Adam Bandt is the Federal Member for Melbourne.
He lives in Flemington with his wife Claudia, daughter Wren and their two dogs.
Adam has portfolio responsibilities for climate change and energy, employment and workplace relations and science, research and innovation.
Before becoming an MP, Adam worked as a public interest lawyer representing some of Melbourne's lowest paid workers, including outworkers in the clothing industry.
Adam was the first Green to be elected to the lower house at a general election.
Adam received undergraduate Law/Arts Honours degrees at Murdoch University, where he won the Sir Ronald Wilson Prize for Academic Achievement.
He completed a PhD at Monash University in 2008, which looked at the recent trend of governments suspending basic human rights in areas such as migration, workplace relations and criminal law.