Senator David Van is a Liberal Senator for Victoria, elected to the Senate in 2019.
During his time in the Senate, David has spoken extensively on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence, Energy and the Environment. He writes and speaks often on current geo-political issues, particularly security and trade. He is actively engaged in strengthen ing bilateral relations with friends and allies around the world, particularly in the Indo-Pacific and is Chair of the Parliamentary Friendship Groups of Spain, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine and the Pacific Islands.
He is an active member of the Joint Standing Committees for Trade & Investment Growth and Treaties, Senate Committees of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and Legal & Constitutional Affairs as well as the Senate Select Committee for Foreign Interference through Social Media.