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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10/08/2016

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. 

Latest News

18/11/2016

Victorian Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn has called for the Transport Minster to explain what she is doing to fix the problems crippling V/Line on the Warrnambool and Echuca lines.

“These constant failures aren’t acceptable. This is the third outage this year for V/Line,” said Samantha Dunn, Greens Spokesperson for Transport.

Latest Speeches

Fri, 09/12/2016 - 10:15am

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I rise to speak on the Standing Committee on the Environment and Planning's third report into rate capping policy. Firstly, it is extraordinary to be standing here as a member of that committee today and only seeing the chair's foreword. It is pretty disrespectful for committee members to only see that at this time. I have to say I am pretty disappointed at the complete politicisation around this, and I do remind the house that the Greens were the only people who opposed rate capping.

Latest Posts

30/11/2016

I am proud to stand with the Councillors of Banyule and their fine citizens to call for an end to native forest logging. We all need to be able to buy Victorian paper we can be proud of.

Currently, precious publicly-owned Central Highlands forest is being logged largely to make Reflex paper. In 2012, 87.6 percent of native forest logging in Victoria went towards paper production and woodchips. This has brought the Leadbeater’s Possum to the brink of extinction and threatens our clean air, water and carbon stores in these beautiful forests.