Member for Deakin
Michael Sukkar is the Federal Member for Deakin. He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 2013 federal election and is the ninth person to hold the seat of Deakin since its creation in 1937.
Michael has lived, worked and been a part of the Deakin electorate all of his life.
Michael grew up in Ringwood and attended primary school at Sacred Heart in Croydon and then secondary school at Aquinas College in Ringwood. After secondary school, he went on to complete a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in Burwood. He later furthered his studies by completing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.
During university Michael was involved in a number of local community activities, including coaching junior teams at St. John’s Basketball Club in Mitcham.
Prior to entering the Parliament, Michael worked as a Senior Consultant with accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialised in tax. Michael also spent seven years working as a lawyer with the law firm, Ashurst Australia (then known as Blake Dawson Waldron) where he was a Senior Associate. In this role, he advised many of Australia’s most successful individuals and largest corporate groups.
Michael currently sits on two parliamentary committees: the House of Representatives Standing Committees on Social Policy and Legal Affairs and Tax and Revenue.
Away from politics, Michael remains an avid basketball player and enjoys gardening.
Michael is honoured to represent the electorate of Deakin. He understands the issues that concern residents and is working hard to be a strong voice on key local, national and international issues in the Federal Parliament.
Michael lives in Blackburn with his wife, Anna.