Rebekha Sharkie

Australian politician

Rebekha Carina Che Sharkie (born 24 August 1972) is an Australian politician. She is a member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Mayo in South Australia.

Rebekha Sharkie

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Mayo
Assumed office
28 July 2018
In office
2 July 2016 – 11 May 2018
Preceded byJamie Briggs
Personal details
Rebekha Carina Che

(1972-08-24) 24 August 1972 (age 51)
Torbay, England, United Kingdom
  • Australian (since 19 March 2007)
  • British (until 29 June 2016)
Political partyNick Xenophon Team / Centre Alliance (2013–present)
Other political
Democrat (1990–2002)
Liberal (2010–2012)
  • Kain Selby-Fullgrabe
    (div. 1998)
  • Nathan Sharkie (m. 1999)
ResidenceBirdwood, South Australia
Alma materFlinders University
OccupationLegal researcher
(Liberal Party of Australia)
Policy adviser
(Department for Communities and Social Inclusion)

At the 2016 federal election she defeated Liberal Jamie Briggs, and was the first Nick Xenophon Team member to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives.[1]

On 11 May 2018,[2] Sharkie resigned from the House of Representatives as a part of the 2017–18 Australian parliamentary eligibility crisis.[3] She contested the 2018 Mayo by-election on 28 July, and was returned to parliament.[4]

References change

  1. Shepherd, Tory (30 October 2017). "Senator Nick Xenophon to be replaced by longtime adviser Rex Patrick in Senate". The Advertiser. (subscription required)
  2. "Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. Brown, Greg; Owens, Jared; Varga, Remy (9 May 2018). "PoliticsNow: Rebekha Sharkie, Justine Keay quit over citizenship". The Australian. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. "Super Saturday: Antony Green calls by-election wins for ALP, Centre Alliance". ABC. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2016.