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Pennicuik, Sue (1957 - )

Born
17 April 1957
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian and Teacher

Summary

Sue Pennicuik was elected Member of the Legislative Council for the Southern Metropolitan Region in November 2006, representing the Australian Greens (Victoria). She was re-elected at both the 2010 and 2014 elections. She has held the position of Victorian Greens Whip in the Legislative Council since 2006.

Details

Sue Pennicuik holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Environmental Science from Monash University, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science and Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia. She worked as a fitness instructor, a secondary teacher, an Environment Officer for the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, and as Coordinator for the Occupational Health and Safety Unit of the ACTU before embarking on a political career.

Pennicuik was a founding member of the Port Phillip Branch of the Australian Greens Victoria. She was Convenor of the Victorian Electoral Campaign Committee in 2001-2003, and a candidate for the Senate in 2004. She was elected MLC for the Southern Metropolitan Region in 2006, and that year was the Victorian Greens State Spokesperson on arts & heritage; climate change; gay and lesbian rights; industrial relations; marine; party issues; and transport, ports and freight. Pennicuik is a member of Greenpeace, Earthcare St Kilda, Esplanade Alliance, the Australian East Timor Association, and Friends of the ABC.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.sueforparliament.com/index.html; www.vic.greens.org.au; http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/handbook/searchresult.cfm?menuid=2&memberId=1679 [accessed 26 July 2007] http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/members/details/1679-sue-pennicuik [accessed 2016-05-10].

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