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David Elliott is an Australian politician. He is the New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services in the second Berejiklian ministry since April 2019. Elliott is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Baulkham Hills for the Liberal Party since 2011.
Elliott was Minister for Counter-Terrorism from January 2017 until March 2019 and Minister for Corrections and Minister for Veterans Affairs from April 2015 until March 2019 in the first Berejiklian ministry. He was Minister for Emergency Services between 2015 and 2017 in the second Baird government.
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David Andrew Elliott was born on June 11, 1970(age 51 years) in Sydney, Australia. In 1995, Elliott joined the Australian Army and commenced his officer training at Royal Military College, Duntroon, attaining the rank of Captain in April 1997. Taking 18 months’ leave, he worked as Press Secretary for the Hon. Peter Collins, QC MP who was elected NSW Leader of the Opposition following the 1995 state election.
In 1999, Elliott was Director for the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy campaign against the referendum for Australia to become a republic; for which he was awarded the Centenary Medal on 1 January 2001 for service to the constitutional reform debate.
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Returning to the Army in 2000, Elliott served in peace-keeping forces in Bouganville, Papua New Guinea and was awarded the Australian Service Medal. For the next four years, Elliott worked as state operations manager in St John Ambulance (NSW), before commencing as Executive Officer of the Australian Hotels Association, and later becoming Deputy chief executive officer. In 2008, Elliott became chief executive officer of the Civil Contractors Federation and held this position until his election to Parliament.
David Elliott was a director of Castle Hill RSL Club Limited from 2009 to 2016. He was a director of Life Education Australia between 2009 and 2011, and a member of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2011. Between 1992 and 2001, he has held a range of Liberal Party elected positions.
David Elliott sought Liberal Party pre-selection for the federal seat of Mitchell on June 16, 2007, but lost by a margin of 20 votes to 81 against Alex Hawke, then an advisor to Ray Williams MP. Paul Blanch, a grazier from Orange, received 8 votes. Alan Cadman, who had been the member for Mitchell since 1974, chose not to contest the pre-selection, but was later quoted as saying that this was due to “relentless branch-stacking within the electorate.”
In February 2010, David Elliott unsuccessfully sought the Liberal Party pre-selection for the Legislative Council of New South Wales in a bitter and public battle with David Clarke, a member of the Liberal’s so-called ‘religious right’ faction.
Following the announcement of the retirement of sitting Liberal member, Wayne Merton, Elliott won party pre-selection, running against Baulkham Hills Councillor Mike Thomas and solicitor, Damien Tudehope. At the 2011 election, Elliott was elected to the safe Liberal seat with a swing of 14.4 points and won the seat with 76.4 per cent of the two-party vote. Elliott’s main opponent was Tony Hay, representing Labor.
Following the 2015 state election, Elliott was sworn in as the Minister for Emergency Services, the Minister for Corrections, and the Minister for Veterans Affairs in the second Baird government. On 30 January 2017, Elliott was sworn in as the Minister for Counter-Terrorism, the Minister for Corrections, and the Minister for Veterans Affairs in the first Berejiklian ministry.
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On 18 October 2018 Elliott used parliamentary privilege in the Legislative Assembly to raise an allegation that Luke Foley, at the time leader of the opposition, had “a little bit too much to drink at a party and harassed an ABC journalist.”
Later that month, ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper released a statement, alleging that at an event in November 2016, Foley “placed his hand down the back of her dress and inside her underpants.” Hours later, Foley read a statement in which he resigned as leader of the Labor Party, but denied the allegation and said he would commence defamation proceedings in the Federal Court.
Following the 2019 state election, Elliott was sworn in as the Minister for Police and Emergency Services in the second Berejiklian ministry, with effect from 2 April 2019.
In November 2019, Elliott was cleared by police following an investigation into an alleged road rage incident involving a 17-year-old P-plate driver. Elliot had told the P-plate driver he “worked for the cops”.
Also in November 2019, Elliott responded to revelations police strip-searched 122 girls by stating he would want officers to search his own children if “they were at risk of doing something wrong”.
In December 2019, he attracted attention for an offensive post on Facebook, in which he told a “mate” that he’d “rip your head off and s— in the hole”.
In December 2019, Elliot was denounced for deciding to take a holiday to Europe during one of the worst bushfire disasters in the country’s history. He faced heavy criticism because of his role as New South Wales Emergency Services Minister, with New South Wales being by far the worst-hit area of the country, with bushfires throughout NSW destroying almost a thousand houses and killing or displacing a billion animals, with nine people killed, including three firefighters. He was not helped by the fact that just a week earlier, the federal Liberal Party leader and prime minister, Scott Morrison, faced similar criticism for going on a holiday to Hawaii.
Elliott responded to the claims by saying he would keep bushfire-affected communities and firefighters in his thoughts whilst on holiday. After public pressure and criticism following catastrophic fires on 31 December 2019, Elliott “apparently” backflipped and returned home from his European trip.
David Elliott is married to Nicole Elliott, they have two children together. Elliot and his family live in a private house in Kellyville.
David Elliott net worth
What is David Elliott net worth? David Elliott net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His salary is $405,000. Elliott’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. However, on 9 March 2020, the NSW Police announced an investigation into whether Elliott’s use of highly restricted firearms broke the law.