Title Biography for SHARKIE, Rebekha Carina Che
Database Biographies
Date 02-08-2022 03:08 AM
Source Parliamentary Library
Current member Yes
State SA
Electorate Mayo
System Id handbook/allmps/265980

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.

Parliamentary Positions

Member of the Speaker's Panel from 27.7.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Select: Government Procurement from 16.2.2017 to 29.6.2017.

House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 15.9.2016 to 10.5.2018; Employment, Education and Training from 14.8.2018 to 11.4.2022; Health, Aged Care and Sport from 20.9.2018 to 11.4.2019 (Supplementary member from 20.9.2018 to 11.4.2019); Economics from 2.4.2019 to 11.4.2019 (Supplementary member from 2.4.2019 to 11.4.2019); Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 22.7.2019 to 23.3.2020; Selection from 22.7.2019.

House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 16.8.2018 to 2.4.2019.

Party Positions

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


Born 1972, Devon, England


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

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.