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

28/04/2016

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber says the State Budget fails to address climate change, public transport overcrowding and demand on public schools.

“This is not a Green budget," Greg Barber said.

“The Government is absolutely rolling in cash, which means the time for excuses is over.  What this budget does is make clear what their priorities aren’t.

Latest Speeches

Thu, 24/03/2016 - 6:00pm

Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — For the information of members, Australia's current pledge in relation to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 per cent, not including land use change and forestry, has been described as inadequate by climateactiontracker.org. The site also notes that when including land use change and forestry, our actual reduction by 2030 will be approximately nil.