Nadia David

Candidate for Indi

Nadia David is Labor's candidate for the seat of Indi.

Nadia and her husband Charles moved to Beechworth with their two children, Ben and Elena, in 2016 where they bought a property on the outskirts of town and established a horse stud. They recently purchased the local bookshop which they are running together despite the challenges of COVID-19.

A qualified solicitor, and now undertaking a PhD at Monash University, Nadia currently teaches Criminal Justice Studies at RMIT. Their two children, eleven-year-old Ben and eight-year-old Elena, lend a hand after school to help things run smoothly.

Nadia is a passionate unionist and is currently the Vice President of the RMIT Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union. She is also one of the Co-Convenors of EMILY's List in Victoria and has a long history of voluntary service on boards of governance in the local community.

Nadia and Charles are also involved in regrarian and sustainable agriculture and run their 38 hectare property using a variety of environmentally beneficial approaches. They recently began offering workshops on managing equine properties more sustainably and are having great success regenerating their property from its previous life as an overgrazed goat farm.

A life-long equestrian, Nadia rides competitively in a range of disciplines, and loves getting out into the equestrian community with her horses. She recently started campdrafting and competing in working equitation and is loving the challenge of learning new disciplines.

Nadia and Charles' son, Ben, has Down syndrome and is on the Autism Spectrum and accordingly Nadia has a strong interest in the NDIS and disability policy more broadly. A keen environmentalist, she wants more action on climate change and some frank discussions about the need to incorporate environmental policy into agricultural policy. Both she and Charles are involved in Farmers for Climate Action and Landcare.