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.