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Monday, May 12, 2008

In response to Victorian Government plans to spend 591.1 million dollars on a 350 bed upgrade at the Ararat jail, and an extra 244 beds across the prison system, Greens MP Sue Pennicuik has urged the government to invest more in alternatives to imprisonment.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik says the recent state government decision to extend clearways in Melbourne's inner suburbs is completely wrong-headed.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik today introduced the Greens first private member's bill into the Victorian upper house. 

The Port Service Amendment (Disposal of Material) Bill will be made public after the second reading scheduled for Wednesday 11 June.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Greens bill which seeks to prohibit the disposal of contaminated dredged material into Port Phillip Bay, or at any other time, was tabled in state Parliament today. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik today in parliament urged all Australians to boycott all dishes and food products containing shark fins.

There is severe concern* that shark finning is the economic driver of the shark fishing industry worldwide.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

“The Australian Grand Prix should end in 2010 before any more Victorian taxpayers money is wasted on it,” Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik said today.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

“I am thrilled and delighted that Ingrid Betancourt is free after being held captive for six years and 159 days”, said Greens MP Sue Pennicuik today. 

“News reached us this morning that Ingrid had been rescued along with three Americans who had been held for five years and eleven other...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"The state Government’s announcement that Victoria will be lumbered with the Grand Prix for another seven years is unbelievable", Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said today.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

“The dredging of toxic sediments from the Yarra River should stop until an investigation is carried out into the discovery of dead fish floating in the water at Newport on Saturday”, Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik said.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

“The Victorian Greens send our heartfelt thanks and very best wishes to retiring Tasmanian Greens leader, Pegg Putt”, said Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik today.

“Peg has been a stalwart of the Tasmanian and national Greens for many years”, Ms Pennicuik said. It’s difficult to recall a time when...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

“It’s another sign of the sad state of our democracy that the state government and Port of Melbourne have pursued another community for daring to oppose their actions," Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said today.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik today called for law reform to allow for same sex marriage and a system of civil unions that are open to all people.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik has condemned the comments made by Jeff Kennett in relation to the sacking of trainer Ken Campagnolo in 2007 by the Boonie Doon Football Club.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said today that 8 August is a day of sad remembrance for the people of Burma.

In 1988, millions of Burmese people from cities, towns and villages across the country took to the streets in peaceful protests, calling for freedom and democracy. Burma had been under...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"The state government should concentrate on improving the pay and working  conditions of TAFE teachers to attract and retain the best staff so that  students receive the quality training they need and deserve," says Sue  Pennicuik Greens Spokesperson for Skills and Workplace Participation.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What: Greens MPs Sue Pennicuik (Vic), Lee Rhiannon (NSW) and Deb Foskey (ACT) visit
Eden Chipmill and the South East forests area.

When: Monday 1 September 2008
Eden Chipmill – 11.30am
Gnupa area – logged site – 2pm

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Greens MLC Colleen Hartland has described the staff and course cuts at Victoria University as “a blow to education in the west”.  She will attend a National Tertiary Union meeting with staff at VU on Tuesday 21 October at 1pm.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Greens MP and Industrial Relations spokesperson Sue Pennicuik has expressed concern at plans by Fairfax Media to axe up to 50 journalist jobs at the Age.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik says that the latest PoMC quarterly report has indicated that water quality control limits were exceeded on a number of occasions over the last three months.