Danielle Green

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Danielle Green
MP
Danielle Green 2015.jpg
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Yan Yean
Assumed office
30 November 2002
Preceded by Andre Haermeyer
Personal details
Born (1963-09-19) 19 September 1963 (age 53)
East Melbourne, Victoria
Political party Australian Labor Party
Website daniellegreen.org.au

Danielle Louise Green (born 19 September 1963) is an Australian politician, currently serving as the member for Yan Yean in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. She represents the Australian Labor Party.

Before entering Parliament she was an electoral officer for Andre Haermeyer before a redistribution turned Yan Yean into a notionally Liberal seat.[1] Haermeyer chose to contest Kororoit at the 2002 election. Green won Labor preselection. Amid the massive Labor wave that swept Victoria in that election, Green won on a swing of over 10 percent, turning Yan Yean into a safe Labor seat in one stroke.

Green describes herself as being "active in many local community groups, including (her) local CFA as well as being the No.1 ticket holder of the Greensborough Hockey Club."[2]

Following the Victorian state election, 2006, Green was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Police & Emergency Services.

After Labor's loss at the Victorian state election, 2010, Green was appointed as Shadow Minister for Disability Services, Health Promotion, Emergency Services & Volunteers. Since that time, Green also held responsibility for the Child Safety & Women's Affairs portfolios. In a reshuffle announced in December 2013, Green was appointed as Shadow Minister for Preventing Family Violence and Shadow Minister for Health Promotion & Women.[3]

At the Victorian state election, 2014, Green was re-elected with a 4% swing and was subsequently appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Major Events and Regional Victoria.

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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Andre Haermeyer
Member for Yan Yean
2002–present
Incumbent