Jamie Parker

MP for Balmain

Jamie is the State Member for the Electorate of Balmain in the NSW. Elected in 2011, he was the first ever Greens MP elected to the Legislative Assembly in NSW.

The Electorate of Balmain is located in the heart of the inner west and includes the suburbs of Annandale, Balmain, Balmain East, Birchgrove, Camperdown, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Leichhardt, Lilyfield, Pyrmont, Rozelle and Ultimo.

In the face of corruption and influence peddling in the NSW Parliament, Jamie stands for something different. He is not subject to the dictates of Sussex Street nor is he beholden to the big end of town.

He stands as a strong independent voice working for the people and the environment of his electorate and the wider community.

Jamie’s parents emigrated to Australia in the mid-1960s where his father took up work as a fitter in the Balmain shipyards. Before coming to Australia his father was a merchant sailor working in the engine room. His mother was born and bred in Liverpool in England where her father was a dock worker.

Jamie is a proud product of public education and has an undergraduate degree from Macquarie University in Economics and a Masters of Economics (Political Economy) from the University of Sydney.

Jamie has lived in Thailand while studying at Thammasat University and has a particular interest in Burma, being a founding member of the Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma. He speaks conversational Burmese and has travelled extensively throughout the country and the region.   

At a local level he is passionate about the heritage streetscapes in our community, citing the destruction of many buildings as one of the reasons he entered local politics.

As the NSW Greens’ long-time spokesperson on anti-corruption Jamie also has an interest in cleaning up politics and strengthening lobbying and donations regulations in NSW.

Before entering NSW Parliament, Jamie served for over 12 years on Leichhardt Council including two terms as Mayor. 

Jamie's track record

He is a powerful and experienced advocate for the local community. Working with the community he has delivered:

  • $14 million to restore Callan Park in Lilyfield
  • 30 clean, green electric buses for the inner west
  • $4.75 million to upgrade local parks in Annandale, Lilyfield and Ashfield in 2021
  • Led the community campaign that saved the Powerhouse Museum from destruction
  • Free travel for school kids on the inner west lightrail
  • A new ferry service for Glebe
  • Multiple parliamentary inquiries into WestConnex and the Western Harbour Tunnel
  • $12 million for new and upgraded ferry wharves
  • Saved the Glebe Youth Service from eviction
  • Worked directly with the Attorney General to secure funding for the Women’s Family Law Court Support Service

He has assisted thousands of local residents with a wide range of issues. He continues to focus on cleaning up politics, a more liveable community and a caring society.

Jamie's portfolios

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Climate Change
  • Planning and Heritage
  • Premier and Cabinet
  • Sport and Recreation

Contact Jamie

Electorate Office

112a Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW, 2037

Phone (02) 9660 7586

We are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. You are welcome to drop in, call or send us an email. 

如果您想用自己的语言和杰米·帕克的办公室通话,请 131 450 找一位翻译,然后要求将电话转到 02 9660 7586。我们的服务时间是周一至周五上午 9 点至下午 5 点。

NSW Parliament Office

NSW Parliament House,
6 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone 02 9230 2803

balmain@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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