Adam Carr's guide to
The 2007 Australian federal election

The House of Representatives

South Australia

Division of Hindmarsh


Steve Georganas (ALP)

His ALP website

Rita Bouras (Lib)

Her Liberal Party
and her
campaign website

Richard Bunting (FF)

His Family First website

Clinton Duncan (Ind)

His website

Heidi Robins (WWW)

Her WWW website

Tim White (Grn)

His Greens website

Jenny Williams (Dem)

Her Democrats website
Location: Adelaide: Glenelg, Henley Beach, Plympton, West Lakes
Division named for: Sir John Hindmarsh first Governor of South Australia 1836-38
Median weekly family income: $891 (83rd highest)
Persons born in non English speaking countries: 14.3% (55th highest)
Persons in professional occupations: 26.2% (61st highest)
Persons aged 65 and over: 20.4% (1st highest)
Couple families with dependent children: 29.8% (146th highest)
Dwellings being purchased: 21.1% (119th highest)
Sitting member: Steve Georganas (Labor), elected 2004
Born: 13 June 1959, Adelaide. Career: Financial services underwriter, electorate officer, ministerial adviser to Hon Jay Weatherill MHA
1996 two-party majority: Liberal 08.1
1998 two-party majority: Liberal 01.2
Effect of 2001 redistribution: no change
2001 two-party majority: Liberal 01.9
Effect of 2004 redistribution: 00.8 shift to Labor
2004 primary votes: Labor 42.3, Liberal 45.9, Green 5.1
2004 two-party majority: Labor 00.1
2004 enrolment: 98,594
2007 enrolment: 98,942 (+00.4%)
Hindmarsh has existed since South Australia was first divided into electorates in 1903. Before 1949 it included the Port Adelaide area and was one of the safest Labor seats in Australia, and even after the creation of the seat of Port Adelaide in 1949 it remained a very strong Labor seat. Successive redistributions, however, pushed the seat southwards into more middle-class areas, and this combined with demographic change to weaken the seat for Labor. It finally fell to the Liberals in 1993 and was not regained until 2004. Hindmarsh has an ageing population, with the highest proportion of over-65s of any electorate, and one of the lowest levels of couples with children. It has a high level of people born in non English speaking countries, and even more whose parents were - both the major party candidates in 2007 are second-generation Greek-Australians. In 2004 Labor polled 70% of the two-party vote at Torrensville and 68% at Cowandilla, and over 60% at Brooklyn Park, Cowandilla West, and Semaphore Park. The Liberals polled 63% at Novar Gardens and carried all four Glenelg booths. Members for Hindmarsh include the Labor veteran and Cabibnet minister Clyde Cameron. Christine Gallus won the seat for the Liberals in 1993. She was very popular and Labor's Steve Georganas twice narrowly failed to defeat her before finally winning the seat when she retired. Hindmarsh is now Labor's most marginal seat, and should be a real chance for the Liberals. In the current political climate, however, with local polls showing a strong swing to Labor across Adelaide, Georganas seems to be fairly safe.
Candidates in ballot-paper order
  • Tim White (Greens) is a social worker.
  • Heidi Robins (What Women Want) is a fulltime mother after an 18-year career as a businesswoman.
  • Richard Bunting (Family First) is a school groundsman.
  • Rita Bouras (Liberal) is a lawyer who now manages her family's business.
  • Steve Georganas (Labor) is the sitting member: see biography above.
  • James Warry (Liberty and Democracy) is a student.
  • Clinton Duncan (Independent) is a small business operator.
  • Jenny Williams (Democrats) is a teacher and a former women’s advisor to the Minister of Recreation and Sport. She captained and coached the Australian women's lacrosse team and is the sister of Port Adelaide coach Mark Williams.


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

    Two party swing by booth, 2004 Click to enlarge map

    Members for Hindmarsh

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