Mr David Smith MP

Mr David Smith MP

Member for Bean

Government Whip
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

205 Anketell Street
Tuggeranong, ACT, 2900

Postal address

205 Anketell Street
Tuggeranong, ACT, 2900

(02) 6293 1344

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4346


Parliamentary service
  • Declared elected 23.5.2018 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). Resigned 11.4.2019 to contest the House of Representatives division of Bean, ACT, 2019. Elected to the House of Representatives for Bean, Australian Capital Territory, 2019. Re-elected 2022.
Parliamentary appointments
  • Member of the Advisory Council on Australian Archives from 28.7.2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Selection served from 28.7.2022 to present
  • Joint Select: Parliamentary Standards served from 28.7.2022 to 29.11.2022
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories served from 28.6.2018 to 11.4.2022; Parliamentary Library served from 11.11.2020 to 11.4.2022
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works served from 23.7.2019 to present
  • Senate Select: Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century served from 25.6.2018 to 14.2.2019; Electric Vehicles served from 27.6.2018 to 30.1.2019
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 23.05.2018 to 11.04.2019, 18.05.2019 to present
  • Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 31.5.2022.
Party positions
  • Senior Vice-President of the Australian Labor Party (ACT), 2016.
  • Born: 25.3.1970, Canberra, Australia
  • Gender: Male
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons) (Australian National University).
  • Senior Policy Officer at the Chief Minister's Directorate (ACT) from 2002 to 2005.
  • Manager of Industrial Relations at the Australian Federal Police Association from 2005 to 2007.
  • Director at Professionals Australia (ACT) from 2007 to 2018.
  • Name: Bean
  • Location: The Division of Bean covers an area in the south of the ACT consisting of the Districts of: Booth, Coree, Cotter River, Mount Clear, Paddys River, Rendezvous Creek, Stromlo, Tennent, Tuggeranong, part of Jerrabomberra, part of Molonglo Valley, part of Weston Creek, and part of Woden Valley. The Division of Bean also includes Norfolk Island.
  • Area: 1,913 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 104,482 (at 12.6.2019)
  • Industries: Mainly residential with tourism, retail and some light industry at Hume.

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