Michael Sukkar was first elected to the Australian Parliament in 2013 as the Member for Deakin.
In May 2019, he was sworn in as the Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer having previously served as the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer since 2017.
Michael has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Prior to entering the Parliament, Michael spent seven years working as a lawyer with the 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. Before then he worked as a Senior Consultant with accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers where he also specialised in tax.
Michael has previously served on a number of parliamentary committees, including as Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence & Security, as well as Chair of Parliamentary Joint committee on Corporations and Financial Services.
Michael has lived, worked and been a part of the Deakin electorate all of his life and lives in Blackburn with his wife, Anna and their two children.