Sue Pennicuik

Sue is the Victorian Greens spokesperson on Education, Arts, Justice, Corrections, Police, Racing and Animal Welfare. She is a passionate advocate for evidence based justice policies, greater investment in public education and the arts and the abolition of all cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in sport, recreation, entertainment, agriculture and our environment.

Sue joined the Greens in 1996 because of the Greens’ commitment to social justice, democracy, peace and ecological sustainability - putting people and the planet first. She volunteered in many roles in her local area and at the state and national levels particularly in policy development and state and local campaign coordination.

She was elected to state parliament in 2006, 2010 and 2014, representing the Southern Metropolitan region of Melbourne where she has lived for almost 30 years.

Before entering parliament, Sue was involved in local community groups and worked for the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), where she coordinated national occupational health and safety (OHS) campaigns including tackling stress and bullying at work, safer working hours and banning asbestos.

Sue has degrees in Arts and Applied Science (Phys Ed), a Dip. Ed. and a Masters in Environmental Science.


Office of Sue Pennicuik

206 Bay Street, Brighton VIC 3186

(03) 9530 8399


Attorney General
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Duck Shooting

During the annual Victorian duck shooting season, thousands of ‘game’ ducks are shot on our wetlands along with rare and threatened ducks.

Greyhound Racing

Tell the Victorian Racing Minister that greyhound racing is completely unacceptable.

Battery Hens

It is estimated that up to 12 million ‘battery’ hens are confined in small cages in the Australian egg producing industry.


Members Statement: Mirka Mora

5 September, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — Mirka Mora has left us aged 90. She is survived by her partner, Ross; her three sons, Philippe, Willi...

Adjournment: Walmer Street bridge, Kew

24 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (18:04:12) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road S...

Questions without notice: Poultry industry

24 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (12:13:10)— My question is also for the Minister for Agriculture. Earlier this year the government releas...

Matters relating to misuse of electorate office staffing entitlements

23 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (By leave) (10:21:50) — I just wanted to reiterate comments made by Ms Springle, the deputy chair of the ...

Members statement: Senator Mehreen Faruqi and Lee Rhiannon

22 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) (10:13:10)— Yesterday I watched online as our new Greens senator for New South Wales, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, ...

Petition: Yabbie fishing nets

21 August, 2018 - The petition of certain citizens of the state of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council: (1) Opera house nets — a type ...

Racing Amendment (Integrity and Disciplinary Structures) Bill 2018

9 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — I rise this evening to speak on the Racing Amendment (Integrity and Disciplinary Structures) Bill 2018, ...

Members statement: Nuclear weapons

8 August, 2018 - Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan): On 6 August 1945, 140 000 people were killed outright or later died after the first uranium bom...

Call for investigation into Bendigo jumps racing meet

2 August, 2018 - THE Victorian Greens have called for an investigation into last month’s Mosstrooper Steeplechase at Bendigo where 14 horses were injured, five ...