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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Thu, 08/12/2016 - 11:00am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — I rise today to speak on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Parole Reform and Other Matters) Bill 2016. The bill makes two types of amendments for the presumption against parole. Firstly, it amends the Corrections Act 1986 to provide for a presumption against parole for prisoners who are serving a prison sentence with a non-parole period for an offence of murder of a person who the prisoner knew was, or was reckless as to whether the person was, a police officer.