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.

Take Action

01/04/2016

Wards at Footscray Hospital have already closed due to neglect. The hopsital needs urgent redevelopment.

Latest News

20/05/2016

The Greens today said the proposal from local traders in Richmond to support a supervised injecting facility for the area and not simply CCTV cameras was worthy of consideration to help deal with drug issues present in Richmond.

Greens Yarra Councillor Misha Coleman said:

“We welcome this constructive proposal from local traders and believe it is worthy of very serious consideration.”

Greens Federal Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP said:

Latest Speeches

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 10:30am

Speech in Parliament in response to the Infant Viability Bill 2016: The Greens will not be supporting this bill as we do not believe that it is necessary. We believe that this is a retrograde step in the way we think about women’s reproductive rights. Women are smart, and they can make their own decisions about how they live their lives. They do not need the Parliament to tell them how they will live their lives. I was here for the 2008 debate when this Parliament decriminalised abortion. It was a long and difficult debate, and we covered all of this ground extensively.