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A Message from Senator David Smith

It is a great honour to be only the 9th Senator to represent the people of the ACT in the Australian Parliament. I am keen to hear from you on the issues that matter and how we can work together to make the Canberra community, and more broadly Australia, a fairer place for all.
– Senator David Smith

My First Speech

On the 27th of June I delivered my first speech to the Senate outlining our fight for a fairer and more equal Canberra. Have a read here.

Transcript: 2CC with Rod Henshaw

I spoke to 2CC about the issues we face as Canberrans and my Walk and Talk series with constituents.

An APS Review must back it’s resources and expertise

I wrote in the Canberra Times about the need for an independent review of the Australian Public Service and the growing use of consultants.

The balance between post-political careers and public responsibility

Recently, I wrote about the growing trend of high ranking public officials moving into lobbying roles. We need to obtain the right balance between post-political careers and public responsibility.

Juvenile Diabetes

I had the pleasure of meeting with James and Grace from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to speak about type 1 diabetes.

Valuing Early Education this Week

August 5-12 is Early Learning Matters week and I had the pleasure of visiting YMCA Belconnen Early Learning Centre to hear from teachers and parents.