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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Latest Speeches

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 2:45pm

Ms PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Training and Skills (for the Minister for Education): Given recent media reports on the so called pornography rings at two Melbourne private schools, further reports of more than 70 Australian schools being targets for a pornography ring of teen boys and young men secretly swapping and exchanging graphic sexual images of female students and other non-consenting women and a growing incidence of boys and young men accessing online pornography according to experts in the field: