Shane Rattenbury


I’ve lived in Canberra for over thirty years, and currently I’m a proud resident of the Inner North. I’m a keen runner and triathlete, having competed in events around the world including the Ironman World Championship held in Hawaii. I’m a big fan of 80s pub rock and Aussie hip hop, as well as photography, but my greatest interest is in making the world a better place.

I became an environmental advocate at a young age, inspired by campaigns to prevent ozone depletion, protect Antarctica and stop logging of native forests. I joined the Greens while studying at the ANU, graduating with a Bachelor of Economics and Law. Since then I’ve worked in various public service positions, as the International Political director of Greenpeace, and now as your MLA for Kurrajong and Greens leader.

It’s been an honour to serve you as your representative for so many years, as well as Speaker, Attorney-General, and other Ministerial roles. In 2020, we made history here in the ACT by electing 6 Greens MLAs to the assembly. Since then, we’ve shown that pressure works, securing nation-leading reforms in renters’ rights, climate, and justice.

But there’s still so much more to do. That’s why me and my team of Greens candidates are asking for your vote in the 2024 ACT election. We have the experience, drive, and policy to ensure that Canberra keeps our record as the most progressive city in Australia. Join me and my campaign team to make it happen.