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SMITH, David Philip BenedictBiography for SMITH, DAVID

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Declared elected 23.5.18 as a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory by the High Court of Australia (vice K Gallagher, disqualified under section 44(i) of the Constitution). (term begun 23.5.18).

Committee Service

Senate Select: Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century from 25.6.18; Electric Vehicles from 27.6.18.

Joint Standing Committee: National Capital and External Territories from 28.6.18.

Party Positions

Senior Vice President of ACT Branch, Australian Labor Party, 2016 to current.


Born 25.3.1970, Canberra, ACT


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Hons) (ANU).

Director ACT, Professionals Australia, from 2007 to 2018.

Manager, Industrial Relations, Australian Federal Police Association, from 2005 to 2007.

Senior Policy Officer, ACT Chief Minister's Directorate, from 2002 to 2005.