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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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Victorian Greens justice spokeswoman Sue Pennicuik said building more prisons did nothing to reduce crime and the existing prevention and rehabilitation services were failing prisoners and the community.

"We can reduce crime, improve community safety and reduce the prison population if we invest more in prisoner support and rehabilitation services," she said.

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Thu, 24/05/2018 - 11:45am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — A number of times I have raised the issue of freeway noise that affects the residents of the City of Boroondara in the area abutting the Eastern and Monash freeways and the issue that older roads are subject to the noise levels of 68 decibels, whereas new freeways have to have their noise levels contained to 63 decibels. I will not go into the technicalities of measuring them. VicRoads released a discussion paper in mid-August 2015 and called for further community input, which has been provided by the community and the City of Boroondara.