Office details Connect Electorate details Electorate Office (Principal Office) 18 Park Road Cheltenham, VIC, 3192 Postal address 18 Park Road Cheltenham, VIC, 3192 Telephone: (03) 9008 4688 Parliament Office PO Box 6100 Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (02) 6277 3760 Connect with Senator David Van Email email@example.com Websites Personal website Alternative URL https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Van State/Territory Track Electorate Speeches First speech Recent speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2019. Committee service Joint Standing: Trade and Investment Growth served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Treaties served from 21.10.2021 to 20.6.2023; National Capital and External Territories served from 1.8.2022 to 20.6.2023; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 2.8.2022 to 20.6.2023Joint Statutory: Human Rights served from 2.7.2019 to 15.10.2019; Public Works served from 23.11.2022 to 20.6.2023Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation served from 2.7.2019 to 2.12.2021; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 2.7.2019 to 14.10.2019; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 3.2.2021 to 25.7.2022; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References served from 2.12.2021 to 25.7.2022Senate Select: Foreign Interference through Social Media served from 5.12.2019 to 21.4.2022Senate Standing: Senators' Interests served from 2.7.2019 to 25.7.2022; Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation served as Deputy Chair from 1.8.2022 to 20.6.2023 Parliamentary party positions Independent. Served: 19.06.2023 to presentLiberal Party of Australia. Served: 01.07.2019 to 19.06.2023Independent Whip from 14.9.2023. Party positions Vice-Chairman of the Macnamara/Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate Conference (Vic.) from 2015 to 2016.Chairman of the Liberal Party Macnamara/Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate Conference (Vic.) from 2016 to 2018.Chairman of the Liberal Party Albert Park State Electorate Conference (Vic.) from 2016 to 2018.Branch Development Officer for the Liberal Party Macnamara/Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate Conference (Vic.) from 2016 to 2017.Vice-President of the Liberal Party Albert Park/South Melbourne Branch (Vic.) from 2017 to 2019.Chairman of the Liberal Party Macnamara/Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate Conference (Vic.) from 2018 to 2019. Personal Born: 14.11.1964, Melbourne, AustraliaGender: Male Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament (MA(IR)) (Monash University).BAppSc (University of Melbourne).(DipInvRel) (Australian Investor Relations Association).Public Affairs Consultant from 1995 to 2019.