Sarah Hanson-Young

Sarah Hanson-Young is an Australian Greens Senator for South Australia and a passionate voice for change in the federal parliament. In 2007 she was the youngest person ever elected to the Senate. Sarah has a young daughter and lives in Adelaide.

Sarah came to the Australian Greens because it was the only party with policies that care for people and the environment. Since taking up her seat in the Senate in July 2008 she has worked passionately on issues including refugee and migrant rights, marriage equality, protecting South Australia’s precious wetlands and water resources, and delivering quality early education to Australian children.

With a background in activism and campaigning, Sarah has brought a strong human rights focus to her years in Parliament.

She has long been an advocate for empowering women and is especially interested in supporting women in the workforce through ensuring access to quality childcare and early education, and supportive paid parental leave.