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Sen. Dave Sharma (NSW-Lib) Maiden Speech

This is Senator Dave Sharma’s maiden speech to the Senate.

Sharma, a Liberal, assumed his NSW Senate position on November 30, 2023. He filled a casual vacancy created by the departure of Senator Marise Payne. At her retirement, Payne was the longest-serving female senator, having held her seat for 26 years, 5 months and 21 days since 1997.

Previously, as the member for Wentworth (2019-2022), Sharma delivered a first speech to the House of Representatives.

In 2018, Sharma contested the by-election for the Sydney electorate of Wentworth, occasioned by the departure of the former prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull. He was defeated by the independent candidate, Dr. Kerryn Phelps. Seven months later, Sharma defeated Phelps at the 2019 general election. He was again defeated at the 2022 general election by the teal/independent candidate Allegra Spender.
Malcolm Farnsworth
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