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Monday, February 4, 2008

Greens MPs Sue Pennicuik, Greg Barber, and Colleen Hartland wore red to Parliament today in support of those in the community opposing channel deepening, and to express their outrage at the arrival of the dredger Queen of Netherlands last week. Their anger increased upon hearing that that at 4pm...

Sue Pennicuik

Monday, February 4, 2008

Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik will move a motion in parliament today to have the economics of the channel deepening project examined in detail by the new upper house Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration."The cost estimates of channel deepening have more than quadrupled since it...

Sue Pennicuik

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik asked the state treasurer today whether the government had a final cost estimate and financing strategy for channel deepening. In response, the treasurer described the costs of channel deepening as ‘a moving feast’, saying that the government will 'monitor the...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik today calls on the State Government to lift teacher wages, reduce class sizes and contract teaching. "Continuing poor pay and conditions has forced Victorian teachers to take stopwork action tomorrow. The stopwork action attended by thousands of teachers on November...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said in Parliament today that is unclear who will press the red button to stop dredging if the Port of Melbourne exceeds environmental limits in the Environmental Management Plan during channel deepening.'Pushing the red button is a convoluted and time consuming process,'...

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

This week marks six years since Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) guerrillas on 23 February 2002. "This is another sad and frustrating anniversary for Ingrid and her family and for the hundreds of other hostages and...

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Negotiations for better pay and conditions for Victorian public school teachers have reached a stand still after more than ten months of negotiations have failed to produce an agreement. Greens MP Sue Pennicuik last night in Parliament called on the government to secure funding to bring an end to...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik today tabled a petition in parliament from 2,453 citizens of Victoria who have major concerns that a commercially focussed over-development plan for the Crown land known as the St Kilda Triangle site has been approved, in part, because no state government funds have been...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"Formula one CEO Bernie Ecclestone's recent threat to withdraw the grand prix from Melbourne in 2010 unless organisers agree to a night race is further proof that the grand prix is already in its twilight years, with falling attendances and rising costs," Greens MLC Sue Pennicuik said....

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Greens MLC, Sue Pennicuik today expressed disappointment and frustration at the dismissal of the Blue Wedges challenge to the decision by Federal Environment Minister Garret to approve channel deepening in Port Phillip Bay . "Our federal and state environmental laws need a complete overhaul,...