David Shoebridge


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

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.

David's Portfolios

  • Aboriginal Justice (including Aboriginal Affairs and Aboriginal Heritage)
  • Child Protection
  • Climate Change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Gun Control 
  • Industrial Relations (including Compensation)
  • Justice (including Attorney General, Police, Emergency Services)
  • Local Government (including Crown Lands)
  • Region: Illawarra and South Coast
  • Region: Riverina

Contact David

David Shoebridge MLC
Parliament House,
Macquarie Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone (02) 9230 3030


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