallaston, amd also topped 60% in the two Kalamunda booths, Wattle Hill, Lesmurdie, Gooseberry Hill and Maida Vale, while Labor polled best in Koongamia, Middle Swan and Swan View. Hasluck was won in 2001 by Labor's Sharryn Jackson, but John Howard's successful pitch to outer suburban voters allowed the Liberals' Stuart Henry to claim the seat in 2004. Jackson, who is standing again, has kept up a high profile as WA state Labor president. A local poll in June showed the Liberals narrowly ahead, but by August Labor appeared to have taken the lead.
Candidates in ballot-paper order
  • Neil Vincent (CEC) is a technician.
  • Jane Bremmer (Greens) is co-ordinator of the Alliance for a Clean Environment.
  • Siou Hong Chia (Liberty and Democracy) is self-employed.
  • Sharryn Jackson (Labor) was Member for Hasluck 2001-04. Before her election she was an industrial officer with the Miscellaneous Workers Union. She is currently a staffer with a state minister.
  • Steve Bolt (Family First) is a sales manager.
  • Stuart Henry (Liberal) is the sitting member: see biography above.
  • Bill Gaug (One Nation) is retired.
  • Rob Merrells (Christian Democrats) a teacher of mathematics in Christian schools.

    Candidates on YouTube
    Stuart Henry


    Two-party vote by booth, 2004 Click to enlarge map

    Two party swing by booth, 2004 Click to enlarge map

    Members for Hasluck

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