Lee Rhiannon has worked in the social justice and environment movement for five decades. She is a qualified zoologist and botanist.
Prior to commencing working with the Greens in 1998, Lee was the Director of AID/WATCH, the coordinator of the NSW Coalition for Gun Control and a member of the Women’s Advisory Council to the NSW Government. She has worked for a number of unions.
Lee is particularly committed to sharing the skills she has gathered over five decades of campaigning.
She was elected to the NSW parliament in 1999 and the Senate in 2010. As a Greens NSW MP and as a Senator Lee worked on a range of issues including exposing corporate political donation scandals, supporting climate action and local environmental campaigns, backing public ownership of public assets and services and promoting workers’ rights.
Lee resigned from the Senate in August 2018. She continues to work with a range of communities. Lee’s details can be found under the “Contact” section of this website.
Selection of Lee’s videos
Lee has produced these videos following requests from various community groups.
Statement in support Free Abdullah Ocalan campaign – February 2021
Support for global online protests against Duterte’s state terror – September 2020
Genocide attack on Tamils – May 2020
Action to end unjust wars – May 2020
Protest at international mining conference – October 2019
Lee speaks about her mother, Freda Brown – October 2018
Chatloop – support for refugees – October 2018
National Day of Action for Higher Education – March 2018
Protect kangaroos – Senate – February 2018
Liberals use loopholes to pocket developer donations – November 2017
Climate action – stop Adani coalmine campaign – November 2017
Support First Nations – time to reassess Australia’s history – September 2017
Release all Palestinian political prisoners – May 2017