Greg Barber

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.

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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.

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Speeches

  • Government members

    Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — In relation to the new balance of power in the upper house, the Premier said late last year: I'm not underestimating the challenge … We'll work very hard and I think I am well known in Victoria as someone who can work with people and find the common ground, and again, be focused on the outcome, not focused on the politics of these things. In just seven days of sittings government members have comprehensively trashed those high-minded sentiments.
  • Back to Work Bill 2014

    Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — At the heart of the functioning of the scheme of legislation there are the guidelines. I ask the minister why the government has been unwilling or unable to release the draft guidelines to members of this house despite some requests to do so?
  • Production of documents

    Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — I move: That this house requires the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council to table in the Legislative Council, by 14 April 2015, a copy of — (1) the value-for-money evaluation for the Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor project, required under item 2.4.1 of the Department of Treasury and Finance's unsolicited proposal guidelines for the purpose of assessing 'whether value for money is being achieved for government, including that the benefits to government are being maximised';
  • Hon. Evan Herbert Walker, AO

    Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — The members of the Greens would like to associate ourselves with this motion. At the time of Mr Walker's parliamentary service, a reporter described him as a 'tough-minded, down-to-earth idealist'. I am sure that every member of this house would take great delight in being described that way.

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Greg Barber

Level 1, 362 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000

Phone: (03) 9348 2622

Email: Greg.Barber@parliament.vic.gov.au