Steph Hodgins-May

Incoming Senator for Victoria

I'm Steph Hodgins-May, your incoming Greens Senator for Victoria.

I am honoured to continue the incredibly important work of our party and movement. We have some significant opportunities ahead of us, and I’m eager to get started.

My background is in environmental law, I have been an adviser to the United Nations and the Head of Pacific for a major international not-for-profit, working in strong allyship with Indigenous frontline Pasifika communities for climate justice.

All my life experiences have led me here; facing fire and drought growing up on our family farm in regional Victoria. Losing my mum to a natural disaster in the Pacific. Seeing the impacts of unjust policies on people like my partner, a refugee who fled a warzone. Feeling the pressures of daily life as a mum and a renter.

The combined climate and inequality crises are pushing Australians to breaking point, and people are struggling to keep up with the cost of living. There has never been a more important time for the Greens to continue to work with our communities to demand better. I’m fired up and ready to work with you all to deliver wins for people and our remarkable planet.

I’ll be sworn into Parliament in the coming months to fill the vacancy soon to be left by Senator Janet Rice who is retiring in the first half of next year. 

National Campaigns

Housing Crisis

Rents have increased seven times faster than wages over the last year, while millions remain locked out of the housing market.

Stop Supermarket Price Gouging

We must hold Coles and Woolies to account for profiting off the cost of living crisis.

No More Coal & Gas

Labor has given the go-ahead to five new coal projects in under 12 months. But the latest Greens-win means Labor can block new gas