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The Division of Kingsford Smith is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Walesmarker. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Sydneymarker, on the north shore of Botany Baymarker, and the coast of the Tasman Seamarker (a south-western segment of the Pacific Oceanmarker). It includes the suburbs of Coogeemarker, Randwickmarker, Maroubramarker, Mascotmarker, Botanymarker, Malabarmarker and Kensingtonmarker.

The Division is named after Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, a pioneer aviator, and the first pilot to fly across the Pacific Ocean. The Kingsford Smith International Airportmarker (Sydney International), and the suburb of Kingsfordmarker, both of which are located within the Division, are also named after him. The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of May 11 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 Federal election.

The seat is currently a safe Labor seat. It has previously been held by Lionel Bowen, the Deputy Prime Minister under Bob Hawke, and by Laurie Brereton, a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. It is currently held by Peter Garrett, Minister for Environment and former lead singer of the Australian rock band Midnight Oil, and former President of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

The Division was originally known as the Division of Kingsford-Smith (with a hyphen), based upon a misspelling of Sir Charles's surname. However, this was corrected at the redistribution in 2001 [156026].


Member Party Term
  Gordon Anderson Labor 19491955
  Daniel Curtin Labor 19551969
  Lionel Bowen Labor 19691990
  Laurie Brereton Labor 19902004
  Peter Garrett Labor 2004–present

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