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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It’s good to see a draft animal welfare plan released for public comment by the state government this week, Greens animal welfare spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik said today.

“But, if the government is to be taken seriously about "a proactive approach to animal welfare and the humane and ethical treatment of animals, both domestic and wild,"* then it really needs to catch up with most of the rest of Australia which long ago banned duck shooting and jumps racing and to follow NSW and put an end to greyhound racing.

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Thu, 15/09/2016 - 11:30am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and relates to her announcement that a new independent body with a transparent and modern governance model will be established to manage the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve for the purposes for which it was originally reserved — as a racecourse, for recreation and as a public reserve. This is an outcome which the City of Glen Eira and the local community, in particular the Glen Eira Residents Association and the Glen Eira Environment Group, have long called for.