Meet Mark

Mark Parnell is a Greens Member of the Legislative Council in the South Australian Parliament with qualifications in law, economics and planning.

Since he was first elected in 2006, Mark has successfully campaigned to save the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary from uranium mining, and expand the solar energy industry in SA. He has stood up for the rights of injured workers, achieved electoral reform and extended the moratorium to keep SA GM-free. Mark has also worked tirelessly with community groups to demand a better way to plan our suburbs and towns and protect our valuable farmland from urban sprawl and mining.

Mark is a voice of reason and an effective advocate in the Upper House of Parliament for a forward-thinking South Australia. While the old parties fight each other, Mark is there showing that there is a better way forward for SA.

“As a founding member of the Greens in SA, I am committed to pursuing a fairer and more sustainable future for all South Australians.

My vision is for a society where everyone has access to clean air and water, a secure and affordable home to live in, a decent standard of living, access to quality affordable health-care and education, meaningful employment in a diverse and innovative economy, a sense of community and an ecologically diverse and healthy environment.

This is the future that the Greens and I want for South Australians.”

Mark's portfolios

  • Attorney-General
  • Treasury
  • Energy & Mining
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Social Housing
  • Planning
  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Transport
  • Road Safety
  • Infrastructure
  • City of Adelaide
  • Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
  • Primary Industries
  • Forests
  • Investment
  • Trade
  • Veterans
  • Ageing
  • Local Government
  • State Development
  • Regional Development
  • Parliamentary Reform