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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The annual report of the Grand Prix Corporation confirms that this year's event wasted almost $61 million of taxpayers’ money.

“The last five grand prix events have cost Victorian taxpayers almost $290 million, with an extra $4.3 million government allocation for ‘capital works’ in the last two years, Greens MP for the Southern Metropolitan Region,” Sue Pennicuik said today.

“As I have said before, it appears to be impossible to reduce the amount of taxpayers’ money needed to prop up this anachronistic event. It just goes up and up every year.

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Thu, 13/10/2016 - 10:45am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — The Crimes Amendment (Carjacking and Home Invasion) Bill 2016 will do three main things: it will amend the Crimes Act 1958 to create new offences of carjacking and home invasion and consequentially amend schedule 2 to the Criminal Procedure Act 2009; it will amend the Sentencing Act 1991 to provide that minimum terms of imprisonment will apply to the offences of aggravated carjacking and aggravated home invasion; and it will also amend the Bail Act 1977 to include aggravated carjacking,