Russell Matheson, Federal Member Macarthur

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State: New South Wales

Name Derivation: Named after John and Elizabeth Macarthur, pioneers of Australia’s merino wool industry.

Area and Location Description: Macarthur covers an area of approximately 798 sq km stretching from Warragamba and Lake Burragorang in the west through to Appin, Wedderburn and Airds in the east with Lake Cataract being the most southern point. Main towns and suburbs include Ambarvale, Appin, Bradbury, Camden, Cawdor, Campbelltown, Glen Alpine, Harrington Park, Mount Annan, Narellan, Rossmore, St Helens Park, Warragambaand parts of Bringelly, Catherine Field, Douglas Park, Leumeah, Razorback and Rossmore.

Products/Industries of the Area: Light manufacture; construction; retail; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and tourism; fruit and vegetable production, wine, dairy cattle, horse-breeding and agistment services.

First Proclaimed/Election: 1949

Demographic Rating: Outer Metropolitan


  • MATHESON, R (LP) 2010 -
  • FARMER, P (LP) 2001-2010
  • FAHEY, J (LP) 1996-2001
  • HAVILAND, C D (ALP) 1993-1996
  • MARTIN, S P (ALP) 1984-1993
  • HOLLIS, C (ALP) 1983-1984
  • BAUME, M E (LP) 1975-1983
  • KERIN, J C (ALP) 1972-1975
  • BATE, H J (LP) 1949-1972

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Lovely to meet representatives from the Young Adults Program (YAP) this morning. Thanks to Roz Hill and Sue Purnell for bringing their special guests Will and Julie Roth who are visiting from USA promoting International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Proud to see the Macarthur community supporting the valuable Ronal McDonal House charity.
Youth off the Street Relaunch
Today I met with The Cottage Family Care Centre in Campbelltown. I would like to encourage people to visit Campbelltown Marketfair on Wednesday 22nd October 10am-1pm for their Paint Campbelltown REaD program.
It was great to meet John Siemon the new Curator Manager at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan. Best wishes to Caz McCallum in her retirement. A job well done!
Carers Week Lunch At Carrington
The Youngies
Heavenly Angels
24 Hour Fight Against Cancer

Russell's Tweets


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