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 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.

Latest Speeches

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:15am

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I would like to talk today about public transport. I commend the efforts of my colleagues, Greens MPs and Greens councillors in Victoria, who were out last week talking to commuters about the troubles they are facing on our public transport system. I particularly want to relate the story of three commuters I talked to at Nunawading station. They certainly had a lot of time on their hands to talk to me, because they had been waiting 45 minutes for the 902 SmartBus.

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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.