Skip navigation

Adam Bandt Re-Elected in Melbourne!

profile image
Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
23 May 2019

A message from Adam:

Melbourne, thank you.

I am proud to have been re-elected for a fourth time as the Member for Melbourne. It is such a privilege to represent this wonderful, diverse and creative electorate.

Thank you to the people of Melbourne for voting to stop climate breakdown, for choosing equality and hope over division and fear. In an election that has left a lot of people worried about the fate of our country, the people of Melbourne have spoken loudly.

Since first being elected in Melbourne we have stood up against the racist right and instead celebrated our multiculturalism. We have fought governments who cut single parent payments or attacked public housing residents and instead demanded that big corporations pay their fair share of tax. We have fought against the torture of refugees, reminding everyone that without ‘boat people’ our city wouldn’t be the amazing place it is. We have fought for an economy based on our creativity, not on wrecking the planet.

We have led the way. And even in very dark times, we have reminded the rest of the country that a different way is possible.

The conservatives and the neo-liberals may have won this battle—they have installed their coal-hugging, trickle-down loving Prime Minister for another three years. The government that he leads will try and maintain a system where inequality rises, global warming gets worse and racism flourishes. They will try to preserve the system that is destroying people and planet. They may have won this battle, but they will not win this war.

I still firmly believe that Melbourne’s values can keep leading the country. We will build an unstoppable movement that will tackle the climate emergency. We will arrest and reverse spiralling inequality. We will welcome refugees, not banish them. We will wind back the privatisation of our essential services. We will have a large-scale build of new public and social housing so everyone has a place to call their own. We will change the system so that those who are just keeping their heads above water can instead live a life of dignity and security. We will demand a country for the many, not the few.

If you have a heavy heart at the national election result, take a moment to hug your friends and family, spend time in your favourite place or just remind yourself what really matters.

Then let’s come out swinging. There is so much work to be done.

I hope you can join me in the fight to make our country more equal and our climate safe.


- Shared by Team Ellen

profile image
Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
23 May 2019




Local schools and other Melbourne Budget winners

I've just come out of the Victorian Budget lock-up and I wanted to let you know what today's budget means for our electorate of Melbourne.


Standing up for our local schools

For the past three years, I've been working with a group of parents to get more State Government funding to fix Kensington Primary. We’ve made some serious headway and have secured funding for urgent works, like cleaning up mould and building wheelchair accessible ramps. But a lot more needs to...


Campaigning to stop Labor’s bad tax on electric cars

A few weeks ago the Victorian Labor Government's new proposed tax on electric cars was dubbed by leading environmental organisations as the ‘worst electric vehicle policy in the world’ (and rightly so). The Greens will vote against the Victorian Labor Government’s electric vehicle tax in Parliament. Victoria is the only...


Supporting our local COVID-19 recovery

Throughout the pandemic, the Greens MPs and I have always supported a health-led approach to the pandemic. All along, we supported the Premier’s and Chief Health Officer’s actions to keep Victorians safe. However, we also haven't shied away from advocating to improve decisions where there were mistakes or extra needs...