Susan is a campaigner for refugee rights and has been an active member of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for many years, leading industrial campaigns to defend higher education, workplace rights and conditions.
Susan lives in Dulwich Hill and has been an active unionist for more than 20 years and joined her first union as a high school student. She has held a number of elected roles in the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) including as branch president at the University of New South Wales between 2006 and 2010, where she led a number of campaigns, including strike actions to defend workplace rights and conditions.
She has been active in the refugee rights movement because she believes that the bipartisan policy of locking up refugees and asylum-seekers and turning back boats is cruel, illegal and must end.
Susan is a committed campaigner for women's rights and has been involved in many struggles over the years - for women's reproductive rights, against violence and for workplace equality, including for domestic violence leave in the workplace.