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Penny Wong: Why she kicks ass
She is an Australian Senator who represents South Australia and is the Commonwealth Minister for Finance and Deregulation.
She is a member of the Australian Labor Party and member of the Australian federal cabinet.
She is the first Asian-born federal minister.
She is the first openly lesbian member of the Australian cabinet.
When she was 18, she took over the control of the Adelaide University Labor Club.
While at university, she became involved in political activism at university, winning a position on the National Executive of the National Union of Students.
In 2010, Wong was selected by readers of samesame.com.au as one of the 25 most influential lesbian Australians.
In 2011 she was subject to sexist catcalling in parliament, to which she responded firmly and with dignity (which you can see here).
Her and her partner Sophie Allouache have a beautiful child together, Alexandra Wong (you can see Penny talk about her family, and marriage equality here).
You can go to her website to see media releases, speech transcripts, media interviews and read opinion pieces that she has written.

Penny Wong: Why she kicks ass

  • She is an Australian Senator who represents South Australia and is the Commonwealth Minister for Finance and Deregulation.
  • She is a member of the Australian Labor Party and member of the Australian federal cabinet.
  • She is the first Asian-born federal minister.
  • She is the first openly lesbian member of the Australian cabinet.
  • When she was 18, she took over the control of the Adelaide University Labor Club.
  • While at university, she became involved in political activism at university, winning a position on the National Executive of the National Union of Students.
  • In 2010, Wong was selected by readers of samesame.com.au as one of the 25 most influential lesbian Australians.
  • In 2011 she was subject to sexist catcalling in parliament, to which she responded firmly and with dignity (which you can see here).
  • Her and her partner Sophie Allouache have a beautiful child together, Alexandra Wong (you can see Penny talk about her family, and marriage equality here).
  • You can go to her website to see media releases, speech transcripts, media interviews and read opinion pieces that she has written.
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