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SHARKIE, Rebekha Carina CheBiography for SHARKIE, Rebekha Carina Che

Member for Mayo (SA)

Centre Alliance

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Mayo, South Australia, 2016. Resigned 11.5.2018. Elected to the House of Representatives for Mayo, South Australia at by-election 2018, vice R Sharkie (resigned). Re-elected 2019 and 2022.

Parties Represented

Nick Xenophon Team. Served: 02.07.2016 to 10.04.2018

Centre Alliance. Served: 10.04.2018 to 11.05.2018, 28.07.2018 to present

Parliamentary Positions

Member of the Speaker's Panel from 27.7.2022.

Parliamentary Party Positions
Committee Service

House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence served from 16.8.2018 to 2.4.2019; Workforce Australia Employment Services served from 9.8.2022 to present

House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training served from 15.9.2016 to 10.5.2018; Employment, Education and Training served from 14.8.2018 to 11.4.2022; Health, Aged Care and Sport served from 20.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Economics served from 2.4.2019 to 11.4.2019; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities served from 22.7.2019 to 23.3.2020; Selection served from 22.7.2019 to present; Agriculture served from 6.3.2023 to present

Joint Select: Government Procurement served from 16.2.2017 to 29.6.2017

Party Positions

Spokesperson for the Nick Xenophon Team on employment, agriculture and youth affairs, education, family and community services and housing.

Qualifications and Occupations

BA (Flinders University).

Paralegal in Adelaide, Queensland and Darwin.

Legal Researcher for the Shadow Attorney-General and Leader of the Opposition, I Redmond (SA).

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

National Executive Officer of Youth Connections.

Senior Manager of the Helping Young People Achieve division, SYC Ltd.

Principal Policy Adviser at the Department of Social Inclusion (SA) from 2015 to 2016.


Name: Mayo

Location: The Division of Mayo consists of: Alexandrina Council, City of Victor Harbor, District Council of Yankalilla, Kangaroo Island Council, Mount Barker District Council, part of the Adelaide Hills Council, part of the City of Mitcham, and part of the City of Onkaparinga.

Area: 9,135 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 122,377 (at 14.6.2019)

Industries: Apples, Army barracks at Woodside, beef, breweries, cereals, cherries, copper mines, dairying, forestry, natural spring water, pears, sheep, smallgoods, tourism and wine.


Born: 1972, Devon, England

Gender: Female

Marital Status: Married