Politics in the Pub: Rebekha Sharkie

There is no doubt that one of the biggest upsets of the 2016 election was pulled off by Rebekha Sharkie, when she defeated the incumbent member, former Minister and Abbott-loyalist, Jamie Briggs to win the lower house seat of Mayo for the Nick Xenophon Team.

In doing so, the new Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, is a politician of many firsts. She is the first Nick Xenophon Team member to be elected to the House of Representatives; the first non-conservative politician to represent the once-safe Liberal electorate of Mayo since it was created in 1984; and the first woman to represent her part of regional South Australia since Federation. But it took more than 'the X Factor' to deliver the 43-year-old mother of three a massive 17% election swing.

Rebekha Sharkie will tell you that it was a strong commitment to grassroots politics that took her campaigning from underdog status to a resounding victory. She was a local, campaigning to locals and she used her decades of career experience as a paralegal, an executive in the not-for-profit sector and a researcher and adviser to various Liberal Party MPs to hone her political skills.

Politics in the Pub: Rebekha Sharkie MP, NXT Member for Mayo
WHEN: 8pm for 8:15pm start, Wednesday 19th October
WHERE: UniPub, 17 London Circuit, Civic (opposite The Cupping Room)
FREE, but RSVP essential

[please note: this event is starts at 8pm to accommodate the Parliamentary sitting schedule. Due to the tight numbers in the Lower House, MPs are no longer able to leave parliament before debate adjourns for the day.]

WHEN
October 19, 2016 at 8pm - 9pm
WHERE
Uni Pub, 17 London Circuit (opposite the Cupping Room)
94 RSVPS
Dorothy Meyer Jessica Lane Joshua House Jill Lee Caterina Giorgi Geoff Buchanan Kade Denton Michael Koziol Thomas Home Caterina Giorgi Will Palmer Thomas Home John Hunter Beth Rogers Aaron Kilpatrick Paddy O'Leary Amy Ferguson Mick March Muriel Ryan Colin Handley Stephen Wootten John Clements David Hennessy Mark Simpson Andrew Codrington Imogen Ebsworth Bob Bylo Lachie McGregor Rachel Burgess Vincent Patulny Judith Anderson Gillian Eshman Tom Swann Jimmy Naughton Jack Blackwell Cam Wilson Melanie Drake susan moran Margaret Lee jennifer Graham Nathalie Shepherd Tom Swann Bill Browne Lani Perlesz Angie Carey Bradley Yates Gerard De Ruyter Michele Smith

Who's RSVPing

Dorothy Meyer
Jessica Lane
Joshua House
Jill Lee
Caterina Giorgi
Geoff Buchanan
Kade Denton
Michael Koziol
Thomas Home
Caterina Giorgi
Will Palmer
Thomas Home
John Hunter
Beth Rogers
Aaron Kilpatrick
Paddy O'Leary
Amy Ferguson
Mick March
Muriel Ryan
Colin Handley
Stephen Wootten
John Clements
David Hennessy
Mark Simpson
Andrew Codrington
Imogen Ebsworth
Bob Bylo
Lachie McGregor
Rachel Burgess
Vincent Patulny

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