About Cate

I’m one of your Greens voices in the New South Wales parliament.

Taking my seat in the Legislative Council in August 2018, I come with a long history as an activist for women’s rights and the environment. I’ve been on the front lines with the LGBTIQ+ community in the fight for equality, I’ve been an unwavering voice for dying with dignity, and I’ve fought for animal welfare.

I was previously a member of parliament from 2010-2013, and most recently, I was Chief of staff for parliamentary leader of the Australian Greens, Richard Di Natale.

I have been active in many environmental and social justice organisations, including as Chair of Sea Shepherd Australia, Executive Director of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, founding director of GetUp! and on the board of the Environmental Defenders Office NSW

I came to the Greens because of our shared values of environmental sustainability, social and economic justice, and the desire to work for a society that puts people and planet first – not the vested interests of the big business buddies and dodgy developer donors of the old parties.

My areas of policy interest are the environment and tackling climate change, women’s rights, the right for terminally ill to die with dignity, mental health, urgently needed drug law reform, and animal welfare.

In my spare time, you’ll find me exploring our beautiful wilderness or enjoying the incredible festivals that our state has to offer. I hope you’ll join me in this journey as we take on the regressive, far right parliamentarians that are blocking progress on so many important issues. Together I know we can win.

You can read more about Greens NSW policies here.


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