Nick McKim

Senator for Tasmania

Nick is a staunch and proud Tasmanian, and an unapologetic defender of the things that make his home state different from the rest of the world.
 
He is motivated by love for the wild and wondrous beauty of our planet, and a conviction that for future generations to enjoy wellbeing and prosperity we have to live more sustainably today
 
Nick is the Greens’ spokesperson for Immigration and justice. He is a passionate defender of multicultural Australia and an advocate for a humane and compassionate approach towards people seeking asylum. He is also fighting for a fairer and simpler immigration system and for better protections of people’s human rights.
 
Nick was first elected to the Tasmanian parliament in 2002, and represented the electorate of Franklin in the House of Assembly for 13 years. He was Leader of the Tasmanian Greens between 2008 and 2014.

 

In 2005 Nick was the first person to introduce marriage equality legislation into any Australian parliament.

In 2010 he became Australia’s first Greens Minister, holding portfolios including Education and Skills, Corrections and Consumer Protection, Sustainable Transport and Climate Change.

The four years of cooperative government between 2010 and 2014 saw the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage extended by over 170 000 hectares, including iconic forests like the Styx and the Florentine.

As Minister, Nick significantly increased funding for Tasmania’s public schools, helped improve literacy and numeracy outcomes, created the Professional Learning Institute to support teachers, set up TasTAFE, opened Tasmania's Sustainability Learning Centre, reformed the prison system, and introduced new public transport services in urban and regional Tasmania.

Contact Nick

Electorate Office

149b Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Phone (03) 6224 8899

Canberra Office

Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone (02) 6277 3601
Fax (02) 6277 5797

senator.mckim@aph.gov.au

nick's website

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Join us to fight for family reunions

Will you stand with us to defeat this latest attack on families and multiculturalism?

Change the date

We want a day where we can come together to reflect as a national community on our wonderfully diverse, open and free society. But January 26 is not that day.

Legalise It

Let’s get real about cannabis. The war on drugs has failed. The reality is that Australians choose to use cannabis. Let's just legalise it.