Samantha Dunn

MLC for Eastern Metropolitan

I care about you and your family. I am a strong voice for you in Parliament, representing our shared vision to improve the East's liveability and standing up for forests, public transport, cycling and road safety.

I've grown up in the east of Melbourne, my family moved here back in the 1970's. My background is working in finance and administration in both the private and not for profit sector. I know what it's like to access distant health services, the challenge of finding local education options and the constant battle travelling to work. The East is a great place to live, but it's under pressure. I understand the issues that impact on people in the region.

I want our children to grow up in a city that looks after future generations, both young and old. I want public transport to be a viable way for us to get around. I want clean energy to power our houses, action on climate change and a healthy environment with open spaces for us all to enjoy. I'm a strong advocate for improved public transport and passionate about biodiversity, better planning laws, economic development and responding to climate change.

I will be a strong voice for the people of Eastern Metropolitan and a healthy and sustainable future. ​

If you'd like to learn more about Samantha, check out Getting to Know Samantha Dunn.

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Manningham is the only municipality in metropolitan Melbourne that relies solely on buses for public transport. But for more than 100 years, Labor and Liberal governments have failed to deliver on their Doncaster Rail promises. Only a rail line can provide mass transit options for Manningham. 

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The Victorian and federal governments appear to have quietly extended the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement, prompting the Greens to call for the failed logging laws to be scrapped. 

“This is clearly something they aren’t proud of, or both governments would be spruiking the law’s benefits for jobs and the environment,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens forests spokesperson.

“Instead, we have what seems to be a dirty deal done in a dark parking lot.

“Australians have every right to be appalled that their forests will continue to be destroyed.

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Thu, 09/02/2017 - 5:00pm

Substantive Question 1
Has the Minister requested that VicForests assess the damage to tourism and Leadbeater’s possum habitat by logging Blue Vein coupe, which is adjacent to the 350 year old, 76 metre high, 15.7 metre girth Ada tree, which, as one of the largest living things in the world, is a major tourist attraction in the Yarra Ranges and Baw Baw?

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In Victoria, we have the opportunity to lead the transition from a dirty, polluting fossil fuel vehicle fleet to electric.

On the first week of Parliament in 2017, the Greens successfully moved a motion for an Inquiry into how to incentivise the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Here are just five of the top reasons why it’s time to introduce EVs.