Colleen Hartland

MP for Western Suburbs

I am a strong advocate for clean, healthy and liveable Western Suburbs, a place I have called home for 30 years. My portfolios include health, emergency services, ageing, disability, gaming, mental health and veterans.

Colleen Hartland has been the Greens MP for the Western Metropolitan Region since she was elected in 2006. She is a member of the Upper House of the Victorian parliament. She has an extensive and interesting work history, including home care and as a kitchenhand in Parliament during the term of the Cain/Kirner Governments. Colleen Hartland is known as a Western Suburbs activist and rose to prominence as a foundation member of the Hazardous Materials Action group (HAZMAG), particularly around Coode Island during the 1990s.

In 2000 Colleen undertook a Diploma in Community Development at Victoria University TAFE and following completion she worked at the Western Region Health Centre for 5 years. This position was based in an Office of Housing block in Williamstown where she supported 90 older residents to stay in their homes and improve their wellbeing. Colleen was elected as Councillor for Sheok Ward in the Maribyrnong City Council in 2003, and served on the council until 2005.

Since being elected in 2006, Colleen has continued to be a strong advocate for the Western Suburbs community, a place she has called home for 30 years. She holds the portfolios of health, mental health, disability, ageing, gambling and liquor regulation, veterans and emergency services for the Victorian Greens.

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Wards at Footscray Hospital have already closed due to neglect. The hopsital needs urgent redevelopment.

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Victorian Greens health spokesperson Colleen Hartland has welcomed news that the ACT Government will allow pill testing at the Spilt Milk festival in Canberra this November.

“I am so pleased to see the ACT Government is listening to the experts and acknowledging the evidence that pill testing saves lives,” she said.

“I want to commend ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris for having the courage to take action on pill testing. It’s the right thing to do when people’s lives are at stake.”

Latest Speeches

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:00am

My question is for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Mr Donnellan. Just over a week ago in my electorate a young mother of two by the name of Arzu Baglar was killed while riding her bike. She was riding through Yarraville and was hit by a truck and died at the scene. Her death was not a freak accident; we all know it was bound to happen sooner or later. Countless people have told me how trucks often cross over into bike lanes. Everyone I speak to tells me how unsafe they feel riding through the inner west.