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Mr Dave Sharma

Mr Dave Sharma

Former Member

Liberal Party of Australia
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wentworth, New South Wales, 2019. Defeated at general elections, 2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Select: Social Media and Online Safety served from 6.12.2021 to 15.3.2022
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Select: Implementation of the National Redress Scheme served from 10.2.2020 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 23.7.2019 to 26.11.2019; Treaties served from 23.7.2019 to 28.7.2019; Treaties served as Chair from 29.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 27.11.2019 to 11.4.2022
Party positions
  • Liberal Party candidate for Wentworth, 2018.
  • Liberal Party candidate for Wentworth, 2019.
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • (MA) (University of Cambridge).
  • (BA LLB(Hons)) (University of Cambridge).
  • (MA(IR)) (Deakin University).
  • Senior Civilian Adviser with the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville, PNG, 2000.
  • Third Secretary at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, PNG, from 2001 to 2003.
  • Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. A Downer, from 2004 to 2006.
  • Political Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington, USA, from 2006 to 2009.
  • Assistant Secretary (International Division), Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2010 to 2012.
  • Assistant Secretary (Africa Branch), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2012 to 2013.
  • Australian Ambassador to Israel from 2013 to 2017.
  • Director at Kelly + Partners from 2018 to 2019.
  • Name: Wentworth
  • Location: Wentworth covers an area from Elizabeth Bay along the southern shore of Sydney Harbour to Watsons Bay and down the coast to Clovelly. The western boundary runs along the eastern border of Potts Point and Darlinghurst to Oxford Street, Flinders Street, South Dowling Street and Dacey Avenue. The southern boundary follows Alison Road, King Street, Wentworth Street, Stanley Street, Avoca Street, Frenchmans Road, Clovelly Road, Walker Avenue and Bundock Park. The main suburbs include Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Clovelly (part), Darlinghurst (part), Darling Point, Dover Heights, Elizabeth Bay, Moore Park, Paddington, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay and Waverley.
  • Area: 38 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 103,498 (at 13.6.2019)
  • Industries: Finance, property, service, wholesale and retail trade, tourism, education, sport and recreation.
  • Australian Service Medal.

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