- Select Committee on Public Land Development 2007 - September 2008
- LC Legislation Committee 2007 - November 2010
- LC Privileges Committee 2007 - November 2010
- LC Standing Orders Committee 2007 - November 2010
- Public Accounts and Estimates Committee March 2009 - November 2010
Sue has been a member of the Greens in 1996 after volunteering on the federal election campaign that year. She is a founding member of the Greens Port Phillip branch and has been a state councillor since 1997. Sue was a member of the Greens state executive from 1998 to 2004 and was party convener from 2004 to 2006. Sue was also a member of the state election campaign committee from 1998 to 2004.
“I joined the Greens because I believe in fairness, compassion and putting people and the environment first. It’s the only party that thinks long term and has workable policies for a sustainable future. I am constantly angered and frustrated by the short-sighted decisions taken by our state and federal governments. They are not thinking in sustainable ways and their priorities are not right. There’s too much influence from big business and political donations.”
Sue studied Arts and Applied Science and has a Masters degree in Environmental Science from Monash University. A former secondary English and Physical Education teacher, Sue has also worked in retail, and hospitality, as a fitness instructor, and an environment officer for a large national union. She was Co-ordinator of the national Occupational Health and Safety Unit for the ACTU from 1997 to 2004, which conducted research and produced OHS information for unions. She worked on national OHS standards and led campaigns on a range of issues including stress and bullying at work, safer working hours and banning asbestos. She represented workers at the ILO in 1999. Sue also worked for the Australian Drug Foundation from 2004 to 2006 developing resources on alcohol and work.
Sue has lived in the southern suburbs of Melbourne for twenty-two years. The Southern Metropolitan Region covers an area from Kew in the north to Beaumaris in the south, and from Albert Park, Port Melbourne and the bayside coast in the west to Canterbury, Burwood, Chadstone, Oakleigh and Moorabbin in the east.
Sue was first elected to the Victorian parliament in 2006, joining her colleagues Colleen Hartland and Greg Barber, as the first Greens elected to the Victorian Legislative Council. She was re-elected along with Colleen and Greg in 2010.
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