Adam Bandt - Leader of the Australian Greens and Federal Member for Melbourne

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. 

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About Adam

Adam Bandt is the Federal Member for Melbourne and Leader of the Australian Greens. Adam lives with his wife Claudia, daughters Wren and Elke and their dog Max in inner-city Melbourne. Adam is the Greens spokesperson for the Climate Emergency and Energy, Employment & Industrial Relations, Public Sector and Foreign Affairs. 

Adam was elected to the Federal Parliament in 2010, making history as the first Green elected to the House of Representatives at a general election. 

Adam has served as Deputy Leader under Christine Milne and Richard Di Natale. For a number of years Adam has been the Greens spokesperson on the climate crisis, energy, employment & industrial relations and science, research and innovation. He has previously been the Greens Treasury spokesperson. 

In his maiden speech to Parliament, Adam warned of the coming climate emergency. Adam was a key participant in the Gillard minority government’s Multi-Party Climate Change Committee which developed the climate price and established the successful Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. It was only because of Adam’s election and the signed agreement with Julia Gillard that the carbon price was introduced, the only time carbon pollution has decreased in Australia.

Before entering Parliament, Adam worked for many years as a public interest and industrial lawyer protecting workers from privatisation and big business. Adam represented some of Australia’s lowest paid workers, working with the current President of the ACTU Michelle O'Neill on legal action against corporate giant Nike to make them responsible for the wages and conditions of workers in their supply chain. Adam also worked to protect the rights of coal workers in the Latrobe Valley after their power stations were privatised. One of Adam’s first acts in Parliament was to introduce a private members bill extending protection for firefighters who contract cancer through their work, which passed into law with unanimous support, becoming one of only 7 private members bills to become law in the past two decades.

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Adam Bandt elected as Greens leader, kicks off fight for a Green New Deal

Adam Bandt MP, Member for Melbourne, has been elected as the Australian Greens Parliamentary Leader. Adam used his first media conference as leader to call for a government-led Green New Deal to tackle the climate emergency and the jobs and inequality crises. Adam also made a strong pitch to young people to join the movement for a Green New Deal.  
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Bandt push for free childcare as next step in Green New Deal plan

Australian Greens Leader Adam Bandt has outlined his vision for universal childcare as part of the Green New Deal recently unveiled after the change in leadership. Mr Bandt said his goal is for universally accessible and free childcare and detailed a policy that would be the first big steps to this goal.
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