• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1333

Arnold, Sue

  • Occupation Environmentalist, Journalist, Political candidate


Sue Arnold is a committed environmentalist. She ran as a member of the Timbarra Clean Water Party for Ballina in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly (1999) and was a Democrat candidate in the New South Wales Senate in 1990 and in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Coffs Harbour in 1991.


Sue Arnold was born in Melbourne, and was educated to matriculation at Frensham School, Mittagong. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Communication from the University of Western Sydney.

Sue worked as a journalist for the Fairfax group of newspapers in Sydney from 1975 to 1990. She was the Secretary of the Sun-Herald Koala Fund, and in this capacity travelled widely defending the habitat of koalas. She also worked as a freelance journalist.

Sue Arnold is the co-ordinator of Australians for Animals, a Byron Bay based international environmental group specialising in cetaceans and the marine environment. She has extensively lobbied the European parliament and NATO on noise issues and her group has initiated two legal challenges against the US government over sonar experiments on whales.


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