Tammy is the Parliamentary Leader of The Greens SA. She sits alongside Robert Simms MLC in the legislative council. Tammy’s portfolios reflect her background in the human rights and community sector and include Climate, Environment & Water; Aboriginal Affairs & Reconciliation; Industrial Relations & Public Sector; Mental Health; Disability; Child Protection; Women; Prevention of Domestic & Family Violence; Police, Emergency Services & Corrections; Consumer & Business Affairs; Arts, Sport & Recreation; Tourism; Multicultural Affairs; Veterans' Affairs; Gender & Sexuality; Animal Welfare; Peace & Disarmament; Space Industries; Trade & Investment. Tammy Chairs and is a member of numerous Parliamentary Committees and currently also Chairs the COVID-19 Response Select Committee, the Poverty Select Committee, the Animal Welfare Law Reforms Bill Joint Select Committee and the Repeal of Sex Work Offences Bill Select Committee.
Tammy was elected to the South Australian Upper House in 2010 and re-elected in 2018. Her parliamentary achievements include creating a cancer compensation scheme for CFS firefighters, legalising industrial hemp, leading the reform to decriminalise abortion, creating safe access zones around abortion health care and initiating the inquiry that put Stolen Generations’ Reparations on the state parliamentary agenda.
Tammy’s current Parliamentary campaigns include bringing TAFE SA back into public hands, strengthening Aboriginal Heritage laws, decriminalising sex work, banning duck hunting, criminalising industrial manslaughter, providing a requirement on workplaces to pro-actively eliminate sexual harassment and legislation to create a Coorong Environmental Trust.
Tammy is proud to fight for a fairer future in a safe climate and to be part of a party that stands on principle in the Parliament and who are not afraid to bring on the difficult, but necessary, debates on issues the other parties would rather avoid.