A Message from Adam

I'm Adam Bandt and I couldn't be prouder to be your representative for our amazing city.

Melbourne voters are having a huge impact inside Federal Parliament. I'm working hard to put our shared values into action. It is my privilege to work with everyone who calls Melbourne home.

I encourage you to help shape the future we're creating together. 

You can get in touch, sign up for updates or volunteer on one of our campaigns to make a difference.

Adam Bandt MP

Federal Member for Melbourne

Biography

Adam Bandt is the Federal Member for Melbourne.

He lives in Flemington with his wife Claudia, their daughters Wren and Elke and their two dogs Max and Albi.

Adam has portfolio responsibilities for climate change, energy, employment & industrial relations and science, research and innovation.

He was elected in 2010 when he made history by becoming the first Greens MP elected to the House of Representatives at a general election. Adam has since been re-elected in 2013 and 2016, with an increased vote at each election.

Before becoming an MP, Adam worked as a public interest lawyer representing some of Melbourne's lowest paid workers, including outworkers in the clothing industry.

Adam has also represented many unions and worked on cases involving freedom of speech and implementation of international covenants into Australian law.

Adam received undergraduate Law/Arts Honours degrees at Murdoch University, where he won the Sir Ronald Wilson Prize for Academic Achievement.  

He completed a PhD at Monash University in 2008, which looked at the recent trend of governments suspending basic human rights in areas such as migration, workplace relations and criminal law.

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