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Member of the Legislative Council
Member of The Greens
Term of service expires 59th Parliament (07 Mar 2031)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A Dr Amanda Cohn, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
P (02) 9230 2566
E [email protected]

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Substitute Member, Standing Committee on State Development 15 Mar 2024 Ability of local governments to fund infrastructure and services
Member, Committee on Children and Young People 29 Jun 2023
Member, Committee on the Health Care Complaints Commission 29 Jun 2023
Member, Select Committee on Birth Trauma 21 Jun 2023
Chair, Portfolio Committee No. 2 - Health 07 Jun 2023
Deputy Chair, Portfolio Committee No. 8 - Customer Service 07 Jun 2023
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 2 - Health 12 May 2023
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 8 - Customer Service 12 May 2023
Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues 11 May 2023
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 25 Mar 2023
About the Electorate

Political Party Activity

Community Activity

Prior to entering Parliament, Dr Amanda Cohn was a GP and frontline emergency services volunteer.


Dr Cohn trained at the University of New South Wales Rural Clinical School in Albury-Wodonga and has worked in community health, Aboriginal Medical Services and emergency departments across inland regional NSW. As a GP, Dr Cohn was a provider of medical abortion, gender-affirming care and health assessments for newly arrived refugees. 


As an SES volunteer for more than a decade, she was deployed across the state from Glen Innes to the Hawkesbury to Queanbeyan to support local emergency responses. She is a trained flood rescue boat operator and swift water rescue technician, and received the SES Commissioner's Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service provided during the 2019-2020 bushfires.


Dr Cohn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Medical Studies, Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology, Masters of International Public Health, and Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has published peer-reviewed research on gender equity in Australian health leadership, medical education, sexual health, the health impacts of indoor gas heaters and analysis of the reporting on methamphetamine use.

Local Government Activity

Dr Cohn was the first Green and youngest woman ever elected to Albury City Council, with fellow councillors electing her Deputy Mayor from 2016 to 2021. On Council, she led initiatives for climate action, protection of native vegetation, recognition of First Nations heritage, as well as inclusion and accessibility for people with a disability, LGBTQIA+ and multicultural communities. During this time, Dr Cohn drove regional coordination to support victim survivors of family violence as Chair of the Border Domestic Violence Network and also served on the board of Parklands Albury-Wodonga.

Military Service

Honours Received


Dr Cohn lives in Albury with her partner, who is a public hospital nurse, and several rescue pets. She identifies as bisexual. She is a keen endurance runner, cyclist, swimmer and bushwalker.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

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