Emma Davidson

Hi, I’m Emma

I'm your Greens MLA for Murrumbidgee. In 2024 I am excited to announce I will be running again to continue to represent our community

For almost 30 years I have called the suburbs of Murrumbidgee my home. I love this electorate for its mix of everything Canberra has to offer: built heritage and new development, nature parks and beautiful green spaces, and incredible nature reserves like Red Hill.

I’ve spent much of my career fighting for Women’s rights, working in social research and advocacy at the Women’s Centre for Health matters, at the Equality Rights alliance, and as Convenor of the Women’s Electoral Lobby. In addition, I’ve managed online communications for the Australian Medical Association, been Director of Information Management at the Navy, worked in private sector software development, owned and managed a small retail business, and spent seven years working at Centrelink.

My time as a member of Woden Valley Community Council and Secretary at the Pearce Community Centre has taught me that we have to secure the right infrastructure for our communities as the population grows and the climate changes.  This includes schools, healthcare, sports, and arts facilities and a highly effective and accessible public transport network, as well as universal access to safe, secure, sustainable and affordable housing.

Since 2020 It’s been my honour to serve as a Minister in the ACT Government, fighting for vulnerable populations in Disability, Youth Justice, Population Health, Corrections, Mental Health and more. We made history to elect 6 Greens MLAs last election, and we’ve shown since then that pressure works. But there’s still so much work to do. That’s why I’m proud to be standing for re-election as your MLA for Murrumbidgee