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 estimated that nationwide 18,000 healthy dogs are killed in the greyhound industry each year. Greyhound racing has no place in Victoria.

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“The cruelty revealed at the Riverside abattoir in Echuca this week is shocking and simply inexcusable”, Victorian Greens animal welfare spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik said today, ‘but where was the regulator?’

“This terrible example of a culture of systematic cruelty by staff in this abattoir demonstrates why we need an Independent Office of Animal Welfare in Victoria,” Ms Pennicuik said.

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Thu, 24/11/2016 - 8:45am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — I would also like to commend the report on the 2016–17 budget estimates to the Council and indeed to the Parliament and the community.