Member of the NSW Liberal Party
Read feedback from current and past colleagues about myself
FEEDBACK FROM SELECTORS OF OUR LIBERAL PARTY - SENATE SELECTION 2019
"Thank you David for your great contribution to OUR LIBERAL PARTY! You are very brave and I commend your tenacity and strength of spirit! My congratulations to you and the rest of the candidates who had the courage “to have a go!”
"As I said to you on Saturday (2019 selection) I believe you have the potential to become one of our leading voices in Parliament and I hope that will become a reality in the not to distant future"
“As a Party Member of newly 50 years I found your speech amazing.”
"I was present as a selector and thought you spoke extremely well. The party needs people like you. Please continue to hang in there and you will grow & become a leader and person of influence. Be encouraged by the experience."
"You spoke so well and you have the credentials to back that up. With your background and experience in NDIS and other issues, we need you in Federal Parliament! "
ANDREW BUSH - LIBERAL PARTY MEMBER FOR 54 YEARS.
"David Brady is a candidate for selection to be a Senator for New South Wales, and I am delighted and honoured to endorse and recommend him unreservedly. I have been a member of the Liberal Party for fifty-four years, having first joined in New South Wales on the 12th February in 1965, and more recently having been a member of the Waverton-Wollstonecraft branch from 1994-95 to 2017, when I returned to Victoria. In this time, I’ve met few candidates I would consider his equal, and none better, with the possible exception of one, The Honourable John Howard, OM. AC."
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JENNY WARE MP - MEMBER FOR HUGHES, LIBERAL PARTY
"David’s proactive leadership and strategic thinking within the disability sector in our State, indeed throughout our country are, in my view, clearly demonstrated through his work outlined above. His commitment to liberal values is demonstrated through his involvement within the Liberal Party over many years and his role in now developing the Disability Policy Branch. Developing sensible policy is key to the Federal Liberal Party successfully campaigning and winning at the next election.
I have observed David engage with a cross-section of the Australian community and can personally attest to his warmth and ability to engage positively with youth and young Australians. These are key demographics with whom the Liberals must convince to vote for us in order win at the next Federal election.
David is a man of integrity and honour, born and raised in Armidale who, since birth, has lived with a severe to profound hearing loss. In late November 2022, he received a Cochlear Implant which has enabled him for the first time, to hear new sounds.
As the dad to a young daughter, David understands families, the challenges and joys of parenting as well as issues facing Australian families, parents and children."
JESSICA KEEN - LIBERAL PARTY MEMBER, COUNCILLOR NORTH SYDNEY CITY COUNCIL 2017-2021
"I was privileged to meet David through the Liberal Party and immediately observed and felt his passion for the party. We are so fortunate to have David as a candidate, a person of integrity and honour. David has been very open about his aspirations and I believe he would be an asset to the Senate."
NICOLE LAWDER MLA - LIBERAL PARTY MEMBER, MEMBER FOR BRINDABELLA (ACT), DEPUTY OPPOSITION LEADER OF THE ACT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
"I have known Dave for perhaps 10 years or more through our mutual involvement in some community sector organisations. In my experience, Dave has been extremely hard working. He thinks outside the box and frequently comes up with innovative approaches and ideas. He doesn’t take No for an answer and keeps working away to achieve his, or an organisation’s, goals. He has been able to bring together diverse stakeholders to mutual benefit. He takes on responsibility and many tasks without expecting recognition or reward and puts his heart into those projects. He is a doer when things need to be done. I am proud of his achievements and look forward to learning about more of them in the future."
KIM JONES GAICD - Board Director of the Year 2018 finalist for the 2018 Third Sector Awards, PAST CHAIRPERSON HEAR FOR YOU, CHAIRPERSON NATIONAL DEAF YOUTH FORUM 2019
"For more than five years, and as Chair of Hear For You, I had the pleasure of working with David Brady. I witnessed his comprehensive knowledge not just of his sector and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (‘NDIS’) but his broader experience in economic and social issues that affect many Australians, including infrastructure and technology. David has used his expertise and understanding of the bigger issues in his current position to empower Australian deaf teenagers while also engaging with the government, young people, communities, schools and corporates to effect real change. This ability has come from growing up in a regional town, working in business development and seeing the bigger picture. I have watched as key influencers such as the Minister Ken Wyatt AM MP have engaged David to contribute strategically to the Roadmap of Hearing Health for Australia. This year, David took listening to, and understanding of, the next generation’s concerns one step further by delivering the first Australian deaf youth forum – a conduit to create a pathway of action. I am excited to endorse David to be the next NSW Senator so that he can deliver across all sectors for all Australians."
STEPHEN COUTTS - LIBERAL PARTY MEMBER, CHAIRPERSON HEAR FOR YOU, FORMER NSW COALITION GOVERNMENT CHIEF OF STAFF
“I have known David Brady for many years now through my role as Chairperson and Director of Hear For You Limited and I am pleased to see that David has nominated for selection to be the next Liberal Senator for NSW. 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. I have also witnessed his leadership as Chairperson of Deafness Forum of Australia, where he leads and connects the deafness sector and other community organisations to work with Government to achieve positive results for millions of Australians. As a member of the Liberal Party, I am pleased to recommend David as an outstanding candidate for the NSW Senate.”