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Sarah Courtney Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Education, Resignation, Relationship Whittington. Liberal Member for Bass

Sarah Courtney steps down from the role of Minister for Primary Industries and Water

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
Assumed office
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.

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( 3rd Right) with Doctor John Whittington (RIght)
Sarah Courtney( 3rd Right) with Doctor John Whittington (RIght)

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.

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.

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