Greg Barber

Victorian Greens Leader, MLC for Northern Metropolitan

I am the leader of the Victorian Greens. My portfolios include Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Employment, Industrial Relations, Treasury and Finance, Special Minister of State, Industry, Trade, Ports and Regional Development, and I am the Greens spokesperson on Integrity.

Greg Barber was elected to Yarra City Council in 2002, becoming Australia’s first Green Mayor the following year. In 2006 he was elected as Victorian State Member of Parliament to the Northern Metropolitan region and again in 2010 when he was endorsed within the party room as the Parliamentary leader of the Victorian Greens.

During his time in State Parliament, Greg has immersed himself in the complexities of urban planning and transport matters; in 2009 instigating an inquiry into the failure of train services in rural and metropolitan Melbourne and supporting the Inquiry into Government Decision Making, Consultation and Approval Processes (also known as the Windsor Inquiry). 

Greg also drafted The People Plan with input from transport experts, both local and international, and has fought to introduce anti-corruption legislation to parliament. 

He continues to challenge the government and transport authorities to maximise service delivery, reach and efficiency not just for the metropolitan areas but Victoria as a whole. Greg manages a long list of state portfolios including Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Employment, Industrial Relations, Treasury and Finance, Special Minister of State, Industry, Trade, Ports and Regional Development.

Greg has a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science.

Latest News

22/09/2016

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says new PTV data shows train overcrowding has gotten worse in the past year.

"After four years in opposition and nearly two in Government, Labor still has no plan to reduce overcrowding across the train network,” Greg Barber said.

“Melbourne's 19th century signalling system makes trains unreliable and limits the number of extra services we can squeeze into busy periods. Fixing this is an urgent priority but the Government isn’t facing up to the problem,” he said.

Latest Speeches

Thu, 09/06/2016 - 9:45pm

Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — I think it would be a good thing for democracy if Labor got over its current existential crisis. It is not my job to help its members run their party better. It is still one of the major parties in Australia, and for the sake of democracy we need them to be in fighting form.