Meet David

David Feeney MP is the Labor member for the House of Representatives seat of Batman.

He grew up in Adelaide, attending Mercedes College and Adelaide University, before moving to Melbourne in 1998 to continue his studies at Melbourne University. He later completed a Master’s of Public Policy and Management at Monash University.

David worked as a Federal Industrial Officer for the Transport Workers’ Union between 1994 and 1999 before being appointed the State Secretary and Campaign Director of the Victorian ALP, a position he held until 2002. In early 2003 David Feeney joined the staff of the former Victorian Premier Steve Bracks as his Director of Strategy.

In 2005 David was appointed Assistant National Secretary for the ALP, and in 2005-06 worked as the Campaign Director for the ALP in South Australia. Following his work as Assistant National Secretary for the 2007 federal election, David entered the Federal Parliament in 2008 as a Senator.

In September 2010 David was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Defence. He became the member for Batman in 2013. David was appointed to Labor’s frontbench in October 2013, previously holding the positions of Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence, Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC and Shadow Minister for Justice.

Now as a local MP, David is busy focusing on issues that are important to the residents and families of Batman.

David has been married to Liberty Sanger since 2002. Liberty is a Principal of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers. David has a keen interest in history and reading.