SHARKIE, Rebekha CheBiography for SHARKIE, Rebekha Che

Member for Mayo (SA)

Nick Xenophon Team

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mayo, South Australia, 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 15.9.16.

Party Positions

NXT Spokesperson: employment, agriculture and youth affairs, education, family and community services, housing and youth.


Born 1972, Devon, England.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (American Studies and Australian Public Policy) (Flinders).

Paralegal, law firms in Adelaide, Queensland and Darwin.

Legal Researcher, South Australian Shadow Attorney-General and Leader of the Opposition, Isobel Redmond.

Part-time Adviser, State and Federal Members of Parliament.

National Executive Officer, Youth Connections.

Senior Manager, SYC Limited (Helping Young People Achieve division).

Principal Policy Advisor, Department of Social Inclusion (SA), 2015-16.


Description: rural.

Location: Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island; it includes the country towns include Birdwood (part), Bridgewater, Crafers, Echunga, Gumeracha, Hahndorf, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal, Macclesfield, Mount Barker, Myponga, Oakbank, Stirling, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Woodside and Yankalilla.

Area: 9 315 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 103 981 (at 2.7.16).

Industries: dairying, beef, sheep, apples, pears, cherries, smallgoods, Kanmantoo copper mines, Jupiter Creek goldfields, forestry, natural spring water, wine, cereals, tourism and the Woodside army barracks.

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