Congratulations to Dave Sharma on securing the New South Wales Senate position left by the retirement of former Senator Marise Payne.
Dave’s entry to the Senate as part of the Liberal Party comes at a crucial time given events abroad and at home.
His diplomatic and foreign policy expertise and experience will lend considerable weight and wisdom to the public policy debate given the precarious circumstances in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific.
Dave will speak with moral courage and provide moral clarity as we grapple with unprecedented levels of anti-Semitism on our own shores following Hamas’ horrific terrorist attack on Israel on 7 October. Dave will be a voice of reason in the Senate and help hold senators from the Greens and others to account for their rank anti-Semitism and shameful moral equivalence.
As a new Senator – and as he did as the Member for Wentworth – Dave will continue to fight for everyday Australian workers, families and small businesses which are being forgotten and left behind by the Albanese Labor Government which can’t manage the economy and is more interested in prioritising the interests of inner-city elites, union leaders and activists.
I look forward to Dave joining the Liberal Party Senate team. And I thank our brilliant candidates who ran for pre-selection.