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Hartland, Colleen (1959 - )

1 February 1959
Morwell, Victoria, Australia


Colleen Hartland was elected Member for the Legislative Council for the Western Metropolitan Region in November 2006, representing the Australian Greens. She was re-elected in 2010 and again in 2014. Before her election to the state parliament, she stood as an Independent candidate in the Legislative Assembly seat of Footscray at the Victorian state election, which was held on 3 October 1992.


Colleen Hartland completed a Diploma of Community Development (Victoria University of Technology TAFE) before working in community development with the Western Region Health Centre. For two years during the term of the Cain/Kirner governments, Hartland was a cook at Parliament House. She became a Councillor for Sheoak Ward with the Maribyrnong City Council in 2003, and was elected MLC for Western Metropolitan in 2006.

Hartland was an activist and leader of a campaign against the storage of toxic chemicals at Coode Island in the 1990s. She was a foundation member of the Hazardous Materials Action Group (HAZMAG).

Hartland was featured on ABC Radio National's Life Matters on 22 August 2002.

Sources used to compile this entry: [accessed 2016-05-03].

Barbara Lemon

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