Sarah Courtney Wiki
Sarah Courtney Bio
|Sarah Jane Courtney was born in 1979. She is an Australian financial analyst, viticulturist, and politician. Courtney was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the Liberal Party in the Division of Bass at the 2014 state election.
She unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in the Australian federal election, 2013 before her entry into state politics.
|Sarah Courtney Personal details|
|Sarah Courtney Age||1979 (age 38–39)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Sarah Courtney Ex-Husband||Michael|
|Sarah Courtney Children||One daughter (17 years old)|
|Sarah Courtney Political party||Liberal Party|
|Sarah Courtney Education||University of Sydney
University of Melbourne
|Sarah Courtney Occupation||Viticulturist, financial analyst|
|Member of the Tasmanian Parliament for Bass|
31 March 2014
Sarah Courtney Early Life and Education
Sarah Courtney was born in Sydney, Australia. Her parents are David, a property developer (died in 2014) and Jane (mother), a publisher, at a Young Liberal function. The parents were not actively involved in politics. Her father was born in Campbell Town and grew up in the Midlands before leaving Tasmania as a young man.
Courtney went to Ravenswood Girls School on Sydney’s North Shore. Upon completion, she had no idea what she wanted to do but had a strong work ethic.
Courtney enrolled at the University of Sydney because for the first time it offered a combined engineering and commerce degree. She earned a first class honours degree in chemical engineering and a commerce degree. She did her Masters at Melbourne University.
Sarah Courtney Minister for Primary Industries and Water, and Minister for Racing
In March 2018, Courtney was appointed to the Second Hodgman Ministry as Minister for Primary Industries and Water, and Minister for Racing becoming the first female to serve in the role.
Sarah Courtney Resignation and Relationship with Doctor John Whittington
Courtney stepped down from the role of Minister for Primary Industries and Water while an investigation was carried out, after informing the Premier that she was engaged in a personal relationship with the secretary of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment in October 2018.
Sarah Courtney requested to step down from her responsibilities, after informing Hodgman on Sunday, 14th October 2018 that she and her head of agency Doctor [John] Whittington have developed a personal relationship.
It is reported that Courtney and Whittington travelled together on a nine-day trade mission to Asia in early September, including stops in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.
@WillHodgman says he was told about Sarah Courtney and John Whittington’s relationship on Sunday. The ABC heard the rumours today, people were talking and the Premier had to act. #politas https://t.co/9c3VLdUhv3
— Rhiana Whitson (@rhianawhitson) October 15, 2018
Hodgman made a statement to the House of Assembly immediately after Parliament opened on Monday, 15th October 2018, saying Sarah Courtney would step down from her responsibilities pending the outcome of a review into the conflict of interest situation. It is however not known when the relationship began, or which decisions were being reviewed.
Labor said Hodgman had been left with no option but to sack Courtney and reshuffle his Cabinet.
Labor leader Rebecca White said Courtney appeared to have breached the ministerial code of conduct.
Sarah Courtney Family
Courtney separated from her former husband, Michael. The couple has a daughter who is 17 years old as of 2018. She is quoted saying that they are on good terms with her former husband.