Michael Sukkar

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Michael Sukkar
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Deakin
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by Mike Symon
Personal details
Born (1981-09-11) 11 September 1981 (age 35)
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Anna Duthie
Alma mater Deakin University
University of Melbourne
Occupation Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
Website www.michaelsukkar.com.au

Michael Sven Sukkar (born 11 September 1981), Australian politician, is a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives since September 2013, representing the Division of Deakin, Victoria.[1]

Sukkar was born in Ringwood, Victoria. He attended Aquinas College for his secondary schooling, and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University, and later went on to complete a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne. Before he entered politics, Sukkar was a Senior Associate with one of Australia's largest law firms, Ashurst Australia. Sukkar won the seat of Deakin at the 2013 election, a marginal seat held by Labor considered crucial to Tony Abbott's election victory. He won the seat with a swing to the Liberal Party of 3.8 points.[1]

Sukkar's father was a Lebanese migrant, his mother's father was a Norwegian migrant.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Michael Sukkar Candidate for Deakin". Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  2. ^ First Speech: Michael Sukkar MP – Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Mike Symon
Member for Deakin