Elected in 2013 as the Member for Bassendean in the WA Parliament, Dave is the Minister for Water; Forestry, Innovation and ICT, Science, and Youth. Dave has lived in nearby Bayswater with his family for the past 15 years. His kids go to local schools.
Dave was the elected WA Secretary of United Voice, the union that represents frontline staff in WA’s schools, hospitals, childcare, disability and aged care centres along with cleaners, security and hospitality workers.
Dave has run campaigns including against the privatisation of Western Australia's hospitals and schools, and for a better deal for cleaners.
Dave and a couple of others successfully ran a campaign to see that banking services were retained in their local area when the big four banks started to pull out. Today, the community bank he played a primary role in establishing has two branches and is now one of the most successful in Australia.
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