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Sue Pennicuik

MLC for Southern Metropolitan

Sue is the Victorian Greens spokesperson on Arts, Education, Justice, Corrections, Police, Racing 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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THE Greens have called for an investigation into a dramatic arrest caught on camera at a Northcote train station last night.

A Protective Services Officer appears to repeatedly strike a man with a baton while another officer grapples with the man.

The incident took place in front of shocked onlookers on the platform at Merri Station yesterday evening.

Victorian Greens justice spokeswoman Sue Pennicuik called for the police and corruption watchdog IBAC to investigate.

Latest Speeches

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 9:15am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — I am pleased to speak today on the Justice Legislation Amendment (Victims) Bill 2017. This is an omnibus bill which makes a number of amendments to a number of acts, chiefly the Crimes Act 1958, the Sentencing Act 1991, the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 and the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996.