David Mallard

Candidate for Orange

Hi, I’m David Mallard.

I moved to the Central West more than 20 years ago and have lived in Orange since 2009. I was elected as a Greens councillor on Orange City Council in 2021 and work as a union organiser in the higher education sector. I previously worked as a psychology lecturer at Charles Sturt University, as a policy and communications adviser to former Greens Member of the Legislative Council, Jan Barham, and as a community engagement officer with a local mental health service.

Having worked with the local community to achieve important progressive wins on Orange City Council in 2022, I’m standing in this state election to campaign for action on the key social and environmental issues and challenges affecting the Orange electorate. I’ve worked alongside community members who are concerned about the housing crisis and what seems like ever-widening social disadvantage. I’ve also helped spearhead action to protect our natural environment and address climate change.

I’m standing in this state election to give our electorate the opportunity to vote for a candidate with a strong commitment to action for a fairer and more inclusive society and a healthy environment.

I’m especially motivated to campaign for a strong Greens vote across the electorate that will see local Wiradjuri woman, Lynda-June Coe, elected to the Upper House along with Cate Faehrmann and Amanda Cohn, giving the Greens the balance of power and pushing the next government on the many critical issues we face here in New South Wales.

We have this opportunity to elect an Indigenous woman to the NSW Upper House to help steer our state towards a just accord with Aboriginal Australians while also bringing a local Central West perspective to the Upper House.

With your support, we can work together for a greener future in NSW – to put an end to coal and gas, deliver affordable housing and address the housing crisis, and rein in the vested interests who corrupt our state’s politics and make them pay for the harms they cause to our society and environment.