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

22/05/2018

The decision today by NSW courts to find Archbishop Wilson guilty of concealing child sexual abuse is a very real step towards justice, and highlights the urgent need for the church to respond to the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said:

"Archbishop Wilson is the most senior Catholic official in the world to be found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse.

"His wilful failure to act on the abuse in the Hunter Valley in the 1970s put children at direct risk of harm.