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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"Victorian taxpayers are set to lose tens of millions on the F1 grand prix again this weekend for an event that costs around three times as much as it makes,” Greens Member for Southern Metropolitan said today.

“In the last five years (2012 to 2016) the state government (taxpayers) has forked out almost $290 million to prop up the spiralling cost of the grand prix.*

Latest Speeches

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 4:15pm

Ms Pennicuik — On a point of order, President, yesterday I asked the Minister for Agriculture a question about children on the wetlands during the duck shooting season. The minister was good enough to supply an answer as required by you, and that answer implies that children under 12 years old should not be on the wetlands. My supplementary question was: what advice was given to authorised officers with regard to children on the water? The minister did not address that in her written response, and I request that she provide a further response addressing this issue.