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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Former school sites being mooted for sale should remain in public hands, Education Spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik MP said today.

“History tells us that selling off school sites is short sighted and has led to the current overcrowding problems and a shortage of schools in the same areas that previous governments flogged off public schools,” Ms Pennicuik said.

“The sites the current government wants to sell are in population growth areas which will, in the future, require new schools to meet the increasing demand.

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Thu, 23/02/2017 - 9:00am

Ms PENNICUIK (Southern Metropolitan) — My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Public Transport. It concerns the platform interchange at Richmond station. This morning on my way in on the Sandringham line I had to change at Richmond station, as always, because the Sandringham line does not go through the loop and almost three-quarters of the people on the train get off and look for a loop train.