Samantha Dunn

 

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I love the green leafy east. I grew up in the east of Melbourne after my family moved here in the 1970s. I understand what it’s like to access distant healthcare services, the challenge of finding local education options and the constant battle travelling to work. I appreciate that while the East is a great place to live for you and your family, it is under pressure. 

I want our children to grow up in a city that supports and nurtures 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 homes, action on climate change and a healthy environment with open spaces for us all to enjoy.

I didn’t start life wanting to be a politician. In 2005 I was working in finance and administration.  I ran a community campaign to save Long Day Care at Sherbrooke Children’s Centre in Upwey, which my son was attending at the time. This journey taught me about the power of the community voice, so I decided to run for local council for the Yarra Ranges Shire Council. I remained councillor for 9 years, leading the way for the strong community campaign to try and prevent the development of McDonalds in Tecoma.

In November of 2014, I was elected to Victoria’s state parliament, the first ever Green to represent the Eastern Metropolitan region.

A conservationist at heart, I have used my voice in Parliament to push for an end to native forest logging and to protect threatened species such as the Leadbeater’s Possum and Greater Glider. I won’t stop until I see the establishment of the Great Forest National Park and Emerald Links. 

As your representative in Eastern Metropolitan, I will continue to fight for better transport options instead of the North East Link super toll road, and will push for the long awaited Doncaster Rail. 

I am a strong voice for you in Parliament, representing our shared vision to improve the East's liveability and standing up for what matters when it comes to Doncaster Rail, Forests, the North East Link, the Great Forest National Park, Water, Tourism, Emergency Services, and Local Government.

Portfolios

Doncaster Rail
Forests
North East Link
Great Forest National Park
Water
Tourism
Emergency Services
Local Government

Contact

Office of Samantha Dunn
128 Ayr Street, Doncaster 3108
9850 8600
Samantha.Dunn@parliament.
vic.gov.au

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North East Link just won't work

At $15.8 billion, the North East Link will be the world’s most expensive road per kilometre, yet it won’t fix Melbourne’s traffic problems.

Possums not paper

Victorians value our forests. We love to escape the demands of everyday life to explore this unique and diverse environment.

Transport troubles

Victoria’s public transport is overcrowded, delayed, and just plain inadequate. As our population grows, these problems are only getting worse.

News

Constituent Question - Monster trucks on Eastern roads

19 March, 2018 - MS DUNN — To ask the Minister for Agriculture (for the Minister for Roads and Road Safety): In marketing material provided at the drop-in sessi...

Labor must halt logging of Strathbogie forest home of Greater Glider, say Greens

13 February, 2018 - The Greens are calling on the Victorian Labor government to step in to halt logging by its commercial logging arm VicForests, which has move...

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

2 November, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) (20:22:27) — I rise to speak about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. Certainly Mr Leane is a very hard a...

VicForests Biological Assets Discount

2 November, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:33) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. Minister, in the VicForests Annual Report 2016–17 i...

Kuark Forest timber harvesting

1 November, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) (12:06) — My question is for the Minister for Agriculture. Today VicForests was intending to proceed to log th...

Cranbourne-Pakenham elevated rail project

1 November, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) (10:55) — I rise to speak to Mr Davis’s motion. The Cranbourne-Pakenham elevated rail project has been very se...

Strzelecki Ranges timber harvesting

31 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — On Wednesday last week I visited members of the community in Mirboo North to discuss their concerns about Vi...

Statement welcoming Final Report into VicForests

31 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan) — I am glad there is a lot of love in the room for the Leadbeater's possum — my work here is clearly starting ...

40 Mount View Road - Constituency Question

31 October, 2017 - Ms DUNN (Eastern Metropolitan)  — My constituency question is for the Minister for Planning in relation to the site at 40 Mount View Road, Bo...