Jamie is the State Member for Balmain. He lives in Rozelle with his partner, daughter and their rabbit, Buns.
Jamie’s parents immigrated to Australia in the mid-1960s from England, where his father was a merchant sailor. His mother was born and bred in Liverpool where her father was a dock worker.
When the family arrived in Australia, they settled in Balmain where Jamie’s father got a job as a fitter in the Balmain shipyards.
Jamie is a proud product of public education, holding an undergraduate degree in Economics from Macquarie University and a Masters degree in Economics (Political Economy) from the University of Sydney. He spent time studying at Thammasat University in Thailand and has a particular interest in Burma. He is a founding member of the Australian Coalition for Democracy in Burma and speaks conversational Burmese.
Jamie has a long track record as a powerful advocate for the local community, having served 12 years on Leichhardt council including two terms as Mayor.
In 2011, he made history becoming the first Greens MP elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly. Jamie was re-elected in 2015 and again in 2019 with consecutively increasing margins.
While the NSW Labor and Liberal parties have been riddled with corruption, corporate donations and influence peddling for years, Jamie Parker stands for something different. He represents a strong, independent voice campaigning for what really matters - public transport, affordable housing, climate action and a corruption-free NSW. He believes in putting local residents first to ensure our local community is sustainable and liveable.
Jamie has portfolio responsibilities for:
- Premier and Cabinet
- Planning and Heritage
- Sport and Recreation
- Climate Change
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