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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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Victorian Greens spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Sue Pennicuik, has seen the impact of duck shooting first hand, and says the problem is not about regulation, but enforcement.

“There is no such thing as a responsible shooter. Every year regulations are flauted by duck shooters with little or no consequence,” she says.

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Fri, 15/12/2017 - 8:15am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My adjournment matter this afternoon is for the Minister for Corrections. It follows from the report of the Victorian Ombudsman released last month, Implementing OPCAT in Victoria: Report and Inspection of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. My adjournment matter relates to the report on the inspection of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre. The Ombudsman made 18 recommendations following that inspection, and all have been accepted, except recommendation 5, which refers to strip searching.