Sarah Hanson-Young

Since first being elected in 2007, Sarah has worked hard to represent her home state of SA and to give a voice to those who are too often forgotten in Canberra.

Sarah believes our economy must deliver for both people and planet. Our generation is the first to see the impacts of climate change – and we are the last who can stop it.

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Climate change looms as the biggest driver of inequality of the next generation. Sarah is a strong advocate for making sure no-one is left behind as we transition to a cleaner and safer world.

A global citizen, Sarah is committed to ensuring Australia remains connected to the rest of the world through ideas and global action. Decency to refugees and promoting a welcoming Australia to new migrants are causes that are close to her heart.

Sarah was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2016 and will continue to stand up for the rights of vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.

Sarah's portfolios include: Environment and Water, and Arts and Communications.



Senator for South Australia

Manager of Greens business in the Senate

Sarah's Portfolios

Arts & Communications
Environment & Water


Level 7, 147 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone (08) 8227 0425

Latest from Sarah

Greens welcome Government's proposed decision to reject nature-wrecking project at Toondah Harbour

9 April, 2024 - Today Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek has announced her proposed decision to refuse a development in Toondah Harbour's globally significant...

Soundcheck report puts spotlight on lack of government support for festivals

9 April, 2024 - Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Spokesperson on the Arts and Chair of the Senate Inquiry into the National Cultural Policy said: ...

Greens will apply Senate spotlight to Government's secret environment law reform

2 April, 2024 - The Greens will use a Senate inquiry into Australia’s extinction crisis to probe the Federal Government’s environmental law refor...

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Get involved with Sarah's latest work

Save the Murray-Darling

The Murray Darling Basin, our country’s lifeblood, is dying. We need answers, now!

Save our Koalas

Stop clearing their habitat