Meet David, your local Federal representative.

I was proud to be elected to the House of Representatives as the first Federal Member for the new seat of Bean in 2019. This followed a brief period of service in the Senate.

Before entering Parliament, I held several roles within the public and community sector including in the labour movement with Professionals Australia and the Australian Federal Police Association.

These positions allowed me the opportunity to:

  • advocate for the importance of fairness, safety and equal pay and conditions for all workers
  • promote the value of community and public service; and
  • make the case for greater integrity in government.

These are issues that I have been passionate about my entire working life and continue to be a significant focus of my role in Parliament.

In Parliament, I am currently the Secretary of Labor’s Caucus Committee on Education, Science Research and the Arts, the Co-Chair of Parliamentary Friends of the Capital Region, and Parliamentary Friends of Pain Management. I am also a Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committees on Public Works, the National Capital and External Territories, and the Parliamentary Library.

I am fortunate to still live in Farrer with my wife and three children, a community I grew up in. I attended local schools then went on graduate from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons). Access to quality education in our region is something that we need to ensure continues to be available for all young people growing up in Bean.

Together we can build a better future for all across the Bean electorate.