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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The Greens say the Victorian government needs a plan to transition to sustainable timber sources, following an announcement that Carter Harvey Holt's Morwell sawmill is set to close.

The impending closure of another Gippsland mill shows that the current approach to managing Victoria's timber resources isn't working, and the government needs a plan to transition to sustainable timber supplies before the entire industry collapses.

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Thu, 11/05/2017 - 12:15pm

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I rise to speak on the Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2016. This bill provides some badly needed improvements to the regulatory framework for the building construction and property development sectors in Victoria. The outrageous actions of greedy developers have of course heightened community interest at this point. The Greens have been campaigning for better protection of heritage places that come under the ownership of developers.

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As stakeholders in the timber and paper products industry in Victoria start to brawl over the reducing supply of sawlogs and pulp logs, the blame game has started. Instead of asking "why is there a not enough supply, and what could we have done better?", the questions have generally been "who can we blame?"