Mehmet Tillem

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Mehmet Tillem
Senator for Victoria
In office
21 August 2013 – 30 June 2014
Preceded by David Feeney
Personal details
Born (1974-09-10) 10 September 1974 (age 43)
Tavas, Turkey
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Research manager, ministerial advisor

Mehmet Tillem (born 10 September 1974) is a former Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate from 21 August 2013 to 30 June 2014. He filled a casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator David Feeney, but was defeated at the 2013 federal election, and left parliament at the conclusion of his term.[1][2] He is the first Turkish-born member of the Australian parliament.[3]


  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.