Liliana (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 was appointed the Minister for Industry and Minister for Energy and Resources following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in 2014. In 2016 she became Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development. In December 2018 she became Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes. In June 2022, while serving as the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action and Minister for Solar Homes, she became also the coordinating minister of the Department of Environment, Planning, Land and Water.
Lily grew up in the suburb of Fawkner. She studied english, philosophy, and politics at the University of Melbourne and also holds a Diploma in Public Policy.
Before being elected to Parliament, Lily was involved in many community campaigns including support for local jobs for the northern suburbs, fair pay and conditions for women in work, better public transport, decent schools, and well paid skilled jobs for our young people.
Minister D’Ambrosio is a leader in action on climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency in Australia. She oversaw the passage of the 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. The Minister has also overseen an overhaul of the Environmental Protection Act 1970, refocusing the regulatory body to focus on the prevention of harm to human and environmental health.
As Minister for Suburban Development, she is developing strategic partnerships between Australia’s three levels of government, community and business to address local opportunities and priorities. This includes the co-ordination of social, economic and environmental investment and service delivery in Melbourne suburbs.
In 2015, Minister D’Ambrosio oversaw the development and implementation of the Andrews Labor Government’s Future Industries Fund, and Sector Strategies to harness Victoria’s competitive advantage to target growth industries including the new energy technologies sector.
She is a leading advocate for a modernised Australian energy system that facilitates a smooth transition into a clean, reliable and affordable energy future.