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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Greens forests spokesperson Samantha Dunn says VicForests new annual report shows the Government owned logging company is an economic dud.

“VicForests cash flow is declining while their costs are growing,” Samantha Dunn said.

“They are destroying Victoria’s native forests and barely breaking even. These trees are worth more standing for tourism, carbon storage and biodiversity.

"We have always known logging native forests makes no sense environmentally, and this is further proof it makes no sense financially.

Latest Speeches

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 12:45am
Ms Dunn (Member for Eastern Metropolitan) – My question is to the Minister for Agriculture. Australian Paper continue to be controversial because they use native forests, the habitat of the Leadbeater's Possum, as a supply of pulp to make copy paper. Since coming to office what support has the government provided to Australian Paper, including industry assistance, grants support, regional development funding or other payments? 
[Question taken on notice by the Agriculture Minister]

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With Melbourne’s population projected to reach 7 million by 2030, the need for sustainable high-density developments to curb urban sprawl is only increasing. Lighting the way is Breathe Architecture, which transformed a dilapidated Brunswick site into award-winning eco-apartments The Commons. The concept’s focus on sustainability and its treatment of private and communal space provide an inspiring alternative model for apartment development.