At various times in its existence the division has included other towns such as Ararat, Maryborough, and Stawell. Victoria is divided into eight regions and five Council members represent each region. Later elected to the Senate in, This page was last edited on 19 June 2020, at 03:28. Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Urban, Regional and Rural Development Caucus Committee from 2002 to 2004. Two or more gifts made by the same person to or for the benefit of the candidate are to be taken as one donation. The Electoral district of Ballarat was an electoral district of the old unicameral Victorian Legislative Council of 1851 to 1856. She was likely helped when the Liberals' initial candidate, Olympic gold medallist Russell Mark, resigned three months before the election,[2] whereas King had 18 months to campaign. The next Council Elections will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020. Before entering politics, King was a social worker, research officer and public servant. This includes advice on permitted campaign activities, safety for campaign teams, basic hygiene and physical distancing.

Assistant Director, National Public Health Partnership. It is recommended candidates check the guidelines regularly throughout campaigning. A person may nominate as a candidate for an election for any Ward of the Council, if they are qualified to be a Councillor under the Act. Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019. MA(PubPolcy) (Australian National University). Since 2001, the seat has been held by Catherine King, a member of the Australian Labor Party. I care deeply about my community. Parliament of Victoria. Assistant Director, National Public Health Partnership. Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013. She was re-elected for a third term at the 2007 federal election, increasing her majority from 2.2 to 8.15 points. Report this profile ; About. On this site you will find media releases, photos, and information from local events, which I hope you find informative. The Handbook outlines electoral law aspects and is intended to help Victorian Council election candidates. The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. [11] King was re-elected for a sixth time in the July 2016 Federal Election increasing her margin to 7.3 points. You can also request a copy of the policy from Council’s Governance team at [email protected] All election candidates have equal rights to information relevant to their election campaigns from Council administration.

Visit these websites if you would like more information: Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), Australian Local Government Women's Association - Victoria Branch, City of Ballarat © 2019 | Privacy Statement. The current Member for Ballarat, since the 2001 federal election, is Catherine King, a … Ballarat / ˈ b æ l ə ˌ r æ t / is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.In 2018, Ballarat had a population of 105,471, making it the third-largest city in both Victoria and inland Australia. The Victorian Government is expected to shortly launch the "It’s Our Time" campaign which aims to inspire women to get involved in local government and nominate for election. Canberra ACT 2600, Electorate map

[3], Ballarat also holds the distinction of seeing the closest seat result in Australian history. Unlike most marginal seats, it was not a barometer for winning government; since 1955, all but one of its members has spent at least one term in opposition. [3] She maintained her seat at the 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 federal elections. A candidate is not required to specify the prescribed details of an amount in a return if the amount was a gift made in a private capacity to the candidate for their personal use and the candidate has not used or will not use the gift solely or substantially for the purpose related to the election. While it is important sitting Councillors continue to receive information necessary to fulfil their existing elected roles, neither Councillors nor candidates will receive information or advice from Council officers that may improperly advantage candidates in the elections. Nationalist Edwin Kerby unseated Labor incumbent Charles McGrath by a single vote in 1919. [6][7], King was appointed to serve in the Second Gillard Ministry and was sworn in by Governor-General Quentin Bryce on 14 September 2010 as the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing and the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport. Candidates must be on the voters roll for the council they wish to stand for, which is: everyone on the electoral roll for the municipality and. Industry policy officer for the Australia New Zealand Food Authority from 1993 to 1994. Within months of Victoria separating from the colony of New South Wales in 1851, gold was discovered near Ballarat, sparking the Victorian gold rush. Research officer to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health, 1993.

For the purpose of electing members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, one of the two houses of the Parliament of the Australian State of Victoria, the State is divided into 88 single-member electoral districts, commonly referred to as "seats" or "electorates". 5 Lydiard Street North Ballarat used to be a marginal seat, changing hands at intervals between the Labor Party and the non-Labor parties. The VEC will provide an information session for all prospective candidates. Personal. Despite the defeat of the Rudd Government in the 2013 federal election King retained her seat with a margin of 4.9 points.

To comply with our Election Period Policy and the Local Government Act 2020, social media, marketing and communications activity will be limited and community engagement will be restricted. Parliament House Member of the Australian Labor Party Ballarat East Branch from 2000. Local Government Victoria advice on safe campaigning for the local government elections has been prepared and published. On 15 May 2020, the Minister for Local Government announced the 2020 Council elections would still go ahead and declared postal voting would be used across Victoria. As a result each citizen is represented by one Assembly member and five Council members in the …

The Division of Ballarat (spelt Ballaarat from 1901 until the 1977 election[1]) is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria.

Lost seat in subsequent, Lost seat. The division currently takes in the regional City of Ballarat and the smaller towns of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Blackwood, Buninyong, Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Myrniong and Trentham and part of Burrumbeet. This training is now available. [5] In the 2010 federal election she increased her margin to 11.7 points. House of Representatives There will be complete transparency in the provision of all information and advice during the election period. [1], The Electoral district of Ballarat's area included the parishes of Ballaarat, Dowling Forest, Burrumbeet, Ascot, Glendaruel, Creswick, and Spring Hill. There are new provisions in the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) on the election process, including who can become a candidate. Previous members: Ballaarat (also spelled Ballarat) was added to the Council in 1855, along with four other districts.

*An eligible British subject means a person, whose name was, within three months before 26 January 1984, enrolled on an electoral roll for an electoral district or on an electoral roll maintained under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and is of the full age of 18 years  or over.

Council’s Governance unit will maintain an Information Request Register during the election period. Member of the Australian Labor Party Economics Caucus Committee. Born 2.6.1966, Melbourne, Australia; Married; Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament. For supporting information, see Party codes, demographic ratings and seat status.