Candidate for Gippsland
Shashi Bhatti is a proud and passionate Gippslander. Since immigrating from India in 1989, Shashi commenced studying at the local TAFE College for an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, whilst working hard to support a young family taking on a variety of jobs including being a machine operator, forklift operator and working at the local petrol station.
Having experienced periods of unemployment, Shashi knows first-hand how difficult it can be for families to make ends meet.
Shashi then went on to complete a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting at Monash University Churchill – now Federation University Gippsland - and is an award winning accountant for seven consecutive years based in a major business in Traralgon. Shashi is also a member of the local Morwell Bowling Club and enjoys walks in the beautiful surrounds of the Gippsland countryside.
Shashi proudly became an Australian Citizen in 1992, married his wife Daljit Bhatti after arriving in Australia, and they have raised three sons in their home town of Morwell.