bio

Long before the dawn of time, I trained as a graphic artist and illustrator, working for eight years in a variety of small studios across Perth, Western Australia.

Inspired by the powerful leadership of Mirarr Traditional Owners in their opposition to the Jabiluka uranium mine, in 1998 I joined Australia’s tenacious anti-nuclear movement and found my political home in the Australian Greens.

I worked four years in state politics for Robin Chapple MLC and two years for Western Australian Senator Rachel Siewert before throwing my hat over the wall in 2007 to jag a place as the fifth Greens Senator to represent Western Australia.

I served in Parliament from 2008 – 2017, as Co-Deputy Leader of the Greens parliamentary party from 2015 – 2017. I’m now working as a writer, designer and freelance troublemaker, based on unceded Yuin country on the south coast of New South Wales. My first book Full Circle was published by Black Inc. in May 2021

scott ludlam