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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Wed, 25/05/2016 - 11:45pm

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — I am pleased to see that the state government has allocated $10 million to help repair and restore the Victorian Trades Hall building, one of Victoria's and Australia's most important heritage buildings. In 1856 Victorian workers were the first in the world to win the 8-hour day. That is 160 years ago. The Trades Hall building was first built in 1859 as a timber structure. It was built by unionists who won the 8-hour day.