Mehmet Tillem

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Senator
Mehmet Tillem
Senator for Victoria
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 August 2013
Preceded by David Feeney
Personal details
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 39)
Tavas, Turkey
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Research manager, ministerial advisor

Mehmet Tillem (born 10 September 1974) is an Australian politician, a Labor Party member of the Senate since August 2013.[1]

On 21 August, Tillem was appointed to David Feeney's former Senate seat by a joint sitting of the Parliament of Victoria. Tillem was an unnsuccessful Senate candidate in the 2013 federal election, and his term will expire on 30 June 2014.[2] He is the first Turkish-born member of the Australian parliament.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senator Mehmet Tillem, Parliament of Australia
  2. ^ Green, Antony: The Changing Party Composition of the Senate, Antony Green's Election Blog, 3 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Vic parly to fill vacant Senate post". ninemsn. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.