Samantha Dunn

MLC for Eastern Metropolitan

I care about you and your family. I am a strong voice for you in Parliament, representing our shared vision to improve the East's liveability and standing up for forests, public transport, cycling and road safety.

I've grown up in the east of Melbourne, my family moved here back in the 1970's. My background is working in finance and administration in both the private and not for profit sector. I know what it's like to access distant health services, the challenge of finding local education options and the constant battle travelling to work. The East is a great place to live, but it's under pressure. I understand the issues that impact on people in the region.

I want our children to grow up in a city that looks after future generations, both young and old. I want public transport to be a viable way for us to get around. I want clean energy to power our houses, action on climate change and a healthy environment with open spaces for us all to enjoy. I'm a strong advocate for improved public transport and passionate about biodiversity, better planning laws, economic development and responding to climate change.

I will be a strong voice for the people of Eastern Metropolitan and a healthy and sustainable future. ​

If you'd like to learn more about Samantha, check out Getting to Know Samantha Dunn.

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The Greens say the Victorian government needs a plan to transition to sustainable timber sources, following an announcement that Carter Harvey Holt's Morwell sawmill is set to close.

The impending closure of another Gippsland mill shows that the current approach to managing Victoria's timber resources isn't working, and the government needs a plan to transition to sustainable timber supplies before the entire industry collapses.

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Fri, 23/06/2017 - 1:30pm

Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport. I have been advised that the tram timetable changes implemented on 1 May included shorter travel times on routes 57, 58 and 59. Yarra Trams expects tram drivers to travel the same route but take 5 minutes less than the time prior to the changes. This has increased stress on tram drivers, and some drivers are drinking less water because they do not have time for toilet stops due to quick turnaround times and short shunting.

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Last week, for the first time since 2009, an additional sitting day was called in Victorian Parliament to allow more time to debate the taxi tax (or Uber levy). Formally known as the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Bill 2017, the Bill covers a lot, but the key points are: