DO YOU LIVE IN WATSON?
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Suburbs that are completely in the Watson electorate include Ashbury, Belfield, Belmore, Burwood Heights, Campsie, Chullora, Croydon Park, Enfield, Greenacre, Lakemba, Mount Lewis, Punchbowl, Roselands, Strathfield South and Wiley Park.
Suburbs that are partly in the Watson electorate include Ashfield, Bankstown, Beverly Hills, Canterbury, Croydon, Hurlstone Park, Kingsgrove, Lidcombe, Narwee, Riverwood and Summer Hill.
Check the map below to see if you are in the Watson electorate.
Watson is one of the most colourful and multicultural areas in Australia. I've lived here all my life and been the local member since 2004. I have seen the suburb grow and change to represent the face of modern multicultural Australia. Half of the people in Watson were born overseas. English is the only language of 27.2% of people living in Watson. Other languages spoken are Arabic, Greek, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Italian.
The electorate of Watson includes Lakemba, the site of the Walk for Respect. This was a massive event which turned the tide of the Government's attacks on 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. The campaign began in 2014, and the Walk for Respect was a celebration of 3,000 people in 2017.
The electorate name of Watson came from Australia's third Prime Minister Chris Watson who served 27 April–12 August 1904.