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David Coleman (Australian politician)

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Preceded by  Daryl Melham
Name  David Coleman
Children  Caroline, Joseph
Spouse(s)  Dotte Coleman
Nationality  Australian

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Born  5 March 1974 (age 41) Camden, New South Wales (1974-03-05)
Political party  Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater  University of New South Wales
Role  Member of the Australian House of Representatives
Education  University of New South Wales
Party  Liberal Party of Australia
Office  Member of the Australian Parliament since 2013

David Bernard Coleman (born 5 March 1974) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Banks in New South Wales, since September 2013. He has two children Caroline and Joseph.


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Early life and education

Coleman was born in Camden, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. He attended primary school at Saint Thomas à Becket primary school in Lewisham; and completed his schooling at the Christian Brothers' High School, also in Lewisham. Coleman studied at the University of New South Wales, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, and was president of the UNSW Student Guild in 1997.


Before entering politics, Coleman worked for global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co, LookSmart, dStore, and since 2005, in a variety of roles for PBL Media and the Nine Network where he was the director of strategy and digital. Coleman entered Liberal preselection contests for Cook in 2007 and Bradfield in 2010; however was unsuccessful in receiving Liberal endorsement. Prior to his election to Parliament, Coleman held directorships with ninemsm Pty Liimited (2008-13), Australian News Channel Pty Limited (2008-13), and Yellow Brick Road Holdings Limited (2011-13).

At the 2013 federal election Coleman defeated the incumbent Labor member, Daryl Melham, who had held the seat for 23 years. Coleman recorded a two-party preferred swing of 3.28 per cent in his favour; and became the first non-Labor member to hold the seat since the Division of Banks was created in 1949.

Coleman is in favour of legalising same-sex marriage.


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