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Benjamin 'Ben' Fox - Candidate for Parkes

Benjamin 'Ben' Fox

IMO Party

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Petrus Van Der Steen - Candidate for Parkes

Petrus Van Der Steen

United Australia Party

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Marelle Burnum Burnum - IMOP - Senate Candidate

Marelle Burnum Burnum

IMO Party


Michael O'Neill - IMOP - NSW Senate Candidate

Michael O'Neill

IMO Party


Matthew Hopkins - GAP - NSW Senate Candidate

Matthew Hopkins

Great Australian Party


Selena Clancy - AVP - NSW Senate Candidate

Selena Clancy

Australian Values Party


Dave Gilbert - AVP - NSW Senate Candidate

Dave Gilbert

Australian Values Party


Julie Collins - NSW Senate Candidate

Julie Collins



Electorate Information

State/Territory: New South Wales

Date Name & Boundary Gazetted: 25 February 2016

First Election This Name Was Used At: 1901 federal election Note: The name was retired for the 1969 federal election and was resurrected for the 1984 federal election.

First Election This Boundary Was Used At: 2016 federal election

Name Derivation: Named in honour of Sir Henry Parkes KCMG GCMG, 1815–96. Parkes was a statesman who advocated for electoral and constitutional reform in the colony and land reform. As a result of his early promotion of federation of the colonies, Parkes is known as the 'Father of Federation'. 

Square Area: 393, 413 Sq Km

Location Description: Parkes covers an area from the Queensland border in the North including Unincorporated NSW, the City Councils of Broken Hill and Dubbo and the Shire Councils of Central Darling, Cobar, Lachlan, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Coonamble, Warren, Narromine, Gilgandra, Warrumbungle, Gunnedah and part of Gwydir. The main towns include Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Moree, Narrabri, Nyngan, Tibooburra, Walgett, Warren and Wilcannia.This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.

Demographic Rating: Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.

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