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Penny Wong

knockback a deterrent to Asia

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Senator Wong, the opposition spokeswoman for trade and investment, said foreign direct investment flows to Australia had slumped 44 per cent last year.

Federal election 2016: Shorten, Wong in foreign farm split

The Australian - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Bill Shorten says he feels uneasy about foreign investment in agriculture, echoing comments of Kevin Rudd in the lead-up to the last election and putting himself at odds with the foreign-investment advocacy of his trade and investment spokeswoman Penny ...
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Senator Sam Dastyari apologises for Adelaide sledge made to Senator Cory Bernardi

ABC Online - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Senator Dastyari has since apologised on 5AA radio, tweeting he would be "bringing some humble pie" and that he had been told by Labor South Australian senator Penny Wong not to "mess with Adelaide". He told 5AA he had "copped it" from Senator Wong.

Department of Parliamentary Services staff forced to relocate due to crowded house

The Canberra Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
More than 80 public servants based at Parliament House will be moved to a nearby legal office for two years as the building struggles to deal with capacity and security upgrades.
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To MP or not to MP: Garrett returns to Midnight Oil

ABC Online - ‎49 minutes ago‎
It was always going to be tough for Garrett the MP, especially when the atonal Kevin Rudd appointed him Minister for the Environment.
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Joyce defends blocking of Kidman sale, Wong says more scrutiny for Asians

The Australian - ‎May 1, 2016‎
In a blistering attack on the government, Labor trade spokeswoman Penny Wong noted Coalition MPs including Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce were “a lot more” vocal about potential investment from China than from elsewhere.

Money for nothing, or a TPP fee?

Crikey (registration) - ‎2 hours ago‎
But it seems like some agencies don't actually know what they're getting the money for. In a Senate estimates hearing this morning, Labor leader in the Senate Penny Wong asked Department of Parliamentary Services why it had been given $300,000 for the ...

Tony Abbott suggests the mining industry should demonstrate their gratitude to Ian Macfarlane – politics live

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
Labor's Penny Wong asked for a breakdown for savings, but the finance minister Mathias Cormann directed further questions to the education portfolio.

Budget 2016: Buried in the budget is a $1.6 billion election war chest

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎22 hours ago‎
Opposition finance spokeswoman Penny Wong speculated the unannounced savings measures would mean cuts down the track. "There must be some nasties in it," she said.
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NSW Senator slammed for Adelaide sledge

SBS - The World Game - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Senator Dastyari, who copped lectures from his Labor colleague SA Senator Penny Wong and even parliament house security guards, later conceded the joke was poor form.
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LiveBlogLast Updated 6.05pm AEDTBudget 2016 Live Coverage: The reaction

The Australian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Opposition trade spokeswoman Penny Wong says the budget has cut $24 million from Austrade, the agency charged with opening new markets for exporters, while diverting another $5.3m to build a trade post in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
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It's hats off to Senate's latest star recruit: Patrick Dodson

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
He thanked the Opposition Leader and Labor's Senate leader, Penny Wong, for “making this opportunity possible”. “Their foresight and imagination has made it possible for my Yawuru people to now have a senator coming from the small town of Broome ...

AG hands Dodson some question time advice - ‎May 2, 2016‎
"Don't read out questions that are handed to you by Senator Stephen Conroy or Senator Penny Wong or any of those geniuses that sit on the Labor Party question time tactics committee," Senator Brandis said.
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S. Kidman & Co cattle empire sale to Chinese blocked

The Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
In a joint statement Labor trade and investment spokeswoman Penny Wong, agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen demanded that the Treasurer explain what information he had based his decision on.
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Labor pursues Arthur Sinodinos over donations after inquiry no-show

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Senator Sinodinos, who last week refused to front a Senate inquiry into the Free Enterprise Foundation, was targeted by Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong in question time. She referred to evidence heard by the Independent Commission Against Corruption ...

How a 'Star Wars' nerd made VFX software for the rest of us

Engadget - ‎9 hours ago‎
Indeed, HitFilm has become the tool of choice for some big-name YouTubers, like Freddie Wong, the creator of Video Game High School.

Election budgets can only ever be a charade

The Conversation AU - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Yet Labor's spokespeople (Chris Bowen, Tony Burke, Andrew Leigh, Jim Chalmers and perhaps Penny Wong with current responsibility for trade but a former successful finance minister) give the impression they sing from the same hymn sheet, have ...

Foreign investment a winner

The Australian - ‎May 1, 2016‎
However tempting jingoism may be in some quarters as a vote-winning ploy, politicians should emulate Andrew Robb and Penny Wong, Opposition trade spokeswoman, in explaining that foreign investors “can't take the land overseas”. But they do create ...

Senator slams AEC over Foundation 51

NT News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
THE Australian Electoral Commissioner was taken to task by Labor Senator Penny Wong during a Senate hearing on Thursday for not pursuing further action against Foundation 51 - the Country Liberals-aligned “slush fund” that only recently disclosed ...
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Manus Island agreement 'annulled' by ruling8:24

Herald Sun - ‎May 1, 2016‎
It's worth noting that Anthony Albanese voted against boat turnbacks at that conference, and deputy leader Tanya Plibersek and Senate leader Penny Wong did not appear for the crucial vote. Labor's tough talk on border protection won't inspire much ...