David Shoebridge

MLC for NSW

David is a Greens MP in NSW Parliament, campaigning to protect our environment, workers’ rights, and for Aboriginal justice. 

David is a Greens MP in the NSW Parliament, serving in the State’s Upper House since September 2010. David is the Greens NSW Spokesperson for Justice and Police. Before entering Parliament David worked as a lawyer for 13 years, the majority of this time as a Barrister representing workers, unions and ordinary citizens with a focus on employment, discrimination and tort law. 

David is the Greens NSW spokesperson for Justice, Forestry, Industrial Relations, Planning and Heritage, Firearms, and Local Government.

David has been a strong voice in the campaign against amateur hunting on public land, and continues to work against the development of a pro-gun and hunting culture in NSW.

Among David’s current campaigns are working to create a planning system for NSW that is sustainable and community oriented, campaigning to curb the use of police drug sniffer dogs and Tasers, and protecting the rights of workers to fair wages and workers compensation.

David was an elected Greens Councillor on Woollahra Council between 2004 and 2012 where he served a term as Deputy Mayor.

Latest News

16/08/2017

Documents obtained through freedom of information show Port Macquarie Hastings Council pushing through an ill-conceived expansion to the Port Macquarie Airport despite flagging passenger numbers and the required bulldozing of crucial koala habitat.

The planned expansion seems doomed given the poor patronage on past jet services. Furthermore the projections for growth of the airport are based on 2010 figures, meaning their predictive value is highly questionable.