About Lily

Lily D’Ambrosio is a member of the Australian Labor Party and has represented the electorate of Mill Park in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2002.

She has previously served as Minister for a variety of portfolios, including Community Development, Industry, Suburban Development and Environment.

But most notably she is Australia’s longest serving current Minister for Energy, having been in the role since 2014, as well as currently being the Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Energy and Resources, and Minister for State Electricity Commission.

Minister D’Ambrosio is a leader in action on climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency in Australia, and has led the modernisation of much of Victoria’s key environmental regulations. She managed the passage of a restored Climate Change Act, Victoria’s landmark climate legislation, which saw it become the first Australian state to legislate in line with the Paris Agreement for net zero emissions by 2050, a target that has since been updated to 2045.

Under her leadership, Victoria is seeing the fastest real reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the country.

Recently she announced Victoria’s commitment to nation leading targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, including a goal of halving emissions by 2030 and reducing them by 75-80% by 2035.

She was proud to join with the former Premier, Daniel Andrews, to announce the revival of the State Electricity Commission, with a mandate to build a portfolio of 4.5 gigawatts of publicly owned renewable energy by 2035, as part of a landmark commitment to reach 95% renewable energy in Victoria.

Minister D’Ambrosio is passionate about redesigning the Australian energy market to facilitate a smooth transition into a renewable, reliable and affordable energy future, and one that puts the interests of the public ahead of profits.