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 transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says a parliamentary inquiry has recommended the Greens' 'metre matters' bill be supported to make cyclists safer on the roads.

"This is a big step towards 'metre matters' laws being implemented in Victoria," said Samantha Dunn.

"Most other states have already have minimum overtaking distances. Victoria has been left behind, but now a cross-party committee has backed the Greens' plan to make the roads safer for cyclists.

Latest Speeches

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 2:45pm

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. Minister, is it more cost-effective for VicForests to utilise the volunteer skills of citizen scientists to survey logging coupes for threatened species rather than procure suitably qualified assessors to do the work for them?

Ms PULFORD (Minister for Agriculture) — I thank Ms Dunn for her question, and I will provide Ms Dunn with a written response.

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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.