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

25/07/2016

Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber has called on Premier Andrews to support the Greens bill to remove discrimination against LGBTI children from the Equal Opportunity Act.

Currently religious schools have the right to discriminate against same-sex attracted and transgender students. Such discrimination could take the form of expulsion or refusal to enrol.

“Dan Andrews talks tough when it’s Malcolm Turnbull, but he won’t take on his own party room when it’s Victoria’s laws that need changing,” Greg Barber said. 

Latest Speeches

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

Mr BARBER (Northern Metropolitan) — I have been in this Parliament I think for 10 years, so this must be the 10th time I have made the speech I am about to make, and that is that this is another missed opportunity for state taxation reform.

[Speech was interrupted.]