Sue Pennicuik MLC Vic

Growing tide of reports of beach erosion since channel deepening

"Recent media reports* of serious beach erosion at Portsea add to the rising tide of reports of unprecedented high tides and inundation of beaches, land and roads at the southern part of Port Phillip Bay since the Entrance to the bay was deepened by five metres," said Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik today.

Gunns case shows we need anti-slapp laws in Victoria

Victorian Greens justice spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik MLC, today welcomed the news that the final four defendants in the long-running Gunns 20 case can finally get on with their lives.

"More than five years has passed since Gunns issued their terrible writ against the 20 defendants", Ms Pennicuik said. "Now, on the eve of going to trial, Gunns Ltd has pulled the pin and opted to pay out the remaining four defendants, rather than go to trial".

No link between live music and violence

The recent closure of the Tote in Collingwood has generated a lot of public debate about Victoria's liquor licensing regime. Contrary to recent reports, the security requirements for venues with live music were not part of the bill that passed state parliament late last year. The requirement for live music venues to provide security staff is not enshrined in any act of parliament – it is something the government started requiring of licensees long ago.

RVL back flip proves Minister Hulls must intervene to end jumps racing

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik today condemned the additional reprieve given to jumps racing in Victoria by the sport's ruling body.

"I have to say I am not surprised that Racing Victoria Ltd (RVL) has caved in to fierce lobbying from the jumps racing industry and has backtracked on its decision to end jumps racing," said Ms Pennicuik. "I had been expecting it but it is still extremely disappointing."

It’s not too late to Save the VCA - Sue Pennicuik MLC

"It's not too late for the state government to step in to ensure that the VCA does not disintegrate as a result of its incorporation into Melbourne University," Greens MP for the Southern Metropolitan Region, Sue Pennicuik told a rally of VCA students and supporters on the steps of state parliament today.

Racing Victoria’s decision to continue jumps racing is wrong

Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik expressed dismay and frustration at the announcement today by Racing Victoria to continue jumps racing in Victoria. Racing Victoria has announced another nine new conditions on the conduct of jumps racing, in addition to those imposed after the Jones Review.

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik calls for jumps racing to be banned now once and for all

Speaking in parliament last night, Greens MP, Sue Pennicuik called on Attorney General and Racing Minister Hulls to not wait for more inevitable falls and deaths of horses and injuries to jockeys, but to move now to ban jumps racing in Victoria once and for all.

Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) Bill referred for further scrutiny

Greens MP Sue Pennicuik today supported a motion to refer the ART Bill 2008 to the Legislation Committee of the state upper house. The referral occurred after the bill passed the second reading stage with a close vote of 20 to 18.

"The Legislation Committee is able to scrutinise bills and question the responsible minister and report back to the House, including recommending changes or amendments," said Ms Pennicuik.

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