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AFR Oped: Climate needs reason not rhetoric

Climate change is a serious and difficult challenge. It deserves a response which is sober and analytical. So it was disappointing to see a group of scientists – usually a bastion of reason and empiricism – demanding we declare a "climate emergency" and warning of...

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Some thoughts on my friend Andrew Hastie’s oped

Hastie is right to ring the bell on this issue, and to warn that our greatest vulnerability lies in our thinking, which is Panglossian at times. The comparison with Germany is an entirely valid one. The two major conflicts of the 20th century – the two world wars –...

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Stronger Communities Programme – GRANT NOW OPEN

Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma MP, encourages all non-profits and community organisations within Wentworth to apply for Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme. The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $22.65 million to provide funding for...

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Local Schools Community FUND – GRANT NOW OPEN

New equipment, building projects or additional targeted support could soon be on the way for schools across Wentworth, with the Coalition Government making up to $200,000 available for projects which benefit local students. Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma MP, said...

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Communities Environment Program – GRANT NOW OPEN

Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma MP, is excited to announce the new Communities Environment Program (CEP) to support local community groups in delivering a wide range of small-scale, on-the-ground projects that aim to conserve, protect and manage our...

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Thank You Wentworth

SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA 28 JULY 2019 Last week I gave my first speech to this House. It was a humbling and moving experience and one I will always remember. So many people have helped me along this journey that it was not...

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First Speech in Parliament

Like many who call Australia home, my story starts on the other side of the world. My father was born to an Indian family in the West Indies, the youngest of nine children. His family, of modest background and means, worked hard and saved in order to send him to...

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Liberal candidate Dave Sharma declares victory in Wentworth

Liberal candidate Dave Sharma declares victory in Wentworth Independent MP Kerryn Phelps has lashed out at a vile email campaign against her as she conceded defeat in a key Sydney seat. Ben Graham@bengrahamjourno news.com.auMAY 20, 201912:36PM Video Image Counting...

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Dave Sharma wins Wentworth

Dave Sharma wins Wentworth May 20, 2019National News The latest Incoming Wentworth MP Dave Sharma. Share this story: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Click...

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Wentworth candidates board the big pink bus – SMH

May 1, 2019 — 5.43pm Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Send via Email As the Liberal and Labor campaign buses snake across the country with election slogans, a new fuchsia bus hit the suburban streets of Sydney with its own message. First stop Wentworth, next...

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Coalition’s CCTV pledge – Australian Jewish News

Coalition’s CCTV pledge April 25, 2019National News The latest antisemitism, CCTV cameras, Dave Sharma, Evan Zlatkis, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, graffiti, John Wakefield, Julian Leeser, Leon Goltsman, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Scott Morrison,...

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CCTV boost in Bondi to fight racist graffiti – Jewish News

CCTV boost in Bondi to fight racist graffiti  Email This Post Print Leave a Comment April 24, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article Liberal candidate for Wentworth Dave Sharma announced a re-elected Morrison Government will invest $143,000 in enhanced CCTV at...

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Dave Sharma warns DFAT is being sidelined

Bo SeoReporter Apr 22, 2019 — 3.38pm Save Share Liberal candidate for Wentworth and former ambassador Dave Sharma has warned that the Department of Foreign Affairs' outdated digital strategy undermines its influence in Australia and abroad.In a report for the...

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Taking Australian diplomacy digital – Dave Sharma

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has come a long way in a short time in its embrace of digital tools and technology. DFAT, and most of our embassies around the world, now have a significant social media presence, often across several platforms....

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Steyne Park saved – Wentworth Courier

A PLAN to turn Steyne Park in Double Bay into a harbourside car park has been quashed after an overwhelming protest by residents. Steyne Park, which sits on the water across the road from Double Bay primary school, has a children’s playground and is a popular twilight...

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My cuppa with Dave Sharma while storm brews for Libs

Your humble correspondent was pleased to have a brief cup of tea and a long chat with Dave Sharma, the erstwhile Liberal candidate for Wentworth, at my local cafe last Tuesday morning. I now get why all those who’ve dealt with him in government and the Libs have such...

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Why Wentworth was such a painful lesson

The Wentworth by-election, aside from being a whirlwind personal experience, was also a by-election with national dimensions and repercussions. The lessons Liberals draw from it will inform the approach we subsequently take to national politics, so it’s important we...

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Major upgrade for Bronte Surf Life Saving Club

The Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $2 million to secure the future of the Bronte Surf Life Saving Club. Recent engineering inspections undertaken by Waverley Council have found the Bronte Surf Life Saving Club facilities to be in major need of...

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Improving Safety at Gap Park

The Coalition Government has committed $500,000 towards improving the safety and accessibility of the Coastal Walk at Gap Park. “Improving the lighting on the Coastal walk will deliver significant benefits for the community as well as for the Eastern Suburbs Local...

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National Heritage listing for Centennial Park

Dave Sharma is pleased to announce Sydney’s Centennial Park has been added to our National Heritage List, elevating the Park to the status of other National Heritage places such as Bondi Beach, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Australian War Memorial. Stretching...

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New Lifesaving Facility for North Bondi

The Liberal National Government will invest $500,000 in a new facility to store lifesaving equipment for the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club. The North Bondi Surf Club rescue beachgoers, surfers, fisherman and often in-distress boats all the way from Watson’s Bay to...

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How to fix the flaw at the heart of Australian politics

This article was originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald on August 22, 2018. I recently returned from four years serving as Australia’s ambassador to Israel, a country known for its fractious politics and unstable, coalition governments. During my term, I...

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