Hi, I’m David (aka Tobby).

I’m a Greens Councillor for Orange and a union organiser. I’ve previously worked as a psychology academic, a Parliamentary policy and communications advisor and in community engagement for a mental health service. I’ve also written articles and for several blogs about politics, media and other topics.

Want to know what I’m getting up to as I work with the local Orange community and on Orange City Council? Check out what I’m sharing on Facebook and Instagram.

Want to find out about the work I do and my career history? Head over to my LinkedIn profile.

Want to know why some people on the Internet call me Tobby and some of my online profiles have a little cartoon avatar? That’s a story going back more than 15 years to the golden age of blogging, when I wrote under a pseudonym and a lot of people came to know me through that name.

Most of the content I wrote has dropped off the Internet these days, but on many of my personal social media accounts I’ll still go by the name Tobby.

I’m not posting on the website formerly known as Twitter any more, but you can find me around from time to time on Mastodon, Bluesky and my non-Councillor Instagram.