|Member of the Victorian Legislative Council|
25 November 2006
|Constituency||Northern Metropolitan Region|
31 August 1966 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Political party||Victorian Greens|
He became a corporate campaigner for The Wilderness Society. He was involved in the community campaign which led to the creation of the Plenty Gorge Park. Barber was also media manager for Cities for Climate Protection, and Bicycle Victoria. He has also campaigned for Environment Victoria, the Tenants' Union, and the Medical Association for the Prevention of war.
Barber was elected to the City of Yarra Local Council in 2002. He was Chair of Finance of the Council, and in 2003 was elected Mayor. He was the first Australian Greens Mayor of a local government in the country. During his time as Mayor, Barber and his Greens colleagues accomplished an increase in spending on bicycle paths and conducted soil contamination surveys of playgrounds and child care centres. He also organised the planting of street trees, worked on disability discrimination issues, and spoke out against exploitation in the sex industry.
Barber won a seat for the Greens in the Northern Metropolitan Region of the Victorian Legislative Council in the 2006 State election. He received 59,360 primary votes and was elected with 16.48% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2010 with 18.51% of primary votes and in 2014 with 17.43% of the votes.
In December 2010 he was made leader of the Victorian Greens.
- Alcorn, Gay (July 31, 2003). "Man about town". The Age. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
- Elected Greens Victoria: Greg Barber MLC
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- VEC: Northern Metropolitan Region State Election 2006
- VEC: State Election 2010 : Northern Metropolitan Region
- VEC: State Election 2014: Northern Metropolitan Region
- Greens new party room assembles
- Victorian Greens announce leadership, party room structure The Greens. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010.