Colleen Hartland

MP for Western Suburbs

I am a strong advocate for clean, healthy and liveable Western Suburbs, a place I have called home for 30 years. My portfolios include health, emergency services, ageing, disability, gaming, mental health and veterans.

Colleen Hartland has been the Greens MP for the Western Metropolitan Region since she was elected in 2006. She is a member of the Upper House of the Victorian parliament. She has an extensive and interesting work history, including home care and as a kitchenhand in Parliament during the term of the Cain/Kirner Governments. Colleen Hartland is known as a Western Suburbs activist and rose to prominence as a foundation member of the Hazardous Materials Action group (HAZMAG), particularly around Coode Island during the 1990s.

In 2000 Colleen undertook a Diploma in Community Development at Victoria University TAFE and following completion she worked at the Western Region Health Centre for 5 years. This position was based in an Office of Housing block in Williamstown where she supported 90 older residents to stay in their homes and improve their wellbeing. Colleen was elected as Councillor for Sheok Ward in the Maribyrnong City Council in 2003, and served on the council until 2005.

Since being elected in 2006, Colleen has continued to be a strong advocate for the Western Suburbs community, a place she has called home for 30 years. She holds the portfolios of health, mental health, disability, ageing, gambling and liquor regulation, veterans and emergency services for the Victorian Greens.

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The Greens have welcomed the commitment to duplicate the Ballarat Rail Line in the 2016-17 Victorian Budget, saying it will deliver better services for residents between Sunshine and Melton.

“The people of Melton, Deer Park, Caroline Springs, Rockbank, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat will all benefit from the duplication, as more trains will be able to run on the line without delay,” said Western Suburbs Greens MP, Colleen Hartland.

“I have campaigned for duplication of the Melton rail line for years, so I am very pleased to see this finally happen.

Latest Speeches

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 11:00am

Colleen Hartland - Speech in Parliament in reponse to the Health Complaints Bill 2016.  The Greens warmly welcome the introduction of the Health Complaints Bill 2016 to Parliament. We believe it is a much needed reform of the current health services commissioner’s role. We have seen in recent times how the existing powers and rules surrounding the health services commissioner have failed.