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Kings Cross Rotary: A chat with Dave Sharma

Kings Cross Rotary Presents: A chat with Dave Sharma MP

Dave is the Federal MP for the constituency of Wentworth in Sydney since the last election. Dave served as Australia’s Ambassador to Israel from 2013 to 2017. Dave studied law, science and international relations, and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.

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Kings Cross Rotary Presents: A chat with Dave Sharma MP

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21 Mar, 6:00 pm

Kings Cross Rotary: A chat with Dave Sharma

About The Event

Born to a father of Indian heritage and an Australian mum, Dave’s family settled in Sydney in the 1970s.

At age 12 he lost his mother to breast cancer. He says “the beliefs I hold dear today – the importance of family, a belief in self-reliance, and a desire to help – stem from this time.”

Dave’s father instilled in him the value of education. Dave topped the state in the HSC with a TER of 100, before getting First Class Honours in Law from the University of Cambridge.

Driven by a sense of service, he became an Australian diplomat, working to help achieve peace in PNG and respond to the threat of terrorism in the USA. At age 37, he was appointed Australia’s Ambassador to Israel.

Dave has been the member for Wentworth since the last federal election in 2019

Since being elected into parliament Dave currently sits on the following committees:

  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 23.7.2019 (Chair, Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee from 27.11.2019); Treaties from 23.7.2019 (Chair from 29.7.2019).
  • Joint Select: Implementation of the National Redress Scheme from 10.2.2020.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 4.7.2019.
  • House of Representatives Select: Social Media and Online Safety from 6.12.2021.

Dave lives in Paddington with his wife Rachel and their three young daughters.

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