David Shoebridge

MLC for NSW

David is a Greens MP in NSW Parliament, serving in the Upper House since September 2010. David is the Greens NSW Spokesperson for 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

19/03/2017

Failed policies and aggressive policing by the Coalition government has seen the number of Aboriginal people in NSW prisons reach a tragic high. Figures obtained by the Greens show the number of Aboriginal people in NSW jails has grown 35% since the Coalition came into office in 2011.

In March 2011 there were 2,269 Aboriginal people in NSW jails representing 22.4 percent of the jail population. By the end of 2016 there were 3,059 Aboriginal people in jail representing 24.1 percent of all inmates.