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Penny's on the trail of a reading campaign

The Advertiser - ‎18 hours ago‎
“As a child growing up in a small town in Malaysia, reading made my world larger, more colourful and more fascinating,” said Senator Wong. Now she shares that love of books with her girls Alexandra, 6, and Hannah, 1. “As a parent, reading to our ...
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Campaigning around the states - ‎24 minutes ago‎
But Labor's Penny Wong, the Liberals' Simon Birmingham, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young and independent senator Nick Xenophon didn't really tell voters anything they didn't know already.
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Chris Bowen backflips on Labor's Schoolkids Bonus

The Australian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Penny Wong liked the Schoolkids Bonus, too, as she wrote in The Australian, May 10, 2012: … the Schoolkids Bonus which would give families $410 or $820 per child in primary or secondary school to help pay for uniforms, books and stationery … That was ...
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Federal election 2016: Nick Xenophon to recall indecisive voters

The Australian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
During a wide-ranging debate with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, Labor's Penny Wong and Senator Birmingham, Senator Xenophon said he agreed with the government that companies with a turnover of up to $10 million deserved a tax cut.

The Turnbull Government's $2 billion mystery saving

The West Australian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
But Labor frontbencher Penny Wong said the Government must come clean with the public about what it had done. “It's typical of this Government's secrecy, and financial incompetence that it could take a decision to cut $2 billion and not tell anyone ...
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Turnbull must come clean on NBN raid: Wong

SBS - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The claim Communications Minister Mitch Fifield knew federal police were investigating alleged NBN Co leaks but did not tell the prime minister's office "doesn't pass the pub test" Labor Senator Penny Wong says. Labor's leader in the senate says the ...
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NT campaign blip as Nova Peris quits

The Australian Financial Review - ‎May 24, 2016‎
But Ms Crossin's anger was given little credence by the current Labor executive with Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong tellingly refusing to mention Ms Crossin's name as she honoured Senator Peris's time in Parliament. "She [Senator Peris] has been a ...

Major parties launch major assault on SA Senator Nick Xenophon's fledgling political party

The Advertiser - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Labor Senate Leader Penny Wong said voters who had supported Senator Xenophon in the past should think carefully before voting for other NXT candidates.

Election spending row gathers pace - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Senior Labor frontbencher Penny Wong described the press conference as a "debacle" that was unable to maintain the same set of numbers from the beginning to its end.

Didn't register to vote? You can still be heard - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In the last week alone, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer responded to a petition against the backpacker tax, Health Minister Sussan Ley responded to a petition asking for subsidised lifesaving diabetes devices and Labor frontbencher Penny Wong ...
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Federal election 2016: Labor ads to target Libs-Greens deals

The Australian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The blitz includes localised TV ads where the Liberal Party and Liberal National Party logos turn green, and campaigning in the electorates by high-profile Labor frontbenchers Chris Bowen and Penny Wong. It is a fightback by Labor, which is feeling the ...
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Clive Palmer's Greatest Hits

Huffington Post Australia - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Palmer controversially attacked Chinese interests at several points in his parliamentary career, including the infamous appearance on Q&A where he said "I don't mind standing up against the Chinese bastards" as Labor's Penny Wong -- the first Asian ...

What they said on Day 16 of the campaign - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Opposition campaign spokeswoman Penny Wong observation of the pair's joint press conference on Labor's "spendathon".

Labor to appoint LGBTI rights commissioner, if elected

Gay News Network - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Wong described the current Marriage Act as “one of the last forms of legislated discrimination in Australia” and said it's time it changed.
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Election 2016: Greens call for overhaul of MPs' perks after tax deductions revealed

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Labor frontbenchers Mark Butler, Tanya Plibersek, Richard Marles, Anthony Albanese, Penny Wong and Kim Carr also reportedly own property in the capital.
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ELECTION LIVE: SA contenders face off

Sky News Australia - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Labor's Penny Wong is focussing her opening remarks on the broken promises made by the Liberals since 2013. She drills down to healthcare and school funding, saying students' futures will be cruelled by the government's broken promises.
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LIVE: Regional Leaders Debate

The Queensland Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
"The Labor Party, Senator Penny Wong and Joel Fitzgibbon asked it to be raised to a billion. "Obviously they changed their policy again and took it back down to 50 so they are all over the shop.

/video/ - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Mathias Cormann, Peter Dutton, Anthony Albanese, Brownyn Bishop, Julie Bishop, Tanya Plibersek, Warren Truss, Warren Snowden, Cory Bernardi, Eric Abetz, Penny Wong and Nova Peris are among those who own property in Canberra. Finance Minister ...
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Election 2016: do we need to re-establish a department of climate change?

The Conversation AU - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Election 2016: do we need to re-establish a department of climate change? May 23, 2016 12.40am EDT. Labor senator Penny Wong was appointed Australia's first climate change minister. AAP Image/Lukas Coch ...