Your voice
in Western

My vision for Western Metropolitan Victoria

“It is my great honour to represent the Western Metropolitan region of Victoria; an area of great cultural richness, diversity, growth, challenges and unlimited potential. I will strive daily to reward your faith in electing me as your representative in Parliament” 

Regulation of Personal Adult Use of Cannabis

Current cannabis laws make criminals of ordinary Australian consumers and perversely, creates a huge illicit market run by real criminals. It’s time for sensible and meaningful reform.

About David Ettershank

David has been a resident of the west for over 30 years. An experienced campaigner for his local community, David has spearheaded many campaigns to enhance and protect local amenities and services.  

Before his election as a Member of the Legislation Council in the 2022 Victorian election, David was working in the consulting practice he co-founded, supporting not-for-profit aged care providers with strong links to specialist, CALD and regional services. David has qualifications in Asian Studies and Industrial Relations along with an additional 20 years of experience working in the labour movement as a training and industrial officer.

Diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune condition, David is a long-term recreational and therapeutic cannabis consumer and knows first-hand how out-of-date and out-of-touch Victoria’s cannabis laws are. He is determined to see cannabis legalised, de-stigmatised, and its many benefits recognised for all adult Victorian consumers.

What’s on your mind?

If there’s a comment, question or issue that you care about, please leave me a message and I’ll do my best to help.