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Indian-origin Dave Sharma has been elected to Australian Senate

Utkarsh Classes 28-11-2023
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Indian-origin Dave Sharma has been elected to Australian Senate

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Former Indian-origin MP Devanand Noel Dev Sharma has been elected to the Upper House of the Australian Parliament. He is set to return to politics after his victory in the New South Wales Liberal Senate race.

  • Former Foreign Minister Marise Payne is retiring from the Senate, in her place former Indian-origin MP Dave Sharma has been elected.

Andrew Constance defeated:

  • Dave Sharma defeated former New South Wales minister Andrew Constance. According to a report, Dave Sharma defeated his rival 251-206 in the election held on 26 November 2023 by members of the New South Wales Liberal Party.

Dave Sharma has expertise in diplomatic and foreign policy:

  • Dave Sharma's diplomatic and foreign policy expertise would add considerable weight and wisdom to public policy debates given the uncertain circumstances in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific.

Dave Sharma who formerly served as Ambassador :

  • Dave Sharma served as Australia's Ambassador to Israel from 2013 to 2017.
  • Sharma defeated former New South Wales minister Andrew Constance 251–206 in the final vote by members of the New South Wales Liberal Party on 26 November 2023, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. In fact, he had the support of moderates within the party.

Devanand Noel Sharma, or Dave Sharma:

  • There are approximately over seven lakh Indian expatriates in Australia, making Indian expatriates in Australia the second highest tax paying expatriate group after the UK.
  • Sharma, 45, is the first person of Indian origin to become a member of the Australian Parliament in 2019 and has since been representing the New South Wales seat of Wentworth.
  • A member of the Liberal Party, Sharma was elected to the House of Representatives in the 2019 federal election. Earlier, he was the Head of the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
  • At the age of 37, this global Indian was appointed as Ambassador to Israel, making him one of Australia's youngest ambassadors and the second Australian ambassador of Indian heritage.

Australia:

  • Capital: Canberra
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Prime Minister: Anthony Albanese

FAQ

Answer:- Devanand Noel Sharma, or Dave Sharma

Answer:- In November 2023, Devanand Noel Sharma, a person of Indian origin, was elected to the Senate of the Australian Parliament;

Answer:- Indian-origin person Devanand Noel Sharma was elected to the Senate from New South Wales Liberal seat of Australia;

Answer:- Dave Sharma defeated former New South Wales minister Andrew Constance.

Answer:- Devanand Sharma will replace Maris Payne.
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