[8][4], While in Israel, Sharma and his wife Rachel, visited casualties of the Syrian civil war in the Ziv Medical Center in Zefat. Following the August 2018 resignation of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull,[26] Sharma was selected as the Liberal Party candidate for the resulting Wentworth by-election. [3] His appointment to the latter post, at the age of 37, made him one of Australia's youngest ambassadors and the second Australian ambassador of Indian heritage. Devanand Noel "Dave" Sharma (born 21 December 1975) is an Australian politician and former public servant and diplomat. [4], Sharma was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1975, to a Hindu Indian father and a European Canadian mother. 291 talking about this. Parliament House [8][4], Sharma began working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1999[9] and held posts both in Australia and overseas. Dave Sharma was born on December 21, 1975 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Devanand Noel Sharma. Canberra ACT 2600, Electorate map [3], From 2010 to 2012 Sharma was the head of the International Division in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Track. He initially studied natural sciences but transferred to law in 1995 (his second year) and graduated in law with first class honours. [18] He is the second Australian Ambassador of Indian heritage, the first being Peter Varghese. He advised the Prime Minister Julia Gillard during G-20 summits (including as the Prime Minister's sous-sherpa) and East Asia summits and was involved in international diplomatic events which occurred in Australia including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in October 2011 and during US President Barack Obama's visit to Australia in November 2011. PO Box 6022 [32], After his preselection as the candidate for Wentworth, Sharma apologised for an opinion piece published the previous June in The Sydney Morning Herald where he argued that school infrastructure was underused and teachers worked only three-quarters the hours of a full-time job. Liberal Member for Wentworth. [20][21], As of 2018[update] Sharma was chairman of Shekel Brainweigh Ltd, an Israeli technology company. Electorate Office (Principal Office) Ground Floor 287 New South Head Road Edgecliff, NSW, 2027 Postal address. [8][7] However, at least four others had been appointed at younger ages. [16] Sharma presented his credentials to Israeli President Shimon Peres on 8 August 2013. [3] In November 2012, Sharma led a visit to Abuja, Nigeria and participated in talks with the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Security Adviser as well as with officials from the Economic Community of West African States. Due to COVID-19 Parliament House has limited public access. Devanand Noel "Dave" Sharma (born 21 December 1975) is an Australian politician and former public servant and diplomat. He is a member of the Liberal Party and was elected to the House of Representatives at the 2019 federal election, representing the New South Wales seat of Wentworth.He previously served as head of the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and … He … They have three daughters. Dave Sharma MP If you live in Waverley or Woollahra register now for my virtual mobile office on 5 August bit.ly/sharmamobileoffice He previously served as head of the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2010–2012)[2] and as Ambassador to Israel (2013–2017). [27] In response to criticism from John Hewson, Sharma has stated that the Liberal Party has a "good record" on climate change, and is "doing enough" to meet the Paris Agreement. This visit made him the first international representative to visit casualties of the war. 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