Nick McKim

A staunch and proud Tasmanian, Nick McKim is an unapologetic defender of the things that make his home state different from the rest of the world.

Nick 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.

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Nick 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.

He 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.


Nick McKim

Senator for lutruwita / Tasmania

Greens Senate Whip

Greens Portfolios

Home Affairs, Immigration, Citizenship & Multicultural Affairs

Economic Justice & Treasury


149b Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone (03) 6224 8899

Latest from Nick

Gas Code of Conduct could be sent back to the drawing board

1 September, 2023 - The final Gas Code of Conduct was tabled in the Parliament last sitting week. While this is a complex piece of regulation that needs closer ...

Labor robbing future generations by backing coal & gas and refusing real tax reform

24 August, 2023 - The government would have nearly another trillion dollars to tackle intergenerational inequality if Labor implemented popular and progressive ...

Government can secure passage of their gas tax changes through the Senate Crossbench

31 July, 2023 - The Greens have offered to pass the Government’s gas tax changes through the Senate if the revenue from the changes is doubled by lowering the d...

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Close the Camps

We will keep fighting until every single person detained on Manus and Nauru is brought to freedom.

Tax the billionaires

It's time they gave something back

Family Reunion Visas

It's time to make Australia's broken visa processing system faster, fairer and more affordable