Adam Bandt - 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.

He lives locally with his wife Claudia, their daughters Wren and Elke and their dog Max.

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, 2016 and 2019 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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Greens announce climate and energy election plan: Renew Australia

Greens announce climate and energy election plan The Australian Greens have released their climate and energy plan for the upcoming federal election. Releasing the policy Renew Australia 2030: Powering past coal for a future for all of us, Greens Leader Richard Di Natale joined climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP at a building powered by renewables, the 60L Green Building, in the heart of his Melbourne electorate. The climate and energy plan includes:
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Bandt introduces two bills to stop coal mining

Bandt introduces two bills to stop coal mining Greens Co-Deputy Leader and climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today introduced two private member’s bills into the House of Representatives that lay down a challenge to the old parties on the mining and export of thermal coal. The first would prohibit the mining of thermal coal in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, effectively outlawing the Adani mine, and the second would phase out the export of thermal coal entirely by 2030.
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Striking school kids should defy the Prime Minister's lecture: Bandt

During Question Time on the 26th of November, 2018, Adam asked the Prime Minister the following question: This Friday many thousands of students across the country will go on strike from school, calling for emergency action on climate change. These brave and courageous kids are joining young people around the world who are angry at the failure of governments, including yours, to secure their future from global warming. Prime Minister, will you join me in praising these students for having a go? And will you meet with and listen to these kids who are demanding action from the government to keep coal in the ground?    
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