The Hon. Liliana D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Suburban Development
State Government of Victoria
Minister D'Ambrosio grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Fawkner and studied English, philosophy and politics at the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Diploma in Public Policy. She was elected to Parliament representing the Lower House seat of Mill Park in 2002.
Following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in 2014, she was named Minister for Industry, and Minister for Energy and Resources, and then in 2016 became Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development.
The Minister brings to her role a strong commitment to economic prosperity and social justice, coupled with a passion for the environment and a focus on real and demonstrable outcomes.
As Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change Mrs D’Ambrosio has already announced ambitious yet achievable renewable energy targets for Victoria, as well as a commitment to ensure net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Minister D'Ambrosio has also recently introduced important legislative changes to enhance energy sector consumer protections in Victoria, as well as strengthening the ability of the Victorian energy sector regulator to enforce compliance with these protections. She is strengthening the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme, rolling out an Australia-first residential efficiency scorecard, and delivering retrofits for Victorians in public housing and with health issues. The Minister will soon release a strategy to drive Victoria's transition to an energy efficient and productive economy.
In her Industry and Resources roles the Minister developed the Future Industries Fund to support high growth industries and create jobs, following the decline of Victoria’s auto industry, and was a key driver behind the Andrews Government’s response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Enquiry.