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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Melbourne’s trains are overcrowded and don’t run often enough.  New figures show many of our train lines are more overcrowded than ever. Labor and the Liberals have traded blame while the problem has only been getting worse.

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In an article on 25 July in The Manningham Leader, the Liberal Federal MP for Menzies, Kevin Andrews, has trashed Doncaster Rail and spruiked discredited road projects. Samantha Dunn, Greens MP for Eastern Metropolitan, refutes this poor understanding of local transportation needs.

"Doncaster Rail is the only way to provide fast public transport for Melbourne's east, an area that is under serviced by public transport relative to the rest of Melbourne," Ms Dunn said.

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Wed, 22/06/2016 - 10:30am

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I have spoken in this place a good many times about the sound and irrefutable science pertaining to the proper management of Victoria's precious forests. Today I rise to talk about the contrast between good science and science that is garbage. Last Saturday I hosted a community forest forum in Eastern Metropolitan Region at which prominent forest research scientist Dr Chris Taylor was joined by the eminent Dr Bob Brown.

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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.