Justin Field

MLC

Justin Field joined the NSW Legislative Council in August 2016. He is the Greens NSW spokesperson for Fair Trading, Finance, Marine Environments, Small Business, Trade, Treasury and Sport. 

Justin is an active community campaigner for action on climate change, phasing out coal and gas mining, protecting our marine environment, cleaning up our democracy and reversing the Baird Government’s disastrous privatisation strategy. 

He grew up on a small mango and pawpaw farm near Gladstone, in Queensland. There he saw his family’s farm and the surrounding properties destroyed for speculative shale oil development and the construction of infrastructure to support coal and gas exports from the Gladstone region at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

From this experience – and his time living in the Pilbara Iron-ore region of Western Australia - he became keenly aware of the risk that large-scale mining projects pose to our natural environment, especially vulnerable wetlands and marine parks.

In the last few years Justin has been working to protect our environment and climate as a campaigner and strategist working in politics and the NGO sector, including as:

  • Marine Campaigner at the Nature Conservation Council of NSW
  • No.3 Greens candidate in the Upper House for the 2015 NSW State Election
  • Senior Strategist at The Sunrise Project
  • Advisor and campaigner for Greens NSW MPs Jeremy Buckingham, Cate Faehrmann and John Kaye

The Greens NSW membership selected Justin to fill the casual vacancy in the NSW Legislative Council following the death of Dr John Kaye, and he was elected at a joint sitting of the Parliament on 23 August 2016

Before getting involved in politics and environmental campaigning Justin served as an officer in the Australian Army between 2000 and 2007. Following Officer Training at Duntroon in Canberra Justin was posted to the Pilbara Regiment in north Western Australia.

Today Justin lives on the NSW South Coast with his wife Melissa and young son, Banjo. Between family life, politics and campaigning, Justin takes time out to go for surf, practice yoga and tend to his vegetable garden.

Justin's Portfolios

  • Fair trading
  • Finance and Services
  • Illawarra/South Coast
  • Major events, hospitality and racing
  • Marine Parks and Fisheries
  • Small Business
  • Sport
  • Trade
  • Treasury
  • Urban water

Contact Justin

NSW Parliament Office

NSW Parliament House,
6 Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone (02) 9230 3335

justin.field@parliament.nsw.gov.au

For media enquiries contact Jane Garcia on 0455 111 593

Justin's website

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NSW Government admits pokies law changes will boost industry profits and concentrate machines in higher loss areas

1 November, 2018 - The Greens NSW have slammed the Berijiklian Government for misleading the community about recent pokies law changes following an admission fr...

Greens: A ‘Franklin’ campaign needed to save the wild rivers of the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park

18 October, 2018 - The Greens NSW have warned the State Government to expect a ‘Franklin Dam’ like campaign to save Sydney’s wild rivers and important Aborigina...

NSW Coalition agreement with pokies clubs shows gambling vested interests in control in NSW

14 October, 2018 - The Greens NSW have slammed today's announcement that the NSW Coalition have signed a new pre-election agreement with Clubs NSW that will loc...

Greens to move for extended inquiry into flooding of World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park

10 October, 2018 - The Greens will move to refer legislation to allow the flooding of the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park to an extended parliamenta...

Gambling is racing industry's 'raison d'etre' - Berijiklian Government caves to racing industry again

9 October, 2018 - Documents obtained by The Greens show the NSW Government provided the racing industry with special exemptions from 'inducement to gamble' laws...

Record penalty for Illawarra pokies club raises questions about NSW Coalition’s deal with Clubs NSW

5 October, 2018 - The Greens NSW have called on the NSW Liberal and National Parties to rule out signing a new Memorandum of Understanding with Clubs NSW follow...

Sydney Stadiums saga shows infrastructure decisions are not reflecting community priorities

27 September, 2018 - The NSW Greens have called for a public inquiry into the State Government’s approach to major infrastructure decisions following the releas...

State MP receives threats over support for Sydney Marine Park

18 September, 2018 - NSW Greens Member of Parliament Justin Field has received online abuse including threats of physical violence from opponents of the Sydney ...