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Division Name HIGGINS
State Victoria
Elected Member Costello, P (LP) 1990-
Name Derivation Named after Henry Higgins 1851-1929, Member of the House of Representatives 1901-06, Justice of the High Court 1906-29 and President of the new Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Court 1907-21.
First Proclaimed / Election 1948/1949
Area 39 sq. kms
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Pre-Election Seat Status Fairly Safe
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 88,130
Turnout 79.02%
Informal 4.15%
Location Higgins covers an area of approximately 39 sq km from Hughesdale in the south east, South Yarra and Toorak in the north west, Windsor in the south west, Camberwell in the north east, and Ashburton and Glen Iris in the east. The main suburbs include Armadale, Ashburton, Kooyong, Malvern, Malvern East, Prahran and Toorak along with parts of Camberwell, Carnegie, Glen Iris, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, South Yarra and Windsor.
Products and Industry The division is mainly residential, with retail and commercial interests in a number of suburbs.

Costello, P (LP) 1990-
Shipton, R F (LP) 1975-1990
Gorton, J G (LP/IND) 1968-1975
Holt, H E (LP) 1949-1967

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