Sue Pennicuik

MLC for Southern Metropolitan

Sue is the Victorian Greens spokesperson on Arts, Education, Justice, Corrections, Police, Racing, Tourism, and Animal Welfare. She is a passionate advocate for justice and equality and greater investment in public education and the arts.

Sue joined the Greens in 1996 due to her commitment to social justice, democracy, peace and ecological sustainability.

She was elected to state parliament in 2006, 2010 and 2014, representing the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne where she has lived for the past 25 years.

Sue has BAs in Arts and Phys Ed and a Masters in Environmental Science.

Before entering parliament, Sue worked in a variety of jobs including as a teacher and for the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), where she coordinated occupational health and safety (OHS) campaigns including tackling stress and bullying at work, safer working hours and banning asbestos.

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12/12/2016

Punishing people who beg does nothing to address injustice. Victoria needs to decriminalise begging now, because asking for help should not be a crime.

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25/05/2017

Ms Pennicuik responded to comments made by Western Victoria MP James Purcell in parliament earlier this month praising the May Racing Carnival and in particular the Grand Annual Steeplechase.

“I have to disagree with Mr Purcell – I find that type of race to be nothing short of animal abuse,” Ms Pennicuik said.

“Only the very next day (after Mr Purcell’s members’ statement), six-year-old Bring Back suffered a broken shoulder in a jumps event at Warrnambool and was killed.

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