Member of the NSW Liberal Party
SINCE 2019 SENATE SELECTION
June 2011 to present
Chaired and represented over four million Australians leading a National Health Peak for deafness and hearing health.
June 2011 to present
Advised both Federal and State Governments on policy committees, leveraging diverse experiences and insights from Australians of different backgrounds.
Spoke on behalf of Australia at the World Hearing Health Forum at WHO in Geneva.
August 2019 to present
Increased membership by 36 per cent for the Waverton-Wollstonecraft Branch as President, which includes our 25th Prime Minister Mr John Howard OM AC.
Initiated the first Disability Policy Branch for the NSW Division of our National Liberal Party, with over 40 members statewide.
April 2020 to May 2021
Advise Federal and State Government on use of Auslan interpreters and live captioning for COVID press conferences and use in hospitals and testing centres.
August 2021 to October 2021
Organised the Liberal Party Local Government policy forum. (moved two times due to COVID19) to support our Party's candidates contesting across 12 local government electorates in NSW.
December 2019 to October 2022
Worked with NSW Speaker of the House Jonathan O’Dea MP and President of Council Matthew Mason Cox MLC to implement first live auto captions and auto-transcription in the Parliament of NSW, being first Parliament in Australia to achieve this.
November 2019 to present
Founded the Australian Hearing Health Alliance with 12 members (ranging from corporate, consumer, university, and charities), and the Coalition Government, appointed Vice President August 2022
July 2022 to present
Hearing Health Advocate appointed by the World Health Organisation and Global Hearing Health Coalition
“David demonstrates all the qualities required for a successful Senator representing the Liberal Party. He is a true leader and a great role model who engages with deaf Australians from teenagers to young adults and encourages them to realise their full potential.”
STEPHEN COUTTS - LIBERAL PARTY MEMBER, FORMER NSW COALITION GOVERNMENT CHIEF OF STAFF
Senator for NSW, supporting our MP’s and Candidates
My late great Uncle Sir Nigel Bowen QC, a former Liberal Government Attorney General and Minister, gave me some great advice “to succeed in life is to make sure you listen, gather another point of view before making a decision”.
Those who knew him, knew he reached out to our Party members, MP’s and Candidates across NSW. Through his guidance, I have strived to visit electorates all across NSW, to learn from you, your MPs and candidates, and explore your local areas.
"I am committed to working with everyone in our Party across NSW, as your Senator, to contribute towards our success in the next Federal election. It is essential for our nation's future." After all we can't govern if we don't ensure we win elections by showing Australia it is Liberals who reflect their communities, on 27 May let's start this journey.