Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

About Banks

Banks includes much of the St George district and parts of the Bankstown and Canterbury areas. The following suburbs are in the electorate: Allawah, Connells Point, East Hills, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, South Hurstville, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley, Padstow Heights, Peakhurst, Peakhurst Heights, Penshurst, Picnic Point, Panania and parts of Beverly Hills, Carlton, Narwee, Padstow, Revesby and Riverwood.

From David’s First Speech to Parliament:

“The people of Banks embody modern Australia. Many are young families raising kids, the people in their 30s and 40s who do so much of the heavy lifting in our society. Some families have lived in the same home for more than half a century, others arrived in recent times from overseas. Banks has the highest proportion of people of Chinese background of any Australian electorate, and people who trace their ancestry to all parts of the world.

People in Banks are not defined by race or religion, though, but by values. All that matters in Banks is that you play by the rules of Australia. Wherever you were born, the responsibility of all of us is the same. That responsibility is to live within our laws, and to embrace our values. That is what the people of Banks believe. That is what I believe.

Banks stretches from Carlton in Sydney’s south-east, to Revesby in the west. The mighty Georges River defines much of the area. In Hurstville, we have one of the most dynamic, energetic centres in Australia. In Oatley we have a suburban paradise that fortunately the rest of Sydney doesn’t know about”.