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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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At $10-$23 billion, the North East Link will be Victoria's most expensive road ever but investing in a public transport system that works is the best way to get cars off the road and decrease congestion.

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The Greens are calling on the Victorian Labor government to step in to halt logging by its commercial logging arm VicForests, which has moved in to log key sections of native forest near Strathbogie in Victoria’s north-east.

This forest area is covered by a federal and state logging law known as a ‘Regional Forest Agreement’ which means national environmental protections don’t apply. This allows VicForests to log the Strathbogie forest despite it being critical habitat for animals like the Greater Glider, listed as a threatened species under both Federal and Victorian environmental legislation.

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Thu, 02/11/2017 - 8:30pm

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) (20:22:27) — I rise to speak about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. Certainly Mr Leane is a very hard act to follow, and I think I might just turn it right down from 11 at this point. But I thank Mr Leane for his contribution — always passionate and nice to see such a contribution from a colleague in Eastern Metropolitan Region. I firstly want to talk about the many, many conversations I have had in relation to this particular matter.

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On 17 January 2018 the North East Link Authority submitted a report to the Commonwealth Department of Environment seeking a quick and early decision under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 on the environmental impacts of the proposed toll road.