Young Sydney independent MP most known for his strong advocacy for marriage equality
Alex Greenwich was elected Independent Member for Sydney in October 2012, with strong community support and the backing of long time MP Clover Moore, who he replaced as representative. Alex was re-elected with an increased majority in 2015.
Alex has lived in Sydney more than 20 years, alongside two generations of his family. He was raised and educated in the city centre. He was a small business owner and a nationally recognised community activist, and wants to ensure Sydney has a safe and sustainable future.
Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; improving transport options; fairness and equality; and the humane treatment of animals.
He successfully took on the major parties and his work moved the marriage equality campaign from impossible to inevitable. He has built strong working relationships with senior political leaders in all parties federally and in NSW.
For over ten years Alex ran a recruitment firm and helped thousands of job-seekers find work. He brings his skills and experience as a business operator to the NSW Parliament and challenges the old parties to embrace the new economy.
Like many people in Sydney, Alex has an international background; his mother was born in the USA and his father in Russia, his family has Chinese and European members and his husband is from Germany. Alex married in Argentina in May 2012 – the first member of any Australian Parliament in a same-sex marriage. He and Victor live in Potts Point with dog Max. Alex is one of the youngest members of the NSW Parliament but one of the most experienced in terms of small business and community advocacy.