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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Wed, 14/09/2016 - 11:15am

Speech in parliament: I rise to speak on the motion put forth by Ms Patten. The current legal and law enforcement regime with regard to the possession, use and cultivation of cannabis for personal use is failing our community. The Greens here in Victoria and federally have led the debate when it comes to the urgent need for drug law reform. For example, across Australia we have led the charge when it comes to medical cannabis.